Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Valley Lateral Project, 9836 [2016-04144]

Download as PDF 9836 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 38 / Friday, February 26, 2016 / Notices As ‘‘non-decisional’’ staff, Mr. Hansen and Ms. Liberty will not participate in an advisory capacity in the Commission’s review of any offer of settlement or settlement agreement, or deliberations concerning the disposition of the relicense application. Different Commission ‘‘advisory staff’’ will be assigned to review any offer of settlement or settlement agreement, and to process the relicense application, including providing advice to the Commission with respect to the agreement and the application. Nondecisional staff and advisory staff are prohibited from communicating with one another concerning the settlement and the relicense application. Dated: February 22, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. 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EG15–115–000 EG16–15–000 EG16–16–000 EG16–17–000 EG16–18–000 EG16–19–000 EG16–20–000 EG16–21–000 EG16–23–000 EG16–24–000 EG16–25–000 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Take notice that during the months of November 2015 and January 2016, the status of the above-captioned entities as Exempt Wholesale Generators became effective by operation of the Commission’s regulations. 18 CFR 366.7(a). [FR Doc. 2016–04151 Filed 2–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:41 Feb 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP16–17–000] Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Valley Lateral Project On November 13, 2015, Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (Millennium) filed an application in Docket No. CP16–17–000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the Valley Lateral Project (Project), and would provide approximately 130,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of firm transportation service to CPV Valley, LLC to serve a new natural gas combined-cycle electric generator in the Town of Wawayanda, New York (CPV Valley Energy Center). On November 30, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project. Schedule for Environmental Review EG16–22–000 Dated: February 22, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Issuance of EA—May 9, 2016 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—August 7, 2016 If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description Millennium proposes to construct, install, own, and maintain the proposed Valley Lateral Project, which would involve construction of an approximately 7.9-mile, 16-inch diameter lateral pipeline from Millennium’s existing mainline in Orange County, New York to the CPV Valley Energy Center. The Project would also involve construction of a new meter station within the CPV Valley Energy Center property, and pig launcher and receiver facilities. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Background On July 6, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Valley Lateral Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was issued during the pre-filing review of the Project in Docket No. PF15–23– 000 and was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. In response to the NOI, the Commission received comments from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and 48 comments from individual stakeholders. The primary issues raised by commentors are purpose and need, land use, visual impacts, vegetation and wildlife, cumulative impacts, alternatives, air quality and climate change, safety, and socioeconomic impacts. The EPA and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets are cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EA. Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. 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. 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, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ‘‘Docket Number’’ excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP16–17), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208–3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC Web site also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: February 19, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–04144 Filed 2–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\26FEN1.SGM 26FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP16-17-000]


Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review of the Valley Lateral Project

    On November 13, 2015, Millennium Pipeline Company, L.L.C. 
(Millennium) filed an application in Docket No. CP16-17-000 requesting 
a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 
7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural 
gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the Valley 
Lateral Project (Project), and would provide approximately 130,000 
dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of firm transportation service to CPV 
Valley, LLC to serve a new natural gas combined-cycle electric 
generator in the Town of Wawayanda, New York (CPV Valley Energy 
Center).
    On November 30, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. 
Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal 
authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and 
to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization 
within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's 
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice 
identifies the FERC staff's planned schedule for the completion of the 
EA for the Project.

Schedule for Environmental Review

Issuance of EA--May 9, 2016
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--August 7, 2016

    If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be 
provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the 
Project's progress.

Project Description

    Millennium proposes to construct, install, own, and maintain the 
proposed Valley Lateral Project, which would involve construction of an 
approximately 7.9-mile, 16-inch diameter lateral pipeline from 
Millennium's existing mainline in Orange County, New York to the CPV 
Valley Energy Center. The Project would also involve construction of a 
new meter station within the CPV Valley Energy Center property, and pig 
launcher and receiver facilities.

Background

    On July 6, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Valley Lateral 
Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI 
was issued during the pre-filing review of the Project in Docket No. 
PF15-23-000 and was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and 
local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public 
interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and 
local libraries and newspapers. In response to the NOI, the Commission 
received comments from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
and 48 comments from individual stakeholders. The primary issues raised 
by commentors are purpose and need, land use, visual impacts, 
vegetation and wildlife, cumulative impacts, alternatives, air quality 
and climate change, safety, and socioeconomic impacts.
    The EPA and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets 
are cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EA.

Additional Information

    In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to 
keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, 
the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. 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.
    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, select 
``General Search'' from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date 
range and ``Docket Number'' excluding the last three digits (i.e., 
CP16-17), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to 
eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208-3676, TTY (202) 502-
8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC 
Web site also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued 
by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings.

    Dated: February 19, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-04144 Filed 2-25-16; 8:45 am]
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