September 23, 2016

Rover Pipeline Receives OH EPA Air Quality Permits

In the latest step of the Rover Pipeline’s regulatory approval process, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued seven air permits for compressor stations along the project’s route. Compressor stations placed at regular intervals facilitate delivery of natural gas along the pipeline, ensuring that gas flows at constant, safe pressures. According to the OH EPA’s press release:

Before issuing the air permits as final, Ohio EPA reviewed the company’s application to ensure that emissions would comply with federal and state air pollution control standards, laws and regulations. The Agency also held public information sessions and hearings, and received and responded to comments from the public.

CEPI is encouraged to see the OH EPA’s recognition of the thorough planning undertaken by Rover in preparing for construction. These compressor stations, along with the many other components of the project, will incorporate the most advanced technologies to uphold state and federal regulations for safety and integrity. CEPI is confident that Rover will meet these standards in the next steps of its review process, and looks forward to a timely approval by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and other groups.