Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is the U.S. agency that permits and regulates fracked gas pipelines and export terminals.
(For oil and tarsands pipelines, permitting and regulation are managed by state-based agencies (often times the “Public Utilities Commission”) and other federal agencies, including the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Dept. of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) within the Dept. of Transportation.)An Interstate Natural Gas Facility on My Land? What Do I Need to Know? (FERC 2015).WhatYouNeedToKnow
- How to submit a comment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
(POWHR Coalition, updated 2011)
How to submit a comment to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (POWHR Coalition, updated 2011)
- HOW-TO: Intervene Online for a FERC Pipeline Docket
(Stop the Pipelines / Delaware Riverkeeper, 2015)
U.S. Dept. of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
- Role of U.S. Local Governments in Pipeline Safety (May 28, 2014)
U.S. Energy Information Association
- Natural Gas Pipeline Development and Expansion 2008-2008 updated (Timing | Determining Market Interest | Expansion Options | Obtaining Approval | Prefiling Process | Approval | Construction | Commissioning)
Congressional Research ServiceInterstate Natural Gas Pipelines: Process and Timing of FERC Permit Application Review
National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR)
The National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR), established in 1982, is an organization of state agency pipeline safety managers who are responsible for the administration of their state’s Pipeline Safety Programs.