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How will the pipeline be regulated?

The project must obtain necessary regulatory authorizations from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which is the federal agency with primary jurisdiction over the development and construction of U.S. interstate natural gas pipeline projects. FERC will conduct a thorough and rigorous review of the project, evaluating the purpose, need, alternatives, and overall environmental and social impacts of the construction and operation of the project. The FERC process and the permitting processes of other federal and state agencies will allow interested stakeholders multiple opportunities to comment on the proposed pipeline project. During construction and operation, the pipeline will be regulated by the FERC as well as the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), which oversees a comprehensive regulatory program aimed at ensuring the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of our nation’s natural gas pipelines. Pipeline development and operations are also regulated by many other state and federal agencies including:

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality
  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
  • Oklahoma Archaeological Survey
  • Oklahoma Historical Society
  • Oklahoma Water Resources Board
  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission

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Support groups available at TMC:

Open Heart Surgery Support Group

Life after open heart surgery may be different. You may have to make changes in your lifestyle, eat different foods or take medication. Texoma Medical Center has created a forum for you to share your experiences and learn from other open heart surgery patients. A heart-healthy snack will be provided.

Meetings are held quarterly, on the third Friday of the month, at 9 a.m. in Conference Room 2.

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Stroke Support Group

The Stroke Team at Texoma Medical Center hosts a monthly Stroke Support Group. Stroke survivors and their caregivers are encouraged to attend and hear from speakers who focus on specific stroke-related topics. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month at 3 p.m. at the Reba McEntire Center for Rehabilitation.

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Prostate Cancer Support Group

Texoma Medical Center is proud to host the Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group. The group is designed for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and features guest speakers, group information exchange and general discussion. Participation is free and spouses are welcome to attend.

Us TOO Texoma does not recommend any particular treatment, therapy, physician or hospital. It is a prostate cancer group formed for the purpose of sharing information, education, and mutual support.

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month in Conference Room 2
6:30 p.m. – Social time
7 p.m. – Program

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For more information call 903-815-4999.


Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group

Are you gonna go this one alone? Why? Share your good news. Many people who have weight-loss surgery not only lose weight, they reverse weight-related problems like high blood pressure, joint pain, troubled sleep, high cholesterol and diabetes. Discover help for the tough stuff. Managing nutrition. Creating a workable eating plan. Adjusting to new foods and new portions. Sticking to an exercise program. Wardrobe changes. How are people reacting to you. And most importantly, how do you feel? Whatever issues you’re experiencing as a result of your weight loss, it helps to be with other people who are going through some of the same changes.

Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 3.

Reservations are required. For more information contact our Weight Loss Surgery Coordinator at 903-416-4180.

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