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Nexus Gas Transmission, TEAL, DTE Lease, and Vector Lease

Project Information
Sector: Pipelines
Project Category: 
FAST-41 Covered Projects
Project Status: 
Complete
Description: 

This project consists of four proposals:  Nexus Gas Transmission (Docket No. CP16-22-000), TEAL (Docket No. CP16-23-000), DTE Lease (Docket No. CP16-24-000), and Vector Lease (Docket No. CP16-102-000).  Nexus Gas Transmission would provide an additional 1.5 Bcf/d of natural gas transportation service through construction of a 255.9-mile pipeline and four compressor stations in Ohio and Michigan.  TEAL would provide an additional 0.9 Bcf/d of natural gas transportation service through construction of:  (1) a 4.4-mile pipeline loop in Ohio; (2) 1,790 feet of pipeline to connect with the Nexus Gas Transmission pipeline in Ohio; and (3) additional natural gas compressor facilities in Ohio.  DTE Lease is a request for approval of an operating lease of capacity to Nexus Gas Transmission, LLC.  Vector Lease is a proposal to lease firm capacity to Nexus Gas Transmission, LLC.

Project Application and Supporting Documents

Federal Agency Actions

FERC Litigation

     

    State Agency Permitting Timetable for the Nexus Gas Transmission, TEAL, DTE Lease, and Vector Lease Project 
    Responsible State AgencyFederal Permit/ReviewIntermediate Completion DateFinal Completion DateDescription Field
    Ohio Environmental Protection AgencySection 401 CWA Review - Water Quality CertificationN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
    Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources DivisionSection 401 CWA Review - Water Quality CertificationN/A1/10/2017 and 3/6/2017Complete.  
    Note - Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s issues Section 401 CWA certification as part of the Section 402 and 404 CWA permits.  

    The state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable.
    Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources DivisionSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Stormwater General PermitN/A3/6/2017Complete.  

    The state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable.
    Ohio Environmental Protection AgencySection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Hydrostatic Test Discharge PermitN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
    Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources DivisionSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Hydrostatic Test Discharge PermitN/A5/26/2017Complete.

    The state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable.
    Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Water Resources DivisionSection 404 CWA ReviewN/A1/10/2017Complete.

    The state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable.

     

    Last Updated: September 8, 2017 

    Permitting Timeline

    Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Complete 08/25/2017
    Milestones:
    Initial application received
    Complete 11/20/2015
    Completed application received
    Complete 05/17/2016
    Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
    Complete 08/25/2017
    Notice to proceed
    Review Terminated with no decision
    N/A
    Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
    US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory
    12/31/2017
    Complete 08/24/2017
    Milestones:
    Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
    Complete 12/24/2015
    Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
    Complete 05/26/2017
    Publication of Public Notice
    N/A
    Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
    Complete 08/24/2017
    Target: 12/31/2017
    Section 10 Permit
    US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory
    12/31/2017
    Complete 08/24/2017
    Milestones:
    Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
    Complete 12/24/2015
    Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
    Complete 05/26/2017
    Publication of Public Notice
    N/A
    Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
    Complete 08/24/2017
    Target: 12/31/2017
    Section 10 Permit
    US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory
    12/31/2017
    Complete 08/22/2017
    Milestones:
    Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
    Complete 12/28/2015
    Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
    Complete 05/26/2017
    Publication of Public Notice
    N/A
    Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
    Complete 08/21/2017
    Target: 12/31/2017
    Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
    US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory
    12/31/2017
    Complete 08/21/2017
    Milestones:
    Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
    Complete 12/28/2015
    Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
    Complete 05/26/2017
    Publication of Public Notice
    N/A
    Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
    Complete 08/21/2017
    Target: 12/31/2017
    Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
    US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory
    12/31/2017
    Complete 08/24/2017
    Milestones:
    Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
    Complete 12/21/2015
    Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
    Complete 02/11/2016
    Publication of Public Notice
    N/A
    Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
    Complete 08/24/2017
    Target: 12/31/2017
    Endangered Species Act Consultation - FWS
    Fish and Wildlife Service
    Complete 12/14/2016
    Milestones:
    Date of Request for formal consultation received
    Complete 10/20/2016
    Consultation Initiation Date
    Complete 10/21/2016
    Final Biological Opinion Issued
    Complete 12/14/2016
    Endangered Species Act Consultation - FWS
    Fish and Wildlife Service
    02/28/2017
    Complete
    Milestones:
    Date of Request for formal consultation received
    Consultation Initiation Date
    Final Biological Opinion Issued
    Optional Milestones:
    Informal Consultation
    Complete 02/28/2017
    Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Complete 08/25/2017
    Milestones:
    Issuance of Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
    Complete 12/07/2016
    Scoping
    Complete 12/07/2016
    Official Notice of Availability of a Draft EIS published in the Federal Register
    Complete 07/08/2016
    Official Notice of Availability of a Final EIS published in the Federal Register
    Complete 11/30/2016
    Official Notice of Availability of a Supplemental Draft EIS published in the Federal Register
    N/A
    Official Notice of Availability of a Supplemental Final EIS published in the Federal Register
    N/A
    Issuance of Record of Decision or combined Final EIS / Record of Decision
    Complete 08/25/2017
    Issuance of an Amended Record of Decision
    N/A
    Section 106 Review
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
    Complete 08/09/2017
    Milestones:
    Initial application received
    Complete 11/20/2015
    Completed application received
    N/A
    Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
    Complete 08/09/2017
    Notice to proceed
    N/A
    Review Terminated with no decision
    N/A
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