This page includes documents, announcements and notices specific to the federal and state regulatory processes. Updates will be posted as soon as they become available. The Vermont Public Service Board also has a dedicated web page for the project at http://psb.vermont.gov/docketsandprojects/electric/8400.
|02/14/2017 -||Vermont Agency of Transportation Permit
TDI-NE secured a critical pre-construction permit when the Vermont Agency of Transportation (“VT AOT”) approved construction of the NECPL within 46.5 miles of State owned road and railroad right of way. A copy of this permit is available here.
|12/05/2016 -||New England Clean Power Presidential Permit
The United States Department of Energy issued a Presidential Permit for the New England Clean Power Link. A Presidential Permit is required for the construction, operation and maintenance of electric facilities connecting at the international borders of the United States.
As part of the Presidential Permit approval the U.S. DOE also issued a Record of Decision.
|04/14/2016 -||Section 231 Issued by VT PSB
The Vermont Public Service Board issued a Section 231 Certificate of Public Good (“CPG”) for the New England Clean Power Link on April 14, 2016. This CPG is in addition to the Section 248 CPG that was issued in early January, 2016. The Section 231 CPG concludes that TDI-NE has the technical, operational, and regulatory experience, as well as the financial stability to own and operate the Project within Vermont.
|01/29/2016 -||Army Corps of Engineers Section 404 and 10 Permits
This permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allows the New England Clean Power Link to be placed in waters of the United States along the proposed route.
|01/27/2016 -||Section 231 Petition Filed with VT PSB
TDI-NE filed a Section 231 Petition with the VT Public Service Board. The Section 231 is needed for TDI-NE to own and operate the New England Clean Power Link in Vermont.
VT Public Service Board issues Certificate of Public Good
The Certificate of Public Good is the comprehensive state siting and environmental regulatory approval that is needed to construct and to operate the project in the state, and details the conditions under which the project can be built and operated.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and VT Division of Historic Preservation Complete DOE Presidential Permit Review
As part of the NEPA process, USFWS completed its Section 7 review of the NECPL, concluding that the Project is not likely to adversely affect the two species of concern. In addition, VT Historic and the DOE signed a Programmatic Agreement which completes the Section 106 review.
|11/25/2015 -||VT Agency of Natural Resources Environmental Permits|
|10/02/2015 -||VT Agency of Natural Resources Public Notices for Environmental Applications|
US Army Corps Issues Public Notice of a Complete Application for the New England Clean Power Link
The notice deems the application complete and seeks public comment on the proposed electric transmission project.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement Published in Federal Register
The completion and public release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the New England Clean Power Link transmission project was officially confirmed on Friday, June 12, 2015 by publication of the Department of Energy’s action in the Federal Register. The published notice establishes a 60-day period for public review of and comment regarding the document, the period ending on August 11th.
Agreement Between TDI-New England and the Conservation Law Foundation
TDI New England and the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) have reached an agreement on the New England Clean Power Link project which includes enhanced environmental and public benefits that the project will provide to Vermont. The agreement was filed on June 12, 2015, with the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) as part of the State 248 siting review process. The Agreement states that the PSB has sufficient information to approve the project and issue a Certificate of Public Good.
Department of Energy Issues Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the New England Clean Power Link
The United States Department of Energy has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the New England Clean Power Link electric transmission line. The DEIS assesses the Project’s potential environmental impacts under the National Environmental Policy Act.
401 Water Quality Certificate
TDI New England Files Application With the Army Corps of Engineers
TDI New England announced that the company has filed an application with the Army Corps of Engineers so the Corps can begin reviewing the New England Clean Power Link project.
TDI New England Submits Pre-Application 45 Day Notice of
Section 248 Petition
As required under Vermont law and Public Service Board rules, TDI-NE has issued the “45-day” notice to host towns that it intends to file a Section 248 Petition with the Vermont Public Service Board in 45 days. The notice provides a description of the project and summarizes the Project’s benefits and evaluation of impacts. Preliminary project maps and plans are included with the notice.
|08/26/2014 -||Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement and
To Conduct Public Scoping Meetings, and Notice of Floodplains and Wetlands Involvement; New England Clean Power Link Project
The Department of Energy (DOE) announces its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to assess the potential environmental impacts from its proposed federal action of granting a Presidential permit to Champlain VT.
|07/19/2014 -||Department of Energy Commences its Presidential Permit
By publishing this Notice, the Department of Energy has officially commenced its review of the Presidential Permit Application for the New England Clean Power Link. Updates on the DOE’s review of the Project can be found here.
|05/20/2014 -||New England Clean Power Link Presidential Permit Application
This application contains details on the proposed technology, installation techniques, operational requirements and associated potential environmental impacts as well as an overview of stakeholder outreach.
|04/30/2014 -||Vermont Agency of Transportation Permit
TDI New England received the following permit from the Vermont Agency of Transportation to conduct field surveys.
|03/10/2014 -||Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Grants
Negotiated Rate Authority to New England Clean Power Link
FERC issued an order granting authority to TDI-NE to sell transmission rights on the New England Clean Power Link at negotiated rates. In granting this authority, FERC determined that “TDI-NE will bear all market risks” of the project and will have “no ability to pass on any costs to captive ratepayers.” FERC’s order authorizes TDI-NE to begin the process of formally soliciting interest in the proposed transmission line from potential customers. No parties filed in opposition to TDI-NE’s application for negotiated rate authority. FERC’s grant of negotiated rate authority is a significant milestone for TDI-NE and will facilitate commercial operation of the transmission line by 2019.
|01/09/2014 -||Negotiated Rate Authority FERC Filing
The attached is TDI New England's application filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking authorization to sell transmission rights on the proposed New England Clean Power Link transmission project at negotiated market rates.