Appalachian Gateway Project; Notice of Availability of Draft General Conformity Analysis, 47621-47622 [2012-19506]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 154 / Thursday, August 9, 2012 / Notices Docket No. EL12–69, Primary Power LLC v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER12–1700, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER12–1901, GenOn Power Midwest, LP Docket No. ER12–2080, GenOn Power Midwest, LP Docket No. ER12–2085, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Docket No. ER12–2260, New York Independent System Operator, Inc. Docket No. ER12–2880, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. For more information, contact Jonathan Fernandez, Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at (202) 502– 6604 or jonathan.fernandez@ferc.gov. Dated: August 2, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–19527 Filed 8–8–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL12–98–000] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Hudson Transmission Partners, LLC v. New York Independent System Operator, Inc.; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on August 3, 2012, pursuant to Rule 206 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure; 18 CFR 385.206 (2012) and sections 206 and 306 of the Federal Power Act, Hudson Transmission Partners, LLC (Complainant) filed a formal complaint against the New York Independent System Operator, Inc. (Respondent). As more fully explained in the Complaint, the Complainant alleges that the Respondent applied the Mitigation Exemption Test using methods and assumptions that are unjust, unreasonable, and unduly discriminatory; and inconsistent with the requirements of the Open Access Transmission Tariff and the Services Tariff. The Complainant certifies that copies of the complaint were served on the contacts for the Respondent as listed on the Commission’s list of Corporate Officials. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Aug 08, 2012 Jkt 226001 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. The Respondent’s answer and all interventions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. The Respondent’s answer, motions to intervene, and protests must be served on the Complainants. 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 email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on August 23, 2012. Dated: August 3, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–19516 Filed 8–8–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP10–448–000] Appalachian Gateway Project; Notice of Availability of Draft General Conformity Analysis In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Clean Air Act and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission or FERC’s) regulations, Commission staff has prepared this draft General Conformity Determination (GCD) for the Appalachian Gateway Project (Project) to assess the potential air quality impacts associated with the construction and operation of natural gas pipelines, compressor stations, and aboveground facilities currently being constructed by Dominion Transmission, PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47621 Inc (Dominion) under Docket Number CP10–448–000 in Pennsylvania. The FERC staff concludes that the Project will achieve conformity in Pennsylvania with the use of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection emission credits. If significant new comments are received by the end of the 30-day public comment period, which ends on September 2, 2012, FERC staff will issue a final GCD to address any changes necessary and respond to comments. If no new significant comments are received, FERC staff will issue a public notice identifying this GCD as final. The revised draft GCD addresses the potential air quality impacts on Pennsylvania air quality from the construction and operation of the Project. The Project consists of the following natural gas pipeline facilities in West Virginia and Pennsylvania: construction of 109.1 miles of 20-inch, 24-inch, and 30-inch-diameter interstate natural gas transmission pipeline, four new compressor stations, and modifications to two existing compressor stations. Any person wishing to comment on the draft GCD may do so. To ensure that your comments are properly recorded and considered prior to issuance of the final GCD, it is important that we receive your comments in Washington, DC on or before September 2, 2012. 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 (CP10–448–000) 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 Quick Comment feature, which is located on the Commission’s Web site at http:// www.ferc.gov under the link to Documents and Filings. A Quick Comment is an easy method for interested persons to submit 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:// www.ferc.gov under the link to Documents and Filings. eFiling involves preparing your submission in the same manner as you would if filing on paper, and then saving the file on your computer’s hard drive. You will attach that file as your submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on ‘‘Sign up’’ or ‘‘eRegister.’’ You will be asked to select E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 47622 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 154 / Thursday, August 9, 2012 / Notices 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. Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs at (866) 208–FERC. The administrative public record for this proceeding to date is on the FERC Web site http:// www.ferc.gov. Go to Documents Filings and choose the eLibrary link. Under eLibrary, click on ‘‘General Search,’’ and enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field (e.g., CP010–448). 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 call (202) 502–8659. The eLibrary link on the FERC Web site also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. You may also register online at 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. For further information, contact Eric Tomasi by telephone at 202–502–8097 or by email at Eric.Tomasi@ferc.gov. Dated: August 2, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–19506 Filed 8–8–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission TransCanada’s Projects tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Project No. 1892–000 New HampshireVermont; Project No. 1855–000 New Hampshire-Vermont; Project No. 1904–000 New Hampshire-Vermont; Project No. 2485– 000 Massachusetts; Project No. 1889–000 Massachusetts] TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc.; FirstLight Power Resources; Notice of Environmental Site Review In anticipation of the filing of a Notice of Intent (NOI) and Pre-Application Document for three hydroelectric projects owned and operated by TransCanada Hydro Northeast Inc. (TransCanada) in New Hampshire and VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Aug 08, 2012 Vermont (Wilder Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 1892, Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 1855, and Vernon Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 1904), and two projects owned and operated by FirstLight Power Resources in Massachusetts (Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project No. 2485, and Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 1889), all located on the Connecticut River, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will be hosting an environmental site review for each of the projects during the first week of October 2012. The environmental site reviews are being held to provide all stakeholders, interested in the projects’ pending relicensing proceedings, an opportunity to view the projects’ facilities and surrounding areas. Under the Commission’s Integrated Licensing Process, the Commission conducts its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping meeting within 90 days of the filing of the Licensee’s Notice of Intent. An environmental site review is typically held in conjunction with that scoping meeting. However, access to some project facilities may be limited by winter weather during the early part of 2013 when scoping for this project is currently anticipated. For this reason, the Commission has chosen to host the environmental site reviews in October before the onset of winter. While the Commission expects to host its NEPA scoping meetings for the projects in early 2013, it will not conduct the environmental site reviews at that time. As such, the Commission encourages all interested parties to participate in the October environmental site review(s) to facilitate productive scoping meetings early next year. Details of the project specific environmental site reviews follow. Jkt 226001 Wilder Dam Hydroelectric Project (P– 1892) • Tour of Wilder Project Facilities Date and Time: October 1, 2012 at 9 a.m. Location: Wilder Station, 351 Wilder Dam Rd., Wilder, VT 05088. • Wilder Project Reservoir Tour Date and Time: October 1, 2012 at 1 p.m. Location: Wilder Station, 351 Wilder Dam Rd., Wilder, VT 05088. PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Project (P– 1855) • Tour of Bellows Falls Project Facilities Date and Time: October 2, 2012 at 9 a.m. Location: Bellows Falls Hydroelectric Project Visitor Center, 17 Bridge St., Bellows Falls, VT 05101. • Bellows Falls Project Reservoir Tour Date and Time: October 2, 2012 at 1 p.m. Location: Pine Street Recreation Area, 99 Pine St., North Walpole, NH 03609. Vernon Dam Hydroelectric Project (P– 1904) • Tour of Vernon Project Facilities Date and Time: October 3, 2012 at 9 a.m. Location: Vernon Station, 152 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon VT 05354. • Vernon Project Reservoir Tour Date and Time: October 3, 2012 at 1 p.m. Location: Vernon Station, 152 Governor Hunt Road, Vernon VT 05354. FirstLight’s Projects FirstLight will bus attendees from the Northfield Mountain Visitors Center to tour the Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project and the Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project. Bus capacity is approximately 55 individuals. In addition, FirstLight is providing a boat tour of the section of the Connecticut River impounded by the Turners Falls Project which also serves as the lower reservoir for the Northfield Mountain Pumped Hydroelectric Storage Project. Boat capacity is approximately 44 individuals. Depending on the number of participants that R.S.V.P., two tour groups (Group 1 and Group 2) may be established. The schedule below reflects the two groups. All individuals should meet at the Northfield Mountain Visitors Center (address below) on October 4, 2012 at 8 a.m. for a briefing on both projects. Group 1 Schedule: Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (P–2485) • Tour of Northfield Mountain Pumped Storage Project Facilities Date and Time: October 4, 2012 at 8 a.m. Location: Northfield Mountain Visitors Center, 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA 01360. E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 154 (Thursday, August 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47621-47622]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19506]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP10-448-000]


Appalachian Gateway Project; Notice of Availability of Draft 
General Conformity Analysis

    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 
the Clean Air Act and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's 
(Commission or FERC's) regulations, Commission staff has prepared this 
draft General Conformity Determination (GCD) for the Appalachian 
Gateway Project (Project) to assess the potential air quality impacts 
associated with the construction and operation of natural gas 
pipelines, compressor stations, and aboveground facilities currently 
being constructed by Dominion Transmission, Inc (Dominion) under Docket 
Number CP10-448-000 in Pennsylvania.
    The FERC staff concludes that the Project will achieve conformity 
in Pennsylvania with the use of Pennsylvania Department of 
Environmental Protection emission credits. If significant new comments 
are received by the end of the 30-day public comment period, which ends 
on September 2, 2012, FERC staff will issue a final GCD to address any 
changes necessary and respond to comments. If no new significant 
comments are received, FERC staff will issue a public notice 
identifying this GCD as final.
    The revised draft GCD addresses the potential air quality impacts 
on Pennsylvania air quality from the construction and operation of the 
Project. The Project consists of the following natural gas pipeline 
facilities in West Virginia and Pennsylvania: construction of 109.1 
miles of 20-inch, 24-inch, and 30-inch-diameter interstate natural gas 
transmission pipeline, four new compressor stations, and modifications 
to two existing compressor stations.
    Any person wishing to comment on the draft GCD may do so. To ensure 
that your comments are properly recorded and considered prior to 
issuance of the final GCD, it is important that we receive your 
comments in Washington, DC on or before September 2, 2012.
    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 (CP10-448-000) 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 Quick 
Comment feature, which is located on the Commission's Web site at 
http://www.ferc.gov under the link to Documents and Filings. A Quick 
Comment is an easy method for interested persons to submit 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://www.ferc.gov under the link to Documents and Filings. eFiling involves 
preparing your submission in the same manner as you would if filing on 
paper, and then saving the file on your computer's hard drive. You will 
attach that file as your submission. New eFiling users must first 
create an account by clicking on ``Sign up'' or ``eRegister.'' You will 
be asked to select

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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.
    Additional information about the project is available from the 
Commission's Office of External Affairs at (866) 208-FERC. The 
administrative public record for this proceeding to date is on the FERC 
Web site http://www.ferc.gov. Go to Documents Filings and choose the 
eLibrary link. Under eLibrary, click on ``General Search,'' and enter 
the docket number excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number 
field (e.g., CP010-448). 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 
call (202) 502-8659. The eLibrary link on the FERC Web site also 
provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the 
Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings.
    You may also register online at 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.
    For further information, contact Eric Tomasi by telephone at 202-
502-8097 or by email at Eric.Tomasi@ferc.gov.

    Dated: August 2, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-19506 Filed 8-8-12; 8:45 am]
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