Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation; Supplemental Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Leidy to Long Island Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, 61806-61807 [E5-5905]

Download as PDF 61806 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 26, 2005 / Notices mainline valve assemblies and a pig receiver at the terminus of the line, ultrasonic meters with electronic flow measurement, flow control valves, and data acquisition control buildings. 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, Native American tribes, interested individuals, local libraries, 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: 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 the Gas Branch 1; • Reference Docket No. CP05–372– 000; and • Mail your comments so that they will be received in Washington, DC on or before November 21, 2005. 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. 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).1 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 1 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 16:26 Oct 25, 2005 Jkt 208001 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. E5–5938 Filed 10–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P the EA in coordination with its cooperating agencies: The Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The document will satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. This notice supplements the informational letter issued by the FERC on January 13, 2005, which announced FERC’s initiation of a pre-filing environmental review for the project, and the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an EA issued on May 25, 2005. Those previous transmittals provided information about the proposed project and the FERC’s environmental review process and requested comments on the scope of issues to address in the EA. The comment period for the NOI closed on June 24, 2005. Transco has recently identified two new potential compressor station sites in Middlesex County, New Jersey. These new sites were not included in the previous transmittals issued by FERC. The sites, known as Mario’s Concrete (Lot 8) and Manzo site (Lot 13.13), are located southeast of the Madison Park subdivision, and also southeast of the proposed Cheesequake site. They are bordered by Bordentown Avenue to the west. A map depicting the proposed site locations is included in Appendix A.1 We 2 are specifically requesting comments on the new sites or any previously proposed sites. The scoping period for this notice ends on November 18, 2005. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Public Participation Federal Energy Regulatory Commission October 19, 2005. You can make a difference by providing us with your specific comments or concerns about the project. You should focus on the potential environmental effects of the proposal and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impact. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. By becoming a commentor, your concerns will be addressed in the EA and considered by the Commission. Please carefully follow these instructions to ensure that your The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) are preparing an environmental assessment (EA) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the Leidy to Long Island Expansion Project (project) proposed by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation (Transco). The FERC will be the lead Federal agency in the preparation of the EA, but will prepare 1 The appendices referenced in this notice are not being printed in the Federal Register. Copies are available on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) at the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link or from the Commission’s Public Reference and Files Maintenance Branch at (202) 502–8371. For instructions on connecting to eLibrary, refer to the end of this notice. Copies of the appendices were sent to all those receiving this notice in the mail. 2 ‘‘We,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to the environmental staff of the FERC’s Office of Energy Projects. [Docket No. PF05–6–000] Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation; Supplemental Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Leidy to Long Island Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 206 / Wednesday, October 26, 2005 / Notices 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 your comments for the attention of Gas Branch 3, DG2E; • Reference Docket No. PF05–6–000 on the original and both copies; and • Mail your comments so that they will be received in Washington, DC on or before November 18, 2005. Please note that we are continuing to experience delays in mail deliveries from the U.S. Postal Service. Therefore, the Commission encourages electronic filing of comments. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Internet Web site at http://www.ferc.gov under the ‘‘eFiling’’ link and the link to the User’s Guide. Prepare your submission in the same manner as you would if filing on paper and save it to a file on your hard drive. Before you can file comments you will need to create a free account by clicking on ‘‘Login to File’’ and then ‘‘New User Account.’’ You will be asked to select the type of filing you are making. This filing is considered a ‘‘Comment on Filing.’’ Becoming an Intervenor Because the NEPA Pre-Filing Process occurs before an application to begin a proceeding is officially filed, petitions to intervene during this process are premature and will not be accepted by the Commission. Transco proposes to file its application for authorization to construct the proposed facilities in midNovember. At that time, the Commission will publish notice of the application in the Federal Register and establish a deadline for interested persons to intervene in the proceeding. 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). Intervenors have the right to seek rehearing of the Commission’s decision. Motions to Intervene should be electronically submitted using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov. Persons without Internet access should send an original and 14 copies of their motion to the Secretary of the Commission at the address indicated previously. Persons filing Motions to Intervene on or before the comment deadline indicated above must send a copy of the motion to the Applicant. All filings, including late interventions, submitted after the comment deadline must be served on the Applicant and all other intervenors VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:26 Oct 25, 2005 Jkt 208001 identified on the Commission’s service list for this proceeding. Persons on the service list with e-mail addresses may be served electronically; others must be served a hard copy of the filing. 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 This notice is being sent to affected landowners; Federal, State, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; local libraries and newspapers; and other interested parties that expressed an interest in the project. We encourage government representatives to notify their constituents of this planned project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. 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 with eLibrary, the eLibrary helpline can be reached at 1–866–208– 3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC Internet Web site 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, Transco has established a toll-free information telephone line at (866) 455–9103, as well as an e-mail address at questions@northeastexpansion. williams.com. Transco’s single point of contact for the project is Mr. James Goudreau, and can be reached by phone PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61807 at (908) 788–8996. You may also access Transco’s Leidy to Long Island Expansion Project Web site at http:// www.williams.com/northeastexpansion. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–5905 Filed 10–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Application for Transfer of License and To Change Name of Project and Soliciting Comments, Motions to Intervene, and Protests October 20, 2005. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Transfer of License. b. Project No.: 7000–030. c. Date Filed: October 4, 2005. d. Applicants: Brascan Power St. Lawrence River LLC, formerly known as: Orion Power New York GP II, Inc. (Transferor). Erie Boulevard Hydropower, L.P. (Transferee). e. Name and Location of Project: The Newton Falls Hydroelectric Project is located on the Oswegatchie River in St. Lawrence County, New York. f. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. g. Applicants’ Contact: Amy S. Koch, Patton Boggs LLP, 2550 M Street, NW., Washington, DC 20037, (202) 457–5618. h. FERC Contact: James Hunter at (202) 502–6086. i. Deadline for filing comments, protests, and motions to intervene: November 10, 2005. All documents (original and eight copies) should be filed with: Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comments, protests, and interventions 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 under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. Please include the Project Number on any comments or motions filed. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing a document with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person in the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. PF05-6-000]


Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation; Supplemental Notice 
of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Leidy 
to Long Island Expansion Project and Request for Comments on 
Environmental Issues

October 19, 2005.
    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) are preparing an environmental assessment (EA) that will 
discuss the environmental impacts of the Leidy to Long Island Expansion 
Project (project) proposed by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line 
Corporation (Transco). The FERC will be the lead Federal agency in the 
preparation of the EA, but will prepare the EA in coordination with its 
cooperating agencies: The Environmental Protection Agency, National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries 
Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service. The document will satisfy the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act.
    This notice supplements the informational letter issued by the FERC 
on January 13, 2005, which announced FERC's initiation of a pre-filing 
environmental review for the project, and the Notice of Intent (NOI) to 
prepare an EA issued on May 25, 2005. Those previous transmittals 
provided information about the proposed project and the FERC's 
environmental review process and requested comments on the scope of 
issues to address in the EA. The comment period for the NOI closed on 
June 24, 2005.
    Transco has recently identified two new potential compressor 
station sites in Middlesex County, New Jersey. These new sites were not 
included in the previous transmittals issued by FERC. The sites, known 
as Mario's Concrete (Lot 8) and Manzo site (Lot 13.13), are located 
southeast of the Madison Park subdivision, and also southeast of the 
proposed Cheesequake site. They are bordered by Bordentown Avenue to 
the west. A map depicting the proposed site locations is included in 
Appendix A.\1\ We \2\ are specifically requesting comments on the new 
sites or any previously proposed sites. The scoping period for this 
notice ends on November 18, 2005.
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    \1\ The appendices referenced in this notice are not being 
printed in the Federal Register. Copies are available on the 
Commission's Internet Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) at the 
``eLibrary'' link or from the Commission's Public Reference and 
Files Maintenance Branch at (202) 502-8371. For instructions on 
connecting to eLibrary, refer to the end of this notice. Copies of 
the appendices were sent to all those receiving this notice in the 
mail.
    \2\ ``We,'' ``us,'' and ``our'' refer to the environmental staff 
of the FERC's Office of Energy Projects.
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Public Participation

    You can make a difference by providing us with your specific 
comments or concerns about the project. You should focus on the 
potential environmental effects of the proposal and measures to avoid 
or lessen environmental impact. The more specific your comments, the 
more useful they will be. By becoming a commentor, your concerns will 
be addressed in the EA and considered by the Commission. Please 
carefully follow these instructions to ensure that your

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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 your comments for the attention of Gas 
Branch 3, DG2E;
     Reference Docket No. PF05-6-000 on the original and both 
copies; and
     Mail your comments so that they will be received in 
Washington, DC on or before November 18, 2005.
    Please note that we are continuing to experience delays in mail 
deliveries from the U.S. Postal Service. Therefore, the Commission 
encourages electronic filing of comments. See 18 CFR 
385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Internet 
Web site at http://www.ferc.gov under the ``e-Filing'' link and the 
link to the User's Guide. Prepare your submission in the same manner as 
you would if filing on paper and save it to a file on your hard drive. 
Before you can file comments you will need to create a free account by 
clicking on ``Login to File'' and then ``New User Account.'' You will 
be asked to select the type of filing you are making. This filing is 
considered a ``Comment on Filing.''

Becoming an Intervenor

    Because the NEPA Pre-Filing Process occurs before an application to 
begin a proceeding is officially filed, petitions to intervene during 
this process are premature and will not be accepted by the Commission. 
Transco proposes to file its application for authorization to construct 
the proposed facilities in mid-November. At that time, the Commission 
will publish notice of the application in the Federal Register and 
establish a deadline for interested persons to intervene in the 
proceeding.
    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). Intervenors have the right to seek 
rehearing of the Commission's decision. Motions to Intervene should be 
electronically submitted using the Commission's eFiling system at 
http://www.ferc.gov. Persons without Internet access should send an 
original and 14 copies of their motion to the Secretary of the 
Commission at the address indicated previously. Persons filing Motions 
to Intervene on or before the comment deadline indicated above must 
send a copy of the motion to the Applicant. All filings, including late 
interventions, submitted after the comment deadline must be served on 
the Applicant and all other intervenors identified on the Commission's 
service list for this proceeding. Persons on the service list with e-
mail addresses may be served electronically; others must be served a 
hard copy of the filing.
    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

    This notice is being sent to affected landowners; Federal, State, 
and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and 
public interest groups; Native American tribes; local libraries and 
newspapers; and other interested parties that expressed an interest in 
the project. We encourage government representatives to notify their 
constituents of this planned project and encourage them to comment on 
their areas of concern.

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 with eLibrary, the eLibrary helpline can be reached at 1-
866-208-3676, TTY (202) 502-8659, or at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov. 
The eLibrary link on the FERC Internet Web site 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, Transco has established a toll-free information telephone 
line at (866) 455-9103, as well as an e-mail address at 
questions@northeastexpansion.williams.com. Transco's single point of 
contact for the project is Mr. James Goudreau, and can be reached by 
phone at (908) 788-8996. You may also access Transco's Leidy to Long 
Island Expansion Project Web site at http://www.williams.com/
northeastexpansion.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E5-5905 Filed 10-25-05; 8:45 am]
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