Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC; Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Atlantic Bridge Project, 18621-18622 [2016-07261]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 62 / Thursday, March 31, 2016 / Notices Dated: March 22, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. above list. They are also available for electronic 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 FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. [FR Doc. 2016–07234 Filed 3–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER16–1148–000] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Tenaska Energia de Mexico, S. de R. L. de C.V. ; 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 Tenaska Energia de Mexico, S. de R. L. de C.V.’s application for market-based 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 11, 2016. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Mar 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 Dated: March 22, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–07250 Filed 3–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP16–9–000] Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC; Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Atlantic Bridge Project On October 22, 2015, Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC and Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, LLC, collectively referred to as the Applicants filed an application in Docket No. CP16–9–000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act to construct, abandon, and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the Atlantic Bridge Project (Project), and would allow the Applicants to provide an additional 132.7 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas to customers in Massachusetts, Maine, and Canada. On November 5, 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 2, 2016 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline July 31, 2016 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18621 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 The proposed Project includes replacing about 6.3 miles of existing 26inch-diameter mainline pipeline with 42-inch-diameter pipeline in two segments in Westchester County, New York and Fairfield County, Connecticut. In addition to the pipeline facilities, the Applicants propose to modify or construct four compressor stations in Rockland County, New York; New Haven and Windham Counties, Connecticut; and Norfolk County, Massachusetts adding a total of 26,500 horsepower. The Applicants also propose to modify/construct/remove seven metering and/or regulating stations in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maine. Background On April 27, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Planned Atlantic Bridge Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was issued during the pre-filing review of the Project in Docket No. PF15–12– 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. Major issues raised during scoping primarily focused on a variety of environmental impacts from the proposed Weymouth Compressor Station in Massachusetts. Commenters also stated concerns about impacts on water supplies, wetlands, vegetation, wildlife, air quality, and safety. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a federal cooperating agency 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 E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 18622 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 62 / Thursday, March 31, 2016 / Notices 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., CP16–9), 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: March 22, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–07232 Filed 3–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dated: March 22, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FR Doc. 2016–07235 Filed 3–30–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [Docket No. OR16–13–000] Saddlehorn Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order Take notice that on March 22, 2016, pursuant to Rule 207(a)(2) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207(a)(2) (2015), [FR Doc. 2016–07261 Filed 3–30–16; 8:45 am] Saddlehorn Pipeline Company, LLC BILLING CODE 6717–01–P (Saddlehorn), filed a petition for a declaratory order concerning the supplemental open season that DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Saddlehorn conducted from December 2015 to January 2016, to accommodate Federal Energy Regulatory the restructuring of the original Commission Saddlehorn project into an undivided joint interest pipeline with Grand Mesa Notice of Technical Conference Pipeline, LLC, all as more fully Project No. explained in the petition. Any person desiring to intervene or to FFP Missouri 12, LLC .............. 13755–002 protest this filing must file in FFP Missouri 5, LLC ................ 13757–002 accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of FFP Missouri 6, LLC ................ 13761–002 the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Solia 6 Hydroelectric, LLC ........ 13768–002 Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, appropriate action to be taken, but will Commission staff will hold a technical conference to discuss cultural resources not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to related to Rye Development, LLC’s become a party must file a notice of proposed Allegheny Lock and Dam No. intervention or motion to intervene, as 2 Hydroelectric Project No. 13755, Emsworth Locks and Dam Hydroelectric appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the Project No. 13757, Emsworth Back comment date. Anyone filing a motion Channel Dam Hydroelectric Project No. 13761, and Montgomery Locks and Dam to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner. Hydroelectric Project No. 13768. The Commission encourages The technical conference will begin at electronic submission of protests and 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The interventions in lieu of paper using the conference will be held at the Federal ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Energy Regulatory Commission Persons unable to file electronically headquarters building located at 888 1st should submit an original and 5 copies Street NE., Washington, DC, and will of the protest or intervention to the include teleconference capabilities. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, All local, state, and federal agencies, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC Indian tribes, and other interested 20426. parties are invited to participate. There This filing is accessible on-line at will be no transcript of the conference, http://www.ferc.gov, using the but a summary of the meeting will be ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for prepared for the project record. If you review in the Commission’s Public are interested in participating in the Reference Room in Washington, DC. meeting you must contact Allyson There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Conner at (202) 502–6082 or Web site that enables subscribers to allyson.conner@ferc.gov by April 4, receive email notification when a 2016 to receive specific instructions on document is added to a subscribed how to participate. docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Dated: March 25, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:09 Mar 30, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on April 15, 2016. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC16–91–000. Applicants: Summer Solar LLC. Description: Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act, Request for Expedited Consideration and Confidential Treatment of Summer Solar LLC. Filed Date: 3/22/16. Accession Number: 20160322–5204. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/12/16. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER12–60–011; ER10–1632–011; ER10–1628–009; ER10–1624–005; ER10–1617–009; ER10–1597–005; ER10–1594–009; ER10–1585–009. Applicants: Alabama Electric Marketing, LLC, California Electric Marketing, LLC, Kiowa Power Partners, L.L.C., New Mexico Electric Marketing, LLC, Tenaska Power Management, LLC, Tenaska Power Services Co., Texas Electric Marketing, LLC, Tenaska Gateway Partners, Ltd. Description: Supplement to December 31, 2015 Updated Market Power Analysis in the Southwest Power Pool region of the Tenaska MBR Sellers. Filed Date: 3/23/16. Accession Number: 20160323–5148. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/13/16. Docket Numbers: ER13–102–009. Applicants: New York Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: NYISO compliance filing Order No. 1000 RTPP to be effective 4/1/2016. Filed Date: 3/22/16. Accession Number: 20160322–5168. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/12/16. Docket Numbers: ER15–1047–004. Applicants: R.E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant, LLC. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 62 (Thursday, March 31, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18621-18622]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-07261]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP16-9-000]


Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC; Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, 
LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Atlantic Bridge 
Project

    On October 22, 2015, Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC and Maritimes 
& Northeast Pipeline, LLC, collectively referred to as the Applicants 
filed an application in Docket No. CP16-9-000 requesting a Certificate 
of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7 of the 
Natural Gas Act to construct, abandon, and operate certain natural gas 
pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the Atlantic 
Bridge Project (Project), and would allow the Applicants to provide an 
additional 132.7 million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas to 
customers in Massachusetts, Maine, and Canada.
    On November 5, 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 2, 2016
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline July 31, 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

    The proposed Project includes replacing about 6.3 miles of existing 
26-inch-diameter mainline pipeline with 42-inch-diameter pipeline in 
two segments in Westchester County, New York and Fairfield County, 
Connecticut.
    In addition to the pipeline facilities, the Applicants propose to 
modify or construct four compressor stations in Rockland County, New 
York; New Haven and Windham Counties, Connecticut; and Norfolk County, 
Massachusetts adding a total of 26,500 horsepower. The Applicants also 
propose to modify/construct/remove seven metering and/or regulating 
stations in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Maine.

Background

    On April 27, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Planned Atlantic Bridge 
Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI 
was issued during the pre-filing review of the Project in Docket No. 
PF15-12-000 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. Major issues raised during scoping 
primarily focused on a variety of environmental impacts from the 
proposed Weymouth Compressor Station in Massachusetts. Commenters also 
stated concerns about impacts on water supplies, wetlands, vegetation, 
wildlife, air quality, and safety. The U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency is a federal cooperating agency 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

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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., CP16-9), 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: March 25, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-07261 Filed 3-30-16; 8:45 am]
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