ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Wisconsin 2005 Expansion Project, 60324-60325 [E5-5705]

Download as PDF 60324 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 199 / Monday, October 17, 2005 / Notices Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on October 14, 2005. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–5672 Filed 10–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL06–1–000] Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, a National Grid Company, Complainant v. New York State Reliability Council, L.L.C. and New York Independent System Operator, Inc., Respondent; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on October 6, 2005, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, a National Grid Company (National Grid), pursuant to section 206 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.206, filed a Complaint against the New York State Reliability Council (NYSRC) and New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) requesting that the Commission issue an order directing: (1) NYSRC to make certain changes in its methodology for determining the region’s Installed Reserves Margin and installed Capacity Requirement; (2) NYISO to file, as needed, conforming amendments to its tariff and manuals; and (3) any other relief as the Commission deems just and proper. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to 15:43 Oct 14, 2005 Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–5697 Filed 10–14–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P October 11, 2005. VerDate Aug<31>2005 become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant and all parties to this proceeding. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on October 26, 2005. Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP05–364–000] ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Wisconsin 2005 Expansion Project October 7, 2005. The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) on the natural gas pipeline facilities proposed by ANR Pipeline Company (ANR) in the above-referenced dockets. The EA was prepared to satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The staff concludes that approval of the proposed project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the proposed project. ANR proposes to install a total of 6.86 miles of 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: • About 3.08 miles of 16-inch outside diameter (OD) looping 1 pipeline (designated as the Little Chute Loop) in Outagamie County, WI; • About 3.78 miles of 30-inch OD looping pipeline (designated as the Madison Lateral Loop in Rock County, WI; • A new 2,370 horsepower (hp) reciprocating compressor unit and associated equipment at the existing Janesville Compressor Station in Rock County, WI; • A new 20,620 hp compressor station comprised of two 10,310 hp units to be built at an existing meter station site (designated as the Goodman Compressor Station) in Marinette County, WI; and • 5 existing meter station upgrades in Dane, Marathon, and Columbia Counties, WI. The purpose of the proposed facilities would be 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. The EA has been placed in the public files of the FERC. A limited number of copies of the EA are available for distribution and public inspection at: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Public Reference Room, 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8371. Copies of the EA have been mailed to Federal, State and local agencies, public interest groups, interested individuals, newspapers, and parties to this proceeding. Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. To ensure consideration prior to a Commission decision on the proposal, it is important that we receive your comments before the date specified below. 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 comments to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 1 A loop is a segment of pipeline installed adjacent to an existing pipeline which connects to the existing pipeline at both ends of the loop. The loop allows more gas to be moved through the system. E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 199 / Monday, October 17, 2005 / Notices First St., NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. • Label one copy of the comments for the attention of the Gas Branch 2, PJ11.2 Reference Docket No. CP05–364–000; and • Mail your comments so that they will be received in Washington, DC on or before November 7, 2005. Please note that we are continuing to experience delays in mail deliveries from the U.S. Postal Service. As a result, we will include all comments that we receive within a reasonable time frame in our environmental analysis of this project. However, 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 by clicking on ‘‘Sign-up.’’ Comments will be considered by the Commission but will not serve to make the commentor a party to the proceeding. Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.214).2 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 comments considered. 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 link also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the 2 Interventions may also be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See the previous discussion on filing comments electronically. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:43 Oct 14, 2005 Jkt 208001 60325 Report, the proposed project is in conformance with the stated policies of the PMP. An amendment to the PMP would be necessary, however, to accommodate the LNG facility because LNG is not an expressly identified ‘‘hazardous cargo’’ as permitted within Terminal Island Planning District 4. The POLB has submitted a draft PMP amendment (draft PMP Amendment No. 20) to the California Coastal Commission in conjunction with submittal of the draft EIS/EIR. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Magalie R. Salas, (ACOE) is participating as a cooperating Secretary. agency in the preparation of the EIS/EIR [FR Doc. E5–5705 Filed 10–14–05; 8:45 am] because the project would require permits pursuant to section 404 of the BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Clean Water Act [33 United States Code (U.S.C.) 1344] and section 10 of the DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Rivers and Harbors Act (33 U.S.C. 403). The ACOE must comply with the Federal Energy Regulatory requirements of NEPA before issuing Commission these permits. The ACOE would adopt the EIS/EIR per Title 40 Code of Federal [FERC Docket No. CP04–58–000, CP04–58– 001, CP04–58–002, and CP04–58–003; POLB Regulations (CFR) section 1506.3 if, after an independent review of the Application No. HDP 03–079 SCH No. document, it concludes that its 2003091130] comments and suggestions have been Port of Long Beach, Sound Energy satisfied. Solutions; Notice of Availability/ The U.S. Coast Guard (Coast Guard) Completion of the Draft Environmental within the U.S. Department of Impact Statement/Report, Draft Homeland Security has elected to act as General Conformity Determination, and a cooperating agency in the preparation Draft Port Master Plan Amendment for of the EIS/EIR because it exercises the Proposed Long Beach LNG Import regulatory authority over LNG facilities that affect the safety and security of port Project areas and navigable waterways under October 7, 2005. Executive Order 10173; the Magnuson The environmental staffs of the Act (50 U.S.C. 191); the Ports and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Waterways Safety Act of 1972, as (FERC or Commission) and the Port of amended (33 U.S.C. 1221, et seq.); and Long Beach (POLB) have prepared a the Maritime Transportation Security draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Act of 2002 (46 U.S.C. 701). The Coast Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) Guard also has authority for LNG on the liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility security plan review, approval import terminal and natural gas pipeline and compliance verification as provided facilities proposed by Sound Energy in Title 33 CFR part 105, and siting as Solutions (SES) in the above-referenced it pertains to the management of vessel dockets. The draft EIS/EIR was prepared traffic in and around the LNG facility. to satisfy the requirements of the As required by its regulations, the Coast National Environmental Policy Act Guard is responsible for issuing a Letter (NEPA) and the California of Recommendation (LOR) as to the Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). A suitability of the waterway for LNG draft General Conformity Determination marine traffic. The Coast Guard plans to was also prepared by the FERC to assess adopt the EIS/EIR if it adequately covers the potential air quality impacts the impacts associated with issuance of associated with construction and the LOR. operation of the proposed project and is SES’ proposed facilities would included as Appendix E of the draft EIS/ provide up to 1 billion standard cubic feet per day of natural gas to southern EIR. California, supply up to 150,000 gallons The draft EIS/EIR includes an per day of LNG vehicle fuel, and Application Summary Report that was provide storage of up to 320,000 cubic prepared by the POLB pursuant to the meters of imported LNG to reduce requirements of the CEQA, the certified fluctuations in the local natural gas Port Master Plan (PMP), and the supply. In order to provide LNG import, California Coastal Act for the proposed storage, and pipeline transportation project. Based on data contained in the draft EIS/EIR and Application Summary services, SES requests authorization to 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. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 199 (Monday, October 17, 2005)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP05-364-000]


ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Availability of the Environmental 
Assessment for the Proposed Wisconsin 2005 Expansion Project

October 7, 2005.
    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) on the 
natural gas pipeline facilities proposed by ANR Pipeline Company (ANR) 
in the above-referenced dockets.
    The EA was prepared to satisfy the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act. The staff concludes that approval of the 
proposed project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not 
constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality 
of the human environment.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the proposed project. ANR proposes to 
install a total of 6.86 miles of 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:
     About 3.08 miles of 16-inch outside diameter (OD) looping 
\1\ pipeline (designated as the Little Chute Loop) in Outagamie County, 
WI;
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    \1\ A loop is a segment of pipeline installed adjacent to an 
existing pipeline 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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     About 3.78 miles of 30-inch OD looping pipeline 
(designated as the Madison Lateral Loop in Rock County, WI;
     A new 2,370 horsepower (hp) reciprocating compressor unit 
and associated equipment at the existing Janesville Compressor Station 
in Rock County, WI;
     A new 20,620 hp compressor station comprised of two 10,310 
hp units to be built at an existing meter station site (designated as 
the Goodman Compressor Station) in Marinette County, WI; and
     5 existing meter station upgrades in Dane, Marathon, and 
Columbia Counties, WI.
    The purpose of the proposed facilities would be 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.
    The EA has been placed in the public files of the FERC. A limited 
number of copies of the EA are available for distribution and public 
inspection at: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Public Reference 
Room, 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-
8371.
    Copies of the EA have been mailed to Federal, State and local 
agencies, public interest groups, interested individuals, newspapers, 
and parties to this proceeding.
    Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. To ensure 
consideration prior to a Commission decision on the proposal, it is 
important that we receive your comments before the date specified 
below. 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 comments to: 
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888

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First St., NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426.
     Label one copy of the comments for the attention of the 
Gas Branch 2, PJ11.2 Reference Docket No. CP05-364-000; and
     Mail your comments so that they will be received in 
Washington, DC on or before November 7, 2005.
    Please note that we are continuing to experience delays in mail 
deliveries from the U.S. Postal Service. As a result, we will include 
all comments that we receive within a reasonable time frame in our 
environmental analysis of this project. However, 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 by clicking on ``Sign-up.''
    Comments will be considered by the Commission but will not serve to 
make the commentor a party to the proceeding. Any person seeking to 
become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene 
pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and 
Procedures (18 CFR 385.214).\2\ Only intervenors have the right to seek 
rehearing of the Commission's decision.
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    \2\ 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 comments considered.
    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 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.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E5-5705 Filed 10-14-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P