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NEW JERSEY - NEW YORK EXPANSION PROJECT, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, AND CONNECTICUT. [Part 26 of 36]

EPA number: 110311, Draft EIS--449 pages, Appendices--593 pages, September 16, 2011, 2011-09-16

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    NEW JERSEY - NEW YORK EXPANSION PROJECT, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, AND CONNECTICUT. [Part 26 of 36]
  • Subjects: Drilling ; New York ; Pipelines ; Dredging ; Rivers ; Kill Van Kull ; Natural Gas Act, Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity ; Hudson River ; New Jersey ; Wetlands ; Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, Section 404 Permits ; Soils ; Arthur Kill ; Vegetation ; Connecticut ; Wildlife Habitat ; River and Harbor Act of 1899, Section 10 Permits ; Hazardous Wastes ; Natural Gas
  • Is Part Of: EPA number: 110311, Draft EIS--449 pages, Appendices--593 pages, September 16, 2011, 2011-09-16
  • Description: PURPOSE: The issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct, operate, and maintain expansions of existing interstate natural gas pipeline systems in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut is proposed. Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern) and Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC (Algonquin), both indirect wholly owned subsidiaries of Spectra Energy Corporation, filed an application on December 20, 2010 for the New Jersey - New York Expansion Project (NJ-NY Project) which would involve the construction and operation of approximately 19.8 miles of natural gas pipeline and associated equipment and facilities. Of this total, 15.0 miles would consist of new 30-inch-diameter pipeline in the Boroughs of Staten Island and Manhattan, New York and the cities of Bayonne, Jersey City, and Hoboken, New Jersey, and 4.8 miles would consist of 42-inch-diameter replacement pipeline in the Borough of Staten Island, New York and the city of Linden, New Jersey. Texas Eastern and Algonquin also propose to abandon 8.95 miles of existing 12-, 20-, and 24-inch-diameter pipeline in the City of Linden, New Jersey and the Borough of Staten Island, New York. The applicants also propose to construct and operate six new metering and regulating stations; modify existing compressor stations; and remove, replace, or install launchers and receivers and pipeline valves at several locations along the pipeline. Major issues raised during scoping include safety and the proximity of the pipelines and construction activities to homes, businesses, and public buildings; alternative routing/siting for the proposed facilities; impacts on residents and businesses during construction; impacts on waterbodies, wetlands, and public parklands; and impacts on community infrastructure and water supplies. In addition to the proposed action, this draft EIS addresses a No Action or Postponed Action Alternative, system alternatives, route alternatives, minor route variations, and aboveground facility site alternatives. Texas Eastern and Algonquin propose to begin construction in 2012 and place the project facilities in service by November of 2013. POSITIVE IMPACTS: Implementation would provide Consolidated Edison Companys (Con Edison) customers with access to diverse natural gas supplies from liquefied natural gas and Canadian gas supplies via Algonquins system; access to supplies from the Gulf Coast, Mid-continent, and Rockies through Texas Easterns system; and access to the growing supply of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale Basin via both pipeline systems. The NJ-NY Project would eliminate a critical capacity constraint, enhance customer choice, and provide additional operational flexibility for Texas Eastern, Algonquin, and Con Edison. NEGATIVE IMPACTS: Construction would involve a total of 33 waterbody crossings, including the removal of pipe from one waterbody. Nine of the proposed crossings would involve major waterbodies, the largest of which would be the Arthur Kill, Kill Van Kull, and the Hudson River. A total of 25.5 acres of wetlands would be temporarily impacted and 3.8 acres of permanent wetland impacts would occur within the maintained portion of the proposed permanent right-of-way. Essential fish habitat and habitat associated with a variety of migratory bird species could be affected. Multiple areas of known soil contamination would be crossed by the proposed pipeline. One historic property, and possibly two properties that are on or potentially eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, would be impacted. LEGAL MANDATES: Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 (33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.), Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717 f(c)), and River and Harbor Act of 1899 (33 U.S.C. 401 et seq.).
  • Language: English
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