Parish is set to get a new compressor station
ANR Pipeline Company proposes to construct and operate one new greenfield compressor station in northern Evangeline Parish. It will be designated as the Turkey Creek Compressor Station but would be built southwest of Clearwater. There is an existing ANR pipeline that runs through the parish between Highways 167 and 13. The Federal Regulatory Commission announced its intent to prepare an environmental assessment for the proposed Alberta Xpress and Lease Capacity Abandonment Projects. They have put out a request for comments on environmental issues.
The Commission is gathering input from the public and interested agencies about issues regarding the project. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires the Commission to take into account the environmental impacts that could result from its action whenever it considers the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. NEPA also requires the Commission to discover concerns the public may have about proposals.
The Commission will use the environmental assessment in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity. The assessment will discuss impacts that could occur as a result of the construction and operation of the proposed project under the general headings: geology and soils; water resources and wetlands; vegetation and wildlife; threatened and endangered species; cultural resources; land use; socioeconomics; air quality and noise; public safety; and cumulative impacts.
The compressor station will include the following facilities: one 15,900 ISO horsepower gas-fired turbine compressor; three inlet filter separators; three discharge gas cooling bays; 36-inch-diameter suction and discharge piping; 16-inch-diameter cold recycle valves and piping; 16-inch-diameter unit control valve and bypass piping; and related appurtenant facilities.
Construction of the proposed ANR facilities would require the use of 23.7 acres of land during construction, resulting in both temporary and permanent impacts. Follow construction, ANR would maintain about 12.3 acres associated with the installation of the proposed above-ground facilities, including foundation or impervious surfaces within the footprint of the proposed Turkey Creek Compressor Station. ANR would restore the remaining acreage following construction and allow it to revert to former uses.
To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, the Commission requests comments to be submitted so that they receive them in Washington, D.C. on or before 4:00 p.m. Central Time on August 20, 2020. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has staff available to assist by calling (866) 208-3676 or FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. To file comments electronically, visit www.ferc.gov and using the eFiling feature. New eFiling users must first create an account. To file a paper copy of your comments, mail them to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Be sure to reference the project docket number (CP20-484-000 and/or CP20-485-000) with your comments.