FERC Authorization for Sabal Trail to Commence Drilling under Georgia Rivers 2016-08-25

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Profit for a pipeline company from Houston, Texas is, after all,
more important to FERC than our rivers, aquifer, drinking water, or property right.
Quote from John Quarterman, WWALS.

On August 27, 2016 at 10:41PM, jsq at WWALS Watershed Coalition published the following article:
Nevermind that

historic 128 to 34 Georgia House vote against river-drilling easements
.

Chattahoochee River HDD, Russell Co. AL, Stewart Co., GA

The Georgia Attorney General’s office declined to defend lawsuits in
county Superior Courts (including Lowndes County, GA), and judges gave Sabal Trail the easements.
Then the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued its permit.
So Thursday John Peconom of FERC told Sabal Trail to start drilling under
Georgia’s Chattahoochee, Flint, Ochlockonee, and Withlacoochee Rivers,
as well as
Hannahatchee Creek.
They avoided Okapilco Creek by

planning on plowing through

Hog Creek just upstream
in Colquitt County.


Hannahatchee Creek HDD, KMI Pipeline, Chattahoochee Valley Trail, Stewart Co., GA

Only Georgia rivers are included in this particular commence order;
not Alabama’s Tallapoosa River, Oaktasas Creek, or Hillabee Creek,
and not Florida’s
Suwannee River,
Santa Fe River,
Withlacoochee South River,
or
Shingle Creek.
But don’t be surprised when Mr. Peconom, doling out go-aheads bit by bit,
gets around to targetting those streams as well.
Profit for a pipeline company from Houston, Texas is, after all,
more important to FERC than our rivers, aquifer, drinking water, or property rights.


Flint River HDD, Dougherty Co., GA

Yes, there are things you can do, listed at the end of

Federal permits inflame opposition to Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline boondoggle WWALS PR 2016-08-16

People wanted to know exactly where are these river crossings.
See the maps shown here (click on any one of them for a larger image),
pulled from Sabal Trail’s alignment sheets of 7 April 2016,
filed with FERC as

Ochlockonee River HDD, Colquitt Co., GA


Accession Number 20160407-5081
,
“Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC submits its Implementation
Plan—Supplemental Information for the Sabal Trail Project
under CP15-17.”

John Peconom’s letter refers to those April alignment sheets,
and his letter was filed with FERC 25 August 2016 as

Accession Number 20160825-3045
,

Withlacoochee River HDD, Brooks Co. & Lowndes Co., GA

“Letter order granting Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC’s 8/19/16
request to commence construction of certain Phase 1 facilities for
the Sabal Trail Project under CP15-17.”

The full text of his letter is below,
followed by the maps; click on any one of them to get a bigger one.

-jsq

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FEDERAL
ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

WASHINGTON,
D.C. 20426

OFFICE
OF ENERGY PROJECTS

In
Reply Refer To
:

OEP/DG2E/Gas Branch 3

Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC

Sabal Trail Project

Docket No. CP15-17-000

§375.308(x)

August
25, 2016

Ms.
Lisa A. Connolly

General
Manager, Rates and Certificates

Sabal
Trail Transmission, LLC

5400
Westheimer Court, Suite 6N61

Houston,
TX 77056

Re: Authorization to
Commence Construction of Previously Excluded Phase 1 Facilities

Ms.
Connolly:

In accordance with the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) February 2, 2016
Order
Issuing Certificates and Approving Abandonment

(Order), I grant Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC’s (Sabal Trail)
August 19, 2016 request to commence construction of certain Phase 1
facilities as identified in the following table
1.

Start
Station No.

End
Station No.

Project
Component Description

4552+54

4570+54

Chattahoochee
River Crossing

4818+72

4832+56

Hannahatchee
Creek Crossing

8588+62

8625+42

Flint
River Crossing

10513+57

10531+57

Ochlockonee
River Crossings (2)

12222+21

12261+06

Withlacoochee
River Crossing

This
authorization is based on my review of Sabal Trail’s Request for
Notice to Proceed; its compliance with the environmental conditions
of the Commission’s Order as described in its Implementation Plan
filed on March 11, 2016, and supplemented on April 7, 2016, July 21,
2016, August 11, 2016, and August 15, 2016; and its documentation of
the necessary federal authorizations applicable to the requested
activities.

I remind you that Sabal Trail
must comply with all applicable terms and conditions of the above
referenced Order.
If
you have any questions regarding this authorization, please contact
me at (202) 502-6352.

Sincerely,

John V. Peconom

Environmental
Project Manager

cc: Public
File, Docket No. CP15-17-000

1
The station numbers correspond with the construction alignment
sheets (Revision 1) filed with the Commission on April 7, 2016.

Spread 1: Alabama


Spread 1: Alabama

Spread 2: Stewart to Colquitt Co., GA


Spread 2: Stewart to Colquitt Co., GA

Spread 3: Mitchell to Lowndes Co., GA


Spread 3: Mitchell to Lowndes Co., GA

Spread 4: Suwannee, Gilchrist, Alachua, Levy, Marion Co., FL


Spread 4: Suwannee, Gilchrist, Alachua, Levy, Marion Co., FL

Spread 5: Gilchrist to Lake & Citrus Co., FL


Spread 5: Gilchrist to Lake & Citrus Co., FL

Spread 6: Sumter to Osceola Co., FL


Spread 6: Sumter to Osceola Co., FL

Tallapoosa River HDD, Tallapoosa Co., AL


Tallapoosa River HDD, Tallapoosa Co., AL

Oaktasas Creek, Alexander City Compressor Station, Tallapoosa Co., AL


Oaktasas Creek, Alexander City Compressor Station, Tallapoosa Co., AL

Hillabee Creek HDD, Tallapoosa Co., AL


Hillabee Creek HDD, Tallapoosa Co., AL

Hillabee Creek @ AL 22, Tallapoosa Co., AL


Hillabee Creek @ AL 22, Tallapoosa Co., AL

Chattahoochee River HDD, Russell Co. AL, Stewart Co., GA


Chattahoochee River HDD, Russell Co. AL, Stewart Co., GA

Hannahatchee Creek HDD, KMI Pipeline, Chattahoochee Valley Trail, Stewart Co., GA


Hannahatchee Creek HDD, KMI Pipeline, Chattahoochee Valley Trail, Stewart Co., GA

Norfolk Southern RR, Dougherty Co., GA


Norfolk Southern RR, Dougherty Co., GA

West Oarkridge Dr., Dougherty Co., GA


West Oarkridge Dr., Dougherty Co., GA

KMI Pipeline, Dixie Pipeline, Kreg Ave.,, Flint River HDD Begins, Dougherty Co., GA


KMI Pipeline, Dixie Pipeline, Kreg Ave.,, Flint River HDD Begins, Dougherty Co., GA

Flint River HDD, Dougherty Co., GA


Flint River HDD, Dougherty Co., GA

Ochlockonee River HDD, Colquitt Co., GA


Ochlockonee River HDD, Colquitt Co., GA

Ice House America, Colquitt Co., GA


Ice House America, Colquitt Co., GA

Hog Creek @ Crosby Road, Colquitt Co., GA


Hog Creek @ Crosby Road, Colquitt Co., GA

Withlacoochee River HDD, Brooks Co. & Lowndes Co., GA


Withlacoochee River HDD, Brooks Co. & Lowndes Co., GA

U384 & Withlacoochee River HDD, KMI Pipeline, Lowndes Co, GA


U384 & Withlacoochee River HDD, KMI Pipeline, Lowndes Co, GA

Suwannee River HDD, Hamilton Co. & Suwannee Co., FL


Suwannee River HDD, Hamilton Co. & Suwannee Co., FL

Suwannee River HDD, Suwannee Co., FL


Suwannee River HDD, Suwannee Co., FL

Hildreth Compressor Station, Suwannee Co., FL


Hildreth Compressor Station, Suwannee Co., FL

FGT Suwannee M&R Station, Suwannee Co., FL


FGT Suwannee M&R Station, Suwannee Co., FL

Santa Fe River HDD, Suwannee Co. & Gilchrist Co., FL


Santa Fe River HDD, Suwannee Co. & Gilchrist Co., FL

Santa Fe River HDD end, Gilchrist Co., FL


Santa Fe River HDD end, Gilchrist Co., FL

Withlacoochee South River HDD, Marion & Citrus Co., FL


Withlacoochee South River HDD, Marion & Citrus Co., FL

Dunnellon Compressor Station, Marion Co., FL


Dunnellon Compressor Station, Marion Co., FL

Shingle Creek HDD, Hunters Creek Pipeline, Osceola Co., FL


Shingle Creek HDD, Hunters Creek Pipeline, Osceola Co., FL

Dyer Blvd. HDD, Hunters Creek Pipeline, Osceola Co., FL


Dyer Blvd. HDD, Hunters Creek Pipeline, Osceola Co., FL

Thacker Ave., Hunters Creek Pipeline, Osceola Co., FL


Thacker Ave., Hunters Creek Pipeline, Osceola Co., FL

Read this article at WWALS Watershed Coalition at http://www.wwals.net/2016/08/27/ferc-authorization-for-sabal-trail-to-commence-drilling-under-georgia-rivers-2016-08-25/.
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