Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the 2017 Expansion Project, 14216-14217 [2017-05308]

Download as PDF 14216 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 51 / Friday, March 17, 2017 / Notices category was averaged over 2014–2016.3 The response requirements included in this category were complete within 18 months of the effective date of the standard 4 or by 10/1/2015. Due to completion, the corresponding 304 annual burden hours are now being removed. Type of Respondents: NERC Registered entities (specifically balancing authorities, generator owners, generator operators). Estimate of Annual Burden: 5 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as: FERC–725T (MANDATORY RELIABILITY STANDARDS FOR THE BULK-POWER SYSTEM: TRE RELIABILITY STANDARDS) Number of respondents Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden and cost per response 6 Total annual burden hours and total annual cost Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) Maintenance and Submission of Event Log Data. Evidence Retention ................... 71 1 1 16 hrs.; $1,029 ...... 16 hrs.; $1,029 ...... $1,029 8 130 1 130 2 hrs.; $76 ............. 260 hrs.; $9,815 .... $76 Total ................................... ........................ ........................ 131 ............................... 276 hrs.; $10,844 .. ........................ In an order issued on October 8, 2004, the Commission set forth a guideline for Other Federal Agencies (OFAs) to submit their costs related to Administering Part I of the Federal Power Act. Order On Rehearing Consolidating Administrative Annual Charges Bill Appeals And Modifying Annual Charges Billing Procedures, 109 FERC 61,040 (2004) (October 8 Order). The Commission required OFAs to submit their costs using the OFA Cost Submission Form. The October 8 Order also announced that a technical conference would be held for the purpose of reviewing the submitted cost forms and detailed supporting documentation. The Commission will hold a technical conference for reviewing the submitted OFA costs. The purpose of the conference will be for OFAs and licensees to discuss costs reported in the forms and any other supporting documentation or analyses. The technical conference will be held on April 6, 2017, in Conference Room 3M–1 at the Commission’s headquarters, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC. The technical conference will begin at 2:00 p.m. (EST). The technical conference will also be transcribed. Those interested in obtaining a copy of the transcript immediately for a fee should contact the Ace-Federal Reporters, Inc., at 202–347– 3700, or 1–800–336–6646. Two weeks after the post-forum meeting, the transcript will be available for free on the Commission’s e-library system. Anyone without access to the Commission’s Web site or who has 3 The total annual figure for this response category was 304 hours. 4 The effective date of the standard was 4/1/2014. 5 Burden is defined as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 6 The estimates for cost per hour are based on 2015 wage figures and derived as follows: • $64.29/hour, the average salary plus benefits per engineer (from Bureau of Labor Statistics at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics2_22.htm) • $37.75/hour, the salary plus benefits per information and record clerks (from Bureau of Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: March 10, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–05309 Filed 3–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD17–1–000] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Review of Cost Submittals by Other Federal Agencies for Administering Part I of the Federal Power Act; Notice of Technical Conference VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Mar 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 questions about the technical conference should contact Norman Richardson at (202) 502–6219 or via email at annualcharges@ferc.gov. FERC conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free (866) 208–3372 (voice), (202) 208–8659 (TTY), or send a FAX to 202–208–2106 with the required accommodations. Dated: March 10, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–05306 Filed 3–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–28–000] Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the 2017 Expansion Project On December 30, 2016, Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (Eastern Shore) filed an application in Docket No. CP17–28–000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities. Eastern Shore’s proposal is known as the 2017 Labor Statistics at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/ naics2_22.htm) All calculated wage figures within the burden table are rounded to the nearest dollar. 7 BA (balancing authority). 8 BA (balancing authority), GO (generator owner), and GOP (generator operator). E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 51 / Friday, March 17, 2017 / Notices Expansion Project (Project), and would involve construction of approximately 40 miles of pipeline and appurtenant facilities located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware to provide 61,162 dekatherms per day of additional firm transportation service. On January 11, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA—May 12, 2017. 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—August 10, 2017. If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Additional Information asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Project Description The facilities to be constructed and operated under Section 7(c) include: (1) Six pipeline loop segments totaling 22.7 miles; (2) one 10-inch-diameter 16.9mile-long mainline extension; (3) upgrades to an existing Meter and Regulator Station in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; (4) installation of an additional 3,750 horsepower compressor unit at the existing Daleville Compressor Station in Chester County, Pennsylvania; and (5) the addition of two pressure control stations in Sussex County, Delaware. Background On August 1, 2016, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed 2017 Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was issued during the pre-filing review of the Project in Docket no. PF16–7 and was sent to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners; and other interested individuals and groups in the Project area. In response to the Notice of Intent, the Commission received comments from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, West Sadsbury Township, the Chester Water VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Mar 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 Authority, the Maryland Historical Trust, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control—Division of Fish and Wildlife, the Franklin Township Historical Commission, and the National Park Service. The primary concerns raised were regarding wetland and waterbody impacts; potential damage to water mains; impacts on the White Clay Creek National Wild and Scenic River; potential impacts on bog turtles and their habitat; and potential impacts on historic, scenic, or cultural resources. Five private landowners filed comments expressing questions or concerns regarding the right-of-way acquisition process, overall public safety and pipeline reliability, restoration efforts, and the procedures to be used should future roadway widening occur where the pipeline is installed under the highway. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service are cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EA. In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Additional information about the Project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs at (866) 208–FERC or on the FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov). Using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ‘‘Docket Number’’ excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP17–28), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208–3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC Web site also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: March 10, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–05308 Filed 3–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14217 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2787–007] Green Mountain Power; Ottauquechee Hydro Company, Inc.; Notice of Transfer of Exemption 1. By letter filed February 21, 2017 and supplemented on March 2, 2017, Enel Green Power North America, Inc. informed the Commission that the exemption from licensing for the Ottauquechee Woolen Mill Project No. 2787, originally issued August 13, 1982 1 has been transferred to the Green Mountain Power, effective January 29, 2017. The project is located on the Ottauquechee River in Windsor County, Vermont. The transfer of an exemption does not require Commission approval. 2. Green Mountain Power is now the exemptee of the Ottauquechee Woolen Mill Project No. 2787. All correspondence should be forwarded to: Green Mountain Power, 163 Acorn Lane, Colchester, VT 05446. Dated: March 10, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–05310 Filed 3–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9032–2] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information (202) 564–7146 or http://www.epa.gov/nepa. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Filed 03/06/2017 Through 03/10/ 2017. Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment letters on EISs are available at: http:// www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ eisdata.html. EIS No. 20170032, Draft, USFS, OR, Ringo Project, Comment Period Ends: 05/01/2017, Contact: Lillian Cross, 541–433–3200. 1 Order Granting Exemption from Licensing of a Small Hydroelectric Project of 5 MW or Less. White Current Corporation, 20 FERC ¶ 62,271 (1982). E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 51 (Friday, March 17, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP17-28-000]


Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company; Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review of the 2017 Expansion Project

    On December 30, 2016, Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (Eastern 
Shore) filed an application in Docket No. CP17-28-000 requesting a 
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 
7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural 
gas pipeline facilities. Eastern Shore's proposal is known as the 2017

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Expansion Project (Project), and would involve construction of 
approximately 40 miles of pipeline and appurtenant facilities located 
in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware to provide 61,162 dekatherms 
per day of additional firm transportation service.
    On January 11, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. 
Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal 
authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and 
to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization 
within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's 
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice 
identifies the FERC staff's planned schedule for the completion of the 
EA for the Project.

Schedule for Environmental Review

    Issuance of EA--May 12, 2017.
    90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--August 10, 2017.
    If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be 
provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the 
Project's progress.

Project Description

    The facilities to be constructed and operated under Section 7(c) 
include: (1) Six pipeline loop segments totaling 22.7 miles; (2) one 
10-inch-diameter 16.9-mile-long mainline extension; (3) upgrades to an 
existing Meter and Regulator Station in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; 
(4) installation of an additional 3,750 horsepower compressor unit at 
the existing Daleville Compressor Station in Chester County, 
Pennsylvania; and (5) the addition of two pressure control stations in 
Sussex County, Delaware.

Background

    On August 1, 2016, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent To 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed 2017 Expansion 
Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI 
was issued during the pre-filing review of the Project in Docket no. 
PF16-7 and was sent to federal, state, and local government 
representatives and agencies; elected officials; Native American 
tribes; potentially affected landowners; and other interested 
individuals and groups in the Project area. In response to the Notice 
of Intent, the Commission received comments from the Pennsylvania 
Department of Environmental Protection, West Sadsbury Township, the 
Chester Water Authority, the Maryland Historical Trust, the Delaware 
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control--Division of 
Fish and Wildlife, the Franklin Township Historical Commission, and the 
National Park Service. The primary concerns raised were regarding 
wetland and waterbody impacts; potential damage to water mains; impacts 
on the White Clay Creek National Wild and Scenic River; potential 
impacts on bog turtles and their habitat; and potential impacts on 
historic, scenic, or cultural resources. Five private landowners filed 
comments expressing questions or concerns regarding the right-of-way 
acquisition process, overall public safety and pipeline reliability, 
restoration efforts, and the procedures to be used should future 
roadway widening occur where the pipeline is installed under the 
highway.
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service are cooperating 
agencies in the preparation of the EA.

Additional Information

    In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to 
keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, 
the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. This can 
reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by 
automatically providing you with notification of these filings, 
document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to 
www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp. Additional information 
about the Project is available from the Commission's Office of External 
Affairs at (866) 208-FERC or on the FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov). Using 
the ``eLibrary'' link, select ``General Search'' from the eLibrary 
menu, enter the selected date range and ``Docket Number'' excluding the 
last three digits (i.e., CP17-28), and follow the instructions. For 
assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at 
(866) 208-3676, TTY (202) 502-8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. 
The eLibrary link on the FERC Web site also provides access to the 
texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, 
notices, and rule makings.

    Dated: March 10, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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