Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Plains Transmission Project (EPTP), Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas, 51295-51296 [E8-20237]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 2, 2008 / Notices Pipeline LLC from engaging in hydrostatic testing on a portion of its pipeline beginning September 3, 2008, and anticipated to end September 26, 2008. The petition is on file with the Commission and open for public inspection. This petition is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number 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 at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any person desiring to intervene in this proceeding or to be heard in response to the petition must file in accordance with the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure by the date designated below. 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P–2677–019 .................................................................................................................................... P–2677–019 .................................................................................................................................... P–12557–001 .................................................................................................................................. 1 Memo 51295 Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the Eastern Plains Transmission Project (EPTP), Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas Western Area Power Administration, Department of Energy. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:40 Aug 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 Notice of cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement. ACTION: SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy, Western Area Power Administration (Western) is canceling the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal by Western to participate with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Incorporated (Tri-State), in the construction of the Eastern Plains Transmission Project (EPTP). Western would have obtained 275 megawatts of capacity rights on the proposed transmission lines by participating in the EPTP. The EIS would have addressed the construction, operation, and maintenance of approximately PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and ancillary facilities, which included substations, fiber optic installation, access roads, and construction staging areas. Western issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for the EPTP in the Federal Register on August 2, 2006 (71 FR 43733), and conducted 10 public scoping meetings throughout the project area from August 28 through September 14, 2006. Additional public meetings were held in February 2007 (72 FR 2507), and in June 2007 (72 FR 30792). Western is canceling the preparation of the EIS due to anticipated changes in the EPTP scope. If Western decides to participate in the re-defined EPTP, a National Environmental Policy Act review will E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 51296 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 2, 2008 / Notices be initiated at that time. Tri-State may continue with development of the EPTP. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jim Hartman, Environmental Manager, Western Area Power Administration, Rocky Mountain Customer Service Region, P.O. Box 3700, Loveland, CO 80539, Telephone: 970–461–7450, Fax: 970–461–7213; or e-mail hartman@wapa.gov. Dated: August 22, 2008. Timothy J. Meeks, Adminstrator. [FR Doc. E8–20237 Filed 8–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OA–2007–0706; FRL–8710–2] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; State Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Programs (SBTCP) Annual Reporting Form (Reinstatement); EPA ICR No. 1748.07, OMB Control No. 2060–0337 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. erowe on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that an Information Collection Request (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. This is a request to reinstate a previously approved collection. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angela Suber, Office of Small Business VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:40 Aug 29, 2008 Jkt 214001 Programs, 1230T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 202–566–2827; fax number: 202–566–1505; e-mail address: suber.angela@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On September 25, 2007, (72 FR 54444), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments during the comment period. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice. 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EPA must provide the Congress with periodic reports from the EPA Small Business Ombudsman (SBO) on these programs, including their effectiveness, difficulties encountered, and other relevant information. Each state assistance program will submit requested information to EPA for compilation and summarization. This collection of information is mandatory under Section 507(a), (d), and (e) of the Clean Air Act as amended in 1990, Public Law 101–549, November 15, 1990. This Act directs EPA to monitor the state SBEAPs and to periodically report to Congress and others on the effectiveness of these programs. This responsibility has been delegated to the EPA SBO. Response to the collection is not required to obtain or retain a benefit. Information in the annual 507 Program Report is aggregated and is not of a confidential nature. None of the information collected by this action results in/or requests sensitive information of any nature from the states. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 170 (Tuesday, September 2, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51295-51296]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-20237]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Western Area Power Administration


Notice of Cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Eastern Plains Transmission Project (EPTP), Eastern Colorado and 
Western Kansas

AGENCY: Western Area Power Administration, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of cancellation of Environmental Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy, Western Area Power 
Administration (Western) is canceling the preparation of an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a proposal by Western to 
participate with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, 
Incorporated (Tri-State), in the construction of the Eastern Plains 
Transmission Project (EPTP). Western would have obtained 275 megawatts 
of capacity rights on the proposed transmission lines by participating 
in the EPTP. The EIS would have addressed the construction, operation, 
and maintenance of approximately 1,000 miles of high-voltage 
transmission lines and ancillary facilities, which included 
substations, fiber optic installation, access roads, and construction 
staging areas. Western issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS for 
the EPTP in the Federal Register on August 2, 2006 (71 FR 43733), and 
conducted 10 public scoping meetings throughout the project area from 
August 28 through September 14, 2006. Additional public meetings were 
held in February 2007 (72 FR 2507), and in June 2007 (72 FR 30792). 
Western is canceling the preparation of the EIS due to anticipated 
changes in the EPTP scope. If Western decides to participate in the re-
defined EPTP, a National Environmental Policy Act review will

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be initiated at that time. Tri-State may continue with development of 
the EPTP.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jim Hartman, Environmental 
Manager, Western Area Power Administration, Rocky Mountain Customer 
Service Region, P.O. Box 3700, Loveland, CO 80539, Telephone: 970-461-
7450, Fax: 970-461-7213; or e-mail hartman@wapa.gov.

    Dated: August 22, 2008.
Timothy J. Meeks,
Adminstrator.
[FR Doc. E8-20237 Filed 8-29-08; 8:45 am]
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