Public Information Sessions
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (TGP) will hold public information sessions to present information regarding the Application for a Certificate of Site and Facility (Application) to be filed with the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Commission (SEC), for the construction of a new natural gas transmission line and compressor station in southern New Hampshire, which is part of the Market Path Component of TGP’s Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Project. TGP is planning to file its Application with the SEC in the near future.
Please find the details of these three upcoming information sessions below.
- Rockingham County: Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Windham High School located at 64 London Bridge Rd., Windham, NH 03087.
- Cheshire County: Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at the Hidden Hills Estates located at 18 Lisa Dr., Rindge, NH 03461.
- Hillsborough County: Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at Hampshire Hills located at 50 Emerson Rd., Milford, NH 03055.
At each session, TGP will present information regarding the NED Project, and the public will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments. Members of the public will be asked to submit questions in writing, and the questions will be addressed. The public will then have the opportunity to provide oral comments.
TGP will also host open houses before and simultaneous to the public information sessions to provide an additional opportunity for the public to learn more and ask questions about the NED Project. The schedule for each open house will be as follows:
5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Notice of cancellation and rescheduled sessions due to snow or extreme weather will be available by calling (844) 277-1047.
Landowners and area township officials will receive notification of the information sessions via certified mail, and ads will be placed in local newspapers to inform the general public.
FERC Notice of Intent
NOTICE OF INTENT TO PREPARE AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE PLANNED NORTHEAST ENERGY DIRECT PROJECT, REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC SCOPING MEETINGS
(June 30, 2015)
The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the Northeast Energy Direct Project (Project) involving construction and operation of facilities by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (Tennessee Gas) in Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut. The Commission will use this EIS in its decision-making process to determine whether the Project is in the public convenience and necessity.
This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies on the Project. You can make a difference by providing us with your specific comments or concerns about the Project. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. Your input will help the Commission staff determine what issues they need to evaluate in the EIS. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please send your comments so that the Commission receives them in Washington, DC on or before August 31, 2015.
Below is the proposed NED project timeline as provided by TGP/KM in their NED Pre-File letter dated 9/15/2014. We have updated it with information from more recent filings.
|June 2014||Began civil surveys|
|July 2014||Began environmental surveys|
|September 15, 2014||Submit pre-filing request letter|
|September 30, 2014||Staff issues pre-filing notice|
|November 5, 2015||File draft Resource Report 1 and draft Resource Report 10 and updated stakeholder mailing list|
|Conduct open houses (Wright, New York to Dracut, Massachusetts)|
At this points, despite relocating the pipeline to a completely different state and surprising a new list of unknowing stakeholders, the timeline has not been reset.
|January and February 2015||Conduct open houses (Troy, Pennsylvania to Wright, New York)|
|March 2015||File first draft of ER|
|June 2015||File second draft of ER|
|September 2015||File Section 7(c) Certificate Application (including final ER)|
|October 2016||Requested issuance of Certificate Order|
|January 2017||Anticipated start of tree felling for 2017 construction|
|April 2017||Anticipated start of 2017 construction|
|October 2018||Anticipated start of tree felling for 2018 construction|
|April 2018||Anticipated start of 2018 construction|
|November 2018||Anticipated In-Service Date for NED Project|
|November 2018||Anticipated start of tree felling for 2019 construction (two pipeline looping segments in Connecticut)|
|April 2019||Anticipated start of 2019 construction (two pipeline looping segments in Connecticut)|
|November 2019||Anticipated In-Service Date (two pipeline looping segments in Connecticut)|