Our next Environmental Review and Compliance for Natural Gas Facilities Seminar is scheduled to occur May 7-9, 2024 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Please visit our webpage at http://natgasfercseminar.com for additional seminar specific information and registration, which will open in late February.
FERC staff will conduct training seminars entitled "Environmental Review and Compliance for Natural Gas Facilities," that will be held at various locations throughout the United States, check here for times and locations.
These training seminars will be delivered by FERC staff and consultants with significant industry experience and insights.
This 3-day interactive seminar will describe the FERC process from project concept to post-construction monitoring. The first part of the seminar will step you through the regulations and environmental analysis of a pipeline project focusing on Pre-filing, environmental report preparation, and the FERC application processes, including:
- An introduction to FERC and its jurisdiction.
- An overview of FERC's environmental regulations for natural gas pipeline, storage, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities.
- A step-by-step description of the FERC environmental review process for a 7(c) project from Pre-Filing through issuance of a Notice to Proceed with Construction.
- Reporting and notification requirements for Blanket Certificate and 2.55 projects.
- Practical insights and examples.
The second part of the seminar will include a 45-minute introduction to pipeline construction for industry newcomers, a discussion of pre-construction preparation considerations, and a review of mitigation measures for pipeline construction and restoration, including:.
- A discussion of FERC's environmental compliance program for natural gas facilities from pre-construction preparation through restoration.
- A review of the baseline mitigation measures detailed in the FERC Upland Erosion Control, Revegetation, and Maintenance Plan and the FERC Wetland and Waterbody Construction and Mitigation Procedures.
- Real examples of implementation and compliance challenges.
There is no charge for seminar registration or attendance; however, space is limited and all participants must register in advance. Priority may be given to those who have not previously attended. Lodging will be available in the hotel at which the seminars will be presented. Attendees are responsible for booking their own hotel reservations.
FERC staff also hosts Specialized Sessions to provide a deeper dive into specific or unique topics that may include:
- implementation of new regulations, policies, or guidance;
- individual FERC Environmental Resource Reports;
- implementation of FERC’s Plan and Procedures during pipeline construction/restoration; and
- stakeholder outreach.
Current Planned Specialized Sessions:
No specialized seminars are currently planned.