Notice of Intent to Prepare Environmental Assessments and Revised Procedural Schedule, 13357-13358 [2016-05653]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2016 / Notices change from the figures currently approved by the OMB.9 Dated: March 8, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–05654 Filed 3–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP16–80–000] jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Application Take notice that on February 29, 2016, ANR Pipeline Company (ANR), filed an application pursuant to section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Part 157 of the Commission’s Regulations, requesting the Commission’s approval to abandon in place five compressor units installed in ANR’s Southeast Mainline segment, located in Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Indiana. Also, ANR proposes to abandon associated short haul capacity and appurtenances. 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, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@gerc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Linda Farquhar, Manager, Project Determinations and Regulatory Administration, ANR Pipeline Company, 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 700, Houston, Texas 77002–2700, phone (832) 320–5685, email: linda_farquhar@ transcanada.com. ANR states that after the evaluation of the compressor units needed for transporting gas under the various flow and contractual scenarios, ANR determined to abandon in place one compressor unit at each of Delhi, Brownsville, and Shelbyville compressor stations, and two units at Sardis compressor station. The total horsepower (hp) of the abandoned compressor units is 31,800 hp. ANR also request to abandon 36 MMcf/day of short-haul capacity on the segment northbound from Eunice to the Celestine compressor station, and appurtenances. ANR states that this abandonment of the short-haul capacity will not affect the available, unsubscribed capacity remaining along this segment. 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 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. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 5 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. 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 commenters 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 commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters 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. Motions to intervene, protests and comments may be filed electronically via the internet in lieu of paper; see, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission’s Web site under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 29, 2016. Dated: March 8, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–05658 Filed 3–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Intent to Prepare Environmental Assessments and Revised Procedural Schedule FFP Missouri 16, LLC ........................................................................................................................................... FFP Missouri 15, LLC ........................................................................................................................................... 9 The current burden inventory for FERC–725L, as modified by the Final Rule (Order No. 804) in VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Mar 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 Project No. 13753–002 Project No. 13762–002 Docket No. RM14–12 (80 FR 9596, 2/24/2015), was approved by the OMB on 4/24/2015. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13357 E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 13358 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 49 / Monday, March 14, 2016 / Notices Solia 8 Hydroelectric, LLC ................................................................................................................................... FFP Missouri 13, LLC ........................................................................................................................................... Solia 5 Hydroelectric, LLC ................................................................................................................................... Solia 4 Hydroelectric, LLC ................................................................................................................................... FFP Missouri 12, LLC ........................................................................................................................................... FFP Missouri 5, LLC ............................................................................................................................................. FFP Missouri 6, LLC ............................................................................................................................................. Solia 6 Hydroelectric, LLC ................................................................................................................................... On February 3, 2014, February 27, 2014, and March 14, 2014, FFP New Hydro, LLC and its subsidiary companies filed a total of ten applications for the construction and Applicant operation of hydropower projects to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps’) existing dams on the Allegheny River (one project), Monongahela River (six projects), and Project No. FFP Missouri 16, LLC ..................... FFP Missouri 15, LLC ..................... Solia 8 Hydroelectric, LLC .............. FFP Missouri 13, LLC ..................... Solia 5 Hydroelectric, LLC .............. Solia 4 Hydroelectric, LLC .............. FFP Missouri 12, LLC ..................... FFP Missouri 5, LLC ....................... FFP Missouri 6, LLC ....................... Solia 6 Hydroelectric, LLC .............. P–13753 P–13762 P–13771 P–13763 P–13766 P–13767 P–13755 P–13757 P–13761 P–13768 ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... Project Project Project Project Project Project Project Project 13771–002 13763–002 13766–002 13767–002 13755–002 13757–002 13761–002 13768–002 Ohio River (three projects), respectively. The names and locations of the applicants’ projects are as follows: Capacity (MW) * Projects No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. Opekiska Lock and Dam ................ Morgantown Lock and Dam ........... Point Marion Lock and Dam .......... Grays Landing Lock and Dam ....... Maxwell Locks and Dam ................ Monongahela Locks and Dam 4 .... Allegheny Lock and Dam 2 ............ Emsworth Locks and Dam ............. Emsworth Back Channel Dam ....... Montgomery Locks and Dam ......... County, State & river basin 6.0 5.0 5.0 12.0 13.0 12.0 17.0 24.0 12.0 42.0 Monongalia, WV; Monongahela. Monongalia, WV; Monongahela. Fayette, PA; Monongahela. Greene, PA; Monongahela. Washington, PA; Monongahela. Washington, PA; Monongahela. Allegheny, PA; Allegheny. Allegheny, PA; Ohio. Allegheny, PA; Ohio. Beaver, PA; Ohio. * The combined generator capacity in megawatts. On December 17, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Preliminary Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway Prescriptions (REA Notice) and a Scoping Document 2 for each river basin, including the Ohio River projects (P–13757, P–13761, P–13768), the Allegheny River Project (P–13755), and the Monongahela River projects (P– 13753, P–13762, P–13771, P–13763, P– 13766, and P–13767). Each Scoping Document 2 included a procedural schedule that included preparation of one multi-project Draft and Final Environmental Assessment (EA) for all ten projects. Based on a review of the comments received in response to the REA notice, Commission staff have determined that the analysis of the proposed licensing action could be expedited for some of the projects with the preparation of three separate EAs; one for the three Ohio River projects, one for the Allegheny River Project, and one for the six Monongahela River projects. Potential cumulative effects for all projects will still be evaluated as described in Scoping Document 2. In addition, whether Final EAs are issued or not will depend on the extent and scope of the comments received on the EAs. Absent the issuance of final EAs, comments on the EAs will be addressed in any license order issued by the Commission. The applications will be processed according to the following revised procedural schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Issue Ohio River projects EA ................................................................................................ Comments on Ohio River projects EA due ........................................................................... Issue Allegheny River project EA ......................................................................................... Comments on Allegheny River project EA due .................................................................... Issue Monongahela River projects EA .................................................................................. Comments on Monongahela River projects EA due ............................................................ jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to Nicholas Ettema at (202) 502–6565, or by email at nicholas.ettema@ferc.gov. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Dated: March 8, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. May/June 2016. June/July 2016. May/June 2016. June/July 2016. September 2016. October 2016. Combined Notice of Filings #1 [FR Doc. 2016–05653 Filed 3–11–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:27 Mar 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC16–60–000. Applicants: Aspirity Energy MidStates, LLC, Aspirity Energy Northeast, LLC. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Description: Supplement to January 13, 2016 Application of Aspirity Energy Northeast, LLC, et. al. for Authorization under Section 203 of the FPA and Request for Shortened Comment Period. Filed Date: 3/4/16. Accession Number: 20160304–5134. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/14/16. Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG16–68–000. E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 49 (Monday, March 14, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13357-13358]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-05653]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Notice of Intent to Prepare Environmental Assessments and Revised 
Procedural Schedule

FFP Missouri 16, LLC.........  Project No. 13753-002
FFP Missouri 15, LLC.........  Project No. 13762-002

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Solia 8 Hydroelectric, LLC...  Project No. 13771-002
FFP Missouri 13, LLC.........  Project No. 13763-002
Solia 5 Hydroelectric, LLC...  Project No. 13766-002
Solia 4 Hydroelectric, LLC...  Project No. 13767-002
FFP Missouri 12, LLC.........  Project No. 13755-002
FFP Missouri 5, LLC..........  Project No. 13757-002
FFP Missouri 6, LLC..........  Project No. 13761-002
Solia 6 Hydroelectric, LLC...  Project No. 13768-002
 

    On February 3, 2014, February 27, 2014, and March 14, 2014, FFP New 
Hydro, LLC and its subsidiary companies filed a total of ten 
applications for the construction and operation of hydropower projects 
to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (Corps') existing 
dams on the Allegheny River (one project), Monongahela River (six 
projects), and Ohio River (three projects), respectively. The names and 
locations of the applicants' projects are as follows:

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                                                                              Capacity (MW)    County, State &
            Applicant                  Project No.            Projects              *            river basin
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FFP Missouri 16, LLC............  P-13753.............  Opekiska Lock and               6.0  Monongalia, WV;
                                                         Dam.                                 Monongahela.
FFP Missouri 15, LLC............  P-13762.............  Morgantown Lock and             5.0  Monongalia, WV;
                                                         Dam.                                 Monongahela.
Solia 8 Hydroelectric, LLC......  P-13771.............  Point Marion Lock               5.0  Fayette, PA;
                                                         and Dam.                             Monongahela.
FFP Missouri 13, LLC............  P-13763.............  Grays Landing Lock             12.0  Greene, PA;
                                                         and Dam.                             Monongahela.
Solia 5 Hydroelectric, LLC......  P-13766.............  Maxwell Locks and              13.0  Washington, PA;
                                                         Dam.                                 Monongahela.
Solia 4 Hydroelectric, LLC......  P-13767.............  Monongahela Locks              12.0  Washington, PA;
                                                         and Dam 4.                           Monongahela.
FFP Missouri 12, LLC............  P-13755.............  Allegheny Lock and             17.0  Allegheny, PA;
                                                         Dam 2.                               Allegheny.
FFP Missouri 5, LLC.............  P-13757.............  Emsworth Locks and             24.0  Allegheny, PA;
                                                         Dam.                                 Ohio.
FFP Missouri 6, LLC.............  P-13761.............  Emsworth Back                  12.0  Allegheny, PA;
                                                         Channel Dam.                         Ohio.
Solia 6 Hydroelectric, LLC......  P-13768.............  Montgomery Locks               42.0  Beaver, PA; Ohio.
                                                         and Dam.
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* The combined generator capacity in megawatts.

    On December 17, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of Application 
Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, 
Recommendations, Preliminary Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary 
Fishway Prescriptions (REA Notice) and a Scoping Document 2 for each 
river basin, including the Ohio River projects (P-13757, P-13761, P-
13768), the Allegheny River Project (P-13755), and the Monongahela 
River projects (P-13753, P-13762, P-13771, P-13763, P-13766, and P-
13767). Each Scoping Document 2 included a procedural schedule that 
included preparation of one multi-project Draft and Final Environmental 
Assessment (EA) for all ten projects.
    Based on a review of the comments received in response to the REA 
notice, Commission staff have determined that the analysis of the 
proposed licensing action could be expedited for some of the projects 
with the preparation of three separate EAs; one for the three Ohio 
River projects, one for the Allegheny River Project, and one for the 
six Monongahela River projects. Potential cumulative effects for all 
projects will still be evaluated as described in Scoping Document 2. In 
addition, whether Final EAs are issued or not will depend on the extent 
and scope of the comments received on the EAs. Absent the issuance of 
final EAs, comments on the EAs will be addressed in any license order 
issued by the Commission.
    The applications will be processed according to the following 
revised procedural schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as 
appropriate.

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                 Milestone                           Target date
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Issue Ohio River projects EA..............  May/June 2016.
Comments on Ohio River projects EA due....  June/July 2016.
Issue Allegheny River project EA..........  May/June 2016.
Comments on Allegheny River project EA due  June/July 2016.
Issue Monongahela River projects EA.......  September 2016.
Comments on Monongahela River projects EA   October 2016.
 due.
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    Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to Nicholas 
Ettema at (202) 502-6565, or by email at nicholas.ettema@ferc.gov.

    Dated: March 8, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-05653 Filed 3-11-16; 8:45 am]
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