Puget Sound Energy, Inc., Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Jackson Prairie Storage Deliverability Expansion Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, 44683-44685 [E6-12722]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 151 / Monday, August 7, 2006 / Notices public.referenceroom@ferc.gov. The draft EIS also may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov under 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. CD versions of the draft EIS have been mailed to everone on the mailing list for the project. Copies of the CD, as well as a limited number of paper copies, are available from the Public Reference Room identified above. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. 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 October 3, 2006, and should reference Project No. 1971–079. 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 eLibrary link. Anyone may intervene in this proceeding based on this draft EIS (18 CFR 380.10). You must file your request to intervene as specified above.1 You do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. In addition to or in lieu of sending written comments, you are invited to attend public meetings that will be held to receive comments on the draft EIS. Two meetings have been scheduled for Thursday night, September 7, and Friday morning, September 8, 2006, in Boise, Idaho. Details of these public meetings, and other meetings yet to be scheduled, will be included in a separate notice, as well as posted on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov). For further information, contact Alan Mitchnick at (202) 502–6074, alan.mitchnick @ferc.gov; or Emily 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 17:19 Aug 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 Carter at (202) 502–6512, emily.carter@ferc.gov. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–12717 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP06–412–000] Puget Sound Energy, Inc., Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Jackson Prairie Storage Deliverability Expansion Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues July 28, 2006. 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 Jackson Prairie (JP) Storage Deliverability Expansion Project involving abandonment, construction, and operation of facilities by Puget Sound Energy, Inc. (Puget) in Lewis County, Washington.1 The Commission will use the EA in its decision-making process to determine whether or not to authorize the project. This notice announces the opening of the scoping period that will be used to gather environmental input from the public and interested agencies on the project. Your input will help us determine the issues that need to be evaluated in the EA. Please note that the scoping period will close on August 28, 2006. This notice is being sent to potentially affected landowners; Federal, State, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American Tribes, other interested parties; local libraries and newspapers. State and local government representatives are asked to notify their constituents of this planned project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. A fact sheet prepared by the FERC entitled ‘‘An Interstate Natural Gas Facility on My Land? What Do I Need To Know?’’ is available for viewing on the FERC Web site (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 Commission’s proceedings. 1 Puget’s application was filed with the Commission under section 7 of the Natural Gas Act and part 157 of the Commmission’s regulations. PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44683 If you are a landowner receiving this notice, you may be contacted by a Puget 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. Summary of the Proposed Project Puget is seeking authorization to design, construct, operate, and maintain the following new facilities at the existing JP Storage Field in Lewis County, Washington: • Up to ten new withdrawal/injection wells with associated well connect pipeline; • About 0.8 mile of new 24-inchdiameter pipeline to loop a portion of the existing gathering system; • One new 10,480-horsepower (hp) compressor unit at the existing JP Compressor Station; and • Upgrades and auxiliary facility additions at both the JP Compressor Station (total 1,551 hp increase) and JP Meter Station. Puget also requests to abandon various facilities that would be replaced by the proposed upgraded facilities. The existing JP Storage Field interconnects with Northwest Pipeline Corporation’s transmission system which provides natural gas supplies to markets in the Pacific Northwest. Puget’s proposed new and upgraded facilities would allow it to increase maximum firm withdrawal deliverability of the JP Storage Field from 850 million cubic feet per day (MMcfd) to 1,150 MMcfd. Puget is expected to commence construction for the drilling of up to five of the new wells and installation of associated well connect lines in the spring of 2007. Production rate tests on the initial wells would be conducted to help determine the minimum number of wells required to achieve the desired 300 MMcfd. The remaining facilities are anticipated to be constructed in 2008. The general location of Puget’s proposed facilities is shown on the map attached as Appendix 1.2 2 The appendices referenced in this notice are not being printed in the Federal Register. Copies of this notice, other than appendix 1 (maps), are available on the Commission’s Web site at the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link or from the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, or call E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM Continued 07AUN1 44684 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 151 / Monday, August 7, 2006 / Notices Land Requirements for Construction Puget states that all of the proposed activities associated with this project would occur on private lands owned or leased by the JP Storage Field. About 29.66 acres of land would be affected during construction and about 22.23 acres would be permanently maintained for operation of the proposed facilities. Six of the new withdrawal well sites would be located on new graveled well pads covering an area of 150 feet by 250 feet for drilling operations; the remaining four well sites would be colocated on two new graveled well pads which would require an area of 150 feet by 300 feet. The new 24-inch loop gathering line would be constructed within a 90-footwide right-of-way (ROW); and Puget is proposing to maintain a 75-foot-wide permanent ROW along the pipeline route. The total surface disturbance for the well connect lines and well pads would require about 12.22 acres. These new well connect lines would range from 6- to 10-inch-diameter pipeline and would tie-in to the JP gathering line. Puget would generally use established access roads; however, one new access road would need to be constructed and improvements on an existing two-track road would be necessary. Most modifications to the JP Compressor Station would occur within the station boundaries; however, the station would need to be expanded 0.51 acre to accommodate the new gas coolers. All of the modifications to the JP Meter Station would occur within the existing footprint. The existing Chehalis Compressor Station, which is about 2 miles southwest of the JP Storage Field, would be used as a pipe storage yard for the project. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES The EA Process We 3 are preparing the EA to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) which 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 (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. 3 ‘‘We’’, ‘‘us’’, and ‘‘our’’, refer to the environmental staff of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Aug 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 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. By this notice, we are also asking Federal, State, and local agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues to formally cooperate with us in the preparation of the EA. Agencies that would like to request cooperating status should follow the instructions for filing comments below (see Public Participation). 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. Currently Identified Environmental Issues In the EA, we will discuss impacts that could occur as a result of the construction and operation of the project. We will also evaluate possible alternatives to the proposed project or portions of the project. We have already identified some issues that we think deserve attention based on a preliminary review of the proposed facilities and the environmental information provided by Puget. This preliminary list of issues may be changed based on your comments and our analysis. • Potential impacts on local Noise Quality associated with construction and operation. • Potential impacts on Water Use and Quality. • Potential impacts on Land Use from a 75-foot-wide permanent ROW. 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 routes), and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impact. The more specific your comments, the more useful PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 1. • Reference Docket No. CP06–412– 000. • Mail your comments so that they will be received in Washington, DC on or before August 28, 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 an account which can be created on-line. 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 e-Filing 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).4 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. Additional Information Additional information about the project is available from the 4 Interventions may also be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See the previous discussion on filing comments electronically. E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 151 / Monday, August 7, 2006 / Notices Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at 1–866–208–FERC or on the FERC Internet Web site (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 www.ferc.gov/ esubscribenow.htm. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–12722 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Docket No. PF06–28–000 Southeast Supply Header, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Southeast Supply Header Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings July 28, 2006. The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 44685 Commission) will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will identify and address the environmental impacts that could result from the construction and operation of the Southeast Supply Header Project proposed by Southeast Supply Header, LLC (SESH) a partnership between Duke Energy Gas Transmission and CenterPoint Gas Transmission. In order to assist staff with the identification of environmental issues and to comply with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), a thirty day scoping period has been opened to receive comments on the proposed project. Please note that the scoping period for this project will close on August 28, 2006. Additionally, as part of the scoping process, we will also hold three public meetings, as described below, to receive comments on the proposed project. Date and time Location Monday—August 21, 2006, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (CST) .......... Multipurpose Building in Gallman, West Gallman Road, Gallman, Mississippi, Telephone: (601) 953–9007. Hattiesburg Lake Terrace, Convention Center, One Convention Center Plaza, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39042, Telephone: (800) 638–6877. Lucedale Rocky Creek Inn, 120 Woods Ridge Road, Lucedale, Mississippi 39452, Telephone: (601) 947–6900. Tuesday—August 22, 2006, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (CST) ......... sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Thursday—August 24, 2006, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (CST) ....... 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; all of which are encouraged to submit comments on the proposed project. Details on how to submit comments are provided in the Public Participation section of this notice. If you are a landowner receiving this notice, you may be contacted by a SESH representative about the acquisition of an easement to construct, operate, and maintain the proposed project 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 To Know?’’ is available for viewing on the FERC Internet Web site VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Aug 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 (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 SESH proposes to construct, own and operate a new 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline and associated facilities that would be capable of receiving and transporting about 1.0 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day in Richland and Madison Parishes, Louisiana; Warren, Claiborne, Hinds, Copiah, Simpson, Lawrence, Jefferson Davis, Covington, Jones, Forrest, Perry, Greene, George, and Jackson Counties, Mississippi; and Mobile County, Alabama. The general location of the proposed pipeline is shown in the figure included as Appendix 1.1 Specifically, SESH proposes to construct and operate the following facilities: • Approximately 270 miles of 36inch-diameter pipeline beginning in Richland Parish, Louisiana and ending in Mobile County, Alabama; 1 The appendices referenced in this notice are not being printed in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Three natural gas compressor stations: Delhi Compressor Station in Richland Parish (30,000 hp), Louisiana; Gwenville Compressor Station in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi (15,000 hp) and the Lucedale Compressor Station in George County, Mississippi (15,000 hp); • Three booster compressor stations at the Texas Eastern Transmission LP (TETLP) meter and regulation (M&R) Station, at the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corporation (Transco) M&R Station, and at the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (Tennessee Gas) M&R Station in Copiah, Jefferson Davis and Forrest Counties, Mississippi; • Twelve natural gas pipeline interconnects and M&R Stations; and • Three pig launching and receiving facilities and several mainline valves. SESH proposes to have the project constructed and operational by June 2008. Land Requirements for Construction As proposed, the typical construction right-of-way for the project pipeline would be 100 feet wide. Following construction, SESH has proposed to retain a 50-foot-wide permanent rightof-way for operation of the project. E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

 [Docket No. CP06-412-000]


Puget Sound Energy, Inc., Notice of Intent To Prepare an 
Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Jackson Prairie Storage 
Deliverability Expansion Project, Request for Comments on Environmental 
Issues

July 28, 2006.
    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 Jackson Prairie (JP) Storage 
Deliverability Expansion Project involving abandonment, construction, 
and operation of facilities by Puget Sound Energy, Inc. (Puget) in 
Lewis County, Washington.\1\ The Commission will use the EA in its 
decision-making process to determine whether or not to authorize the 
project. This notice announces the opening of the scoping period that 
will be used to gather environmental input from the public and 
interested agencies on the project. Your input will help us determine 
the issues that need to be evaluated in the EA. Please note that the 
scoping period will close on August 28, 2006.
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    \1\ Puget's application was filed with the Commission under 
section 7 of the Natural Gas Act and part 157 of the Commmission's 
regulations.
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    This notice is being sent to potentially affected landowners; 
Federal, State, and local government agencies; elected officials; 
environmental and public interest groups; Native American Tribes, other 
interested parties; local libraries and newspapers. State and local 
government representatives are asked to notify their constituents of 
this planned project and encourage them to comment on their areas of 
concern.
    A fact sheet prepared by the FERC entitled ``An Interstate Natural 
Gas Facility on My Land? What Do I Need To Know?'' is available for 
viewing on the FERC Web site (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 Commission's proceedings.
    If you are a landowner receiving this notice, you may be contacted 
by a Puget 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.

Summary of the Proposed Project

    Puget is seeking authorization to design, construct, operate, and 
maintain the following new facilities at the existing JP Storage Field 
in Lewis County, Washington:
     Up to ten new withdrawal/injection wells with associated 
well connect pipeline;
     About 0.8 mile of new 24-inch-diameter pipeline to loop a 
portion of the existing gathering system;
     One new 10,480-horsepower (hp) compressor unit at the 
existing JP Compressor Station; and
     Upgrades and auxiliary facility additions at both the JP 
Compressor Station (total 1,551 hp increase) and JP Meter Station.
    Puget also requests to abandon various facilities that would be 
replaced by the proposed upgraded facilities.
    The existing JP Storage Field interconnects with Northwest Pipeline 
Corporation's transmission system which provides natural gas supplies 
to markets in the Pacific Northwest. Puget's proposed new and upgraded 
facilities would allow it to increase maximum firm withdrawal 
deliverability of the JP Storage Field from 850 million cubic feet per 
day (MMcfd) to 1,150 MMcfd. Puget is expected to commence construction 
for the drilling of up to five of the new wells and installation of 
associated well connect lines in the spring of 2007. Production rate 
tests on the initial wells would be conducted to help determine the 
minimum number of wells required to achieve the desired 300 MMcfd. The 
remaining facilities are anticipated to be constructed in 2008.
    The general location of Puget's proposed facilities is shown on the 
map attached as Appendix 1.\2\
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    \2\ The appendices referenced in this notice are not being 
printed in the Federal Register. Copies of this notice, other than 
appendix 1 (maps), are available on the Commission's Web site at the 
``eLibrary'' link or from the Commission's Public Reference Room, 
888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 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

    Puget states that all of the proposed activities associated with 
this project would occur on private lands owned or leased by the JP 
Storage Field. About 29.66 acres of land would be affected during 
construction and about 22.23 acres would be permanently maintained for 
operation of the proposed facilities. Six of the new withdrawal well 
sites would be located on new graveled well pads covering an area of 
150 feet by 250 feet for drilling operations; the remaining four well 
sites would be co-located on two new graveled well pads which would 
require an area of 150 feet by 300 feet.
    The new 24-inch loop gathering line would be constructed within a 
90-foot-wide right-of-way (ROW); and Puget is proposing to maintain a 
75-foot-wide permanent ROW along the pipeline route. The total surface 
disturbance for the well connect lines and well pads would require 
about 12.22 acres. These new well connect lines would range from 6- to 
10-inch-diameter pipeline and would tie-in to the JP gathering line.
    Puget would generally use established access roads; however, one 
new access road would need to be constructed and improvements on an 
existing two-track road would be necessary. Most modifications to the 
JP Compressor Station would occur within the station boundaries; 
however, the station would need to be expanded 0.51 acre to accommodate 
the new gas coolers. All of the modifications to the JP Meter Station 
would occur within the existing footprint. The existing Chehalis 
Compressor Station, which is about 2 miles southwest of the JP Storage 
Field, would be used as a pipe storage yard for the project.

The EA Process

    We \3\ are preparing the EA to comply with the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) which 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.
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    \3\ ``We'', ``us'', and ``our'', refer to the environmental 
staff of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP).
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    By this notice, we are also asking Federal, State, and local 
agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to 
environmental issues to formally cooperate with us in the preparation 
of the EA. Agencies that would like to request cooperating status 
should follow the instructions for filing comments below (see Public 
Participation).
    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.

Currently Identified Environmental Issues

    In the EA, we will discuss impacts that could occur as a result of 
the construction and operation of the project. We will also evaluate 
possible alternatives to the proposed project or portions of the 
project.
    We have already identified some issues that we think deserve 
attention based on a preliminary review of the proposed facilities and 
the environmental information provided by Puget. This preliminary list 
of issues may be changed based on your comments and our analysis.
     Potential impacts on local Noise Quality associated with 
construction and operation.
     Potential impacts on Water Use and Quality.
     Potential impacts on Land Use from a 75-foot-wide 
permanent ROW.

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 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 1.
     Reference Docket No. CP06-412-000.
     Mail your comments so that they will be received in 
Washington, DC on or before August 28, 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 an account which can be created on-line.

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 e-Filing 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).\4\ Only intervenors have the right to seek 
rehearing of the Commission's decision.
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    \4\ 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.

Additional Information

    Additional information about the project is available from the

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Commission's Office of External Affairs, at 1-866-208-FERC or on the 
FERC Internet Web site (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 www.ferc.gov/esubscribenow.htm.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
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