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    Patrick Kelsey Manheim, PAAugust 17, 2014To: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, N.E. Washington, D.C. 20426Re: Atlantic Sunrise Project Docket No. PF14-8 Regarding the Western CPL South Alternative1 Introduction To date, Williams has identified two major route alternatives to the proposed Central Penn Line South Primary Route1, one of which is the Western CPL South Alternative. Williams has provided several reasons why that route was not selected. This document explores those stated disadvantages in detail, summarizes advantages of the route, and as part of that discussion, describes a hybrid of the Central Penn Line South Primary Route and the Western CPL South Alternative, along with specific advantages it offers.2 Stated Disadvantage: Effects of Longer Distance Regarding the Western CPL South Alternative, Williams states:The longer distance of this route would require more land than the CPL South route for construction and operation and may significantly increase impacts on land uses, especially on forest lands, agricultural lands, wetlands, and waterbodies.This statement is generically true about any route that is not the shortest possible route. In terms of route selection with respect to the identified impacts, what actually matter are the specific differences between those impacts on the Central Penn Line South Primary Route and this alternative2. What this statement is saying, then, is that Williams has ruled out this route alternative based on a 10% increase in1 The major route alternatives are described in Summary of Alternatives Considered, Atlantic Sunrise Project, filed in FERC Docket No. PF14-8 under Accession No. 20140430-5144 on 4/30/2014 2 I believe FERC has identified this issue in item 8 on page 4 of Letter to Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC providing the Staff's Comments on Initial Draft Resource Reports 1 and 10 for the planned Atlantic Sunrise Expansion Project, filed in FERC Docket No. PF14-8 under Accession No. 20140703-3000 on 7/3/2014.1