Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Leidy to Long Island Expansion Project, 15407-15408 [E6-4471]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 59 / Tuesday, March 28, 2006 / Notices time on the specified comment date. It is not necessary to separately intervene again in a subdocket related to a compliance filing if you have previously intervened in the same docket. 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. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. In reference to filings initiating a new proceeding, interventions or protests submitted on or before the comment deadline need not be served on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and 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 email 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. E6–4455 Filed 3–27–06; 8:45 am] cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Mar 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP06–34–000] Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Leidy to Long Island Expansion Project March 21, 2006. 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 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation (Transco) in the abovereferenced docket. 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 three 42inch-diameter pipeline loops totaling 13.4 miles (two in Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey); replacement of 1.7 miles of 42-inch-diameter pipeline (consisting of five separate sections) in New Jersey; a new compressor station in New Jersey; and uprate of a portion of Transco’s Lower New York Bay Mainline C pipeline in New Jersey and Transco’s Lower New York Bay Extension in New Jersey and New York. Transco states that the purpose of the project would be to provide 100 million cubic feet per day of primary firm capacity to KeySpan Energy Delivery (KeySpan). The project is fully subscribed by KeySpan with a primary term of 20 years to deliver the proposed volumes at KeySpan’s existing Long Beach Meter Facilities. KeySpan anticipates a 2.5 to 3.0 percent annual growth rate in the demand of their firm gas customers and their subscription to the project would help meet the growing demand for natural gas within KeySpan’s service territory in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York, and the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15407 Copies of the EA have been mailed to Federal, State, and local agencies; public interest groups; individuals who have requested the EA; 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 3, PJ11.3; • Reference Docket No. CP06–34– 000; and • Mail your comments so that they will be received in Washington, DC, on or before April 20, 2006. 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 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).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 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) 1 Interventions may also be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See the previous discussion on filing comments electronically. E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 15408 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 59 / Tuesday, March 28, 2006 / Notices 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. E6–4471 Filed 3–27–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission March 22, 2006. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project Nos. 2978–005, 2979–006, and 2980–007—Michigan] Traverse City Light & Power; Notice of Availability of Environment Assessment March 21, 2006. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Public Utility District No. 2 of Grant County, WA; Notice of Intent To Hold Public Meetings DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s regulations, the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the application requesting the Commission’s authorization to surrender the license for the Brown Bridge Project (FERC Project No. 2978) and exemptions for the Boardman Dam Project (FERC Project No. 2979) and the Sabin Dam Project (FERC Project No. 2980). These projects are located on the Boardman River in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. An environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared. In the EA, the Commission’s staff concludes that approval of the subject surrender of license and exemptions would not produce any significant adverse environmental impacts, consequently the proposal would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. 15:19 Mar 27, 2006 Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–4465 Filed 3–27–06; 8:45 am] [Project No. 2114–116 Washington] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 A copy of the EA is attached to a Commission order titled ‘‘Order Approving Conditional Surrender of License and Exemptions’’, issued March 17, 2006, and is available at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. A copy of the EA may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘elibrary’’ link. Enter the docket numbers (P–2978, or P–2979 or P–2980) in the docket field to access the document. For assistance, call (202) 502–8222 or (202) 502–8659 (for TTY). Jkt 208001 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 has reviewed the application for a new license for the Priest Rapids Hydroelectric Project No. 2114–116, located on the mid-Columbia River, near the city of Ellensburg, in portions of Grant, Yakima, Kittitas, Douglas, Benton, and Chelan Counties, Washington, and issued a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project on February 28, 2006. Copies of the draft EIS are available for review at the Commission’s Public Reference Branch, Room 2A, located at 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426 or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov under the e-Library link by entering the docket number, P–2114, in the e-Library docket number field. For assistance, e-mail FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. You are invited to attend either one or both of two public meetings that will be held to receive comments on the draft EIS. The time and location of the meetings are as follows: Date: April 19, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Time: 2:30 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m. (PST). Place: Moses Lake Convention Center. Address: 1475 Nelson Rd., NE., Moses Lake, WA 98837. At these meetings, resource agency personnel and other interested persons will have the opportunity to provide oral and written comments and recommendations regarding the draft EIS. The meetings will be recorded by a court reporter, and all statements (verbal and written) will become part of the Commission’s public record for the project. These meetings are posted on the Commission’s calendar located at http://www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/ EventsList.aspx along with other related information. Whether or not you attend one of these meetings, you are invited to submit written comments on the draft EIS. Comments should be filed with Magalie R. Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. All comments must be filed by May 2, 2006, and should reference Project No. 2114–116. Comments may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and instructions on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov under the ‘‘e-Library’’ link. The Commission staff will consider comments made on the draft EIS in preparing a final EIS for the project. Before the Commission makes a licensing decision, it will take into account all concerns relevant to the public interest. The final EIS will be part of the record from which the Commission will make its decision. For further information, contact Charles Hall at (202) 502–6853 or at charles.hall@ferc.gov. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–4452 Filed 3–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 12608–000] Alternatives Unlimited, Inc.; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, and Prescriptions March 21, 2006. Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 59 (Tuesday, March 28, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15407-15408]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP06-34-000]


Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation; Notice of 
Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Leidy to 
Long Island Expansion Project

March 21, 2006.
    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 Transcontinental Gas Pipe 
Line Corporation (Transco) in the above-referenced docket.
    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 three 42-inch-diameter pipeline loops 
totaling 13.4 miles (two in Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey); 
replacement of 1.7 miles of 42-inch-diameter pipeline (consisting of 
five separate sections) in New Jersey; a new compressor station in New 
Jersey; and uprate of a portion of Transco's Lower New York Bay 
Mainline C pipeline in New Jersey and Transco's Lower New York Bay 
Extension in New Jersey and New York. Transco states that the purpose 
of the project would be to provide 100 million cubic feet per day of 
primary firm capacity to KeySpan Energy Delivery (KeySpan). The project 
is fully subscribed by KeySpan with a primary term of 20 years to 
deliver the proposed volumes at KeySpan's existing Long Beach Meter 
Facilities. KeySpan anticipates a 2.5 to 3.0 percent annual growth rate 
in the demand of their firm gas customers and their subscription to the 
project would help meet the growing demand for natural gas within 
KeySpan's service territory in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, New York, 
and the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.
    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; individuals who have requested the 
EA; 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 3, PJ11.3;
     Reference Docket No. CP06-34-000; and
     Mail your comments so that they will be received in 
Washington, DC, on or before April 20, 2006.
    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).\1\ Only intervenors have the right to seek 
rehearing of the Commission's decision.
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    \1\ 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)

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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. E6-4471 Filed 3-27-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P