Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability, 14217-14218 [2017-05375]

Download as PDF 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 14218 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 51 / Friday, March 17, 2017 / Notices EIS No. 20170033, Draft, BPA, WA, Melvin R. Sampson Hatchery Yakima Basin Coho Project, Comment Period Ends: 05/01/2017, Contact: Dave Goodman, 503–230–4764. EIS No. 20170034, Draft, USFS, CA, Trinity Post Fire Hazard Reduction and Salvage, Comment Period Ends: 05/01/2017, Contact: Thomas Hall, 530–628–1200. EIS No. 20170035, Final Supplement, USFS, ID, Johnson Bar Fire Salvage, Review Period Ends: 04/17/2017, Contact: Tam White, 208–926–6416. EIS No. 20170036, Final, USFS, AK, Shoreline II Outfitter/Guide, Review Period Ends: 04/17/2017, Contact: Carey Case, 907–772–5906. Amended Notices EIS No. 20160261, Draft, USFS, ID, Coeur d Alene Basin Natural Resource Restoration Plan, Comment Period Ends: 04/17/2017, Contact: Jo Christensen, 208–765–7417. Revision to FR Notice Published 11/ 10/2016; Reopening Comment Period to End 04/17/2017. EIS No. 20170002, Draft, DOE, CA, Remediation of Area IV and the Northern Buffer Zone of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Comment Period Ends: 04/13/2017, Contact: Stephie Jennings, 1–805–842–3864. Revision to FR Notice Published 01/ 13/2017; Extending the Comment Period from 03/14/2017 to 04/13/2017. EIS No. 20170004, Draft, USFWS, NPS, WA, North Cascades Ecosystem Draft Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan, Comment Period Ends: 04/28/2017, Contact: Karen Taylor-Goodrich, 360– 854–7205. Revision to FR Notice Published 01/ 13/2017; Extending the Comment Period from 03/14/2017 to 04/28/2017. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES EIS No. 20170031, Draft, USFS, ID, Big Creek Hot Springs Geothermal Leasing, Comment Period Ends: 05/ 01/2017, Contact: Julie Hopkins, 208– 756–5279. Revision to FR Notice Published 03/ 10/2017; Reestablish the Comment Period to End 05/01/2017. Dated: March 14, 2017. Dawn Roberts, Management Analyst, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2017–05375 Filed 3–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Mar 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 GULF COAST ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION COUNCIL [Docket No.: 103172017–1111–10] Proposed Amendment to Initial Funded Priorities List Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council. ACTION: Proposed amendment to Initial Funded Priorities List. AGENCY: The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) seeks public and Tribal comment on a proposal to amend its Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) to approve implementation funding and associated actions for the Palm River Restoration Project Phase II, East McKay Bay project (Palm River), Florida. The Council is proposing to approve $768,680 in implementation funding for Palm River. The Council is also proposing to reallocate $87,750 from planning to implementation. The total amount available for implementation of Palm River would be $856,430. These funds would be used for construction of three stormwater ponds, exotic vegetation removal, native planting, monitoring, management of exotic species, and maintenance of the culverts/stormwater ponds along the Palm River at the mouth of McKay Bay. In the Initial FPL, components of the Palm River project were split among two sponsors: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Florida. The EPA portion of the Palm River project was included with a larger set of restoration measures within the FPL activity entitled Tampa Bay National Estuary Program. To enhance administrative efficiency, the Council is proposing to unify the two components of the Palm River project under one sponsor, Florida. The implementation funding proposed above includes monies originally budgeted for implementation of the EPA component ($271,430). To comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable laws, the Council is proposing to adopt an existing Environmental Assessment (EA) and ensure compliance with the terms and conditions of an associated Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 permit that has been issued for the project. In so doing, the Council would expedite project implementation, reduce planning costs and potentially increase the ecological benefits of this project. DATES: Comments on this proposed amendment are due April 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments on this proposed amendment may be submitted as follows: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By Email: Submit comments by email to frcomments@restorethegulf.gov. Email submission of comments ensures timely receipt and enables the Council to make them available to the public. In general, the Council will make such comments available for public inspection and copying on its Web site, www.restorethegulf.gov, without change, including any business or personal information provided, such as names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers. All comments received, including attachments and other supporting materials, will be part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should only submit information that you wish to make publicly available. By Mail: Send comments to Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, 500 Poydras Street, Suite 1117, New Orleans, LA 70130. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please send questions by email to frcomments@restorethegulf.gov or contact John Ettinger at (504) 444–3522. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Deepwater Horizon oil spill led to passage of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act) (33 U.S.C. 1321(t) and note), which dedicates 80 percent of all Clean Water Act administrative and civil penalties related to the oil spill to the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund (Trust Fund). The RESTORE Act also created the Council, an independent Federal entity comprised of the five Gulf Coast states and six Federal agencies. Among other responsibilities, the Council administers a portion of the Trust Fund known as the CouncilSelected Restoration Component in order to ‘‘undertake projects and programs, using the best available science, that would restore and protect the natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife habitats, beaches, coastal wetlands, and economy of the Gulf Coast.’’ Additional information on the Council can be found here: https:// www.restorethegulf.gov. On December 9, 2015, the Council approved the FPL, which includes projects and programs approved for funding under the Council-Selected Restoration Component, along with other activities the Council identified as priorities for potential future funding. Activities approved for funding in the FPL are included in ‘‘Category 1;’’ the priorities for potential future funding E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 51 (Friday, March 17, 2017)]
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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.

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EIS No. 20170033, Draft, BPA, WA, Melvin R. Sampson Hatchery Yakima 
Basin Coho Project, Comment Period Ends: 05/01/2017, Contact: Dave 
Goodman, 503-230-4764.
EIS No. 20170034, Draft, USFS, CA, Trinity Post Fire Hazard Reduction 
and Salvage, Comment Period Ends: 05/01/2017, Contact: Thomas Hall, 
530-628-1200.
EIS No. 20170035, Final Supplement, USFS, ID, Johnson Bar Fire Salvage, 
Review Period Ends: 04/17/2017, Contact: Tam White, 208-926-6416.
EIS No. 20170036, Final, USFS, AK, Shoreline II Outfitter/Guide, Review 
Period Ends: 04/17/2017, Contact: Carey Case, 907-772-5906.

Amended Notices

EIS No. 20160261, Draft, USFS, ID, Coeur d Alene Basin Natural Resource 
Restoration Plan, Comment Period Ends: 04/17/2017, Contact: Jo 
Christensen, 208-765-7417.

    Revision to FR Notice Published 11/10/2016; Reopening Comment 
Period to End 04/17/2017.

EIS No. 20170002, Draft, DOE, CA, Remediation of Area IV and the 
Northern Buffer Zone of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Comment 
Period Ends: 04/13/2017, Contact: Stephie Jennings, 1-805-842-3864.

    Revision to FR Notice Published 01/13/2017; Extending the Comment 
Period from 03/14/2017 to 04/13/2017.

EIS No. 20170004, Draft, USFWS, NPS, WA, North Cascades Ecosystem Draft 
Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan, Comment Period Ends: 04/28/2017, 
Contact: Karen Taylor-Goodrich, 360-854-7205.

    Revision to FR Notice Published 01/13/2017; Extending the Comment 
Period from 03/14/2017 to 04/28/2017.

EIS No. 20170031, Draft, USFS, ID, Big Creek Hot Springs Geothermal 
Leasing, Comment Period Ends: 05/01/2017, Contact: Julie Hopkins, 208-
756-5279.

    Revision to FR Notice Published 03/10/2017; Reestablish the Comment 
Period to End 05/01/2017.

    Dated: March 14, 2017.
Dawn Roberts,
Management Analyst, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal 
Activities.
[FR Doc. 2017-05375 Filed 3-16-17; 8:45 am]
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