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Monroe REX Pipeline Safety a concern for John Boehner
Monday, May 19, 2008 3:28:50 PM - Monroe Ohio

Letter by John A. Boehner

Chairman Joseph T. Kelliher
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20426

Dear Chairman Kelliher,

It is my pleasure to write to you on behalf of the city of Monroe, Ohio and to follow-up on the citys April 30, 2008 letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding Rockies Express, LLC (REX).

As you know, REX is building a compressor station for their natural gas pipeline in the city of Monroe which is located in the 8th Congressional District. At issue is the placement of a fire hydrant within 450 feet of the compressor station. Although Monroe has diligently worked with REX and waived numerous local industrial building codes, REX refuses to run the necessary water lines for a fire hydrant.

Monroe, and cities just like it across America, have basic building and zoning codes in place for industrial development that provide for the public safety and the safety of businesses in the area. Monroe is not requesting REX do anything out of the ordinary. Rather, they are simply asking REX to partner with them in taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety and security of their residents.

I understand the importance of the REX project, however I believe Monroes request to have REX install the necessary water lines for a fire hydrant, as their building codes dictate, to be sound and in the best interest of the community. For this reason I request that REXs application for a waiver of the local building code be denied and they comply with Monroes local codes and continue to partner with the city to expeditiously complete the construction of the compressor station.

Chairman Kelliher, thank you for your time and consideration on this important matter. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future and should you have any questions please dont hesitate to contact me.


John A. Boehner
US Rep

Other Links regarding REX Pipeline:
The Voice - REX-east gas line and compressor station

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The Voice - Compressor Station?!
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Rockies Pipeline Pumping Station Public Hearing Jan 9 ...
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the. Proposed REX East Project Discuss Rockies Pipeline is Back in Monroe! ... - 17k -

Rockies Express Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Draft ...
As currently proposed, the Rockies Express (REX) East Project would consist of the construction and operation of approximately 639.1 miles of natural gas ... - 10k -

The Voice - Rockies Pipeline is Back in Monroe!
It appears there is a crudely cut drive approx where REX plans to build. Go to Top of Page. Bob Kelley Senior Member. USA 4591 Posts ... - 87k -

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