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FERC Stakeholder Involvement Meeting

The FERC Office of Energy Projects will host the fifth workshop in its “Better Stakeholder Involvement Series.” This workshop will focus on “lessons learned” from a project where the Commission’s National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pre-Filing Process was implemented. It will be held at the Holiday Inn-Tanglewood, 4468 Starkey Road, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2003. The phone number at the hotel is 1-888-228-5040. Interstate natural gas companies; Federal, state and local agencies; landowners and other non-governmental organizations are invited to participate.

Participants will learn from stakeholder and industry experiences with projects, solicit ideas for enhancing communication, and discuss the development of a new brochure to help stakeholders effectively participate in the NEPA Pre-Filing Process. FERC will specifically discuss the facility planning process, but not the merits of any specific proposed or existing pipeline projects. Participants are asked to speak from experience and be constructive, and bear in mind that the focus of the workshop is on discussing and improving the process of communication between the industry, the stakeholders, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission before the filing of an application.

The full meeting notice is available on RCP’s website here through the DOT Gateway.