• U.S. Chamber Request for Rehearing and Clarification of FERC’s Policy Statement on the Certification of Interstate Natural Gas Facilities

March 18, 2022

Pursuant to Section 19(a) of the Natural Gas Act (“NGA”)¹ and Rule 713 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure² of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“the Chamber”) hereby requests rehearing and clarification of the Updated Policy Statement on Certification of New Interstate Natural Gas Facilities³ and Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Natural Gas Infrastructure Reviews Interim Policy Statement⁴ (collectively, the “2022 Policy Statements”) issued February 18, 2022 in the above-captioned proceedings (“Rehearing Request”). The Commission has given the 2022 Policy Statements immediate legal effect and will apply both orders to pending and future applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity.⁵

The Chamber is participating in these proceedings because energy infrastructure, including interstate natural gas pipelines, is an essential element of a productive and competitive economy. The development of new infrastructure to expand and modernize existing energy systems is a long and capital-intensive process, which requires an environment of regulatory predictability to allow businesses to plan and invest with confidence.