TGP Pipeline - Opportunities for Public Comment
"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."
The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board ("Siting Board") participates in FERC proceedings for natural gas pipelines to represent the interests of the Commonwealth and its citizens. The Siting Board will hold four public hearings to hear directly from residents, officials, and other interested persons about their concerns relating to the Project. The Siting Board hearings below are separate and distinct from the public hearings being held by FERC. The Siting Board also seeks written comments concerning the proposed Project. Comments should be sent by email to both Stephen.August@state.ma.us and email@example.com or by U.S. mail to: Energy Facilities Siting Board, One South Station, Boston, Massachusetts 02110, Attention: Stephen August, Presiding Officer. The comments should be sent to the Siting Board by August 13, 2015."
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is a federal agency with authority to issue companies a “certificate of necessity and convenience” for pipelines that transport gas in interstate commerce. Because FERC is headquartered in Washington D.C. and outside the communities impacted by pipeline proposals, not surprisingly, most residents and local officials have little familiarity with the FERC process. As a result, they miss out on important opportunities to participate in, and potentially influence the outcome of the certification process.
Now, more than ever, it is critical for states, counties, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and landowners to understand how the FERC process works and to learn best practices to protect their rights.
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