Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the SM-80 MAOP Restoration Project, 22260 [2016-08687]

Download as PDF 22260 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY SM–80 Loop 1 and other existing easements for 3.8 of the 3.9 miles. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Background [EPA–HQ–OPP–2016–0198; FRL–9944–61] On October 15, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed SM–80 MAOP Restoration 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 two landowners. The primary issues raised by the commentors are the potential for soil and water contamination, impacts on wildlife, air, and noise, and cumulative impacts. Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee; Notice of Public Meeting [Docket No. CP15–549–000] Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the SM–80 MAOP Restoration Project On September 2, 2015, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia) filed an application in Docket No. CP15–549– 000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Sections 7(c) and 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act to abandon, construct, and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities in Wayne County, West Virginia. The proposed project is known as the SM– 80 MAOP Restoration Project (Project) and would restore the maximum allowable operating pressure of part of the SM–80 system. On September 15, 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—5/18/16 90-Day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—8/16/16 If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Project Description Columbia proposes to abandon in place about 3.3 miles of 30-inchdiameter pipeline and associated aboveground appurtenances located on its existing SM–80 natural gas transmission system located in Wayne County, West Virginia. This section would be abandoned due to its age and condition. Columbia would also construct about 3.9 miles of 30-inchdiameter pipeline to replace the abandoned pipeline. The new pipeline would be co-located with the existing VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 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., CP15–549), 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: April 11, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–08687 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 A pipeline loop is a segment of pipe constructed parallel to an existing pipeline to increase capacity. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs is announcing a public meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC) on May 18–19, 2016. This meeting provides advice and recommendations to the EPA Administrator on issues associated with pesticide regulatory development and reform initiatives, evolving public policy and program implementation issues, and science issues associated with evaluating and reducing risks from use of pesticides. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Agenda: A draft agenda will be posted on or before May 4, 2016. Accommodations requests: To request accommodation of a disability, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, preferably at least 10 days prior to the meeting, to give EPA as much time as possible to process your request. ADDRESSES: The PPDC Meeting will be held at 1 Potomac Yard South, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA, in the lobby-level Conference Center. EPA’s Potomac Yard South Bldg. is approximately 1 mile from the Crystal City Metro Station. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dea Zimmerman, Office of Pesticide Programs (LC–8J), Environmental Protection Agency, 77 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604; telephone number: (312) 353–6344; email address: zimmerman.dea@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? You may be potentially affected by this action if you work in an agricultural setting, or if you are concerned about implementation of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA); and the amendments to both of these major pesticide laws by the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996; the E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP15-549-000]


Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review of the SM-80 MAOP Restoration Project

    On September 2, 2015, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia) 
filed an application in Docket No. CP15-549-000 requesting a 
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Sections 
7(c) and 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act to abandon, construct, and operate 
certain natural gas pipeline facilities in Wayne County, West Virginia. 
The proposed project is known as the SM-80 MAOP Restoration Project 
(Project) and would restore the maximum allowable operating pressure of 
part of the SM-80 system.
    On September 15, 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--5/18/16
90-Day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--8/16/16

    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

    Columbia proposes to abandon in place about 3.3 miles of 30-inch-
diameter pipeline and associated aboveground appurtenances located on 
its existing SM-80 natural gas transmission system located in Wayne 
County, West Virginia. This section would be abandoned due to its age 
and condition. Columbia would also construct about 3.9 miles of 30-
inch-diameter pipeline to replace the abandoned pipeline. The new 
pipeline would be co-located with the existing SM-80 Loop \1\ and other 
existing easements for 3.8 of the 3.9 miles.
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    \1\ A pipeline loop is a segment of pipe constructed parallel to 
an existing pipeline to increase capacity.
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Background

    On October 15, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed SM-80 MAOP 
Restoration 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 two landowners. The primary issues raised by the 
commentors are the potential for soil and water contamination, impacts 
on wildlife, air, and noise, and cumulative impacts.

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., 
CP15-549), 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: April 11, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-08687 Filed 4-14-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P