Hancock Compressor Station to Move Fracked Gas
Millennium Pipeline Company’s Hancock Compressor Project -- the Basics:
15,000 horsepower compressor, fueled by natural gas, to increase capacity of the Millennium pipeline.
Proposed for construction on a 10.8 acre parcel located at 1579 Hungry Hill Road, Hancock, Delaware County, NY. Parcel is already owned by Millennium.
The chosen site is forest land; in closer to noise sensitive areas in most instances than other options; affects lands with 8 to 20% slopes; requires clearing 4.1 acres of trees; impact 0.4 acres of wetlands; requires crossing 2 natural waterways; has 3.1 acres of highly erodible soils that will be worked on; and includes 3.1 acres of shallow bedrock that may require blasting or other special construction techniques.
Air emissions will include nitrogen oxide (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO) and particulate matter (PM).
Two buildings will be constructed on site, along with an access road and parking. The two buildings: (1) the compressor will be housed in a building that is 90’X60’; (2) second “control building” will be constructed that is approximately 36’X100’.
Projected to go in service November 2013
Considered a “minor emissions source” under the air law.
Currently under consideration by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Project will be reviewed by FERC pursuant to the interstate natural gas facility permitting process.
For More Information and To Keep Up To Date: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
To follow the process and documents submitted sign up at FERC.gov Search for/sign up to follow Docket No. PF12-10
Millennium Information website at http://www.millenniumpipeline.com/hancock_compressor.html
To obtain further information about the Project, Millennium has also established an email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, a toll-free number, (877) 213-1944, and a local point of contact for the public, Michael Armiak, who can be reached by email at email@example.com or by telephone at (607) 304-9020.
Delaware Riverkeeper Network (www.delawareriverkeeper.org) is working on this issue in partnership with Catskill Citizens for Safe Energy (www.catskillcitizens.org) and the Clean Air Council (www.cleanair.org)