Is the FERC pre-filing process voluntary?

We voluntarily enter the pre-filing process because we recognize it has tremendous value in helping us identify potential issues associated with siting new pipeline infrastructure. By working with stakeholders as part of the pre-filing process, the application we file with the FERC is more complete than if we were to file an application without the valuable information we gather during pre-filing. At the end of the day, our goal is to file an application that reflects the best possible route by minimizing environmental impacts. The pre-filing process is critical in helping us accomplish that objective.