In constructing the Project, Tennessee will follow a project-specific Environmental Construction Plan ("ECP"), which will include Tennessee's best management practices, the FERC's Upland Erosion Control, Revegetation and Maintenance Plan, and the FERC’s Wetlands and Waterbody Construction and Mitigation Procedures. The ECP, which must be approved by FERC, provides for specialized construction techniques that Tennessee will employ to minimize potential impacts to resources present within or adjacent to the construction right-of-way. It also includes construction methods that provide erosion and sediment control, as well as restoration techniques for areas impacted by construction. Adherence to the above-referenced ECP as well as compliance with federal, state, county, and municipal permit conditions will help ensure that impacts to resources located within and adjacent to the construction workspace are minimized.
As an interstate natural gas pipeline company, Tennessee is required to comply with all federal requirements, as well as obtain numerous other applicable permits, often including both air and water, at the state level. The FERC also completes a thorough environmental review, including compliance with the Clean Air Act, as part of its analysis of Tennessee’s application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity.
Tennessee works with both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of Environmental Protection for affected states to ensure that it adheres to all applicable air quality standards.