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Regulatory Process

Regulatory Process

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC, is the agency that regulates the interstate transmission of natural gas, oil, and electricity. It also licenses, inspects and oversees environmental matters for hydroelectric projects and major electricity policy initiatives.

FERC implements laws passed by Congress, which give the Commission its legal authority to do business under Title 18 – Conservation of Power and Water Resources, Parts 1 to 399 – of the Federal Code of Regulations (CFR).

FERC’s oversight role of natural gas

FERC’s natural gas responsibilities include regulation of:

FERC also:

Environmental protection procedures

With respect to natural gas projects, FERC safeguards the environment by:

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