The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) exclusively authorizes the construction of new interstate natural gas facilities. FERC is also the lead federal agency responsible for conducting environmental reviews of interstate natural gas projects in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
PennEast filed with FERC an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the PennEast Pipeline Project on September 24, 2015, and was assigned FERC Docket No. CP15-558-000.
Prior to filing a formal application, PennEast participated in FERC’s Pre-file process, Docket No. PF15-1-000, conducting a series of activities including meetings with landowners, public officials, government agencies and community members to provide information and gather input for the project.
Following the application filing, the Pre-file docket number (PF15-1-000) was converted to FERC Docket No. CP15-558-000.
Pending regulatory approval, PennEast anticipates an in-service date in the second half of 2018.