INGAA Landowner-Notification Plan Favored over FERC Proposal

A number of interstate pipelines and pipeline customers lastweek indicated they would oppose any FERC proposed rule requiringpipes to formally notify affected landowners about constructionprojects prior to filing applications, saying that changes toexisting practices were unnecessary, could further snarl thecertification process and might even aggravate what are alreadytense pipeline-landowner relationships. In late September, FERCsuggested in a notice of technical conference that it was leaningtoward such an initiative in order to involve landowners earlier inthe certification process.

November 23, 1998

Millennium Vows to Meet Nov. 2000 In-Service Date

The FERC staff has indicated it may not be able to finish itsenvironmental review of the proposed New York-bound MillenniumPipeline in time for the Commission to issue a final certificate byJune 1, 1999, as the pipeline has requested. But even if this turnsout to be the case, project sponsor Columbia Gas Transmission saysit still intends to meet the planned in-service date of Nov. 1,2000. That would coincide with the start-up date for the AlliancePipeline.

November 23, 1998

Pena Says DOE Restructuring Bill Nearly Complete

Departing Energy Secretary Federico Pena indicated yesterday thedepartment has nearly finished its work on the legislative proposalfor electricity restructuring, but other federal agencies arelagging behind in their input.

May 13, 1998
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