The Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Project will provide the Northeast with a unique opportunity to secure a cost effective, domestically produced source of energy to support its current demand, as well as its future growth, for clean burning natural gas.
The Project — an infrastructure investment that expands the pipeline capacity of our existing Algonquin Gas Transmission system — will allow abundant regional natural gas supplies from the Appalachian basin to flow reliably into the Northeast, helping to meet the increasing demand from home heating and electric generation while lowering energy costs.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the lead agency in reviewing the Project and has approved Algonquin Gas Transmission to start a series of activities prior to filing a formal application for Project approval. This process is called the “Pre-file” process and the Project has been assigned a docket number of PF13-16-000. You may visit FERC’s website at www.FERC.gov and enter this docket number to follow the Project.
As part of the Pre-file process, FERC is conducting a comprehensive review of environmental impacts that could result from the construction and operation of the proposed facilities in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act. As part of its review, FERC issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and initiate a public scoping period.
During the scoping period, FERC encouraged the public and agencies to provide comments on potential environmental issues by October 14, 2013. FERC will continue to accept comments after the scoping period. Comments may be submitted verbally or in writing at the public Scoping Meetings; electronically on FERC's website (www.ferc.gov) using the eComment or the eFiling feature under the link to Documents and Filings; or by mail to this address:
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street NE, Room 1A
Washington, DC 20426
For more information, please feel free to call our Project office, toll free, at (866) 873-2579 or contact Marylee Hanley at (617) 560-1573 or via email MHanley@spectraenergy.com.