Paulsboro Natural Gas Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Delaware River Pipeline Relocation Project, 31925 [2016-11899]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 98 / Friday, May 20, 2016 / Notices raised in the protests and comments regarding the February 19, 2016 filing made by Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC in the above-captioned docket.1 This notice establishes the comment periods for parties wishing to submit comments following the technical conference. All parties are invited to submit initial comments on or before Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Reply comments are due on or before Friday, June 10, 2016. For more information, please contact Anna Fernandez at Anna.Fernandez@ ferc.gov or (202) 502–6682 or Frank Sparber at Frank.Sparber@ferc.gov or (202) 502–8335. Dated: May 12, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–11898 Filed 5–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP16–27–000] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Paulsboro Natural Gas Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Delaware River Pipeline Relocation Project On December 1, 2015, Paulsboro Natural Gas Pipeline Company, LLC (Paulsboro) filed an application in Docket No. CP16–27–000 requesting authorization and a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to abandon, construct, and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the Delaware River Pipeline Relocation Project (Project). On December 11, 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—July 18, 2016 1 Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 154 FERC ¶ 61,269 (2016). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 May 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—October 16, 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 Paulsboro proposes to abandon about 2.4 miles of 6- and 8-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline extending across the Delaware River between Delaware County, Pennsylvania and Gloucester County, New Jersey. Paulsboro would replace the abandoned pipeline with 2.6 miles of 12- and 24-inch-diameter pipeline installed under the Delaware River using the horizontal directional drill method. The purpose of the Project is to facilitate the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ dredging activities for the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening Project (45-Foot Project). The Project would increase natural gas transportation capacity from 38 million standard cubic feet per day (MMScf/d) to 57.7 MMScf/d to the sole customer served by the pipeline, Paulsboro Refining Company, LLC. Background On January 19, 2016, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Delaware River Pipeline Relocation Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was published in the Federal Register and mailed 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 Consolidated Rail Corporation, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey State Historic Preservation Office, and Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office. The primary issues raised by the commentors included state permit requirements and environmental compliance; potential impacts on cultural and natural resources; cumulative impacts; pipeline safety; future upgrades of Paulsboro’s facilities and systems; and natural gas production methods. The Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District are cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EA. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31925 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., CP16–27), 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: May 11, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–11899 Filed 5–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. OR16–17–000] Tricon Energy Ltd. and Rockbriar Partners Inc. v. Colonial Pipeline Company; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on May 9, 2016, Tricon Energy Ltd. (Tricon) and Rockbriar Partners Inc. (Rockbriar) (collectively, Complainants) filed a protest, complaint, and motion to intervene in response to Colonial Pipeline Company’s (Colonial or Respondent) tariff filing in Docket No. IS16–259–000. The motion to intervene and protest portion of Tricon’s and Rockbriar’s pleading was placed in the IS16–259–000 docket. The complaint portion of Tricon’s and Rockbriar’s pleading is being separately docketed in the proceeding captioned above. Tricon and Rockbriar assert that Colonial is attempting to enforce a shipper history transfer policy that is not in the tariff that locks out New E:\FR\FM\20MYN1.SGM 20MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP16-27-000]


Paulsboro Natural Gas Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule 
for Environmental Review of the Delaware River Pipeline Relocation 
Project

    On December 1, 2015, Paulsboro Natural Gas Pipeline Company, LLC 
(Paulsboro) filed an application in Docket No. CP16-27-000 requesting 
authorization and a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity 
pursuant to Section 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to 
abandon, construct, and operate certain natural gas pipeline 
facilities. The proposed project is known as the Delaware River 
Pipeline Relocation Project (Project).
    On December 11, 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--July 18, 2016

90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--October 16, 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

    Paulsboro proposes to abandon about 2.4 miles of 6- and 8-inch-
diameter natural gas pipeline extending across the Delaware River 
between Delaware County, Pennsylvania and Gloucester County, New 
Jersey. Paulsboro would replace the abandoned pipeline with 2.6 miles 
of 12- and 24-inch-diameter pipeline installed under the Delaware River 
using the horizontal directional drill method. The purpose of the 
Project is to facilitate the United States Army Corps of Engineers' 
dredging activities for the Delaware River Main Channel Deepening 
Project (45-Foot Project). The Project would increase natural gas 
transportation capacity from 38 million standard cubic feet per day 
(MMScf/d) to 57.7 MMScf/d to the sole customer served by the pipeline, 
Paulsboro Refining Company, LLC.

Background

    On January 19, 2016, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Delaware River 
Pipeline Relocation Project and Request for Comments on Environmental 
Issues (NOI). The NOI was published in the Federal Register and mailed 
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 
Consolidated Rail Corporation, Delaware Riverkeeper Network, New Jersey 
Department of Environmental Protection, New Jersey State Historic 
Preservation Office, and Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation 
Office. The primary issues raised by the commentors included state 
permit requirements and environmental compliance; potential impacts on 
cultural and natural resources; cumulative impacts; pipeline safety; 
future upgrades of Paulsboro's facilities and systems; and natural gas 
production methods.
    The Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District 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., 
CP16-27), 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: May 11, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-11899 Filed 5-19-16; 8:45 am]
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