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FERC says N.Y. agency relinquished right to act on certification tied to pipeline

September 20, 2017

By failing to act within a one-year timeframe required by the Clean Water Act, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation waived its authority to issue or reject a water quality certification for a pipeline project that will feed natural gas to a new power plant in New York state, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said in a Sept. 15 order.

At issue is a Millennium Pipeline Company LLC project that includes approximately 7.8 miles of new natural gas pipeline that will extend from Millennium Pipeline’s existing main line pipeline north to the new 680-megawatt CPV Valley Energy Center in the Town of Wawayanda in Orange County, N.Y., which is currently under construction, and for ancillary aboveground facilities.

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