Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC, Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC; Notice of Application, 55207-55208 [2012-22045]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 174 / Friday, September 7, 2012 / Notices motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘PROTEST’’, ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE,’’ ‘‘NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE COMPETING APPLICATION,’’ or ‘‘COMPETING APPLICATION;’’ (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. Dated: August 31, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–22046 Filed 9–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP12–501–000; PF12–5–000] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC, Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC; Notice of Application Take notice that on August 16, 2012, Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC (FGT), 5051 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77056, filed an application pursuant to sections 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act and parts 157 of the Commission’s to: (1) Replace approximately 1,618 feet of 36inch diameter pipeline used to render transportation services under Subpart G of Part 284 of the Commission’s regulations, 18 CFR part 284 (2012); and (2) the issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct, modify, and operate pipeline, and ancillary facilities to replace the abandoned facilities (I–595 Replacement Project). The purpose of the I–595 Replacement Project is designed to resolve direct conflicts with the Florida Department of Transportation’s construction of a mechanically stabilized earth wall and other encroachments in FGT’s easement along State Road 91 in Broward County, Florida by the Florida Department of Transportation/Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FDOT/FTE), which is part of VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Sep 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 the I–595 Express Corridor Improvements Project (FDOT/FTE Project), all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The total estimated cost for the proposed I–595 Replacement Project is approximately $24.7 million. The filing may also be viewed on the web 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, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Stephen Veatch, Senior Director of Certificates & Tariffs, Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC, 5051 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas, 77056, or call (713) 989–2024, or fax (713) 989–1176, or by email Stephen.Veatch@sug.com. On January 11, 2012, the Commission staff granted the Applicants’ request to utilize the Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF12–5–000 to staff activities involved the I–595 Replacement Project. Now as of the filing the August 16, 2012 application, the Pre-Filing Process for this project has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be conducted in Docket No. CP12–501–000, as noted in the caption of this Notice. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55207 stated below file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 7 copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commentors will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commentors will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 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 7 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 55208 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 174 / Friday, September 7, 2012 / Notices regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on September 20, 2012. Dated: August 30, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–22045 Filed 9–6–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. PF12–15–000] Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Planned Virginia Southside Expansion Project; Request for Comments on Environmental Issues and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 Virginia Southside Expansion Project (Project) involving construction and operation of facilities by Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco) in Pittsylvania, Halifax, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, and Brunswick Counties, Virginia. The Commission will use this EA in its decision-making process to determine whether the Project is in the public convenience and necessity. This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies on the Project. Your input will help the Commission staff determine what issues they need to evaluate in the EA. Please note that the scoping period will close on October 1, 2012. You may submit comments in written form or verbally. Further details on how to submit written comments are in the Public Participation section of this notice. In lieu of or in addition to sending written comments, the Commission invites you to attend the FERC public scoping meetings scheduled for the Project as follows: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Brian’s Restaurant (upstairs room), 625 East Atlantic Ave., South Hill, VA 23970 Wednesday, September 19, 2012 Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Fairfield Inn & Suites Conference Suite, 1120 Bill VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Sep 06, 2012 Jkt 226001 Tuck Highway, South Boston, VA 24592 Thursday, September 20, 2012 Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Olde Dominion Agricultural Conference Center, 19783 US Hwy 29 S, Suite G, Chatham, VA 24531 The public meetings are designed to provide you with more detailed information and another opportunity to offer your comments on the planned project. Transco representatives will be present one hour before each meeting to describe their proposal, present maps, and answer questions. Interested groups and individuals are encouraged to attend the meetings and to present comments on the issues they believe should be addressed in the EA. A transcript of each meeting will be made so that your comments will be accurately recorded. This notice is being sent to the Commission’s current environmental mailing list for this Project. State and local government representatives should notify their constituents of this planned Project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. If you are a landowner receiving this notice, a pipeline company representative may contact you about the acquisition of an easement to construct, operate, and maintain the planned facilities. The company would seek to negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement. However, if the Commission approves the Project, 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 where compensation would be determined 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 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. Transco’s pooling point 1 in Mercer County, New Jersey to its interconnection with East Tennessee Natural Gas Pipeline in Rockingham County, North Carolina. It would also transport natural gas to the Virginia Electric and Power Company’s proposed 1,300-megawatt power station in Brunswick County, Virginia. The Project would include construction and operation of the following facilities: • Approximately 91.4 miles of new 24-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline collocated with the existing South Virginia Lateral in Pittsylvania, Halifax, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, and Brunswick Counties, Virginia; • Approximately 7.2 miles of new 24inch-diameter greenfield natural gas pipeline located in Brunswick County, Virginia; • One new compressor station in Pittsylvania County, Virginia; • Line heaters at the terminus of the Brunswick Lateral; • Modifications to valves and meter stations at 12 facilities along the existing South Virginia Lateral; • Modifications to existing Compressor Station 205 to allow bidirectional flow on Transco’s mainline in Mercer County, New Jersey; and • Other appurtenant and ancillary facilities. The general location of the Project facilities is shown in Appendix 1.2 Transco plans to initiate construction of the Project in the third quarter of 2014 and complete construction during the third quarter of 2015. The construction schedule would be driven by the need to complete construction of the Project by the planned time for initial operation of the Virginia Electric and Power Company proposed 1,300megawatt power station, which is not under the jurisdiction of the FERC. Summary of the Planned Project Land Requirements for Construction Construction of the planned facilities would disturb about 2,040 acres of land for the pipeline and aboveground facilities. Following construction, Transco would maintain about 140 acres for permanent operation of the Project’s facilities; the remaining acreage would be restored and revert to former uses. Transco plans to expand its existing South Virginia Lateral by constructing 98.6 miles of new 24-inch-diameter pipeline to provide additional natural gas transportation to markets in southern Virginia and northern North Carolina. The planned Project would provide an additional 250,000 dekatherms per day (dt/day) of natural gas transportation capability from 1 Aggregation of gas from several natural gas supply points to a single point where gas can be sent to market. 2 The appendices referenced in this notice will not appear in the Federal Register. Copies of the appendices were sent to all those receiving this notice in the mail and are available at www.ferc.gov using the link called ‘‘eLibrary’’ 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. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 174 (Friday, September 7, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-22045]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP12-501-000; PF12-5-000]


Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC, Florida Gas Transmission 
Company, LLC; Notice of Application

    Take notice that on August 16, 2012, Florida Gas Transmission 
Company, LLC (FGT), 5051 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas 77056, filed 
an application pursuant to sections 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas 
Act and parts 157 of the Commission's to: (1) Replace approximately 
1,618 feet of 36-inch diameter pipeline used to render transportation 
services under Subpart G of Part 284 of the Commission's regulations, 
18 CFR part 284 (2012); and (2) the issuance of a certificate of public 
convenience and necessity to construct, modify, and operate pipeline, 
and ancillary facilities to replace the abandoned facilities (I-595 
Replacement Project). The purpose of the I-595 Replacement Project is 
designed to resolve direct conflicts with the Florida Department of 
Transportation's construction of a mechanically stabilized earth wall 
and other encroachments in FGT's easement along State Road 91 in 
Broward County, Florida by the Florida Department of Transportation/
Florida Turnpike Enterprise (FDOT/FTE), which is part of the I-595 
Express Corridor Improvements Project (FDOT/FTE Project), all as more 
fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission 
and open to public inspection. The total estimated cost for the 
proposed I-595 Replacement Project is approximately $24.7 million. The 
filing may also be viewed on the web 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, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-
free, (866) 208-3676 or TTY, (202) 502-8659.
    Any questions regarding this application should be directed to 
Stephen Veatch, Senior Director of Certificates & Tariffs, Florida Gas 
Transmission Company, LLC, 5051 Westheimer Road, Houston, Texas, 77056, 
or call (713) 989-2024, or fax (713) 989-1176, or by email 
Stephen.Veatch@sug.com.
    On January 11, 2012, the Commission staff granted the Applicants' 
request to utilize the Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF12-
5-000 to staff activities involved the I-595 Replacement Project. Now 
as of the filing the August 16, 2012 application, the Pre-Filing 
Process for this project has ended. From this time forward, this 
proceeding will be conducted in Docket No. CP12-501-000, as noted in 
the caption of this Notice.
    Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission's rules, 18 CFR 157.9, 
within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: 
Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the 
Commission's public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a 
Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule 
for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other 
milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff's issuance of 
the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this 
proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission's public record for 
this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of 
the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the 
subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days 
of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's FEIS or EA.
    There are two ways to become involved in the Commission's review of 
this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by 
becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or 
before the comment date stated below file with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, a 
motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 
385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person 
obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by 
the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all 
documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must 
submit 7 copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission 
and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party. Only 
parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders 
in the proceeding.
    However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have 
comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with 
the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and 
two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. 
The Commission will consider these comments in determining the 
appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will 
not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission's 
rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project 
provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly 
involved in the protest.
    Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of 
this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments 
to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commentors will be 
placed on the Commission's environmental mailing list, will receive 
copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings 
associated with the Commission's environmental review process. 
Environmental commentors will not be required to serve copies of filed 
documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors will 
not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by 
the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents 
issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court 
review of the Commission's final order.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 
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 7 copies of the protest or intervention to the 
Federal Energy

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regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.
    Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on September 20, 2012.

    Dated: August 30, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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