The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) on the Garden State Expansion Project, which involves construction and operation of facilities by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) in Burlington and Mercer counties, New Jersey.
The commission said in a March 26 notice that it will use this EA in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity. The scoping period where the commission will take input on what should be covered in the EA will close on May 4.
Transco proposes to construct and operate a new compressor station and a new meter and regulating station in Burlington County, New Jersey, and construct and modify an existing compressor station and related appurtenant facilities in Mercer County, New Jersey. The Garden State Expansion Project would provide 180,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas to New Jersey Natural Gas Co. The project would provide system resiliency, service reliability, and operating flexibility for the New Jersey Natural Gas system.