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NYSEG Files Application With Department of Public Service for Seneca West Pipeline Interconnect Project
Document Available for Review at NYSEG, Libraries, Online

Horseheads, NY – NYSEG today filed an application with the New York State Public Service Commission for approval to construct the proposed Seneca West Pipeline Interconnect that would increase the reliability of natural gas supply in the Elmira area and enable the company to continue to provide natural gas at competitive prices. The application is required under Section 121-a of Public Service Law.

The application – which includes descriptions of the proposed facilities, environmental resources proximate to the line, maps and drawings, and a description of measures that will be taken to minimize the environmental impact of construction, among other information – will be available for review by the end of the week at:

• NYSEG
 One Electric Parkway
 Horseheads

• Horseheads Free Library
 405 S. Main Street
 Horseheads

• Big Flats Library
 78 Canal Street
 Big Flats

• West Elmira Library
 1231 W. Water Street
 Elmira

• At www.nyseg.com (Click on “For Suppliers and Partners,” then on “Pricing and Tariffs” and then on “PSC Filings.”)

Within 15 days of the filing date, anyone wishing to comment on the application should write to: Hon. Jaclyn A. Brilling, Secretary to the Commission, New York State Public Service Commission, Empire State Plaza, Agency Building 3, Albany, NY 12223-1350. (Fax: 518.486.6081; E-mail: secretary@dps.state.ny.us)

The Department of Public Service will review the application, consider any comments received and determine whether to approve the project.

Property owners who may be directly affected by this project as well as property owners who live near the proposed pipeline route and public officials are being notified of the filing by mail.

The Seneca West Pipeline Interconnect project calls for construction of a new 5-mile natural gas transmission pipeline and related facilities in the Town of Big Flats and the Town and Village of Horseheads.

Approximately 3.9 miles of the new pipeline will parallel Millennium Pipeline Company’s existing pipeline. The remaining approximately 1.1 miles of the new pipeline will be constructed on an existing NYSEG electric transmission line right of way.