ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Wisconsin 2006 Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, 37811-37813 [E5-3411]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Notices Order No. 486, and 52 FR. 47,897, the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the application for a new license for the Piercefield Hydroelectric Project, located on the Raquette River, in St. Lawrence and Franklin Counties, New York, and has prepared a single environmental assessment (EA) for the project. The project does not use or occupy any federal facilities or lands. In the EA, Commission staff analyzes the potential environmental effects of the existing project and concludes that licensing the project, with staff’s recommended measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. A copy of the EA is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or tollfree at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Please file any comments (an original and 8 copies) within 30 days from the date of this letter. The comments should be addressed to Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please affix ‘‘Piercefield Hydroelectric Project No. 7387–019’’ to all comments. Comments may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper (see 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov under the ‘‘e-filing’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. Please contact Janet Hutzel at (202) 502–8675, or by e-mail at janet.hutzel@ferc.gov if you have any questions. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–3414 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P proceedings. It is available for viewing on the FERC Internet Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov). DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Summary of the Proposed Project [Docket No. CP05–364–000] ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Wisconsin 2006 Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues June 22, 2005. The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the Wisconsin 2006 Expansion Project involving construction and operation of facilities by ANR Pipeline Company (ANR) in Rock, Outagamie, Marinette, Dane, Marathon, and Columbia Counties, Wisconsin.1 ANR’s project purpose is to create about 168,241 decatherms per day of incremental firm capacity on its pipeline system to accommodate growth in demand from all market segments in Wisconsin. In general these facilities would consist of about 6.86 miles of various diameter pipeline, addition of compression at 2 compressor stations, and minor upgrades at 5 existing meter stations. This EA will be used by the Commission in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity. If you are a landowner receiving this notice, you may be contacted by a pipeline company representative about the acquisition of an easement to construct, operate, and maintain the proposed facilities. The pipeline company would seek to negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement. However, if the project is approved by the Commission, that approval conveys with it the right of eminent domain. Therefore, if easement negotiations fail to produce an agreement, the pipeline company could initiate condemnation proceedings in accordance with state law. A fact sheet prepared by the FERC entitled ‘‘An Interstate Natural Gas Facility On My Land? What Do I Need To Know?’’ was attached to the project notice ANR provided to landowners. This fact sheet addresses a number of typically asked questions, including the use of eminent domain and how to participate in the Commission’s 1 ANR’s application was filed with the Commission under section 7 of the Natural Gas Act and Part 157 of the Commission’s regulations. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:26 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37811 ANR proposes to install a total of 6.86 miles of looping 2 pipeline, add a compressor unit at an existing compressor station, construct a new compressor station, and perform minor upgrade work at 5 existing meter stations in Wisconsin. Specifically, the project includes: • Little Chute Loop (Outagamie County)—About 3.08 miles of 16-inch outside diameter (OD) pipeline, looping the existing 6-inch OD pipeline; • Madison Lateral Loop (Rock County)—About 3.78 miles of 30-inch OD pipeline, looping the existing 10inch and 12-inch OD pipelines; • Janesville Compressor Station Upgrade (Rock County)—A new 2,370 horsepower (hp) reciprocating compressor unit and associated equipment to be installed at an existing compressor station site; • Goodman Compressor Station (Marinette County)—A new 20,620 hp compressor station comprised of two 10,310 hp units to be built at an existing meter station site; and • Meter Station Upgrades (Dane, Marathon, and Columbia Counties)— Minor equipment modifications at 5 existing meter stations (McFarland, Sun Prairie, and Stoughton Meter Stations in Dane County; North Wausau Meter Station in Marathon County; and Randolph Meter Station in Columbia County). The general locations of the project facilities are shown in Appendix 1.3 Land Requirements for Construction Construction of the proposed facilities would require about 144.68 acres of land. Following construction, about 58.82 acres would be maintained as new aboveground facility sites. The remaining 85.86 acres of land would be restored and allowed to revert to its former use. 2 A loop is a segment of pipeline installed adjacent to an existing pipeline and which connects to the existing pipeline at both ends of the loop. The loop allows more gas to be moved through the system. 3 The appendices referenced in this notice are not being printed in the Federal Register. Copies of all appendices, other than Appendix 1 (maps), are available on the Commission’s website at the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link or from the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 888 First Street, NW., Washington, D.C. 20426, or call (202) 502–8371. For instructions on connecting to eLibrary refer to the last page of this notice. Copies of the appendices were sent to all those receiving this notice in the mail. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 37812 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Notices The EA Process The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires the Commission to take into account the environmental impacts that could result from an action whenever it considers the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. NEPA also requires us to discover and address concerns the public may have about proposals. This process is referred to as ‘‘scoping’’. The main goal of the scoping process is to focus the analysis in the EA on the important environmental issues. By this Notice of Intent, the Commission staff requests public comments on the scope of the issues to address in the EA. All comments received are considered during the preparation of the EA. State and local government representatives are encouraged to notify their constituents of this proposed action and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. In the EA we 4 will discuss impacts that could occur as a result of the construction and operation of the proposed project under these general headings: • Geology and soils • Land use • Water resources, fisheries, and wet lands • Cultural resources • Vegetation and wildlife • Air quality and noise • Endangered and threatened species • Hazardous waste • Public safety We will also evaluate possible alternatives to the proposed project or portions of the project, and make recommendations on how to lessen or avoid impacts on the various resource areas. Our independent analysis of the issues will be in the EA. Depending on the comments received during the scoping process, the EA may be published and mailed to federal, state, and local agencies, public interest groups, interested individuals, affected landowners, newspapers, libraries, and the Commission’s official service list for this proceeding. A comment period will be allotted for review if the EA is published. We will consider all comments on the EA before we make our recommendations to the Commission. To ensure your comments are considered, please carefully follow the instructions in the public participation section below. 4 ‘‘We’’, ‘‘us’’, and ‘‘our’’ refer to the environmental staff of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP). VerDate jul<14>2003 16:26 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 Currently Identified Environmental Issues We have already identified several issues that we think deserve attention based on a preliminary review of the proposed facilities and the environmental information provided by ANR. This preliminary list of issues may be changed based on your comments and our analysis. Project-related impact on: • Visual aesthetics from the proposed Goodman Compressor Station; • Outagamie County Landfill’s operations; • Karst geologic features; • School and recreation activities at Appleton Senior High School North; and • Air quality and noise. Public Participation You can make a difference by providing us with your specific comments or concerns about the project. By becoming a commentor, your concerns will be addressed in the EA and considered by the Commission. You should focus on the potential environmental effects of the proposal, alternatives to the proposal (including alternative locations and/or routes), and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impact. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. Please carefully follow these instructions to ensure that your comments are received in time and properly recorded: • Send an original and two copies of your letter to: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St., NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. • Label one copy of the comments for the attention of Gas Branch 2. • Reference Docket No. CP05–364– 000. • Mail your comments so that they will be received in Washington, DC on or before July 22, 2006. Please note that the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing of any comments or interventions or protests to this proceeding. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov under the ‘‘eFiling’’ link and the link to the User’s Guide. Before you can file comments you will need to create a free account which can be created on-line. We may mail the EA for comment. If you are interested in receiving it, please return the Information Request (Appendix 3). If you do not return the Information Request, you will be taken off the mailing list. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Becoming an Intervenor In addition to involvement in the EA scoping process, you may want to become an official party to the proceeding known as an ‘‘intervenor’’. Intervenors play a more formal role in the process. Among other things, intervenors have the right to receive copies of case-related Commission documents and filings by other intervenors. Likewise, each intervenor must send one electronic copy (using the Commission’s eFiling system) or 14 paper copies of its filings to the Secretary of the Commission and must send a copy of its filings to all other parties on the Commission’s service list for this proceeding. If you want to become an intervenor you must file a motion to intervene according to Rule 214 of the Commission(s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214) (see Appendix 2).5 Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing of the Commission’s decision. Affected landowners and parties with environmental concerns may be granted intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding which would not be adequately represented by any other parties. You do not need intervenor status to have your environmental comments considered. Environmental Mailing List An effort is being made to send this notice to all individuals, organizations, and government entities interested in and/or potentially affected by the proposed project. This includes all landowners who are potential right-ofway grantors, whose property may be used temporarily for project purposes, or who own homes within distances defined in the Commission’s regulations of certain aboveground facilities. Additional Information Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at 1–866–208–FERC or on the FERC Internet Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General Search’’ and enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field. Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202)502–8659. The eLibrary 5 Interventions may also be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See the previous discussion on filing comments electronically. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Notices link also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. In addition, the Commission now offers a free service called eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. 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 http:// www.ferc.gov/esubscribenow.htm. Finally, public meetings or site visits will be posted on the Commission’s calendar located at http://www.ferc.gov/ EventCalendar/EventsList.aspx along with other related information. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–3411 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. PF05–11–000] Florida Gas Transmission Company; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Phase VII Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues June 22, 2005. The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will discuss the environmental impacts of Florida Gas Transmission Company’s (FGT) proposed Phase VII Expansion Project, which would involve construction in portions of Florida as discussed below. This project is directly connected to Southern Natural Gas Company’s proposed Cypress Pipeline Project. Therefore, the required National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of the Phase VII Expansion Project will be part of the EIS we are currently preparing on the Cypress Pipeline Project under Docket No. PF05–7–000. The Cypress Pipeline Project involves the construction and operation of natural gas pipeline and compressor facilities in various counties in Georgia and Florida. This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies on the Phase VII Expansion Project. Your input will help VerDate jul<14>2003 16:26 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 determine which issues need to be evaluated in the EIS. Please note that the scoping period will close on July 25, 2005. This notice is being sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. State and local government representatives are asked to notify their constituents along this proposed project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. Comments regarding this project may be submitted in written form or verbally. Further details on how to submit written or electronic comments are provided in the public participation section of this notice. The FERC is the lead federal agency for the preparation of the EIS. The document will satisfy the requirements of NEPA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) (Savannah and Jacksonville Districts) has agreed to participate as a cooperating agency in the preparation of the EIS for the Cypress Pipeline Project to satisfy its NEPA responsibilities under section 404 of the Clean Water Act and section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act. We anticipate the COE will also participate as a cooperating agency for the FGT Phase VII Expansion Project. With this notice, we 1 are asking other federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the EIS. These agencies may choose to participate once they have evaluated FGT’s proposal relative to their responsibilities. Agencies that would like to request cooperating status should follow the instructions for filing comments described later in this notice. If you are a landowner receiving this notice, you may be contacted by an FGT representative about the acquisition of an easement to construct, operate, and maintain the proposed facilities. The pipeline company would seek to negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement. However, if the project is approved by the FERC, that approval conveys with it the right of eminent domain. Therefore, if easement negotiations fail to produce an agreement, the pipeline company could initiate condemnation proceedings in accordance with state law. A fact sheet prepared by the FERC entitled ‘‘An Interstate Natural Gas Facility on My Land? What Do I Need 1 ‘‘We,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to the environmental staff of the Office of Energy Projects. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37813 to Know?’’ is available for viewing on the FERC Internet Web site (http:// www.ferc.gov). This fact sheet addresses a number of typically asked questions, including the use of eminent domain and how to participate in the FERC’s proceedings. Summary of the Proposed Project FGT proposes to expand its existing pipeline facilities between Jacksonville and Tampa, Florida (see map in Appendix A). The expansion would consist primarily of looping 2 FGT’s existing pipeline system for approximately 32 miles and modifying compression at two existing compressor stations. In addition, miscellaneous piping, regulation, and metering facilities will be constructed along FGT’s system. This work is being addressed as a ‘‘connected action’’ to the Cypress Pipeline Project because the FGT expansion is being constructed to transport the new volumes of natural gas that would be delivered into Florida by the Cypress project. The Phase VII Expansion Project would be constructed in two phases, with Phase 1 beginning in 2007 and Phase 2 in 2009, contingent on the project being certificated. Specifically, FGT seeks authority to construct and operate the following facilities: • Pipeline—2007 —Loop J: about 5 miles of 36-inch mainline loop in Gilchrist County, Florida. —Loop K: about 6 miles of 36-inch mainline loop in Levy County, Florida. —Loop G: about 6 miles of 36-inch mainline loop in Hernando County, Florida. • Pipeline—2009 —Loop K: about 9 miles of 36-inch mainline loop in Levy County, Florida. —Loop G: about 6 miles of 36-inch mainline loop in Hernando County, Florida. • Compression—2007 —Increase the horsepower (HP) of existing gas turbine compressor at Compressor Station 24 (Trenton) by 2,000 HP in Gilchrist County, Florida. —Install a new 7,700 HP gas turbine compressor and increase by 400 HP an existing compressor at the existing Compressor Station 26 (Lecanto) in Citrus County, Florida. • Compression—2009 Re-wheel existing gas turbine compressor at Compressor Station 27 2 A loop is a segment of pipeline that is usually installed adjacent to an existing pipeline and connected to it at both ends. The loop allows more gas to be moved through the system. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP05-364-000]


ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Intent To Prepare an 
Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Wisconsin 2006 Expansion 
Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues

June 22, 2005.
    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) that will 
discuss the environmental impacts of the Wisconsin 2006 Expansion 
Project involving construction and operation of facilities by ANR 
Pipeline Company (ANR) in Rock, Outagamie, Marinette, Dane, Marathon, 
and Columbia Counties, Wisconsin.\1\ ANR's project purpose is to create 
about 168,241 decatherms per day of incremental firm capacity on its 
pipeline system to accommodate growth in demand from all market 
segments in Wisconsin. In general these facilities would consist of 
about 6.86 miles of various diameter pipeline, addition of compression 
at 2 compressor stations, and minor upgrades at 5 existing meter 
stations. This EA will be used by the Commission in its decision-making 
process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience 
and necessity.
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    \1\ ANR's application was filed with the Commission under 
section 7 of the Natural Gas Act and Part 157 of the Commission's 
regulations.
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    If you are a landowner receiving this notice, you may be contacted 
by a pipeline company representative about the acquisition of an 
easement to construct, operate, and maintain the proposed facilities. 
The pipeline company would seek to negotiate a mutually acceptable 
agreement. However, if the project is approved by the Commission, that 
approval conveys with it the right of eminent domain. Therefore, if 
easement negotiations fail to produce an agreement, the pipeline 
company could initiate condemnation proceedings in accordance with 
state law.
    A fact sheet prepared by the FERC entitled ``An Interstate Natural 
Gas Facility On My Land? What Do I Need To Know?'' was attached to the 
project notice ANR provided to landowners. This fact sheet addresses a 
number of typically asked questions, including the use of eminent 
domain and how to participate in the Commission's proceedings. It is 
available for viewing on the FERC Internet Web site (http://
www.ferc.gov).

Summary of the Proposed Project

    ANR proposes to install a total of 6.86 miles of looping \2\ 
pipeline, add a compressor unit at an existing compressor station, 
construct a new compressor station, and perform minor upgrade work at 5 
existing meter stations in Wisconsin. Specifically, the project 
includes:
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    \2\ A loop is a segment of pipeline installed adjacent to an 
existing pipeline and which connects to the existing pipeline at 
both ends of the loop. The loop allows more gas to be moved through 
the system.
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     Little Chute Loop (Outagamie County)--About 3.08 miles of 
16-inch outside diameter (OD) pipeline, looping the existing 6-inch OD 
pipeline;
     Madison Lateral Loop (Rock County)--About 3.78 miles of 
30-inch OD pipeline, looping the existing 10-inch and 12-inch OD 
pipelines;
     Janesville Compressor Station Upgrade (Rock County)--A new 
2,370 horsepower (hp) reciprocating compressor unit and associated 
equipment to be installed at an existing compressor station site;
     Goodman Compressor Station (Marinette County)--A new 
20,620 hp compressor station comprised of two 10,310 hp units to be 
built at an existing meter station site; and
     Meter Station Upgrades (Dane, Marathon, and Columbia 
Counties)--Minor equipment modifications at 5 existing meter stations 
(McFarland, Sun Prairie, and Stoughton Meter Stations in Dane County; 
North Wausau Meter Station in Marathon County; and Randolph Meter 
Station in Columbia County).
    The general locations of the project facilities are shown in 
Appendix 1.\3\
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    \3\ The appendices referenced in this notice are not being 
printed in the Federal Register. Copies of all appendices, other 
than Appendix 1 (maps), are available on the Commission's website at 
the ``eLibrary'' link or from the Commission's Public Reference 
Room, 888 First Street, NW., Washington, D.C. 20426, or call (202) 
502-8371. For instructions on connecting to eLibrary refer to the 
last page of this notice. Copies of the appendices were sent to all 
those receiving this notice in the mail.
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Land Requirements for Construction

    Construction of the proposed facilities would require about 144.68 
acres of land. Following construction, about 58.82 acres would be 
maintained as new aboveground facility sites. The remaining 85.86 acres 
of land would be restored and allowed to revert to its former use.

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The EA Process

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires the 
Commission to take into account the environmental impacts that could 
result from an action whenever it considers the issuance of a 
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. NEPA also requires us 
to discover and address concerns the public may have about proposals. 
This process is referred to as ``scoping''. The main goal of the 
scoping process is to focus the analysis in the EA on the important 
environmental issues. By this Notice of Intent, the Commission staff 
requests public comments on the scope of the issues to address in the 
EA. All comments received are considered during the preparation of the 
EA. State and local government representatives are encouraged to notify 
their constituents of this proposed action and encourage them to 
comment on their areas of concern.
    In the EA we \4\ will discuss impacts that could occur as a result 
of the construction and operation of the proposed project under these 
general headings:
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    \4\ ``We'', ``us'', and ``our'' refer to the environmental staff 
of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP).
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     Geology and soils
     Land use
     Water resources, fisheries, and wet lands
     Cultural resources
     Vegetation and wildlife
     Air quality and noise
     Endangered and threatened species
     Hazardous waste
     Public safety
    We will also evaluate possible alternatives to the proposed project 
or portions of the project, and make recommendations on how to lessen 
or avoid impacts on the various resource areas.
    Our independent analysis of the issues will be in the EA. Depending 
on the comments received during the scoping process, the EA may be 
published and mailed to federal, state, and local agencies, public 
interest groups, interested individuals, affected landowners, 
newspapers, libraries, and the Commission's official service list for 
this proceeding. A comment period will be allotted for review if the EA 
is published. We will consider all comments on the EA before we make 
our recommendations to the Commission.
    To ensure your comments are considered, please carefully follow the 
instructions in the public participation section below.

Currently Identified Environmental Issues

    We have already identified several issues that we think deserve 
attention based on a preliminary review of the proposed facilities and 
the environmental information provided by ANR. This preliminary list of 
issues may be changed based on your comments and our analysis.
    Project-related impact on:
     Visual aesthetics from the proposed Goodman Compressor 
Station;
     Outagamie County Landfill's operations;
     Karst geologic features;
     School and recreation activities at Appleton Senior High 
School North; and
     Air quality and noise.

Public Participation

    You can make a difference by providing us with your specific 
comments or concerns about the project. By becoming a commentor, your 
concerns will be addressed in the EA and considered by the Commission. 
You should focus on the potential environmental effects of the 
proposal, alternatives to the proposal (including alternative locations 
and/or routes), and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impact. 
The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. Please 
carefully follow these instructions to ensure that your comments are 
received in time and properly recorded:
     Send an original and two copies of your letter to: Magalie 
R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First 
St., NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426.
     Label one copy of the comments for the attention of Gas 
Branch 2.
     Reference Docket No. CP05-364-000.
     Mail your comments so that they will be received in 
Washington, DC on or before July 22, 2006.
    Please note that the Commission strongly encourages electronic 
filing of any comments or interventions or protests to this proceeding. 
See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's 
Web site at http://www.ferc.gov under the ``e-Filing'' link and the 
link to the User's Guide. Before you can file comments you will need to 
create a free account which can be created on-line.
    We may mail the EA for comment. If you are interested in receiving 
it, please return the Information Request (Appendix 3). If you do not 
return the Information Request, you will be taken off the mailing list.

Becoming an Intervenor

    In addition to involvement in the EA scoping process, you may want 
to become an official party to the proceeding known as an 
``intervenor''. Intervenors play a more formal role in the process. 
Among other things, intervenors have the right to receive copies of 
case-related Commission documents and filings by other intervenors. 
Likewise, each intervenor must send one electronic copy (using the 
Commission's eFiling system) or 14 paper copies of its filings to the 
Secretary of the Commission and must send a copy of its filings to all 
other parties on the Commission's service list for this proceeding. If 
you want to become an intervenor you must file a motion to intervene 
according to Rule 214 of the Commission(s Rules of Practice and 
Procedure (18 CFR 385.214) (see Appendix 2).\5\ Only intervenors have 
the right to seek rehearing of the Commission's decision.
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    \5\ Interventions may also be filed electronically via the 
Internet in lieu of paper. See the previous discussion on filing 
comments electronically.
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    Affected landowners and parties with environmental concerns may be 
granted intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they 
have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding which would not be 
adequately represented by any other parties. You do not need intervenor 
status to have your environmental comments considered.

Environmental Mailing List

    An effort is being made to send this notice to all individuals, 
organizations, and government entities interested in and/or potentially 
affected by the proposed project. This includes all landowners who are 
potential right-of-way grantors, whose property may be used temporarily 
for project purposes, or who own homes within distances defined in the 
Commission's regulations of certain aboveground facilities.

Additional Information

    Additional information about the project is available from the 
Commission's Office of External Affairs, at 1-866-208-FERC or on the 
FERC Internet Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. 
Click on the eLibrary link, click on ``General Search'' and enter the 
docket number excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number 
field. Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For 
assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1-866-208-3676, or for TTY, 
contact (202)502-8659. The eLibrary

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link also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by 
the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings.
    In addition, the Commission now offers a free service called 
eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances 
and submittals in specific dockets. 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 http://www.ferc.gov/esubscribenow.htm.
    Finally, public meetings or site visits will be posted on the 
Commission's calendar located at http://www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/
EventsList.aspx along with other related information.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E5-3411 Filed 6-29-05; 8:45 am]
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