CANTON TWP. - Township supervisors provided information regarding a quarry addition and a planned natural gas compressor station project in the township at their recent meeting.

One of the items concerned Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. and its Canton Aggregates Operation, also known as the Canton quarry.

Hawbaker is adding a small area to its Canton quarry for mining gravel, adjacent to the quarry, according to Charlie Campbell, director of special projects for Hawbaker.

He said the addition of the small area to be added to the quarry is already approved by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

When asked for comment by The Daily Review, Daniel Spadoni, Community Relations Coordinator for the DEP North Central Regional Office, said the permit revision to add acreage to Hawbaker's existing permit was accepted by DEP for review on Feb. 20, and has been published for a 60-day public comment period.

"The exact acreage is relatively small," he commented. Information on the exact amount of the acreage wasn't immediately available.

In addition, information was provided at the meeting about the "PVR Marcellus Gas Gathering" compressor station to be built on Taylor Road.

The Bradford County Planning Commission recently gave preliminary approval for the planned land development.

The company has five years to build it, now that preliminary approved has been granted.

After it's built, then an inspection takes place and final approval would then be considered.

According to information from the planning commission, 18.478 acres off Taylor Road is proposed for the construction of the natural gas compressor station.

The project narrative notes that the development of the land includes the grading required to construct a flat, 6.2-acre pad and a 466-foot access driveway.

Stephen R. Milbourne, Director - Investor Relations with PVR Partners, the parent company, said the station would connect to wells operated by natural gas producers in the area.

The company has agreements with producers in the general area, including Susquehanna, Sullivan, Bradford, Lycoming, Tioga, and Wyoming counties, he said.

The gas would be bound for the interstate pipeline system through the Transco and Tennessee gas pipelines.

Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; email: reviewtroy@thedailyreview.com.