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This is a hot issue with some folks as I understand.....

[Federal Register: April 8, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 67)]
[Page 17156]
>From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket Nos. CP98-131-000 and CP98-133-000]

Vector Pipeline L.P.; Notice of Availability of the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Vector Pipeline Project

April 2, 1999.
    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) 
on the natural gas pipeline facilities proposed by Vector Pipeline L.P. 
in the above-referenced dockets.
    The FEIS was prepared to satisfy the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act. The staff concludes that approval of the 
proposed project with the appropriate mitigating measures as 
recommended, would have limited adverse environmental impact. The FEIS 
also evaluates alternatives to the proposal, including system 
alternatives; major route alternatives; and route variations.
    The FEIS addresses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the following facilities:
    &lt;bullet&gt; The construction of 267.9 miles of 42-inch-diameter 
pipeline extending from Joliet, Illinois in Will County to Oakland 
County, Michigan (Segment 1);
    &lt;bullet&gt; The lease of 58.8 miles of an existing 36-inch-diameter 
pipeline in Michigan from Oakland County to St. Clair County (Segment 
    &lt;bullet&gt; The construction of 3.5 miles of 42-inch-diameter pipeline 
in St. Clair County, Michigan terminating at the border of the United 
States and Canada near St. Clair, Michigan (Segment 3);
    &lt;bullet&gt; The construction of two new compressor stations, each with 
30,000 horsepower of compression;
    &lt;bullet&gt; The construction of five meter stations;
    &lt;bullet&gt; The construction of 20 new mainline valves, two pig 
launchers, and one pig receiver; and
    &lt;bullet&gt; The construction of permanent access roads for access to 
compressor stations and valves.
    The purpose of the proposed facilities would be to transport about 
1.0 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from the Chicago hub to 
the terminus of Vector Canada at the Dawn, Ontario hub and to markets 
in Michigan.
    The FEIS has been placed in the public files of the FERC and is 
available for public inspection at: Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Public Reference and Files Maintenance Branch, 888 First 
Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 208-1371.
    Copies of the FEIS have been mailed to Federal, state and local 
agencies, public interest groups, individuals who have requested the 
FEIS, newspapers, and parties to this proceeding. The FEIS may also be 
viewed on the web at 
http://www.ferc.fed.us/online/rims.htm (please call (202) 208-2222 for 
    Additional information about the proposed project is available from 
Paul McKee in the Commission's Office of External Affairs, at (202) 
Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 99-8692 Filed 4-7-99; 8:45 am]

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