Docket No. PF22-7-000
The July 22, 2022 notice announced the opening of the scoping process the Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies regarding the Project. This notice announces the scoping session dates, locations, and times (see Public Participation section of this notice). As part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process, the Commission considers concerns the public may have about proposals and the environmental impacts that could result from its action whenever it considers the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. This gathering of public input is referred to as “scoping.” The main goal of the scoping process is to focus the analysis in the environmental document on the important environmental issues. Additional information about the Commission’s NEPA process is described below in the NEPA Process and Environmental Document section of this notice.
To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please submit your comments so that the Commission receives them in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 pm Eastern Time on October 20, 2022. Comments may be submitted in written or oral form. In lieu of or in addition to sending written comments, the Commission invites you to attend public scoping sessions to provide verbal and/or written comments on the Project. Appendix 1 describes the session format. Further details on how to submit comments, including attending the public scoping sessions, are provided in the Public Participation section of this notice.
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 environmental document. Commission staff will consider all written or oral comments during the preparation of the environmental document.
If you submitted comments on this Project to the Commission before the opening of this docket on May 20, 2022, you will need to file those comments in Docket No. PF22-7-000 to ensure they are considered.
This notice was sent to the Commission’s current environmental mailing list for this Project. State and local government representatives should notify their constituents of this planned Project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern.
If you are a landowner receiving this notice, a pipeline company representative may contact you about the acquisition of an easement to construct, operate, and maintain the planned facilities. The company would seek to negotiate a mutually acceptable easement agreement. You are not required to enter into an agreement. However, if the Commission approves the Project, the Natural Gas Act conveys the right of eminent domain to the company. Therefore, if you and the company do not reach an easement agreement, the pipeline company could initiate condemnation proceedings in court. In such instances, compensation would be determined by a judge in accordance with state law. The Commission does not subsequently grant, exercise, or oversee the exercise of that eminent domain authority. The courts have exclusive authority to handle eminent domain cases; the Commission has no jurisdiction over these matters.
A fact sheet prepared by FERC entitled “An Interstate Natural Gas Facility On My Land? What Do I Need To Know?” addresses typically asked questions, including the use of eminent domain and how to participate in the Commission’s proceedings. This fact sheet along with other landowner topics of interest are available for viewing on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov) under the links to Natural Gas Questions or Landowner Topics.
Additional information about the Project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208-FERC, or on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Click on the eLibrary link, click on “General Search” and enter the docket number in the “Docket Number” field. Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of all formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings.
Public sessions or site visits will be posted on the Commission’s calendar located at https://www.ferc.gov/news-events/events along with other related information.
1The map provided as appendix 1 in the July 22, 2022 notice had the incorrect location of the New Meter and Regulation Station at the TVA Kingston Plant. Appendix 2 in this notice provides the accurate location. It would be on the west end, and not the east end, of the Project.
Date and Time
- Monday, Oct 3, 2022 - Wednesday, Oct 5, 2022
- Date and Time:
Monday, October 3, 2022
6:30 to 8:30 pm EDT
Kingston Community Center
201 Patton Ferry Road
Kingston, TN 37763
Date and Time:
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
6:00 to 8:00 pm CDT
Trousdale Community Center
301 E. Main Street
Hartsville, TN 37074
Date and Time:
Wednesday, October 5, 2002
6:00 to 8:00 pm CDT
Cookeville High School
1 Cavalier Drive
Cookeville, TN 38501
- Date and Time: