The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) that discusses the environmental impacts of the Maritimes Phase III/HubLine Project involving construction and operation of facilities by Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C. (Maritimes) in Essex and Middlesex Counties, Massachusetts and Algonquin Gas Transmission Company (Algonquin) in primarily offshore Essex, Suffolk, Plymouth, and Norfolk Counties, Massachusetts. There would be minor onshore facilities in Suffolk and Norfolk Counties. The project facilities would consist of about 25 miles of 30- and 24-inch-diameter onshore pipeline and about 35 miles of 24- and 16-inch-diameter offshore pipeline.
This notice is being sent to all persons to whom we  mailed the DEIS.
In addition to or in lieu of sending written comments, we invite you to attend the public comment meetings the FERC will conduct in the project area. The locations and time for the meetings are listed below:
|Date and Time||Location|
|August 14, 2001 7:00 PM||Danvers Senior Center, 25 Stone Street, Danvers, Massachusetts|
|August 15, 2001 7:00 PM||Fuller Meadows School, 143 South Main Street, Middleton, Massachusetts|
The public meetings are designed to provide you with an opportunity to offer your comments on the DEIS in person. A transcript of the meetings will be made so that your comments will be accurately recorded.
You may also provide written comments. Instructions on how to provide written or electronic comments were included in the DEIS. Please send your comments so that they will be received in Washington, DC on or before August 27, 2001.Start Signature
David P. Boergers,
1. ”We”, “us”, and “our” refer to the environmental staff of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP).Back to Citation
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