Draft Environmental Impact Statement

On December 30, 2016, the Office of Energy Projects at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) published the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Project, Docket No. CP15-138-000.  Like the Draft document, the FEIS is a requirement of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.  

On May 5, 2016, the Office of Energy Projects at Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Project, Docket No. CP15-138-000.  The 472-page document is a requirement of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.  

DEIS Summarized by LAP Volunteers:

DEIS Summary (working draft)

DEIS Bullet Points:  (working)

4.12 Reliability and Safety
4.13 Cumulative Impacts

Lancaster Against Pipelines - Response to DEIS:

LAP Response Dated June 2016

US Environmental Protection Agency - Response to DEIS:

US EPA Response Dated June 2016 

eComments:

FERC is now accepting comments about the DEIS on their website.  

  • FERC eComment Instructions
  • Submit eComment -
    • After completing the form, you will receive an email from eFiling.  Click the link, then search for docket CP15-138 and add the docket number using the plus sign.  It is best to have your comment prepared ahead of time in a word document so that your time does not expire.  Complete your comment and submit.  You will receive a Confirmation of Receipt email.
  • Handwritten or typed comments can be mailed to:
    • FERC, 888 First St NE, Washington, DC 20426
    • Be sure to reference Docket CP15-138 in your correspondence.

Sample Letters to Request Comment Period Time Extension:

If you believe, like LAP does, that absorbing the content of the DEIS and making relative, insightful comments is not possible by the June 27, 2016 deadline, please help us out by submitting an eComment requesting a time extension.  Follow the instructions above to submit an eComment requesting a Deadline Extension.  For assistance with language to use in your request, please feel free to use one of our sample letters.

Public Meetings:

FERC is also required to conduct public meetings prior to issuing its final EIS.  Consider attending one or more sessions to voice your concerns.