FERC to write environmental review on Dominion pipeline project

The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) on the Lebanon West II Project of Dominion Transmission Inc. (DTI) in Armstrong, Allegheny, and Beaver counties, Pa., and Licking, Fayette, Coshocton, Tuscarawas, Harrison, Carroll, and Columbiana counties, Ohio.

The commission said in a Nov. 25 notice that it will use this EA in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity. 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. Rhe scoping period will close on Dec. 26, 2014.

DTI proposes to replace 11 segments of 26- and 30-inch-diameter pipeline and install compressor station facilities to transport 130,000 dekatherms per day on behalf of R. E. Gas Development LLC from DTI’s MarkWest Liberty Bluestone Interconnect in Butler County, Pa., to DTI’s Lebanon-Texas Gas Interconnect in Warren County, Ohio. DTI also proposes to increase the maximum allowable operating pressure of these pipeline segments from 745 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) to 848 psig.

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