Sierrita Gas Pipeline LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Sierrita Pipeline Project, 18903-18904 [2014-07494]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 65 / Friday, April 4, 2014 / Notices 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., CP14–87). 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 now 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 calendar located at www.ferc.gov/ EventCalendar/EventsList.aspx along with other related information. Dated: March 28, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. affect the quality of the human environment. A copy of the final EA is on file with the Commission and is available for public inspection. The final EA may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site 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 Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or tollfree at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. You may also register online at http://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 Steve Kartalia at (202) 502–6131 or Stephen.Kartalia@ferc.gov. Dated: March 28, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07501 Filed 4–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FR Doc. 2014–07502 Filed 4–3–14; 8:45 am] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [Docket Nos. CP13–73–000; CP13–74–000] Sierrita Gas Pipeline LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Sierrita Pipeline Project DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 12790–002–CT] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Andrew Peklo III; Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897), the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the application for an original license for the Pomperaug Hydro Project, to be located on the Pomperaug River, in the town of Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut, and has prepared a final Environmental Assessment (EA). The final EA contains the staff’s analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the project and concludes that licensing the project, with appropriate environmental protective measures, would not constitute a major federal action that would significantly VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Apr 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Sierrita Pipeline Project, proposed by Sierrita Gas Pipeline LLC (Sierrita) in the above-referenced dockets. Sierrita requests authorization to link El Paso Natural Gas Company’s existing South Mainline System near Tucson to an interconnect with the ´ Sasabe-Guaymas Pipeline at the U.S.Mexico border near the town of Sasabe, Arizona, that would provide up to 200,846 dekatherms per day of natural gas to markets in Mexico. The final EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Sierrita Pipeline Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed project, with the mitigation measures recommended in PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18903 the EIS, would have some adverse environmental impact; however, most of these impacts would be reduced to lessthan-significant levels. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)—Arizona Ecological Services Office; the FWS—Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge; the Arizona Game and Fish Department; and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis. Although the cooperating agencies provided input to the conclusions and recommendations presented in the final EIS, the agencies will present their own conclusions and recommendations in their respective Records of Decision for the project. The final EIS addresses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the following project facilities: • 60.9 miles of 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline in Pima County, Arizona; • two meter stations; • two pig launchers and two pig receivers 1; and • six mainline valves. The FERC staff mailed copies of the EIS to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups; newspapers and libraries in the project area; and parties to this proceeding. Paper copy versions of the EIS were mailed to those specifically requesting them; all others received a CD version. In addition, the EIS is available for public viewing on the FERC’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. A limited number of copies are available for distribution and public inspection at: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Public Reference Room, 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8371. 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 (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., CP13–73 or CP13–74). Be sure you have selected 1 A pig is an internal tool that can be used to clean and dry a pipeline and/or to inspect it for damage or corrosion. E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 18904 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 65 / Friday, April 4, 2014 / Notices an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676; 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. Dated: March 28, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07494 Filed 4–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13817–001] EBD Hydro Apple Inc.; Notice of Transfer of Exemption mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1. By letter filed on December 9, 2013 and supplemented on December 27, 2013, EBD Hydro informed the Commission that the exemption from licensing for the 45-Mile Hydroelectric Project, FERC No. 13817, originally issued December 17, 2010,1 has been transferred to Apple Inc. The project will be located at the concrete drop structure of the North Unit Irrigation District’s main irrigation canal in Jefferson County, Oregon. The transfer of an exemption does not require Commission approval. 2. Apple Inc. is now the exemptee of the 45-Mile Hydroelectric Project, FERC No. 13817. All correspondence should be forwarded to: Apple Inc., Attn: Real Estate Counsel, 1 Infinite Loop, MS: 4D– LAW, Cupertino, CA 95014. Dated: March 31, 2014. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07535 Filed 4–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 133 FERC ¶ 62,268, Order Granting Exemption From Licensing (Conduit). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Apr 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER14–1606–000] Cosima Energy, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Cosima Energy, LLC’s application for marketbased rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR Part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR Part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is April 21, 2014. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also 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 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: March 31, 2014. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–07539 Filed 4–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD14–8–000] Winter 2013–2014 Operations and Market Performance in Regional Transmission Organizations and Independent System Operators; Supplemental Notice of Technical Conference As announced in the Notice issued on February 21, 2014, and the Supplemental Notice issued on March 19, 2014 (March 19 Notice), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) will hold a Commissioner-led technical conference on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:15 p.m. to discuss the impacts of recent cold weather events on the Regional Transmission Organizations/ Independent System Operators (RTOs/ISOs), and discuss actions taken to respond during those occurrences. The conference will be held at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This conference is free of charge and open to the public. Commission members will participate in the conference. Following the conference, the Commission will take written public comments until May 15, 2014. While this conference is not for the purpose of discussing specific cases, the March 19 Notice noted that discussions at the technical conference may address matters at issue in a number of Commission proceedings that are either pending or within their rehearing period and included a list of those proceedings. The following additional Commission proceedings may also involve issues that could be addressed at the technical conference: Posting of Offers to Purchase Capacity, Docket No. RP14– 442; California Independent System Operator Corporation, Docket No. EL14– 22; ISO New England Inc., Docket No. EL14–23; PJM Interconnection, LLC, Docket No. EL14–24; Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Docket No. EL14–25; New York Independent System Operator, Inc., E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 65 (Friday, April 4, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18903-18904]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07494]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP13-73-000; CP13-74-000]


Sierrita Gas Pipeline LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Sierrita Pipeline 
Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) 
for the Sierrita Pipeline Project, proposed by Sierrita Gas Pipeline 
LLC (Sierrita) in the above-referenced dockets. Sierrita requests 
authorization to link El Paso Natural Gas Company's existing South 
Mainline System near Tucson to an interconnect with the S[aacute]sabe-
Guaymas Pipeline at the U.S.-Mexico border near the town of Sasabe, 
Arizona, that would provide up to 200,846 dekatherms per day of natural 
gas to markets in Mexico.
    The final EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the Sierrita Pipeline Project in 
accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed 
project, with the mitigation measures recommended in the EIS, would 
have some adverse environmental impact; however, most of these impacts 
would be reduced to less-than-significant levels.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)--Arizona Ecological 
Services Office; the FWS--Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge; the 
Arizona Game and Fish Department; and the U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of 
the EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special 
expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the 
proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis. Although the cooperating 
agencies provided input to the conclusions and recommendations 
presented in the final EIS, the agencies will present their own 
conclusions and recommendations in their respective Records of Decision 
for the project.
    The final EIS addresses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the following project facilities:
     60.9 miles of 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline in 
Pima County, Arizona;
     two meter stations;
     two pig launchers and two pig receivers \1\; and
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    \1\ A pig is an internal tool that can be used to clean and dry 
a pipeline and/or to inspect it for damage or corrosion.
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     six mainline valves.
    The FERC staff mailed copies of the EIS to federal, state, and 
local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; 
environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; 
potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and 
groups; newspapers and libraries in the project area; and parties to 
this proceeding. Paper copy versions of the EIS were mailed to those 
specifically requesting them; all others received a CD version. In 
addition, the EIS is available for public viewing on the FERC's Web 
site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. A limited number of copies 
are available for distribution and public inspection at: Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, Public Reference Room, 888 First Street NE., 
Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8371.
    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 (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., CP13-
73 or CP13-74). Be sure you have selected

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an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online 
Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208-3676; 
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.

    Dated: March 28, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-07494 Filed 4-3-14; 8:45 am]
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