Register as an Intervenor

Registering as an intervenor does not obligate you to do anything further. However, to comment on or otherwise participate in the FERC process you must have registered by the deadline. On the other hand, if you do not register with FERC as an intervenor by the deadline, you will be shut out of the process and you will have no voice in protecting and preserving your well being.

The easiest way to register as an intervenor is via the FERCwebsite. To preserve your right to participate in FERC’s process, you must register prior to 5:00 PM Eastern Time, Tuesday, February 12, 2013.

There are two levels of participation on the FERC website. “eComment” is the limited method, and only allows you to submit text comments up to 6,000 characters long prior to the deadline. “eFiling” requires an extra registration step, but eFiling also allows you to register as an intervenor, submit longer comments, supporting documents, etc.

We recommend the eFiling option of paperless registration as an intervenor. Here is how:

Step 1: eRegistration: Time to complete: 5 minutes

  1. Go to http://www.ferc.gov/
  2. Mouse over “DOCUMENTS & FILINGS” (near the top of the page, and navigate to the menu item “eFiling”.
  3. Click on the eRegister button to start the registration process. Fill out basic information on the first page, then click “Next” to fill out the remainder of information.
  4. FERC will send you a verification email. You must click the link in the email to enable your new FERC account.

Step 2: File an Intervention: Time to complete: 15 minutes

  1. Go to http://www.ferc.gov/
  2. Mouse over “DOCUMENTS & FILINGS” (near the top of the page, and navigate to the menu item “eFiling”.
  3. Log-in using the button on this page.
  4. After you login, click the “eFiling” link.
  5. Under “Filing Type” choose “General” in the first column.
  6. Among the choices that appear in the second column, choose “Intervention”.
  7. Among the choices that appear in the third column, choose “(doc-less) Motion to Intervene”.
  8. Click the “Next” button.
  9. A search form appears. Search for this docket: CP13-36
  10. A listing for Docket “CP13-36-000” should appear. Click on the “+” under “Select”.
  11. “CP11-56-000” should now appear under a “Selected Dockets” listing. Click the “Next” button.
  12. You are now prompted for a “Document-less Intervention Description”. Fill in a reason that you or your organization is a stakeholder in this matter. See the section below on some examples of how you or your organization might be a stakeholder. You may also request a hearing at this point. (See the “Example for Individuals” below.)
  13. Click the “Next” button.
  14. Specify whether you are filing as an Individual, or on behalf of another party.
  15. Click the “Next” button.
  16. Specify who should get email notices. Add yourself as a “Signer”.
  17. Click the “Next” button.
  18. A draft Submission Description appears. You may simply click the “Next” button to accept the default.

Examples of How You or Your Organization Might be a Stakeholder

  • Jane Doe is a resident of New York City, a taxpayer, a business owner, an energy consumer, and is active in community initiatives related to energy strategy, environmental policy, and economic policy. As such, she is a stakeholder both personally and as a community activist. Ms. Doe’s participation is in the public interest.

    Ms. Doe further requests that there be ample time and opportunity for meaningful participation by local communities, including but not limited to public hearings on the public policies, plans, impacts, costs and risks related to the subject matter of this Docket. Public hearings should be conducted at locations and times convenient to the principally affected populations in New York City, especially users of Gateway National Recreation Area and residents in the neighborhoods proximate to the proposed pipeline.

  •  John Doe is a resident, along with his family, and property shareholder in Queens, New York. As such, he has direct interests including but not limited to personal safety of himself and his family in the event of accidents or terrorist acts, environmental impacts, the value and instability of his property, costs and benefits related to energy policy, and costs and risks related to first responders in case of emergency. Mr. Doe also respectfully requests that public hearings be conducted in Brooklyn and Queens to ensure community awareness, preparedness and participation.
  • Organization Name is a 501(c)3 corporation that supports healthy living by inner city children. Organization Name is critically concerned with the direct health and safety impacts on children of of gas transmission, as well as health impacts of gas production activities upwind and upstream of the proposed pipelines that may be indirectly promoted by new and upgraded gas transmission infrastructure. Organization Name is also concerned with the safe and unimpeded use by children of outdoor spaces for recreation. Organization Name thus respectfully requests full participation as an intervenor, and also requests timely and accessible public hearings on the costs, risks and impacts of the proposed infrastructure.
  • BusinessName is a property developer with holdings in Brooklyn, New York. BusinessName respectfully requests full access and participation as an intervenor, based on potential impacts on the insurability and value of its holdings.
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