Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC (FGT) proposed to expand its existing natural gas system by constructing 485 miles of new pipeline, acquiring 22.7 miles of existing pipeline, and constructing one new station and increasing compression at nine existing stations. FGT required environmental expertise to obtain authorization and ensure compliance with the regulatory requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), two United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Districts, four Florida Water Management Districts (WMD), five Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Districts, national and state forests, and local agencies.
TRC prepared and filed the Environmental Report (ER) in support of the FERC
Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, the Section
404/401 Joint Permit Application for the Mobile USACE District, Hydrostatic Test
Water Discharge Permit application packages for each Florida WMD District, and
Hydrostatic Test Water Discharge Permit applications or exemption requests for
each Florida DEP District. In addition, TRC supported the pre-construction planning leading to the FERC’s Notice to Proceed
with construction of the Project. Ongoing permitting support was also provided by TRC during construction of the Project to address project modifications and construction requirements.
As a result of TRC’s permitting and compliance work, FGT was able to meet the
contractual construction start date that will allow FGT to increase the certificated
capacity on its existing system by 1.0 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/day). This
capacity increase will help meet the expanding demand for firm natural gas
transportation service in Florida and along the Gulf Coast.