September 15, 2017
Don Santa, president and chief executive officer of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, today lauded the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s declaratory order, finding that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation waived its section 401 authority by failing to act within one year on the water quality certification for the Millennium Valley Lateral project:
“We applaud FERC’s finding in its declaratory order in the Millennium proceeding. The commission's decision establishes that statutory deadlines must have meaning for it to achieve the purpose intended by Congress. This supports that policy goal by ensuring a reasonable process and timeframe for the review and decision making associated with permitting interstate natural gas pipelines.”
INGAA is the North American association representing the interstate and interprovincial natural gas pipeline industry. INGAA’s members operate approximately 200,000 miles of pipelines, and serve as an indispensable link between natural gas producers and consumers.