Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Public Scoping Meeting August 4th

10471193_10152135706971637_62836477279430427_nFERC is the body that will rule on whether Williams Partners can build the pipeline.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced Friday it will prepare an environmental impact statement on the proposed Atlantic Sunrise Expansion Project, which includes a 36-mile natural gas pipeline through Lancaster County.

FERC said it would use its environmental assessment in determining whether to permit the project if it is “in the public convenience and necessity.”

The “public scoping” meeting  will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Student Memorial Center at Millersville University, 21 S. George St., Millersville.

Williams staff will be at the meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. for an “open house,” similar to the one the company held at MU in June.

“Your input will help the Commission staff determine what issues need to be evaluated in the environmental impact statement,” FERC said.

The public and interested agencies may submit comments orally or in written form at the meeting. Or, comments can be submitted electronically using the “eComment” feature located on FERC’s website at www.ferc.gov. Or, written comments may be sent to Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St., NE, Room 1A, Washington, D.C., 20246.

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