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FERC Issues Certificate

by EEP Admin | Oct 13, 2017 | FERC, News

On Friday, October 13, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and Equitrans Expansion (EEP) projects. The Certificate comes after a Final Environment Impact Statement (FEIS), issued in June 2017, which concluded that adverse environmental impacts from construction/operation would be reduced to less-than-significant levels with the implementation of FERC-recommended mitigation measures.

Please visit the FERC eLibrary to review the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.

June 2017

FERC Issues FEIS

On Friday, June 23, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and Equitrans Expansion (EEP) projects. This FEIS comes after three years of project planning and development, and takes into account recommendations from the FERC’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) issued in September 2016.

Please visit the FERC eLibrary to review the Final Environmental Impact Statement.

 

September 2016

FERC issues the Draft Environmental Impact Statement

by EEP Admin | Sep 16, 2016 | FERC, News

On Friday, September 16, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for both the Equitrans Expansion Project and the Mountain Valley Pipeline project. The DEIS takes into account the analyzed data from the civil and environmental surveys that have been conducted, as well as the comments, considerations, and concerns of landowners, community members, government agencies, and local elected officials.

Notice of Availability DEIS MVP EEP

MVP EEP DEIS Sections 1-5

MVP EEP Appendices A-M

MVP EEP Appendices N-W

August 2016

FERC Issues a Notice of Schedule

by EEP Admin | Aug 24, 2016 | FERC, News

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a Notice of Schedule (NOS) for the Equitrans Expansion Project on June, 28, 2016. The NOS lays out FERC’s environmental review process for the remainder of the project and has identified the target date for the Final Environmental Impact Statement as March 10, 2017.

FERC Notice of Schedule

November 2015

The FERC Issues Notice of Application for EEP

On Thursday November 5, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the Notice of Application (NOA) for the proposed Equitrans Expansion Project (EEP), announcing the submittal of the project’s formal application. The NOA describes the process by which stakeholders may become involved in the FERC’s review of the project.  Interested parties are requested to file a motion to intervene or submit comments to the FERC by November 27, 2015. To view a copy of the NOA, and related documents, please visit the project’s website: www.equitransproject.com, or utilize the FERC’s eLibrary at http://www.ferc.gov, and search Docket No. CP16-13.

October 2015

Equitrans Files Formal Application

On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, Equitrans, LP, an indirect subsidiary of EQT Midstream Partners, LP, filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct and operate the proposed Equitrans Expansion Project (EEP), and was assigned Docket Number: CP16-13-000.

Through this formal certificate application filing, the FERC is being asked to certify the public convenience and necessity of the EEP by conducting a detailed review and evaluation of a broad number of subjects, including public safety; water resources; air quality; wildlife, soils, and vegetation; protected species; cultural and historic resources; and sound levels. Subject to regulatory approvals, construction is anticipated to begin in late 2016, with a full in-service targeted for the fourth quarter 2018.

To view documents related to the EEP Certificate Application, please visit the FERC eLibrary at http://elibrary.ferc.gov.

August 2015

The FERC Issues Notice of Intent for EEP

On Tuesday, August 11, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the planned Equitrans Expansion Project.  The NOI announces the opening of the scoping process to gather input from interested stakeholders.  The FERC requests that comments on environmental issues are received on or before September 14, 2015.

Documents related to the pre-filing process, including the FERC’s NOI, can be found in the eLibrary at http://elibrary.ferc.gov under Docket No. PF15-22.

July 2015

Draft Resource Reports 2, 3, 8, and 9

On July 31, 2015, the Equitrans Expansion Project Team filed Draft Resource Reports 2, 3, 8, and 9. Draft Resource Report 2-Water Use and Quality, can be found, as submitted to the FERC, on our project website under FERC Filings: EEP RR2 Draft Water Use and Quality.pdf. Additionally, Draft Resource Report 3-Fisheries, Vegetation, and Wildlife can be found: EEP RR3 Draft Fisheries, Vegetation, and Wildlife.pdf, Draft Resource Report 8-Land Use, Recreation, and Aesthetics can be found: EEP RR8 Draft Land Use, Recreation, and Aesthetics.pdf, and Draft Resource Report 9-Air Quality and Noise, can be found: EEP RR9 Draft Air Quality and Noise.pdf.


Revised Draft Resource Report 1

On July 27, 2015, the Equitrans Expansion Project Team filed the revised Draft Resource Report 1, which can be found, as submitted to the FERC on our project website under FERC Filings: EEP RR1 Draft General Project Description Revised (July 2015).pdf.


Draft Resource Reports 5, 6, 7, and 10

On July 24, 2015, the Equitrans Expansion Project Team filed Draft Resource Reports 5, 6, 7, and 10. Draft Resource Report 5-Socioeconomics can be found, as submitted to the FERC, on our project website under FERC Filings: EEP RR5 Draft Socieconomics.pdf. Additionally, Draft Resource Report 6-Geologic Resources can be found: EEP RR6 Draft Geologic Resources.pdf, Draft Resource Report 7- Soils can be found: EEP RR7 Draft Soils.pdf, and Draft Resource Report 10-Alternatives can be found: EEP RR10 Draft Alternatives.pdf


Draft Resource Reports 4, 11, and 12

On July 10, 2015, the Equitrans Expansion Project Team filed Draft Resource Reports 4, 11, and 12. Draft Resource Report 4-Cultural Resources can be found, as submitted to the FERC, on our project website under FERC Filings: EEP RR4 Draft Cultural Resources.pdf. Additionally, Draft Resource Report 11-Reliability and Safety can be found: EEP RR11 Draft Reliability and Safety.pdf and Draft Resource Report 12-PCB Contamination can be found: EEP RR12 Draft PCB Contamination.pdf.

May 2015

Equitrans Expansion Project Open Houses

The Equitrans Expansion Project Team conducted two public open houses, one in Elizabeth, PA, on May 20 and one in Jefferson, PA, on May 21. Representatives from the FERC also attended providing the opportunity to further inform community members of the Commission’s role in authorizing natural gas facilities.


Draft Resource Report 1 and Summary of Alternatives

On May 15, 2015, the Equitrans Expansion Project Team filed Draft Resource Report 1 and Summary of Alternatives.  This can be found, as submitted to the FERC, on our project website under FERC Filings: EEP RR1 Draft General Project Description and Summary of Alternatives (May 2015).pdf

April 2015

The FERC Accepts Request to Use Pre-Filing Process

On Thursday, April 9, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Equitrans, LP to use the pre-filing process for the Equitrans Expansion Project.


Equitrans Initiates Request to Use Pre-Filing Process

On Wednesday April 1, 2015, Equitrans requested to initiate the Pre-Filing Process and was issued the following Docket number: PF15-22-000. Documents related to the pre-filing process, including the FERC’s approval letter can be found in the eLibrary at http://elibrary.ferc.gov.

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