Florida Southeast Connection performed extensive due diligence on its preferred route and informed affected landowners that a civil survey would be taking place. In addition, we secured landowners’ consent to conduct environmental surveys along this route.
Several federal, state and local government agencies were integral to the entire process and received input from landowners and the public during the lengthy review. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the lead federal agency tasked with reviewing interstate natural gas projects in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Public Service Commission and other state and regional agencies were also critical to the review and final approval of the Florida Southeast Connection pipeline project.
In June 2013, representatives working on behalf of Florida Southeast Connection began surveying properties to assess environmental, geological and archaeological conditions along the potential route of the pipeline. This process included interaction with property owners along the proposed routes and their concerns were assessed. Every precaution was taken to ensure the survey work did not cause any damage or disruption.
We held pre-construction meetings in Okeechobee and Lake Wales, where landowners along the pipeline route discussed the project with the Florida Southeast Connection team. More information is available at pipeline construction.
If you’re a landowner and have questions or concerns regarding pipeline construction, please call our Construction Hotline: 1-800-822-3240.
A representative will return your call within 24 hours of receiving your message.
Hotline hours: Monday – Saturday / 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
If our pipeline team is unable to resolve the matter to your satisfaction, you may contact FERC directly at its Landowner Helpline via phone (877-337-2237) or email at LandownerHelp@ferc.gov.