Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Virginia Southside Expansion Project II, 12889-12890 [2016-05505]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Notices Filed Date: 3/1/16. Accession Number: 20160301–5395. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/14/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–705–000. Applicants: Viking Gas Transmission Company. Description: Compliance filing SemiAnnual FLRP—Spring 2016. Filed Date: 3/1/16. Accession Number: 20160301–5416. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/14/16. Docket Numbers: RP16–706–000. Applicants: Hardy Storage Company, LLC. Description: 2015 Operational Transactions Report of Hardy Storage Company, LLC. Filed Date: 3/1/16. Accession Number: 20160301–5440. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/14/16. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Docket Numbers: RP16–707–000. Applicants: TransColorado Gas Transmission Company. Description: 2015 Annual Fuel Gas Reimbursement Percentage Report of TransColorado Gas Transmission Company, L.L.C. Filed Date: 3/1/16. Accession Number: 20160301–5470. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/14/16. 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: March 2, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–05479 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 deodorization facility modifications, valves, and valve operators. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP15–118–000] Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Virginia Southside Expansion Project II On March 23, 2015, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco) filed an application in Docket No. CP15–118–000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate the Virginia Southside Expansion Project II (Project). The purpose of the Project is to provide up to 250,000 dekatherms per day of firm natural gas transportation service to a planned Virginia Electric and Power Company combined-cycle gas-fired power station in Greensville County, Virginia. On April 1, 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 the EA April 29, 2016 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline July 28, 2016 If a schedule change becomes necessary, an additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description Transco proposes to construct and operate 4.3 miles of 24-inch-diameter pipeline, a meter and regulator station, and pig launcher/receiver facilities in Brunswick and Greensville Counties, Virginia. In addition, Transco would add 21,830 horsepower of compression to Compressor Station 166 in Pittsville County, Virginia; add 25,000 horsepower of compression to Compressor Station 185 in Prince William County, Virginia; and construct minor modifications at 19 facilities in Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties, South Carolina and Polk County, North Carolina, including odorization/ PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12889 Background On May 6, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Virginia Southside Expansion II Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI 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 Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Historical Resources, Appalachian Mountain Advocates, Sierra Club, and two individuals. The primary issues raised by commentors are potential impacts on the Manassas stonefly and freshwater mussels; affects to historic properties; proximity to residences and easement compensation; pipeline safety; compliance with Virginia’s Coastal Zone Management Program; connected, cumulative, and similar actions, with specific reference to Transco’s Atlantic Sunrise Project (Docket No. CP15–138– 000); and the indirect and cumulative impacts of the Greenville Power Plant. 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 filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to http://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., CP15–118), 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 FERCOnlineSuppport@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. E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 12890 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Notices Dated: March 7, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–05505 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2237–033] asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Georgia Power Co.; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Request to amend recreation facilities (Article 408). b. Project No: 2237–033. c. Date Filed: February 19, 2016. d. Applicant: Georgia Power Co. e. Name of Project: Morgan Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: Chattahoochee River in Fulton and Cobb counties, Georgia. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Chad Knudsen, Senior Land Management Specialist, Georgia Power, Bin 10151, 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE., Atlanta, GA 30308– 3374, (404) 506–2395. i. FERC Contact: Mark Carter, (678) 245–3083, mark.carter@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: March 30, 2016. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, comments, or recommendations using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2237–033. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. Description of Request: Georgia Power Co. proposes to amend Article 408 of the project license to remove its responsibility to provide a canoe portage around Morgan Falls Dam. The licensee’s application discusses several public safety concerns with the existing portage as well as recent usage patterns of the existing portage. Due to the availability of a separate upstream boat dock and downstream boat ramp to accommodate those wanting to port around the dam, Georgia Power concludes that its existing canoe portage route is no longer safe and no longer necessary. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing 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. 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, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .214, respectively. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting, protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2010. Dated: February 29, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–05506 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RP16–329–000] Transwestern Pipeline Company LLC; Notice of Technical Conference Take notice that a technical conference will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time), in Hearing Room 5 at the offices of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. At the technical conference, the Commission Staff and the parties to the proceeding should be prepared to discuss all issues set for technical conference as established in the January 28, 2016 Order (Transwestern Pipeline Company LLC, 154 FERC ¶ 61,051 (2016)). All interested persons are permitted to attend. Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1–866–208–3372 (voice) or 202–502–8659 (TTY); or send a fax to 202–208–2106 with the required accommodations. For more information about this technical conference, please contact David Faerberg, 202–502–8275, david.faerberg@ferc.gov. E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 48 (Friday, March 11, 2016)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-05505]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP15-118-000]


Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule 
for Environmental Review of the Virginia Southside Expansion Project II

    On March 23, 2015, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC 
(Transco) filed an application in Docket No. CP15-118-000 requesting a 
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 
7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate the Virginia 
Southside Expansion Project II (Project). The purpose of the Project is 
to provide up to 250,000 dekatherms per day of firm natural gas 
transportation service to a planned Virginia Electric and Power Company 
combined-cycle gas-fired power station in Greensville County, Virginia.
    On April 1, 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 the EA April 29, 2016
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline July 28, 2016

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

Project Description

    Transco proposes to construct and operate 4.3 miles of 24-inch-
diameter pipeline, a meter and regulator station, and pig launcher/
receiver facilities in Brunswick and Greensville Counties, Virginia. In 
addition, Transco would add 21,830 horsepower of compression to 
Compressor Station 166 in Pittsville County, Virginia; add 25,000 
horsepower of compression to Compressor Station 185 in Prince William 
County, Virginia; and construct minor modifications at 19 facilities in 
Cherokee and Spartanburg Counties, South Carolina and Polk County, 
North Carolina, including odorization/deodorization facility 
modifications, valves, and valve operators.

Background

    On May 6, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare 
an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Virginia Southside 
Expansion II Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues 
(NOI). The NOI 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 Virginia Department of Conservation and 
Recreation, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia 
Department of Historical Resources, Appalachian Mountain Advocates, 
Sierra Club, and two individuals. The primary issues raised by 
commentors are potential impacts on the Manassas stonefly and 
freshwater mussels; affects to historic properties; proximity to 
residences and easement compensation; pipeline safety; compliance with 
Virginia's Coastal Zone Management Program; connected, cumulative, and 
similar actions, with specific reference to Transco's Atlantic Sunrise 
Project (Docket No. CP15-138-000); and the indirect and cumulative 
impacts of the Greenville Power Plant.

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 filings, document 
summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to http://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., 
CP15-118), 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 FERCOnlineSuppport@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.


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    Dated: March 7, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
 Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-05505 Filed 3-10-16; 8:45 am]
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