Staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has completed an environmental assessment (EA) for DTE Midstream Appalachia LLC's proposed Birdsboro Pipeline Project in Southeast Pennsylvania [CP17-409]. The 13.2-mile, 12-inch diameter pipeline, which would supply a 488 MW natural gas-fired power plant, was first proposed in October 2016. The pipeline would have capacity to deliver 79,000 Dth/d to the power plant in Birdsboro, PA, which is being developed by Birdsboro Power LLC, a subsidiary of Houston-based Ember Partners LP. With appropriate mitigating measures, the project would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment, Staff said in the EA. FERC will accept comment on the EA through Dec. 15. Birdsboro Power is aiming for a May 2018 in-service date. To have the pipeline operational by then, DTE said it needs to have approval by December, with construction beginning early next year.