Town of
Nassau
Gas Pipeline Project

Proposed Gas Pipeline Information

Expansion of the existing Tennessee Gas Pipeline is proposed in our area.  This page will be the place we try to consolidate all the information we have on the project.

 

 

Click here for the March 8, 2016 Letter from Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Opposing the NED Pipeline.

 

 


Proposed Alternative Sites of Industrial Compressor Station - March 4, 2016

 

Click here for maps showing locations of the proposed alternative sites for the compressor station.

 

 


Supervisor Fleming's letter to FERC of 26 January 2016 can be found here.

 


Detailed maps of the route through Rensselaer County (received from KinderMorgan on 11 January 2016)

 

(note these are large files, ranging from 25MBytes to 46MBytes)

 

Map 1 of 4

Map 2 of 4

Map 3 of 4

Map 4 of 4

 



NOTICE OF APPLICATION- Northeast Energy Direct Project - December 8, 2015
Attached you will find the recently issued notice of application for the Northeast Energy Direct Project. Also attached is a FERC Staff environmental data
request issued to Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC.
 
 
 

Thank you.

Jerry Chiang

Office of External Affairs

Division of State, International & Public Affairs

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

 


Kinder Morgan Release: October 15, 2015: Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (TGP), a Kinder Morgan company, announced that it will file the Northeast Energy Direct (NED) FERC 7(c) certificate application on Nov. 20, 2015.  Click here for the full notice.
Kinder Morgan Release: Sept. 29, 2015: Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) today announced that its subsidiary, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), has executed agreements with producers, local distribution companies (LDCs) and a New York end-use market participant totaling 627,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) for the Supply Path component of the proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project (NED).   Click here for the full notice.

Supervisor David Fleming wrote a letter to FERC soliciting immediate response for more public information on 22 September 2015Click here fo a copy of the letter.

www.SaveBurdenLake.org Presents Health Impacts of Living Within 10 Miles of a Compressor Station

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 7:00 - 8:00 PM at the Burden Lake Country Club, 162 Totem Lodge Rd, Averill Park, NY 12018


Featured Speaker:  Sheila Bushkin-Bedient, MD, MPH (Affiliate of the Institute for Health and the Environment, State University of New York at Albany)

Click here for more information.


New filing with FERC regarding the proposed gas pipeline: August 29, 2015
 
The following document from the Town of Nassau is a supplement by the Town's Natural Resources Committee, to previous comments provided by the Town. This material directly relates to the amendments to the gas pipeline proposal. This material may be found here.

 
Burden Lake Area Comments Filed with FERC - August 24, 2015
 
The following comments have been filed with FERC on behalf of The Nassau -Burden Lake Citizens Against the NED Pipeline and Compressor. These comprehensive comments may be found here.
 
Gas Pipeline Compressor Station Proposed for Nassau - June 2, 2015
 
Please see the attached information as well as this notice from Kinder Morgan:
Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 11:37:34 AM
Subject: Northeast Energy Direct Project -- New Compressor Station Locations
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (“Tennessee”) is proposing the Northeast Energy Direct Project (“Project”) to expand its existing pipeline system to serve the growing demand for interstate natural gas transmission service in the northeastern United States and more specifically, the New England region.  To minimize impacts from construction, the proposed pipeline facilities will be co-located for a majority of its length with existing utility corridors where practicable.  In addition, the Project includes the modifications and construction of compressor stations and meter stations, including nine new compressor station locations. 

Tennessee has recently determined the specific locations for the nine new compressor stations that are proposed to be constructed as part of the Project.  On June 1, 2015, Tennessee provided information to the FERC regarding these specific locations for the nine proposed compressor station locations.  You can access information about these proposed locations through our filing with FERC in the attached and at http://elibrary.FERC.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20150601-5363.  The towns that these proposed compressor stations will be located in are listed below.

  • New Milford, PA
  • Franklin, NY
  • Nassau, NY
  • Schoharie, NY
  • Windsor, MA
  • Northfield, MA
  • Dracut, MA
  • New Ipswich, NH

We will continue keeping you updated about project-related activities that may be of interest to you. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Allen Fore
Vice President, Public Affairs 
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, Inc.
8 Anngina Dr.

Enfield, CT 06082

 

NED_COMPRESSOR_STATION_MAPS_rev3_06-01-2015...

NED_CSLocations_Update_FERC(June 1 2015)

NED Project_Outreach Ltr to landowners (June 2015)(compressor stations)(...


Update Friday, March 13, 2015 2:12:32 PM
 
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company files draft Resource Reports for the Northeast Energy Direct Project

 

I wanted to let you know that we filed draft Environmental Resource Reports 1 through 13  today for the Northeast Energy Direct project.  You can access these Environmental Reports through the Commission’s website at http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?accession_num=20150313-5090

 

We anticipate filing a second draft of the Environmental Reports in June 2015, and to include a final Environmental Report as an exhibit to the certificate application for the project, expected to be filed in September 2015

 

We will continue keeping you updated about project-related activities that may be of interest to you. Thank you.

 

Sincerely,

  

Allen Fore
Vice President, Public Affairs 
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, Inc.

 

 

Update 11 March 2015 

 

GAS PIPELINE MEETING RESCHEDULED
 
The Town of Nassau has been advised that Kinder Morgan's open house for Rensselaer County, at which questions on the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline Project (NED) may be asked, has been re-scheduled for April 13, 2015, from 6-8 p.m.  The location will be at the Green Meadow Elementary School, 234 Schuurman Rd., Castleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033.

 

Update 5 March 2015

 

The following press release was issued today by Kinder Morgan:

 

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) today announced that its subsidiary, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP), has finalized its anchor shippers for the market path component of the proposed Northeast Energy Direct Project (NED) following the formal close of the anchor shipper period in February. Collectively, the anchor shippers have executed agreements to transport approximately 500,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of incremental natural gas supplies sourced from the prolific Marcellus Shale region to meet New England’s growing consumer and industrial gas needs, as well as helping to bolster electric reliability. NED’s market path component, from Wright, New York, to Dracut, Massachusetts, and beyond, is scalable to 1.2 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), or ultimately 2.2 Bcf/d. A project in-service date of November 2018 is planned.

 

The entire press release can be found here:  http://news.kindermorgan.com/press-release/all/kinder-morgan-confirms-anchor-shippers-northeast-energy-direct-project

 

Update 19 February 2015

 

The latest maps (just received) are now available below.

 

Update 9 January 2015

 

The documents below now also include the letter received by the supervisor from Kinder Morgan updating the town on project details and including the letter that will be (or has been) sent to landowners along the proposed pipeline path.

 

Initial note on December 09, 2014

 

The Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company has filed updated draft Resource Report for the Northeast Energy Direct Project. By notice issued October 2, 2014, the Commission approved Tennessee's request to use the pre-filing procedures for the Project.

As part of the Commission's pre-filing process, Tennessee submitted draft Resource Report 1 on November 5, 2014.  Draft Resource Report 1 reflects the information available as of the date of the filing regarding the proposed Project facilities and anticipated land requirements, construction procedures, and permitting/clearance requirements for the Project.

Tennessee notes that its development of the resource reports for the Project is an ongoing process, and as part of this process, Tennessee has submitted an amended version of Resource Report 1, which provides details about Tennessee's plan to adopt both the New York Powerline Alternative and the New Hampshire Powerline Alternative.  These alternatives will utilize existing utility corridors but WILL ADD another corridor in the Town of Nassau.

Tennessee is notifying elected officials, federal and state regulatory agencies, and landowners in proximity to the proposed route of its decision.  Please find this revised report detailing the adopted alternatives, including a project map, here.


 

Documents:
Tennessee Gas Pipeline (PDF - 165.9 KB)
This is the initial information received from Kinder Morgan, dated 9 January 2014.
A flyer received from Kinder Morgan 9 July 2014
NED Map dated 17 November 2014 (provided to the Town in February 2015)
NED Draft environmental report dated December 2014
Letter received by the supervisor from Kinder Morgan updating the town on project details and including the letter that will be (or has been) sent to landowners along the proposed pipeline path.
KM Ext Letter DFF (PDF - 29.4 KB)
Letter from Supervisor David Fleming to FERC requesting extended comment period for residents due to the new route of the proposed high pressure gas pipeline.
Letter from Congressmen Gibson and Tonko to FERC asking for an extension on the Comment period for this proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline.
KM Senate letter (PDF - 63.2 KB)
March 2015 Letter from the Supervisors of Nassau, Stephentown and Schodack
The following letter was sent to United State Senators Gillibrand and Schumer requesting their involvement in the proposed Kinder Morgan Pipeline.
Kinder Morgan Letter on Survey  Requirements - April 2015

Gas Pipeline Report of the Town of Nassau Resources Committee - May 2015


The following is a "Report on the Potential Impacts to the Natural Resources from a Proposed Natural Gas Pipeline in the Town off Nassau" as presented to the Town Board on May 12, 2015. This report from the Town's Natural Resources Committee also includes significant information and sub-reports in the attachments section.

Kinder Morgan/TGPL Scoping Period Extended.
This notice from FERC indicates that the scoping period will be extended.
FERC noticed the formal Comment Extension for the Scoping for the Pipeline project todayOctober 16th is now the deadline for formal comments. 
FERC Letter 9.22.15 (PDF - 232.7 KB)
Nassau PF 14-22-000 (PDF - 233.2 KB)