FERC has released an environmental assessment for the Millennium Pipeline Co. LLC’s Eastern System Upgrade Project.
In the assessment, FERC’s environmental staff concludes the construction and operation of the project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. This determination was made following a review of the information provided by Millennium and further developed from data requests, field investigations, scoping; literature research, alternatives analysis, and contacts with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as Indian tribes and individual members of the public.
The Eastern System Upgrade Project consists of the construction, modification, and operation of the following facilities in New York: 7.8 miles of 30-inch and 36-inch-diameter pipeline loop (Huguenot Loop) in Orange County; a new compressor station in Sullivan County; additional compression at the Hancock Compressor Station in Delaware County; modifications at the Westtown Meter Station and Wagoner Interconnect in Orange County; modifications at the Ramapo Meter Station in Rockland County; and other appurtenant facilities.
The project would provide approximately 223 MDth/d of firm transportation service from Millennium’s Corning Compressor Station to an interconnect with Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC in Ramapo, NY.