Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2015

LYNNFIELD — Due to inadvertent errors on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) website at the end of the year, those seeking to use eFiling and eComment on were unable to do so.

To provide additional time for those who may have been inconvenienced, the comment date for the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. Northeast Energy Direct (NED) Project has been extended to Jan. 15, 2016.

There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project.  First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St., NE, Washington DC 20426, a “motion to intervene” in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10).

A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties.

A party must submit seven copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding.


How to comment as a non-intervener

However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have their comments considered by FERC. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission – as soon as possible – an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest.


Environmental commentors

Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission.

Environmental commentors will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process.

Environmental commentors will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order.

The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper by using the “eFiling” link at

Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and five copies of the protest or intervention to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St., NE, Washington DC 20426. Comment Date: Jan. 15, 2016.