Appalachian Power Company; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment, 3082 [E6-488]

Download as PDF 3082 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 12 / Thursday, January 19, 2006 / Notices interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St., NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above proceedings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also 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 dockets(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. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–559 Filed 1–18–06; 8:45 am] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2210–116] Appalachian Power Company; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES January 10, 2006. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897), the Office of Energy Projects’ staff has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for Appalachian Power Company’s application requesting Commission approval of a non-project use of project lands and waters for the Smith Mountain Pumped Storage Project, FERC No. 2210. This project is located on the Roanoke River, in Bedford, Pittsylvania, Franklin, and Campbell Counties, Virginia. Jkt 208001 BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Federal Energy Regulatory Commission DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 16:38 Jan 18, 2006 Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–488 Filed 1–18–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 The EA contains the staff’s analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the proposal and concludes that approval of the proposal would not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. A copy of the EA is attached to a Commission Order entitled ‘‘Order Modifying and Approving Non-Project Use of Project Lands and Waters’’ issued on January 5, 2006 (See 114 FERC ¶ 62,006) which is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, or it may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov using the eLibrary link. Enter the docket number (prefaced by P-) and excluding the last three digits, in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or tollfree (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. For further information, contact Jon Cofrancesco at 202–502–8951. Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Millennium Phase I Project, Columbia Line A–5 Replacement Project, Empire Connector Project, Algonquin Ramapo Expansion Project, and Iroquois Marketaccess Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues January 10, 2006. In the matter of: Millennium Pipeline Company L.P., Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation, Empire Pipeline, Inc., Algonquin Gas Transmission LLC, Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P., Docket Nos. CP98–150–006 and –007, CP05–19–000, CP06–5–000, PF06–5–000, PF06–6–000. The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) that discusses the environmental impacts of Millennium Pipeline L.P.’s (Millennium) proposed Millennium Phase I Project (Phase I Project) which involves design and route changes to the pipeline facilities previously approved as part of the PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Millennium Pipeline Project 1 and the related projects proposed by other pipeline companies. These related projects are: Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation’s (Columbia) Line A–5 Replacement Project, Empire Pipeline, Inc.’s (Empire) Empire Connector Project, Algonquin Gas Transmission’s (Algonquin) Ramapo Expansion Project, and Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.’s MarketAccess Project. Together, these projects are referred to as the Northeast (NE)–07 Project. The SEIS will incorporate by reference the analyses completed in the Final EIS for the Millennium Pipeline Project and the environmental assessment (EA) issued for the Brookfield Project. It will address the impacts of the facility modifications including route changes proposed by Millennium for the Phase I Project and Columbia for the Line A–5 Replacement Project and the new facilities proposed by Empire, Algonquin, and Iroquois. This notice announces the opening of the scoping period that will be used to gather environmental information from the public and interested agencies on the NE–07 Project. Please note that the scoping period will close on February 10, 2006. Details on how to submit comments are provided in the Public Participation section of this notice. This notice is being sent to potentially affected landowners along the NE–07 Project route and within a half mile of the new and modified compressor stations; Federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; and local libraries and newspapers. With this notice, we 2 are asking Federal, state, and local agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues to cooperate with us in the preparation of the SEIS. These agencies may choose to participate once they have evaluated the proposal relative to their responsibilities. Agencies which would like to request cooperating status should follow the instructions for filing comments described later in this notice. We encourage government representatives to notify their constituents of this planned project and 1 On September 19, 2002, the Commission issued an order approving construction of the Millennium Pipeline Project in Docket Nos. CP98–150 et al. On July 12, 2005, Millennium was granted approval of its request for an extension of time to file its implementation plan for the project and to complete construction since its amendment application was expected soon. 2 ‘‘We,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to the environmental staff of the Office of Energy Projects. E:\FR\FM\19JAN1.SGM 19JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 2210-116]


Appalachian Power Company; Notice of Availability of 
Environmental Assessment

January 10, 2006.
    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) 
regulations, 18 CFR part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897), the Office 
of Energy Projects' staff has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) 
for Appalachian Power Company's application requesting Commission 
approval of a non-project use of project lands and waters for the Smith 
Mountain Pumped Storage Project, FERC No. 2210. This project is located 
on the Roanoke River, in Bedford, Pittsylvania, Franklin, and Campbell 
Counties, Virginia.
    The EA contains the staff's analysis of the potential environmental 
impacts of the proposal and concludes that approval of the proposal 
would not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the 
quality of the human environment.
    A copy of the EA is attached to a Commission Order entitled ``Order 
Modifying and Approving Non-Project Use of Project Lands and Waters'' 
issued on January 5, 2006 (See 114 FERC ] 62,006) which is available 
for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, or it may be 
viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the 
eLibrary link. Enter the docket number (prefaced by P-) and excluding 
the last three digits, in the docket number field to access the 
document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free (866) 208-3676, or for TTY, 
contact (202) 502-8659.
    For further information, contact Jon Cofrancesco at 202-502-8951.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. E6-488 Filed 1-18-06; 8:45 am]
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