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Pipeline Expansion Permitting

Florida Gas Transmission Company retained the services of TRC to assist with the extensive permitting process required for the FGT Phase VIII Expansion Project.

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Client

Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC

Project Location

Alabama and Florida

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.

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