Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, LLC; Notice of Application, 55185-55186 [2016-19752]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 160 / Thursday, August 18, 2016 / Notices To date, the following areas of discussion have been identified for inclusion in the DEIS: 1. Flood damage reduction. 2. Effects to Fish and wildlife. 3. Land-use Effects (effects on agricultural land). 4. Effects to Archaeological, cultural, and historic resources. 5. Social Effects. 6. Effects to Groundwater. Additional areas of interest may be identified through the scoping process, which will include pubic and agency meetings. A notice of those meetings will be provided to interested parties and to local news media. The Corps anticipates holding a series of scoping meetings sometime in October, 2016 in the City of Minot and surrounding communities. In general, the meetings will begin with an open house and be followed by a presentation and question and answer session. An environmental review will be conducted under the NEPA of 1969 and other applicable laws and regulations. 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[FR Doc. 2016–19719 Filed 8–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP16–488–000] Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, LLC; Notice of Application Take notice that on August 1, 2016, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, LLC (Natural), 3250 Lacey Road, Suite 700, Downers Grove, IL 60515, filed an application under sections 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1 rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 55186 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 160 / Thursday, August 18, 2016 / Notices Act (NGA), and Part 157 of the Commission’s regulations, requesting authorization to construct and operate a new compressor station and associated pipeline lateral located in Cass County, Texas (Gulf Coast Expansion Project). Natural is also requesting authorization to abandon two compressor units at its Compressor Station 301 in Wharton County, Texas, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open for public inspection. Natural proposes to provide long-term firm transportation service to two shippers that have subscribed to the capacity created by the Project. The Project capacity is developed through the integration of existing capacity and expansion capacity of 240,000 Dth/day which will enable Natural to transport 460,000 Dth per day of natural gas supplies to an existing delivery point and a new delivery point in the South Texas Gulf Coast area. The project shippers have elected negotiated rates. Natural proposes to construct a new 15,900 horsepower compressor station on its Gulf Coast Line, and a new 4,000foot, 30-inch lateral to connect the proposed compressor to Natural’s existing A/G Line. Natural also proposes to abandon 5,600 hp of existing compression on its system. Total cost of the project is $69,399,000. 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, please contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding the proposed project should be directed to Bruce H. Newsome, Vice President, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, LLC, 3250 Lacey Road, Suite 700, Downers Grove, IL 60515, or by calling (630) 725– 3070 (telephone) or email at bruce_ newsome@kindermorgan.com. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:05 Aug 17, 2016 Jkt 238001 Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review 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 7 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 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http:// www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Comment Date: September 2, 2016. Dated: August 12, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–19752 Filed 8–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP16–489–000] Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization: WBI Energy Transmission, Inc. Take notice that on August 5, 2016, WBI Energy Transmission, Inc. (WBI Energy), 1250 West Century Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58503, filed in Docket No. CP16–489–000 a prior notice request pursuant to § 157.205, 157.210, and 157.216(b) of the Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), as amended, requesting authorization to construct, operate, and abandon certain natural gas facilities in McKenzie and Williams Counties, North Dakota. WBI Energy states that the proposed activities will allow it to deliver 62,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas transportation service. WBI Energy estimates the cost of the proposed facilities to be approximately $18.4 million, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. 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, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Specifically, WBI Energy proposes to: (1) Install two new compressor units, totaling 5,325 horsepower (HP), at its E:\FR\FM\18AUN1.SGM 18AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 160 (Thursday, August 18, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP16-488-000]


Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America, LLC; Notice of 
Application

    Take notice that on August 1, 2016, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of 
America, LLC (Natural), 3250 Lacey Road, Suite 700, Downers Grove, IL 
60515, filed an application under sections 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural 
Gas

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Act (NGA), and Part 157 of the Commission's regulations, requesting 
authorization to construct and operate a new compressor station and 
associated pipeline lateral located in Cass County, Texas (Gulf Coast 
Expansion Project). Natural is also requesting authorization to abandon 
two compressor units at its Compressor Station 301 in Wharton County, 
Texas, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file 
with the Commission and open for public inspection.
    Natural proposes to provide long-term firm transportation service 
to two shippers that have subscribed to the capacity created by the 
Project. The Project capacity is developed through the integration of 
existing capacity and expansion capacity of 240,000 Dth/day which will 
enable Natural to transport 460,000 Dth per day of natural gas supplies 
to an existing delivery point and a new delivery point in the South 
Texas Gulf Coast area. The project shippers have elected negotiated 
rates. Natural proposes to construct a new 15,900 horsepower compressor 
station on its Gulf Coast Line, and a new 4,000-foot, 30-inch lateral 
to connect the proposed compressor to Natural's existing A/G Line. 
Natural also proposes to abandon 5,600 hp of existing compression on 
its system. Total cost of the project is $69,399,000.
    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, please contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll 
free at (866) 208-3676, or TTY, (202) 502-8659.
    Any questions regarding the proposed project should be directed to 
Bruce H. Newsome, Vice President, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of 
America, LLC, 3250 Lacey Road, Suite 700, Downers Grove, IL 60515, or 
by calling (630) 725-3070 (telephone) or email at 
bruce_newsome@kindermorgan.com.
    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 for 
Environmental Review 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 7 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.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 
protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ``eFiling'' link 
at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should 
submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426.
    Comment Date: September 2, 2016.

    Dated: August 12, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-19752 Filed 8-17-16; 8:45 am]
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