New York waited too long to deny pipeline’s water permit, FERC rules

Oil & Gas Journal: The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) waived its authority to deny the Northern Access Pipeline Project a crucial water permit because the state agency did not act within a year of receiving the interstate natural gas pipeline sponsors’ application for it.

Sponsors National Fuel Gas Co. and Empire Pipeline Inc. applied for a NYSDEC certification under Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act on Mar. 2, 2016, FERC said in its Aug. 6 ruling.

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