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EIS Pre-Filing Environmental Review Process
  1. Applicant assesses market need and considers project feasibility
  2. Applicant requests use of FERC's Pre-Filing Process
  3. FERC receives Applicant's request to conduct its review of the project within FERC's NEPA Pre-Filing Process
  4. FERC formally approves Pre-Filing Process and issues PF Docket No. to Applicant
  5. Applicant studies potential site locations
  6. Applicant identifies Stakeholders
  7. Applicant holds open house to discuss project
  8. FERC participates in Applicant's open house
  9. FERC issues Notice of Intent for preparation of an EIS opening the scoping period to seek public comments
  10. Applicant conducts route studies and field surveys. Develops application
  11. FERC holds public scoping meeting(s) and site visits in the project area. Consults with interested stakeholders.
  12. Applicant files formal application with the FERC
  13. FERC issues Notice of Application
  14. FERC analyzes data and prepares Draft EIS
  15. FERC issues Draft EIS and opens comment period
  16. FERC holds public comment meetings on the Draft EIS in the project area
  17. FERC responds to comments and revises the Draft EIS
  18. FERC issues Final EIS
  19. Commission Issues Order
  20. Parties can request FERC to rehear decision
  21. Applicant submits outstanding information to satisfy conditions of Commission Order
  22. FERC issues Notice to Proceed with construction

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