Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Vantage Pipeline US LP Ethane Pipeline Project, 29201 [2013-11877]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 96 / Friday, May 17, 2013 / Notices security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. Consistent with the determination in Section 10 of Executive Order 13224 that ‘‘prior notice to persons determined to be subject to the Order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States would render ineffectual the blocking and other measures authorized in the Order because of the ability to transfer funds instantaneously,’’ I determine that no prior notice needs to be provided to any person subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: April 16, 2013. John F. Kerry, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2013–11875 Filed 5–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8328] Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Vantage Pipeline US LP Ethane Pipeline Project The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the availability of the Department of State’s Finding of No Significant Impact on the proposed Vantage Pipeline US LP Ethane Pipeline Project. Under E.O. 13337, the Secretary of State is authorized to issue Presidential Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. Vantage Pipeline US LP (Vantage) has applied to the Department of State (the Department) for a Presidential Permit authorizing it to develop and maintain a new pipeline facility at the U.S.-Canada international boundary, a Cross Border Facility, near Fortuna, Divide County, North Dakota. Vantage proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a high vapor pressure pipeline that would carry ethane from a source near Tioga, North Dakota, United States, northwest through Saskatchewan, Canada, to a site near Empress, Alberta, Canada. The pipeline would link a growing supply of ethane from North Dakota to markets in Alberta, Canada. The entire proposed Vantage Pipeline in the United States wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 May 16, 2013 Jkt 229001 would consist of the installation of approximately 79.8 miles of new 10inch-diameter pipeline in Williams and Divide Counties, North Dakota; the installation of associated aboveground mainline block valves; and the use of access roads and pipe storage and contractor yards. Consistent with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and the Department’s implementing regulations (22 CFR part 161, and in particular 22 CFR 161.7(c)), the Department of State has found that issuance of a Presidential Permit authorizing the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of the Cross Border Facility would not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. The Finding of No Significant Impact was signed by the Department on May 13, 2013. This Finding of No Significant Impact is not a decision on the Presidential Permit application. In accordance with E.O. 13337, the Department will now proceed to make a determination as to whether issuance of a Presidential Permit for the border facilities of Vantage’s proposed Ethane Pipeline Project would serve the national interest. The Finding of No Significant Impact is available from the Department on the Vantage Pipeline Project Web site. The following link leads to the posted Vantage Finding of No Significant Impact: http:// www.vantagepipeline.state.gov/ dosdocuments.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Walker, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Department of State, 2201 C Street NW., Washington DC 20520, Tel: 202–647–9798; EMAIL: walkerg@state.gov. Persons with access to the Internet may view this notice by going to the regulations.gov Web site and searching on docket number DOS–2013–0010. Dated: May 13, 2013. George N. Sibley, Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2013–11877 Filed 5–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8325] Shipping Coordinating Committee; Notice of Committee Meeting The Shipping Coordinating Committee (SHC) will conduct an open PO 00000 Frm 00091 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29201 meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, in Room 6103, of the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593–7126. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the ninetyfirst Session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Safety Committee to be held at the IMO Headquarters, London, England, United Kingdom, June 12–21, 2012. The matters to be considered include: Adoption of the agenda; report on credentials Decisions of other IMO bodies Consideration and adoption of amendments to mandatory instruments Measures to enhance maritime security Goal-based new ship construction standards LRIT-related matters Passenger ship safety Making the Polar Code mandatory Radiocommunications and search and rescue (report of the sixteenth session of the Sub-Committee) Flag State implementation (report of the twentieth session of the SubCommittee) Training and Watchkeeping (report of the forty-third session of the SubCommittee) Safety of navigation (report of the fiftyeighth session of the Sub-Committee) Dangerous goods, solid cargoes and containers (urgent matters emanating from the seventeenth session of the Sub-Committee) Technical co-operation activities relating to maritime safety and security Capacity-building for the implementation of new measures Formal safety assessment Piracy and armed robbery against ships Implementation of instruments and related matters Work programme Election of Chairman and ViceChairman for 2013 Any other business Consideration of the report of the Committee on its ninety-first session Members of the public may attend this meeting up to the seating capacity of the room. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8328]


Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact for 
the Proposed Vantage Pipeline US LP Ethane Pipeline Project

SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the 
availability of the Department of State's Finding of No Significant 
Impact on the proposed Vantage Pipeline US LP Ethane Pipeline Project. 
Under E.O. 13337, the Secretary of State is authorized to issue 
Presidential Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or 
maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the 
exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or 
other non-gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. Vantage Pipeline 
US LP (Vantage) has applied to the Department of State (the Department) 
for a Presidential Permit authorizing it to develop and maintain a new 
pipeline facility at the U.S.-Canada international boundary, a Cross 
Border Facility, near Fortuna, Divide County, North Dakota.
    Vantage proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a high vapor 
pressure pipeline that would carry ethane from a source near Tioga, 
North Dakota, United States, northwest through Saskatchewan, Canada, to 
a site near Empress, Alberta, Canada. The pipeline would link a growing 
supply of ethane from North Dakota to markets in Alberta, Canada. The 
entire proposed Vantage Pipeline in the United States would consist of 
the installation of approximately 79.8 miles of new 10-inch-diameter 
pipeline in Williams and Divide Counties, North Dakota; the 
installation of associated aboveground mainline block valves; and the 
use of access roads and pipe storage and contractor yards.
    Consistent with NEPA (42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the regulations of 
the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and the 
Department's implementing regulations (22 CFR part 161, and in 
particular 22 CFR 161.7(c)), the Department of State has found that 
issuance of a Presidential Permit authorizing the construction, 
connection, operation, and maintenance of the Cross Border Facility 
would not have a significant impact on the quality of the human 
environment. The Finding of No Significant Impact was signed by the 
Department on May 13, 2013.
    This Finding of No Significant Impact is not a decision on the 
Presidential Permit application. In accordance with E.O. 13337, the 
Department will now proceed to make a determination as to whether 
issuance of a Presidential Permit for the border facilities of 
Vantage's proposed Ethane Pipeline Project would serve the national 
interest.
    The Finding of No Significant Impact is available from the 
Department on the Vantage Pipeline Project Web site. The following link 
leads to the posted Vantage Finding of No Significant Impact: http://www.vantagepipeline.state.gov/dosdocuments.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Walker, Office of 
Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Department of State, 
2201 C Street NW., Washington DC 20520, Tel: 202-647-9798; EMAIL: 
walkerg@state.gov.
    Persons with access to the Internet may view this notice by going 
to the regulations.gov Web site and searching on docket number DOS-
2013-0010.

    Dated: May 13, 2013.
George N. Sibley,
Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-11877 Filed 5-16-13; 8:45 am]
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