The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) on the Jacksonville Expansion Project, which involves constructing and operating interstate natural gas transmission facilities by Florida Gas Transmission Co. LLC (FGT) in Bradford, Clay, Columbia, and Suwannee counties, Florida.
A May 19 FERC notice announced the opening of the scoping process the commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies on the project for inclusion in the EA. The comment deadline is June 15.
FGT says the purpose of the project is to provide a total of approximately 75,000 MMBtu/d of natural gas capacity to be delivered at various amounts at several points throughout Florida. To accomplish this, FGT proposes to:
- construct approximately 3.0 miles of 30-inch-diameter looping pipeline and associated facilities in Suwannee and Columbia counties;
- install one new compressor unit, re-wheel an existing turbine compressor unit, and construct and modify piping and valves at Compressor Station 16 in Bradford County;
- construct approximately 5.7 miles of 20-inch-diameter looping pipeline and associated facilities in Bradford County; and
- construct a new regulation station in Bradford County.