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Lake Powell Pipeline Preliminary Licensing Proposal submitted to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Preliminary Licensing Proposal (PLP) for the Lake Powell Pipeline was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on December 1, 2015, and FERC posted it on its website. There have been varying questions and accounts about the PLP’s content. This release is intended to give media entities helpful context for stories related to the proposal.
The PLP is a draft environmental analysis based on the most recent preliminary reports and information available, including draft study reports and their accompanying summaries (a summary of these reports is included in the attached PLP summary document). All of this is in accordance with FERC policies.
There will be a 90-day public review of the PLP, followed by a 60-day window for revisions, after the PLP is submitted. The PLP and draft study reports will be updated during this period based on new available information, feedback from federal agencies and input from the public. The PLP is not a finalized document.
The finalized PLP will eventually become part of Exhibit E within the License Application scheduled to be filed in late April. The application will include all of the required final study reports. After the April License Application filing and agency evaluation, it is anticipated that FERC will manage an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process according to regulations outlined in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Interested parties will have an opportunity to provide feedback throughout the EIS. Multiple alignment and route alternatives will be evaluated, which could have a significant impact on the size, scope and cost of the potential project.
FERC will make the PLP accessible via its website, and those interested can review and provide feedback by following the instructions below.
Citizen Comments (Limited to 6000 characters)
Step 1: Search Lake Powell Pipeline documents using docket number P-12966 here: http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/fercgensearch.asp. Those interested can use the search criteria to be as specific or general as wanted in the search.
Step 2: Go to https://ferconline.ferc.gov/QuickComment.aspx and fill out the form, including your email. You will be emailed a link.
Step 3: Open the link in the FERC email and use the Lake Powell Pipeline docket number to comment: P-12966
Step 4: Write and submit questions, comments and feedback.
Comments from Organizations, Comments Over 6,000 Characters, and Comments Including Photos or Graphics:
Step 1: Create an account here: https://ferconline.ferc.gov/eRegistration.aspx
Step 2: Follow the instructions for FERC’s eFiling System.