CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Line AM-46 Replacement Project, 40720-40721 [2011-17247]

Download as PDF erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 40720 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 132 / Monday, July 11, 2011 / Notices licenses for the Brandon Road Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 12717–002) and the Dresden Island Hydroelectric Project (FERC Project No. 12626–002). The Brandon Road Hydroelectric Project is proposed to be located on the Des Plaines River, near the City of Joliet, Will County, Illinois, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Brandon Road Lock and Dam. The Dresden Island Hydroelectric Project is proposed to be located on the Illinois River, in the Town of Morris, Grundy County, Illinois, at the Corps’ Dresden Island Lock and Dam. Staff prepared a multi-project environmental assessment (EA), which analyzes the potential environmental effects of licensing the projects, and concludes that licensing the projects, with appropriate environmental protection measures, would not constitute a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment. A copy of the EA 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, excluding the last three digits for each docket number, in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov; toll-free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, 202– 502–8659. You may also register online at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via e-mail of new filings and issuances related to these or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Any comments should be filed within 30 days from the date of this notice. Comments may be filed electronically via the Internet. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site http:// www.ferc.gov/doc-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, mail an original and seven copies to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Please affix Brandon Road Hydroelectric Project, P–12717–002 and Dresden VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Jul 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 Island Hydroelectric Project, P–12626– 002 to all comments. For further information, contact Janet Hutzel at (202) 502–8675 or by e-mail at janet.hutzel@ferc.gov. Dated: July 5, 2011. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–17289 Filed 7–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP11–78–000] CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Line AM–46 Replacement Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Line AM–46 Replacement Project proposed by CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Company, LLC (CEGT) in the above-referenced docket. CEGT requests authorization to construct, operate, and abandon pipeline facilities in Howard, Hempstead, Sevier, and Little River Counties, Arkansas. The proposed project would replace a segment of CEGT’s existing natural gas system to ensure a reliable natural gas supply of 50 million cubic feet per day to Ashdown, Arkansas. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Line AM–46 Replacement Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). The FERC 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers participated as a cooperating agency in the preparation of the EA. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis. The project would require a permit from the USACE pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 United States Code 1344). The proposed Line AM–46 Replacement Project involves the abandonment of a total of 16.2 miles of CEGT’s Line AM–46 and associated PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 segments; the construction of 16.7 miles of Line AM–204, a new 10-inchdiameter pipeline in Howard, Hempstead, and Sevier Counties, Arkansas; and the installation of a pig 1 launcher at the beginning of the new pipeline (MP 0.0) and a pig receiver at its terminus (MP 16.7). The EA has been placed in the public files of the FERC and is available for public viewing on the FERC’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the eLibrary link. 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 government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups; newspapers and libraries in the project area; and parties to this proceeding. Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To ensure that your comments are properly recorded and considered prior to a Commission decision on the proposal, it is important that the FERC receives your comments in Washington, DC on or before August 1, 2011. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to submit your comments to the Commission. In all instances, please reference the project docket number (CP11–78–000) with your submission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has dedicated eFiling expert staff available to assist you at (202) 502–8258 or efiling@ferc.gov. (1) You may file your comments electronically by using the eComment feature, which is located on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov under the link to Documents and Filings. An eComment is an easy method for interested persons to submit brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You may file your comments electronically by using the eFiling feature, which is located on the Commission’s Web site at http:// 1 A ‘‘pig’’ is a tool that is inserted into and moves through the pipeline, and is used for cleaning the pipeline, internal inspections, or other purposes. E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 132 / Monday, July 11, 2011 / Notices www.ferc.gov under the link to Documents and Filings. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on ‘‘eRegister.’’ You will be asked to select the type of filing you are making. A comment on a particular project is considered a ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’; or (3) You may file a paper copy of your comments at the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Although your comments will be considered by the Commission, simply filing comments will not serve to make the commenter 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).2 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 (866) 208–FERC or on the FERC 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 (i.e., CP11–78). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. 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. 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 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 2 Interventions may also be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See the previous discussion on filing comments electronically. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Jul 08, 2011 Jkt 223001 summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to http://www.ferc.gov/ esubscribenow.htm. Dated: July 1, 2011. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. 40721 (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on July 11, 2011. [FR Doc. 2011–17247 Filed 7–8–11; 8:45 am] Dated: July 1, 2011. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [FR Doc. 2011–17246 Filed 7–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. TS10–1–001] Cross-Sound Cable Company, LLC; Notice of Filing Take notice that on June 20, 2011, Cross-Sound Cable Company, LLC filed a request for continued waiver of the Commission’s Standards of Conduct requirements of Part 358 and Order No. 889, pursuant to the Commission’s April 21, 2011 Order, Black Hills Power, Inc., et al., 135 FERC ¶ 61,058 (2011) (April 21 Order). Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). 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. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is 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 docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. EL11–48–000] Southern California Edison Company; Notice of Filing Take notice that on June 30, 2011, pursuant to Rule 207 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission), 18 CFR 385.207 (2011), Southern California Edison Company filed a petition for a limited historical waiver (for the limited period from 2008–2010) of specific provisions of FERC’s Order 2003 et. seq. requirement to annually reassess the estimated current tax liability with respect to those generator interconnection agreements it had on file before 2011. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest in the above proceeding must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5 p.m. Eastern 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 E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 132 (Monday, July 11, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40720-40721]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17247]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP11-78-000]


CenterPoint Energy Gas Transmission Company, LLC; Notice of 
Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Line AM-
46 Replacement Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Line 
AM-46 Replacement Project proposed by CenterPoint Energy Gas 
Transmission Company, LLC (CEGT) in the above-referenced docket. CEGT 
requests authorization to construct, operate, and abandon pipeline 
facilities in Howard, Hempstead, Sevier, and Little River Counties, 
Arkansas. The proposed project would replace a segment of CEGT's 
existing natural gas system to ensure a reliable natural gas supply of 
50 million cubic feet per day to Ashdown, Arkansas.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the Line AM-46 Replacement Project in 
accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy 
Act of 1969 (NEPA). The FERC 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers participated as a cooperating 
agency in the preparation of the EA. Cooperating agencies have 
jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources 
potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the NEPA 
analysis. The project would require a permit from the USACE pursuant to 
Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 United States Code 1344).
    The proposed Line AM-46 Replacement Project involves the 
abandonment of a total of 16.2 miles of CEGT's Line AM-46 and 
associated segments; the construction of 16.7 miles of Line AM-204, a 
new 10-inch-diameter pipeline in Howard, Hempstead, and Sevier 
Counties, Arkansas; and the installation of a pig \1\ launcher at the 
beginning of the new pipeline (MP 0.0) and a pig receiver at its 
terminus (MP 16.7).
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    \1\ A ``pig'' is a tool that is inserted into and moves through 
the pipeline, and is used for cleaning the pipeline, internal 
inspections, or other purposes.
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    The EA has been placed in the public files of the FERC and is 
available for public viewing on the FERC's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the eLibrary link. 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 
government representatives and agencies; elected officials; 
environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; 
potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and 
groups; newspapers and libraries in the project area; and parties to 
this proceeding.
    Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your comments 
should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable 
alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. 
The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To 
ensure that your comments are properly recorded and considered prior to 
a Commission decision on the proposal, it is important that the FERC 
receives your comments in Washington, DC on or before August 1, 2011.
    For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to submit 
your comments to the Commission. In all instances, please reference the 
project docket number (CP11-78-000) with your submission. The 
Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has dedicated 
eFiling expert staff available to assist you at (202) 502-8258 or 
efiling@ferc.gov.
    (1) You may file your comments electronically by using the eComment 
feature, which is located on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov under the link to Documents and Filings. An eComment is an 
easy method for interested persons to submit brief, text-only comments 
on a project;
    (2) You may file your comments electronically by using the eFiling 
feature, which is located on the Commission's Web site at http://

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www.ferc.gov under the link to Documents and Filings. With eFiling, you 
can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a 
file with your submission. New eFiling users must first create an 
account by clicking on ``eRegister.'' You will be asked to select the 
type of filing you are making. A comment on a particular project is 
considered a ``Comment on a Filing''; or
    (3) You may file a paper copy of your comments at the following 
address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426.
    Although your comments will be considered by the Commission, simply 
filing comments will not serve to make the commenter 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).\2\ Only intervenors 
have the right to seek rehearing of the Commission's decision.
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    \2\ 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 (866) 208-FERC or on the 
FERC 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 
(i.e., CP11-78). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. 
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. 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 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.

    Dated: July 1, 2011.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-17247 Filed 7-8-11; 8:45 am]
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