Rockies Express Pipeline LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement Project, 53508-53509 [2015-21988]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 53508 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 172 / Friday, September 4, 2015 / Notices Applicants: The Dayton Power and Light Company. Description: Compliance filing: FERC Rate Schedule No. 304, Village of Mendon to be effective 1/1/2015. Filed Date: 8/28/15. Accession Number: 20150828–5184. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–37–001. Applicants: The Dayton Power and Light Company. Description: Compliance filing: FERC Rate Schedule No. 305, Village of Waynesfield to be effective 1/1/2015. Filed Date: 8/28/15. Accession Number: 20150828–5186. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–38–001. Applicants: The Dayton Power and Light Company. Description: Compliance filing: FERC Rate Schedule No. 306, Village of Yellow Springs to be effective 1/1/2015. Filed Date: 8/28/15. Accession Number: 20150828–5187. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–40–001. Applicants: The Dayton Power and Light Company. Description: Compliance filing: FERC Rate Schedule No. 301, Village of Arcanum to be effective 1/1/2015. Filed Date: 8/28/15. Accession Number: 20150828–5189. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–41–001. Applicants: The Dayton Power and Light Company. Description: Compliance filing: FERC Rate Schedule No. 302, Village of Eldorado to be effective 1/1/2015. Filed Date: 8/28/15. Accession Number: 20150828–5193. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2560–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: Section 205(d) Rate Filing: 2198R19 Kansas Power Pool NITSA NOA to be effective 8/1/2015. Filed Date: 8/28/15. Accession Number: 20150828–5181. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2561–000. Applicants: DB Energy Trading LLC. Description: Tariff Cancellation: Notice of Cancellation of Market-Based Rate Tariff to be effective 10/27/2015. Filed Date: 8/28/15. Accession Number: 20150828–5211. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2562–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: Section 205(d) Rate Filing: Revisions to OATT Schedule 12Appdx A- RTEP approved by PJM Board in July 2015 to be effective 11/26/2015. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Sep 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 Filed Date: 8/28/15. Accession Number: 20150828–5221. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/15. Docket Numbers: ER15–2563–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: Section 205(d) Rate Filing: Revisions to OATT Schedule 12Appdx A–RTEP Artificial Island Projects July 2015 to be effective 11/26/ 2015. Filed Date: 8/28/15. Accession Number: 20150828–5243. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 9/18/15. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: August 28, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–21982 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP15–137–000] Rockies Express Pipeline LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement Project, proposed by Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (REX) in the above-referenced docket. REX requests authorization to construct and operate natural gas compression facilities in Fayette, Pickaway, Muskingum, and Warren Counties, Ohio and Decatur County, Indiana. The REX Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement Project would provide an PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 additional 800 million cubic feet per day of east-to-west transportation service. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The proposed REX Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement Project includes the following facilities: • One new 49,428 horsepower (hp) compressor station in Pickaway County, Ohio (Columbus Compressor Station); • one new 31,791 hp compressor station in Fayette County, Ohio (Washington Court House Compressor Station); • one new 37,038 hp compressor station in Decatur County, Indiana (St. Paul Compressor Station); • an additional 38,400 hp of compression, gas cooling facilities, and a new power and control building at the existing Chandlersville Compressor Station in Muskingum County, Ohio; and • gas cooling facilities and a new power and control building at the existing Hamilton Compressor Station in Warren County, Ohio. The FERC staff mailed copies of the EA 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. In addition, the EA is available for public viewing on the FERC’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. A limited number of copies of the EA 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. Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. 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 the Commission has the opportunity to consider your comments prior to making its decision on this project, it is important that we receive your E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 172 / Friday, September 4, 2015 / Notices comments in Washington, DC on or before September 30, 2015. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file your comments to the Commission. In all instances, please reference the project docket number (CP15–137–000) 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 submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can also 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. Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.214).1 Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing of the Commission’s decision. The Commission grants affected landowners and others with environmental concerns intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding which no other party can adequately represent. Simply filing environmental comments will not give you intervenor status, but you do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. 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., CP15– 1 See the previous discussion on the methods for filing comments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Sep 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 137). 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/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Dated: August 31, 2015. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–21988 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14655–000] Cat Creek Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On December 12, 2014, Cat Creek Energy, LLC (Cat Creek) filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the Cat Creek Energy Generation Facility Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (Cat Creek project). The project would be located at the US Bureau of Reclamation’s (Reclamation) Anderson Ranch reservoir 1 on the South Fork of the Boise River near Mountain Home in Elmore County, Idaho. 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 landdisturbing activities or otherwise enter 1 On November 24, 2014, Owyhee Hydro, LLC also filed a preliminary permit to use the Anderson Ranch reservoir as a lower reservoir for the Anderson Ranch Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (P–14648), and thus may be competing for the same water resource. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53509 upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. On December 19, 2014, the Commission asked Reclamation to confirm that non-federal development is authorized at the Anderson Ranch site. On January 30, 2015, Reclamation responded stating that it retains jurisdiction over hydropower development at the Anderson Ranch dam, reservoir, and powerhouse, which are part of Reclamation’s Boise Project. On June 8, 2015, the Commission responded and agreed with Reclamation’s jurisdictional decision over hydropower development at the Boise Project’s Anderson Ranch dam, powerhouse, and reservoir. However, the Commission would retain jurisdiction for hydropower facilities that would be located outside of Reclamation’s development. Thus, an entity seeking to build a hydropower project that would use Reclamation’s Boise Project facilities would need to obtain a lease of power privilege from Reclamation, but it also would need to obtain a license from the Commission for those facilities of the hydropower project that are not under Reclamation’s jurisdiction. On August 21, 2015, Cat Creek filed minor revisions to the original Cat Creek project permit application. The revised Cat Creek project would use the existing Anderson Ranch reservoir, and would consist of the following new facilities: (1) A 3.4-mile-long, 80-foot-high earthen dam; (2) a 38,000-acre-foot impoundment as an upper reservoir; (3) two, 5,600-foot-long, 22-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (4) two, 100-footdiameter concrete silos; (5) two, 200megawatt vertical Francis turbines/ generators; (6) an 8.0-mile-long, 230kilovolt transmission line interconnecting with the existing Bonneville Power Administration Dixie Substation; (7) an approximately 3.6mile-long access road; and (8) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Cat Creek project would be 1,401.6 gigawatt-hours. Applicant Contact for the Cat Creek project: Nicholas Josten, Cat Creek Energy, LLC, 1989 South 1875 East, Gooding, ID 83330; phone: (208) 954– 5090. FERC Contact: Karen Sughrue; phone: (202) 502–8556. 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. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP15-137-000]


Rockies Express Pipeline LLC; Notice of Availability of the 
Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement 
Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Zone 
3 Capacity Enhancement Project, proposed by Rockies Express Pipeline 
LLC (REX) in the above-referenced docket. REX requests authorization to 
construct and operate natural gas compression facilities in Fayette, 
Pickaway, Muskingum, and Warren Counties, Ohio and Decatur County, 
Indiana. The REX Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement Project would provide an 
additional 800 million cubic feet per day of east-to-west 
transportation service.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement Project 
in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental 
Policy Act. The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed 
project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a 
major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human 
environment.
    The proposed REX Zone 3 Capacity Enhancement Project includes the 
following facilities:
     One new 49,428 horsepower (hp) compressor station in 
Pickaway County, Ohio (Columbus Compressor Station);
     one new 31,791 hp compressor station in Fayette County, 
Ohio (Washington Court House Compressor Station);
     one new 37,038 hp compressor station in Decatur County, 
Indiana (St. Paul Compressor Station);
     an additional 38,400 hp of compression, gas cooling 
facilities, and a new power and control building at the existing 
Chandlersville Compressor Station in Muskingum County, Ohio; and
     gas cooling facilities and a new power and control 
building at the existing Hamilton Compressor Station in Warren County, 
Ohio.
    The FERC staff mailed copies of the EA 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. In addition, the EA is available for public viewing on 
the FERC's Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. A limited 
number of copies of the EA 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.
    Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. 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 the Commission has the opportunity to consider your 
comments prior to making its decision on this project, it is important 
that we receive your

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comments in Washington, DC on or before September 30, 2015.
    For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file 
your comments to the Commission. In all instances, please reference the 
project docket number (CP15-137-000) 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 submitting brief, 
text-only comments on a project;
    (2) You can also 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.
    Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a 
motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.214).\1\ Only intervenors have the 
right to seek rehearing of the Commission's decision. The Commission 
grants affected landowners and others with environmental concerns 
intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a 
clear and direct interest in this proceeding which no other party can 
adequately represent. Simply filing environmental comments will not 
give you intervenor status, but you do not need intervenor status to 
have your comments considered.
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comments.
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    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., CP15-
137). 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/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.

    Dated: August 31, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-21988 Filed 9-3-15; 8:45 am]
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