Dominion Transmission Inc.'s Leidy South natural gas pipeline expansion received an important water quality certificate from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
The agency gave notice to Amanda Tornabene, director of energy infrastructure environmental services at Dominion Resources Services Inc., that the department had approved Dominion Transmission's request for a certificate under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act. FERC posted the correspondence in the project record Dec. 15.
A Section 401 certificate was the permit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation withheld from Constitution Pipeline Co. LLC, which blocked further development of that FERC-approved gas pipeline project.
FERC approved Dominion Transmission's Leidy South expansion project Aug. 29. The project, estimated to cost $209.7 million, would help deliver an additional 155,000 Dth/d of firm transportation south from Pennsylvania to Panda Power Funds LP's Panda Stonewall LLC and Mattawoman Energy LLC and Dominion affiliate Virginia Power Services Energy. The project includes upgrades to three compressor stations in Clinton, Franklin and Centre counties in Pennsylvania. Dominion Transmission is the gas pipeline unit of Dominion Resources Inc. (CP15-492)