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NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT! SIGN UP TO BE AN INTERVENOR IN THE NESE PROJECT

Post Date:04/12/2017 10:14 AM

NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT!

SIGN UP TO BE AN INTERVENOR IN THE NESE PROJECT

Docket No. CP17-101

 

Williams has filed their Application for the Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project, which includes the proposed compressor station 206 near Trap Rock Quarry.  At this stage, all impacted residents, organizations, elected/appointed officials and townships need to file as Intervenors to be able to participate in this process.  You only have a few weeks to do this. Current deadline is April 27 at 5 pm.

 

Becoming an intervenor gives you legal standing in this proceeding.  FERC needs to address any future comments you send about this project if you are an intervenor.  Otherwise, they just need to read your comments.

FOR YOUR COMMENTS TO COUNT, YOU MUST BE AN INTERVENOR.

 

The new Docket Number is CP17-101.  Register with FERC and sign up to be an intervenor.  It takes about 10 minutes, costs nothing, and is among the most powerful actions an individual, group or agency can take to register their views about this project.  As an Intervenor, you will have no further obligations, cannot be sued, and do not need an attorney. 

 

Remember:  Any comments that you submitted during pre-filing under Docket No. PF16-5 do not carry over into this application phase.  You’ll need to re-submit comments under Docket No. CP17-101.

 

Directions are provided below.  If you have questions, please contact the Franklin Township Task Force on Compressor Station 206 & NESE at stopftcompressor@yahoo.com.

 

Instructions for registering as an INTEVENOR
(for Northeast Supply Enhancement Project Docket Number: CP17-101)

 

Step 1:  Register

  1. Click on this link to go to the registration page - https://ferconline.ferc.gov/eRegistration.aspx
  2. fill-in your information on page 1
    • include name, email address & password you’ll use for this site. Write down your email & password used for FERC.
    • type all characters in the box provided (the Capchta)
  3. Click Next
  4. Enter address & phone number
  5. Click Next
  6. Click Done on the next page (ignore the text there)

    You should see a screen saying - “A verification eMail has been sent to the eMail address you specified.  Please click on the link to validate your eMail address and complete the FERC Online registration process.”

  7. Check your email &
  • Click on the link to verify and complete your registration
  • Write down your FERC ID that is given in this email.

     

    Step 2:  Apply to be an Intervenor

  1. Click this link to log-in with your ID:  https://ferconline.ferc.gov/Login.aspx
  2. Click the e-Filing link
  3. Enter Filing Type information:
    • Click “General” in the first column
    • Click “Intervention” in the second column
    • Click (doc-less) Motion to Intervene” in the third column
  4. Enter the Docket Number:
    • Enter CP17-101
    • Click “Search
    • Click the blue Ë to Select
    • Click Next
  5. Intervention Description page: 
    • Type in (or copy & paste in) your reasons for filing a motion to intervene.  u
    • Click Next.
  6. Filing Parties page: 
    • Click “As an Individual
    • Click Next
  7. Contacts page:
    • Enter your email
    • Click “Add as Signer
    • Click Next
  8. Description page:
    • Just click Next
  9. Confirmation page: 
    • Click Submit

You will receive 2 emails from FERC – (1) Receipt of Filing & (2) Acceptance for Filing

 

Step 3 – Send notification to Williams Contact

Once you receive the Acceptance email (or after 15 days), email the text of your motion to intervene & your contact information (full name & address) to Williams/Transco’s contact person:  william.h.hammons@williams.com.  You can also inform them by forwarding the email Acceptance from FERC and include your name & full address.

Δ  (a)  Remember to start with:  I have stakeholder interest as a contributing taxpayer in (list your town) and the State of New Jersey, and my personal and public interests, which may be directly affected by the outcome of the proceedings, are also as follows: (list reasons you are impacted by the proposed project)

and (b) End with:  I respectfully request to be permitted to intervene in and be treated as a party to this proceeding with all rights appropriate to that status.

 

Δ You can copy & paste this statement (from the next page) and then add your personal reasons to it.  Please use it in its entirety.  If you live in Franklin, it’s noted here.  If you live in another town, substitute your town in the 3rd sentence.

 

I hereby move to intervene in the proceeding for Docket No. CP17-101.  I seek to intervene in opposition to the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project proposed by Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Company, LLC (Transco), a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams Partners L.P.  I have stakeholder interest as a contributing taxpayer in Franklin Township and the State of New Jersey, and my personal and public interests, which may be directly affected by the outcome of the proceedings, are because this project impacts the safety, health and wellbeing of my family, community and environmental resources.  Air quality, water quality, health and safety are threatened by the potential for an explosion, due to human error or equipment malfunction, along with constant noise and emissions of toxic chemicals (that increase during blowdowns), and the impact from construction and operation of a compressor station on human life, wildlife, environmental resource and vegetation in my area.  I respectfully request to be permitted to intervene in and be treated as a party to this proceeding with all rights appropriate to that status.

NOTE:  Once you are an intervenor, subsequent comments to FERC should be done through eComment (6,000 characters or less) or eFiling (longer or other documents).


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