Thank you for your interest in the FERC Environmental Review and Compliance for Natural Gas Facilities Seminars!
FERC staff conducts 3-day interactive seminars that describe the FERC process from project concept to post-construction monitoring. FERC hosts these training seminars at various locations throughout the United States multiple times per year.
The first part of the Seminar provides:
- an introduction to FERC and its jurisdiction;
- information on how to navigate the FERC environmental review process and prepare Environmental Resource Reports in support of a FERC application; and
- the requirements for Blanket Certificate and 2.55 Projects.
Note: Resource Report 11 and 13 requirements, as they relate to liquefied natural gas facilities, are not covered in detail during the seminar.
The second part of the seminar includes:
- a 45-minute introduction to pipeline construction for industry newcomers;
- a discussion of pre-construction preparation considerations; and
- a review of baseline mitigation measures for pipeline construction and restoration detailed in the FERC Upland Erosion Control, Revegetation, and Maintenance Plan (Plan) and the FERC Wetland and Waterbody Construction and Mitigation Procedures (Procedures).
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.
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.
There is no charge for session registration or attendance; however, space is limited and all participants must register in advance.
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