Jordan Cove Energy Project LP; Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline LP; Notice of Additional Public Scoping Meetings for the Jordan Cove Liquefaction and Pacific Connector Pipeline Projects, 59393-59394 [2012-23808]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Notices Public Participation You can make a difference by providing us with your specific comments or concerns about the project. 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 timely and properly recorded, please send your comments so that the Commission receives them in Washington, DC on or before October 22, 2012. For your convenience, there are three methods which you can use to submit your comments to the Commission. In all instances please reference the project docket number (CP12–497–000) with your submission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has expert staff available to assist you at (202) 502–8258 or efiling@ferc.gov. (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. This is an easy method for interested persons to submit brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can file your comments electronically using the eFiling feature on the Commission’s Web site (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 must select the type of filing you are making. If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’; or (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with Environmental Mailing List The environmental mailing list includes federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American Tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. This list also includes all affected landowners (as defined in the Commission’s regulations) who are potential right-of-way grantors, whose property may be used temporarily for project purposes, or who own homes within certain distances of aboveground VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 facilities, and anyone who submits comments on the project. We will update the environmental mailing list as the analysis proceeds to ensure that we send the information related to this environmental review to all individuals, organizations, and government entities interested in and/or potentially affected by the proposed project. Copies of the EA will be sent to the environmental mailing list for public review and comment. If you would prefer to receive a paper copy of the document instead of the CD version or would like to remove your name from the mailing list, please return the attached Information Request (appendix 2). Becoming an Intervenor In addition to involvement in the EA scoping process, you may want to become an ‘‘intervenor’’ which is an official party to the Commission’s proceeding. Intervenors play a more formal role in the process and are able to file briefs, appear at hearings, and be heard by the courts if they choose to appeal the Commission’s final ruling. An intervenor formally participates in the proceeding by filing a request to intervene. Instructions for becoming an intervenor are in the User’s Guide under the ‘‘e-filing’’ link on the Commission’s Web site. Additional Information 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 at 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., CP12–497). 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 www.ferc.gov/ esubscribenow.htm. Finally, public meetings or site visits will be posted on the Commission’s PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59393 calendar located at www.ferc.gov/ EventCalendar/EventsList.aspx along with other related information. Dated: September 21, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–23803 Filed 9–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. PF12–7–000; Docket No. PF12– 17–000] Jordan Cove Energy Project LP; Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline LP; Notice of Additional Public Scoping Meetings for the Jordan Cove Liquefaction and Pacific Connector Pipeline Projects On October 9, 10, and 11, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) Office of Energy Projects staff, in cooperation with representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (Forest Service) and the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM), will hold three additional public scoping meetings to take comments on Jordan Cove Energy Project LP’s (Jordan Cove) proposed liquefaction project in Coos County, Oregon, in Docket No. PF12–7–000, and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline LP’s (Pacific Connector) proposed pipeline project crossing portions of Klamath, Jackson, Douglas, and Coos Counties, Oregon, in Docket No. PF12–17–000. These meetings are part of our 1 pre-filing process prior to the production of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for these projects. On August 2, 2012, the FERC issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned Jordan Cove Liquefaction and Pacific Connector Pipeline Projects, Requests for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings (NOI). We previously held four public scoping meetings during the week of August 27– 30, 2012 in Coos Bay, Roseburg, Klamath Falls, and Medford, Oregon. The BLM and Forest Service have issued their own separate supplemental NOI in the Federal Register on September 21, 2012, also announcing the three new public scoping meetings. The NOIs open the public scoping 1 The pronouns ‘‘we,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to the staff of the FERC, BLM, and Forest Service working on these projects. E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1 59394 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 188 / Thursday, September 27, 2012 / Notices process, soliciting comments on the potential environmental impacts of the proposed projects. You may submit comments in written form or verbally at the public scoping meetings.2 The FERC’s NOI provided instructions on how to properly file written comments. Your comments will allow us to focus attention on environmental issues important to the public during preparation of the EIS. The scoping period will end on October 29, 2012. The three new public scoping meetings are scheduled as follows: Date and time Location Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6:30 p.m. ...................................................... Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 6:30 p.m. ............................................... Mill Casino-Hotel, 3201 Tremont Ave., North Bend, OR 97459. Seven Feathers Casino Resort, 146 Chief Miwaleta Ln., Canyonville, OR 97417. Malin Community Park Hall, 2307 Front St., Malin, OR 97632. Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:30 p.m. ................................................... This notice is being sent to the Commission’s current environmental mailing list for these projects Additional information about the projects is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC internet Web site (www.ferc.gov). The FERC’s eLibrary function provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. On the FERC Web site, go to Documents & Filings, and click on the eLibrary link. Then click on ‘‘General Search,’’ and enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field (i.e., PF12– 7 or PF12–17). 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. All public meetings will be posted on the Commission’s calendar located at www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/EventsList. aspx along with other related information. Please submit your comments prior to the end of scoping date of October 29, 2012. Dated: September 21, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–23808 Filed 9–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14435–000] erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with Wills Creek Hydro, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On July 17, 2012, Wills Creek Hydro, LLC filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Wills Creek Dam Hydroelectric Project (Wills Creek Project or project) to be located at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Wills Creek Dam on Wills Creek, near Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The existing Corps facilities include: (1) The Wills Creek Lake which has a surface area of 11,450 acres at a normal lake elevation of 742 feet and a maximum storage capacity of 196,000 acre-feet; (2) a 1,950-foot-long, 87-foothigh earth fill dam; (3) a 100-foot-high, 75-foot-wide, 25-foot-long intake structure located at the west abutment; and (4) a 230-foot-long, 25-foot-wide, 25-foot-high concrete arch tunnel conduit. The proposed project would consist of the following non-federal facilities: (1) A 30-foot-wide, 30-foot-high, 2-footthick concrete diversion wall with a crest elevation of 742 feet equipped with two slide gates to release flood waters; the diversion wall would be located at the end of the Corps’ concrete arch tunnel; (2) a 30-foot-long, 106-inchdiameter steel penstock; (3) a 30-footwide, 25-foot-long, 20-foot-high powerhouse located near the west wing wall of the Corps’ existing outlet channel and containing a pit/bulb propeller-type turbine/generator unit with a total capacity of 1 megawatt; (4) a 50-foot-long, 12.7-kilovolt transmission line connecting the project to an existing distribution line owned by Cincinnati Gas and Electric Company; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The project would be located entirely on federal lands managed by the Corps. The estimated annual generation of the Wills Creek Dam Project would be 5,728 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. Mark Boumansour, 1035 Pearl Street, 4th Floor, Boulder, CO 80302; phone: (720) 295–3317. FERC Contact: Sergiu Serban; phone: (202) 502–6211. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. Comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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/docs-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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. 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. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14435) in the docket number field to 2 Verbal comments at the public scoping meetings will be transcribed by a court reporter and placed into the public record for these proceedings. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:00 Sep 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 188 (Thursday, September 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59393-59394]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23808]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. PF12-7-000; Docket No. PF12-17-000]


Jordan Cove Energy Project LP; Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline LP; 
Notice of Additional Public Scoping Meetings for the Jordan Cove 
Liquefaction and Pacific Connector Pipeline Projects

    On October 9, 10, and 11, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (FERC or Commission) Office of Energy Projects staff, in 
cooperation with representatives of the U.S. Department of Agriculture 
Forest Service (Forest Service) and the U.S. Department of the Interior 
Bureau of Land Management (BLM), will hold three additional public 
scoping meetings to take comments on Jordan Cove Energy Project LP's 
(Jordan Cove) proposed liquefaction project in Coos County, Oregon, in 
Docket No. PF12-7-000, and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline LP's (Pacific 
Connector) proposed pipeline project crossing portions of Klamath, 
Jackson, Douglas, and Coos Counties, Oregon, in Docket No. PF12-17-000. 
These meetings are part of our \1\ pre-filing process prior to the 
production of an environmental impact statement (EIS) for these 
projects.
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    \1\ The pronouns ``we,'' ``us,'' and ``our'' refer to the staff 
of the FERC, BLM, and Forest Service working on these projects.
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    On August 2, 2012, the FERC issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned Jordan Cove Liquefaction 
and Pacific Connector Pipeline Projects, Requests for Comments on 
Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings (NOI). We 
previously held four public scoping meetings during the week of August 
27-30, 2012 in Coos Bay, Roseburg, Klamath Falls, and Medford, Oregon. 
The BLM and Forest Service have issued their own separate supplemental 
NOI in the Federal Register on September 21, 2012, also announcing the 
three new public scoping meetings. The NOIs open the public scoping

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process, soliciting comments on the potential environmental impacts of 
the proposed projects. You may submit comments in written form or 
verbally at the public scoping meetings.\2\ The FERC's NOI provided 
instructions on how to properly file written comments. Your comments 
will allow us to focus attention on environmental issues important to 
the public during preparation of the EIS. The scoping period will end 
on October 29, 2012.
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    \2\ Verbal comments at the public scoping meetings will be 
transcribed by a court reporter and placed into the public record 
for these proceedings.
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    The three new public scoping meetings are scheduled as follows:

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             Date and time                           Location
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Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 6:30 p.m.....  Mill Casino-Hotel, 3201 Tremont
                                          Ave., North Bend, OR 97459.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 6:30 p.m..  Seven Feathers Casino Resort,
                                          146 Chief Miwaleta Ln.,
                                          Canyonville, OR 97417.
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 6:30 p.m...  Malin Community Park Hall, 2307
                                          Front St., Malin, OR 97632.
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    This notice is being sent to the Commission's current environmental 
mailing list for these projects Additional information about the 
projects is available from the Commission's Office of External Affairs, 
at (866) 208-FERC, or on the FERC internet Web site (www.ferc.gov). The 
FERC's eLibrary function provides access to the texts of formal 
documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and 
rulemakings. On the FERC Web site, go to Documents & Filings, and click 
on the eLibrary link. Then click on ``General Search,'' and enter the 
docket number, excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number 
field (i.e., PF12-7 or PF12-17). 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.
    All public meetings will be posted on the Commission's calendar 
located at www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/EventsList.aspx along with other 
related information. Please submit your comments prior to the end of 
scoping date of October 29, 2012.

    Dated: September 21, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-23808 Filed 9-26-12; 8:45 am]
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