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The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Mid-South Expansion Project proposed by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco) in the above-referenced docket. Transco requests authorization to construct and operate five new pipeline loops,
The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Mid-South Expansion Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.
The proposed Mid-South Expansion Project includes the following facilities:
* Five pipeline loops located in Coosa and Randolph Counties, Alabama, and Gaston, Rowan and Davidson Counties, North Carolina;
* One new compressor station, Station 95, to be located in Dallas County, Alabama;
* Additional new compression at two existing compressor stations:
* Station 90 in Marengo County, Alabama; and
* Station 125 in Walton County, Georgia;
* Modifications at the following existing compressor stations:
* Station 105 in Coosa County, Alabama;
* Station 115 in Coweta County, Georgia;
* Station 120 in Henry County, Georgia;
* Station 140 in Spartanburg County, South Carolina; and
* Station 145 in Cleveland County, North Carolina.
The planned loops would be constructed with 42-inch-diameter steel pipe and would have a combined total length of about 22.6 miles.
The EA has been placed in the public files of the FERC and is available for public viewing on the FERC's Web site at
Copies of the EA have been mailed to Federal, State, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups; newspapers and libraries in the project area; and parties to this proceeding.
Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To ensure that your comments are properly recorded and considered prior to a Commission decision on the proposal, it is important that the FERC receives your comments in Washington, DC on or before July 20, 2011.
For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to submit your comments to the Commission. In all instances, please reference the project docket number (CP11-18-000) with your submission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has dedicated eFiling expert staff available to assist you at (202) 502-8258 or
(1) You may file your comments electronically by using the
(2) You may file your comments electronically by using the
(3) You may file a paper copy of your comments at the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426.
Although your comments will be considered by the Commission, simply filing comments will not serve to make the commenter a party to the proceeding. Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.214).
Affected landowners and parties with environmental concerns may be granted intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding which would not be adequately represented by any other parties.
Additional information about the project is available from the Commission's Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208-FERC or on the FERC Web site (
In addition, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to