The Office of Energy Project's voluntary "third-party contracting" (3-PC) program enables applicants seeking certificates for natural gas facilities or licenses for hydroelectric power projects to fund a third-party contractor to assist the Commission in meeting its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
The 3-PC program involves the use of independent contractors to assist Commission staff in its environmental review and preparation of environmental documents. A third-party contractor is selected by, and works under the direct supervision and control of Commission staff, and is paid for by the applicant. Prospective applicants considering participation in this 3-PC program should meet with Commission staff to discuss their proposals, and to answer any questions they might have relative to the program itself.
Miscellaneous Guidelines and Reports:
- Research of Wetland Construction and Mitigation Activities for Certified Section 7(c) Pipeline Projects Report March 2004
- Processes for the Environmental and Historic Preservation Review of Proposed Interstate Natural Gas Facilities
- Interagency Agreement on Early Coordination of Environmental Review of Natural Gas Pipelines