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WB Xpress

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

WB Xpress (Docket No. CP16-38-000) would provide 1.3 Bcf/d of additional natural gas transportation service in West Virginia and Virginia by means of: (1) construction of 29.2 miles of pipeline; (2) modifications to seven existing compressor stations; (3) construction of two new compressor stations; and (4) uprating the maximum allowable operating pressure of various pipeline segments.

Project Application and Supporting Documents

Federal Agency Actions

FERC Litigation

  • None filed.

 

State Agency Permitting Timetable for the WB Xpress Project
Responsible State AgencyFederal Permit/ReviewIntermediate Completion DateFinal Completion DateDescription Field
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Coastal Zone Management ProgramSection 307 CZMA ReviewN/A

October 2016/

January 2017

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. 
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Water DivisionSection 401 CWA Review - Water Quality CertificationN/AJuly 2017The 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. 
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste ManagementSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Stormwater General 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."
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Water DivisionSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Stormwater General 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."
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste ManagementSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Hydrostatic Test Discharge PermitN/AJuly 2017The 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. 
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air QualityTitle V CAA Review - Operating Permit for Air EmissionsN/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."
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Air DivisionTitle V CAA Review - Operating Permit for Air EmissionsN/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."

 

 Last Updated: November 28, 2017

Permitting Timeline

Action Agency Target Completion Status
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 12/30/2015
Completed application received
Complete 12/09/2016
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Complete 11/17/2017
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Complete 11/17/2017
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 03/11/2015
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Complete 06/30/2017
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
Complete 07/27/2017
Target: 08/14/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory 08/14/2017 Complete 07/27/2017
Section 10 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 03/11/2015
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Complete 06/30/2017
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
Complete 07/27/2017
Target: 08/14/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory 08/14/2017 Complete 07/27/2017
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 03/01/2016
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Complete 06/29/2017
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
Complete 07/27/2017
Target: 08/14/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory 08/14/2017 Complete 07/27/2017
Section 10 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 03/01/2016
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Complete 06/29/2017
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
Complete 07/27/2017
Target: 08/14/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory 08/14/2017 Complete 07/27/2017
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 07/07/2017
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Complete 07/07/2017
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
Complete 07/28/2017
Target: 07/28/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory 07/28/2017 Complete 07/28/2017
Section 10 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 07/07/2017
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Complete 07/07/2017
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
Complete 07/28/2017
Target: 07/28/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory 07/28/2017 Complete 07/28/2017
Endangered Species Act Consultation - FWS
Milestones:
Date of Request for formal consultation received
Complete 02/23/2017
Target: 02/23/2017
Consultation Initiation Date
Complete 03/23/2017
Target: 03/23/2017
Final Biological Opinion Issued
Complete 06/21/2017
Target: 07/08/2017
Fish and Wildlife Service Complete 06/21/2017
Special Use Permit (FS)
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 01/19/2017
Completed application received
Complete 01/19/2017
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Complete 12/01/2017
Target: 12/04/2017
Notice to proceed
N/A
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
Optional Milestones:
Special Use Permit
Complete 12/01/2017
Target: 12/04/2017
US Forest Service (Cooperating under FAST-41), (Cooperating under NEPA) 12/04/2017 Complete 12/01/2017
Environmental Assessment (EA)
Milestones:
Determination to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA)
Complete 12/30/2015
Release for Public Review
Complete 03/24/2017
Draft EA or other means of coordinating the development of an EA
N/A
Final EA
Complete 03/24/2017
Draft proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
N/A
Issuance of Final EA and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
N/A
Decision to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
N/A
Issuance of Supplemental EA
N/A
Issuance of Supplemental FONSI
N/A
Optional Milestones:
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI)
Complete 11/17/2017
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Complete 11/17/2017
Section 106 Review
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 12/30/2015
Completed application received
N/A
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Complete 06/15/2017
Notice to proceed
N/A
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Complete 06/15/2017
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