Tuesday, August 13, 2013


                                                                   STATE OF NEW YORK
                                                           PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

CASE 10-T-0350 -
Application of DMP New York, Inc. and Laser Northeast Gathering Company, LLC for a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need Pursuant to Article VII to Construct a 16 Inch Natural Gas Gathering Pipeline to the Existing Millennium Pipeline in the Town of Windsor, Broome County Approximately 51,857 feet of Steel Coated Pipeline and a Gas Compressor Station. – Joint Application to Amend a Certificate to Add Two Compressor Units.

                                                         NOTICE SOLICITING COMMENTS
                                                                 (Issued July 31, 2013)

On February 22, 2011, the Public Service Commission granted a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need (Certificate) to DMP New York, Inc. (DMP) and Laser Northeast Gathering Company, LLC (Laser) authorizing, subject to conditions, the construction and operation of a fuel gas transmission line (including the Dunbar Compressor Station) in the Town of Windsor (Town), Broome County. In a joint application filed on July 25, 2012 (and supplemented on December 17, 2012 and July 26, 2013), pursuant to §121(3) of the Public Service Law (PSL), Williams Field Services Company LLC (Williams), DMP and Laser (collectively Petitioners) request that the Certificate be amended in two respects. First, an amendment is sought to authorize the addition of two compressor units and related equipment in the Dunbar Station to allow increased deliverability of gas into the interstate pipeline of Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC. Petitioners state that the expanded compressor Station will comply with the applicable Certificate conditions. Second, an amendment is sought to change Certificate Condition 1. (z) or refuse to apply the Town Code noise limits at the Dunbar Station property lines, if the

CASE 10-T-0350

Commission finds that Certificate Conditions 1. (z) and 1 (s2) have not been, or will not be, fully satisfied. Condition 1. (z) provides that "prior to the commencement of construction, Applicants shall submit to the Secretary an acoustical study performed in accordance with the guidelines provided in the Town of Windsor Code to establish the ambient noise level at the edge of their property" and Condition 1. (s2) provides that "within 45 days of the commencement of operations of the compressor station, or such later date as may be specified by the Secretary, Applicants shall submit to the Secretary a report from an independent acoustical consultant, in sufficient detail for DPS Staff to determine whether Applicants comply with the Town of Windsor Noise Control Code and a maximum noise limit of 40dBA under no wind conditions at any existing residences; if the study does not show compliance with the Town of Windsor Noise Code and the terms of this order, Applicants shall have 45 days in which to bring sound levels into compliance . . ." Petitioners served the joint application on the parties to this proceeding.

                                                               PLEASE TAKE NOTICE
that any party wishing to comment on the joint application may submit comments to the Secretary by e-filing through the Department’s Document and Matter Management System (DMM),1 or by e-mail to the Secretary at secretary@dps.ny.gov, on or before August 20, 2013. Those unable to file electronically may mail or deliver their comments to the Hon. Jeffrey C. Cohen, Acting Secretary, New York State Public Service Commission, Three Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12223-1350. All comments submitted to the Secretary will

1 How to Register with DMM: http://www.dps.ny.gov/e-file/registration.html.

CASE 10-T-0350

be posted on the Commission’s Web site and become part of the official case record.

                                                        (SIGNED) JEFFREY C. COHEN
                                                                        Acting Secretary

Note: send Emails to  JEFFREY C. COHEN
                       Email: secretary@dps.ny.gov
                       and please refer to- CASE 10-T-0350 in your Email


No comments:

Post a Comment