Initiation of Scoping for an Environmental Assessment (EA), 68835-68836 [2013-27439]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2013 / Notices 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 5 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: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 27, 2013. Dated: November 7, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–27291 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP14–15–000] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on October 31, 2013, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. (Southern Star), 4700 Highway 56, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301, filed in Docket No. CP14–15–000, a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.208 of the Commission’s Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Southern Star seeks authorization to increase the Maximum Operating Pressure (MOP) of its Waynoka gas supply lateral, located in Woods County, Oklahoma, from 765 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) to 930 psig. Southern Star proposes to VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Nov 14, 2013 Jkt 232001 perform these activities under its blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82–479–000, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. 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, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any questions concerning this application may be directed to David N. Roberts, Analyst Staff, Regulatory Compliance, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc., 4700 Highway 56, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301, or by calling (270) 852–4654, fax (270)852– 5010 or david.n.roberts@sscgp.com. Any person or the Commission’s staff may, within 60 days after issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention and pursuant to Section 157.205 of the regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205), a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for filing a protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the allowed time for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to Section 7 of the NGA. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68835 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 commenter’s 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 commenter’s will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentary, 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 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Dated: November 7, 2013. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–27290 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9012–1] Initiation of Scoping for an Environmental Assessment (EA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Initiation of scoping. AGENCY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321–4307h), the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations (40 CFR Part 1500–1508), and EPA’s regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR Part 6), EPA will prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential environmental impacts related to the reissuance of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges from Industrial Activities, also referred to as the MultiSector General Permit. The EA will evaluate the potential environmental impacts from the discharge of pollutants SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 68836 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2013 / Notices in stormwater discharges from new sources associated with industrial facilities where EPA is the permitting authority. EPA will use the information in the EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This notice initiates the scoping process by inviting comments from Federal, State, and local agencies, Indian tribes, and the public to help identify the environmental issues and reasonable alternatives to be examined in the EA. The scoping process will inform the preparation of the EA, which will be made available for public comment. Comments must be received by December 16, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit scoping comments by any of the following methods: • Mail: ATTN: CGP Scoping Comments, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, William Jefferson Clinton Building—South, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code: 2252A, Washington, DC 20460. • Electronically: email comments to trice.jessica@epa.gov, Subject line: CGP Scoping Comments. • Courier: ATTN: CGP Scoping Comments, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, William Jefferson Clinton Building—South, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Rm # 7235A, Washington, DC 20004, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. • Fax: 202–564–0072, ATTN: CGP Scoping Comments. Comments should be received within 30 days of the date of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Nov 14, 2013 Jkt 232001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Trice, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code: 2252A, Washington, DC 20460. Telephone: (202) 564–6646. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA is seeking public comment to determine the scope of environmental issues and reasonable alternatives to be addressed in the EA on the reissuance of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for the discharge of pollutants in stormwater discharges from new sources associated with industrial facilities where EPA is the permitting authority. EPA invites the public to submit comments electronically through email or by mail or fax to the address cited in the ADDRESSES section during the 30day comment period following the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Since 1995, EPA has issued a series of NPDES Multi-Sector General Permits (MSGP) that cover areas where EPA is the permitting authority. At present, EPA is the permitting authority in four states (Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Mexico), the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories with the exception of the Virgin Islands, federal facilities in four states (Colorado, Delaware, Vermont, and Washington), most Indian lands and a few other specifically designated activities in specific states (e.g., oil and gas activities in Texas and Oklahoma). EPA’s current MSGP became effective on September 29, 2008 (see 73 FR 56572) and will expire on September 29, 2013 (Note: Facilities that obtained coverage under the 2008 MSGP prior to its expiration are automatically granted an administrative continuance of permit coverage. EPA has issued a memorandum concerning new facilities that begin discharging stormwater associated with industrial activity after September 29, 2013. This memorandum provides a ‘‘no action assurance’’ for the new facilities that comply with the requirements of the 2008 MSGP, subject to particular terms and conditions as set forth in the memorandum). On September 27, 2013, EPA proposed for public comment the proposed National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit for the discharge of pollutants in stormwater discharges from industrial facilities. 78 Fed. Reg. 59675. The proposed permit, would replace the 2008 MSGP. EPA proposes to issue the multi-sector general permit for five (5) years, and to provide permit coverage for sectors of industrial point PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 source discharges that occur in areas not covered by an approved state NPDES program. EPA is currently planning to analyze two alternatives in the EA: No Action, that is not issuing the MSGP; and the proposed action, which is issuing the draft MSGP as proposed for a designated new source of industrial stormwater discharge. The EA will focus its analysis on the potential environmental impacts of both alternatives. Dated: November 12, 2013. Cliff Rader, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FR Doc. 2013–27439 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2013–0485; FRL–9902–60] FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel; Notice of Rescheduled Public Meeting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Agency is issuing this notice to reschedule the 1-day meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel (FIFRA SAP) to consider and review, RNAi Technology as a Pesticide: Problem Formulation for Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessment. The meeting was announced in the Federal Register on August 15, 2013. The Agency issued a notice of cancellation in the Federal Register on October 28, 2013. The new meeting date is January 28, 2014. DATES: The meeting will be held on January 28, 2014, from 9 a.m. to approximately 6 p.m. Comments. The Agency encourages that written comments and requests for oral comments be submitted by January 20, 2014. However, written comments and requests to make oral comments may be submitted until the date of the meeting, but anyone submitting written comments after January 20, 2014, should contact the Designated Federal Official (DFO) listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. For additional instructions, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Bldg.), 2777 S. Crystal Dr., Arlington, VA 22202. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharlene Matten, DFO, Office of Science SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 221 (Friday, November 15, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27439]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[ER-FRL-9012-1]


Initiation of Scoping for an Environmental Assessment (EA)

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Initiation of scoping.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 
U.S.C. 4321-4307h), the Council on Environmental Quality's NEPA 
regulations (40 CFR Part 1500-1508), and EPA's regulations for 
implementing NEPA (40 CFR Part 6), EPA will prepare an Environmental 
Assessment (EA) to analyze the potential environmental impacts related 
to the reissuance of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination 
System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges from Industrial 
Activities, also referred to as the Multi-Sector General Permit. The EA 
will evaluate the potential environmental impacts from the discharge of 
pollutants

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in stormwater discharges from new sources associated with industrial 
facilities where EPA is the permitting authority. EPA will use the 
information in the EA to determine whether to prepare an Environmental 
Impact Statement (EIS).
    This notice initiates the scoping process by inviting comments from 
Federal, State, and local agencies, Indian tribes, and the public to 
help identify the environmental issues and reasonable alternatives to 
be examined in the EA. The scoping process will inform the preparation 
of the EA, which will be made available for public comment.

DATES: Comments must be received by December 16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit scoping comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Mail: ATTN: CGP Scoping Comments, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, William Jefferson Clinton Building--South, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code: 2252A, Washington, DC 20460.
     Electronically: email comments to trice.jessica@epa.gov, 
Subject line: CGP Scoping Comments.
     Courier: ATTN: CGP Scoping Comments, U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, William Jefferson Clinton Building--South, 1200 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Rm  7235A, Washington, DC 20004, 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday, except 
Federal holidays.
     Fax: 202-564-0072, ATTN: CGP Scoping Comments.
    Comments should be received within 30 days of the date of the 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register. EPA's policy is 
that all comments received will be included in the public docket 
without change and may be made available online, including any personal 
information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed 
to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. If you submit an electronic 
comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact 
information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD-ROM you 
submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties 
and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to 
consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special 
characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or 
viruses.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jessica Trice, NEPA Compliance 
Division, Office of Federal Activities, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Mail Code: 2252A, Washington, DC 
20460. Telephone: (202) 564-6646.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA is seeking public comment to determine 
the scope of environmental issues and reasonable alternatives to be 
addressed in the EA on the reissuance of the National Pollutant 
Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for the discharge 
of pollutants in stormwater discharges from new sources associated with 
industrial facilities where EPA is the permitting authority. EPA 
invites the public to submit comments electronically through email or 
by mail or fax to the address cited in the ADDRESSES section during the 
30-day comment period following the publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register.
    Since 1995, EPA has issued a series of NPDES Multi-Sector General 
Permits (MSGP) that cover areas where EPA is the permitting authority. 
At present, EPA is the permitting authority in four states (Idaho, 
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New Mexico), the District of 
Columbia, Puerto Rico, all U.S. territories with the exception of the 
Virgin Islands, federal facilities in four states (Colorado, Delaware, 
Vermont, and Washington), most Indian lands and a few other 
specifically designated activities in specific states (e.g., oil and 
gas activities in Texas and Oklahoma). EPA's current MSGP became 
effective on September 29, 2008 (see 73 FR 56572) and will expire on 
September 29, 2013 (Note: Facilities that obtained coverage under the 
2008 MSGP prior to its expiration are automatically granted an 
administrative continuance of permit coverage. EPA has issued a 
memorandum concerning new facilities that begin discharging stormwater 
associated with industrial activity after September 29, 2013. This 
memorandum provides a ``no action assurance'' for the new facilities 
that comply with the requirements of the 2008 MSGP, subject to 
particular terms and conditions as set forth in the memorandum). On 
September 27, 2013, EPA proposed for public comment the proposed 
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit for the 
discharge of pollutants in stormwater discharges from industrial 
facilities. 78 Fed. Reg. 59675. The proposed permit, would replace the 
2008 MSGP. EPA proposes to issue the multi-sector general permit for 
five (5) years, and to provide permit coverage for sectors of 
industrial point source discharges that occur in areas not covered by 
an approved state NPDES program.
    EPA is currently planning to analyze two alternatives in the EA: No 
Action, that is not issuing the MSGP; and the proposed action, which is 
issuing the draft MSGP as proposed for a designated new source of 
industrial stormwater discharge. The EA will focus its analysis on the 
potential environmental impacts of both alternatives.

    Dated: November 12, 2013.
Cliff Rader,
Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities.
[FR Doc. 2013-27439 Filed 11-14-13; 8:45 am]
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