FERC denies bid to revive Constitution gas pipeline through water waiver

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday declined to overturn a NY decision to reject a water quality certificate for Constitution Pipeline after determining the state acted on the application in an appropriate timeframe given changes to the application. The system would run 124 miles, moving natural gas from Pennsylvania into NY. Millennium Pipeline Company sued the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), arguing it dragged its feet in ultimately denying its application.

Constitution Pipeline Company LLC filed a petition with FERC on October 11, asking the commission to find that the state Department of Environmental Conservation waived its authority to issue a water quality certification for the pipeline project by failing to act within a statutory time limit.

FERC affirmed its interpretation that a waiver of a Clean Water Act Section 401 water quality review occurs following one year after an agency receives an application, saying a case-by-case approach would create uncertainty. If the State fails to act within that time period, the Act's "certification requirements" are deemed "waived". The FERC also denied New York's request for rehearing and stay, assuring that a federal court would determine the issue. The pipeline companies have asserted that the DEC review of water certification applications has become politicized to preclude pipeline development in NYS that might involve the transport of hdyrofracked natural gas.

FERC noted the statute "speaks exclusively to a state's action or inaction".

Constitution will be able to appeal FERC's decision or to go back to New York State and try to reapply with a different application.

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