The Siting Board will conduct a remote public comment hearing regarding the Project using Zoom videoconferencing on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, at 6:00 pm. Attendees can join by clicking (or entering) the following link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84781554962 from a computer, smartphone, or tablet. No prior software download is required. For audio-only participation, attendees can dial in at 1 646 558 8656 (not toll free) and then enter the Webinar ID: 847-8155-4962.
If you anticipate providing comments via Zoom during the public comment hearing, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address, and mailing address by December 13, 2022. If you anticipate commenting by telephone, please leave a voicemail message at (617) 305-3529 with your name, telephone number, and mailing address by December 13, 2022. Additional commenters may be allowed during the public comment hearing, at the discretion of the Presiding Officer.
The Siting Board will accept written comments on the Project. Written comments will be most useful to the Siting Board if submitted by Monday, January 2, 2023. Persons or groups who wish to be involved in the Siting Board proceeding beyond providing comments at the public comment hearing or submitting written comments may seek either to intervene as a party or to participate as a limited participant. A petition to intervene or participate must be filed with the Siting Board in electronic format, by email or email attachment, to email@example.com and to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the close of business (5:00 p.m.) on Monday, January 2, 2023.
Eversource Gas Company of Massachusetts, doing business as Eversource Energy, is proposing to build a new pipeline to carry natural gas from a location in Longmeadow to a location in Springfield. The new pipeline would be 5.3 miles long, 16 inches in diameter, and would be installed under streets near you. In addition, Eversource Energy proposes to construct new gas delivery equipment next to the interstate pipeline at property by the Longmeadow County Club. Finally, Eversource Energy plans to make modifications to its existing regulator station in Springfield. The work of installing the pipeline -- and connecting the two ends to existing facilities -- is called the “Western Massachusetts Gas Reliability Project.” The attached information identifies where Eversource Energy proposes to construct the Project.
Eversource Gas must receive approval from the Energy Facilities Siting Board (the “Siting Board”) to construct the Project. More information about the Project, and instructions on commenting on the Project or getting involved in reviewing the Project, is enclosed.
On Wednesday, December 14, 2022, the Siting Board will conduct a remote public comment hearing regarding the Project on Zoom at 6:00 pm. Attendees can join by clicking (or entering) the following link https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84781554962
For audio-only participation, attendees can dial in at 1-646-558-8656 (not toll free) and then enter the Webinar ID: 847-8155-4962. At the public comment hearing, the Company will present an overview of the Project. Public officials and members of the public will then have an opportunity to ask questions and make comments about the proposed Project. Written comments also may be filed with the Siting Board. The attached Notice explains in more detail the Project, the public comment hearing, and opportunities to participate in this proceeding.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me, the Presiding Officer, Andre Gibeau at email@example.com or 617-794-6388.