Waterway Suitability Assessment for Construction of Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities; Brownsville, TX, 70694-70695 [2016-24752]

Download as PDF 70694 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 198 / Thursday, October 13, 2016 / Notices Dated: October 5, 2016. Carolyn A. Baum, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–24692 Filed 10–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [Docket No. USCG–2016–0913] Waterway Suitability Assessment for Construction of Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities; Brownsville, TX Coast Guard, DHS. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard, at Sector Corpus Christi, announces receipt of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Waterways Suitability Assessment (WSA) for three Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility construction projects in Brownsville, Texas. The LOI and WSA for Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC (Annova LNG) and Texas LNG Brownsville LLC (Texas LNG) were submitted by Rodino, Inc. The LOI and WSA for Rio Grande LNG, LLC was submitted by AcuTech Group, Inc. The Coast Guard is notifying the public of this action to solicit public comments on the proposed construction of these LNG facilities, as defined by 33 CFR 127.005. SUMMARY: Comments must be submitted to the online docket via http:// www.regulations.gov, or reach the Docket Management Facility, on or before December 12, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2016–0913 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. DATES: For information about this document: call or email MST2 Rebekah Wagner, Sector Corpus Christi Waterways Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone 361– 888–3162, Rebekah.S.Wagner@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Participation and Comments We encourage you to submit comments (or related materials) on this notice for the waterway suitability VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:07 Oct 12, 2016 Jkt 241001 assessments for the construction of these LNG facilities. We will consider all submissions and may adjust our final action based on your comments. If you submit a comment, please include the docket number for this notice, indicate the specific section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a reason for each suggestion or recommendation. More information regarding these projects can be found on the following Web sites: http:// annovalng.com/project; http:// www.txlng.com/theproject/projectoverview.html; http:// www.riograndelng.com/project/. We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. Documents mentioned in this notice and all public comments, are in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that Web site’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal Register (70 FR 15086). Discussion Under 33 CFR 127.007, an owner or operator intending to build a new facility handling LNG or Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG), or an owner or operator planning new construction to expand or modify marine terminal operations in an existing facility handling LNG or LHG, where the construction, expansion, or modification would result in an increase in the size and/or frequency of LNG or LHG marine traffic on the waterway associated with a proposed facility or modification to an existing facility, must submit an LOI to the Captain of the Port (COTP) of the zone in which the facility is or will be located. Annova LNG submitted an LOI and WSA on February 23, 2015; Texas LNG submitted an LOI and WSA on February 16, 2016; Rio Grande LNG, LLC submitted an LOI and WSA on March 18, 2015. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 For these projects, a Waterway Suitability Assessment Notice and Request for Comments was previously published in the Federal Register at http://www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG 2016–0626. The comment period ran from August 23, 2016 to September 22, 2016. Twelve comments were received during the comment period. However, based on additional interest in the projects, we have decided to reopen the comment period for an additional 60 days to allow for more comments to be submitted. Under 33 CFR 127.009, after receiving an LOI, the COTP issues a Letter of Recommendation (LOR) as to the suitability of the waterway for LNG or LHG marine traffic to the appropriate jurisdictional authorities. The LOR is based on a series of factors outlined in 33 CFR 127.009 that relate to the physical nature of the affected waterway and issues of safety and security associated with LNG or LHG marine traffic on the affected waterway. The purpose of this notice is to solicit public comments on the proposed construction project as submitted by Rodino, Inc. on behalf of Annova LNG and Texas LNG and as submitted by AcuTech Group, Inc. on behalf of Rio Grande LNG, LLC. Input from the public may be useful to the COTP with respect to developing the LOR. The Coast Guard requests comments to help assess the suitability of the associated waterway for increased LNG marine traffic as it relates to navigation, safety, and security. On January 24, 2011, the Coast Guard published Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01–2011, ‘‘Guidance Related to Waterfront Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities.’’ NVIC 01–2011 provides guidance for owners and operators seeking approval to construct and operate LNG facilities. The Coast Guard will refer to NVIC 01– 2011 for process information and guidance in evaluating the project included in the LOIs and WSAs submitted by Rodino, Inc. and AcuTech Group, Inc. A copy of NVIC 01–2011 is available for viewing in the public docket for this notice and also on the Coast Guard’s Web site at http:// www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvic/2010s.asp. This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1223–1225, Department of Homeland Security Delegation Number 0170.1(70), 33 CFR 127.009, and 33 CFR 103.205. E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 198 / Thursday, October 13, 2016 / Notices Dated: October 7, 2016. R.A. Hahn, Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Corpus Christi, TX. [FR Doc. 2016–24752 Filed 10–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services [OMB Control Number 1615–0028] Agency Information Collection Activities: Petition To Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative; Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition; Supplement 1, Listing of an Adult Member of the Household, Form I–600, I–600A, and Supplement 1; Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 30-Day notice. AGENCY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection notice was previously published in the Federal Register on April 26, 2016, at 81 FR 24625, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. USCIS did receive 10 comments from 2 commenters in connection with the 60-day notice. DATES: The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comments. Comments are encouraged and will be accepted until November 14, 2016. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, must be directed to the OMB USCIS Desk Officer via email at oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Comments may also be submitted via fax at (202) 395–5806. All submissions received must include the agency name and the OMB Control Number 1615–0028. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make. For additional information please read the Privacy Act notice that Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:07 Oct 12, 2016 Jkt 241001 is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, Samantha Deshommes, Chief, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2140, Telephone number (202) 272–8377 (This is not a toll-free number. Comments are not accepted via telephone message). Please note contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. It is not for individual case status inquiries. Applicants seeking information about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at the USCIS Web site at http:// www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at (800) 375–5283; TTY (800) 767–1833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments You may access the information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information by visiting the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov and enter USCIS–2008–0020 in the search box. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative; Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 70695 Petition; Supplement 1, Listing of an Adult Member of the Household. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I–600, I–600A, and Supplement 1; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. The collection of this information is required to determine eligibility and suitability of U.S. adoptive parents and the eligibility of the orphan(s) they plan to adopt (or have already adopted). (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection Form I–600 is 1,307 and the estimated hour burden per response is .75 hours; the estimated total number of respondents for the information collection Form I–600A is 987 and the estimated hour burden per response is .75 hours; the estimated total number of respondents for the information collection Supplement 1 is 467 and the estimated hour burden per response is .25 hours; the estimated total number of respondents for the information collection is 1,147 for Home Study and the estimated hour burden per response is 25 hours; the estimated total number of respondents for the information collection is 3,466 for biometrics processing and the estimated hour burden per response is 1 hour and 10 minutes (1.17 hours); the estimated total number of respondents for the information collection is 13 for DNA biometrics processing and the estimated hour burden per response is 6 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 47,545 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is $81,604,586. Dated: October 5, 2016. Samantha Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2016–24682 Filed 10–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P E:\FR\FM\13OCN1.SGM 13OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 198 (Thursday, October 13, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Coast Guard

[Docket No. USCG-2016-0913]


Waterway Suitability Assessment for Construction of Liquefied 
Natural Gas Facilities; Brownsville, TX

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Coast Guard, at Sector Corpus Christi, announces receipt 
of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and Waterways Suitability Assessment (WSA) 
for three Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility construction projects in 
Brownsville, Texas. The LOI and WSA for Annova LNG Common 
Infrastructure, LLC (Annova LNG) and Texas LNG Brownsville LLC (Texas 
LNG) were submitted by Rodino, Inc. The LOI and WSA for Rio Grande LNG, 
LLC was submitted by AcuTech Group, Inc. The Coast Guard is notifying 
the public of this action to solicit public comments on the proposed 
construction of these LNG facilities, as defined by 33 CFR 127.005.

DATES: Comments must be submitted to the online docket via http://www.regulations.gov, or reach the Docket Management Facility, on or 
before December 12, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG-
2016-0913 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public Participation and Request for 
Comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further 
instructions on submitting comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information about this document: 
call or email MST2 Rebekah Wagner, Sector Corpus Christi Waterways 
Management Division, Coast Guard; telephone 361-888-3162, 
Rebekah.S.Wagner@uscg.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Public Participation and Comments

    We encourage you to submit comments (or related materials) on this 
notice for the waterway suitability assessments for the construction of 
these LNG facilities. We will consider all submissions and may adjust 
our final action based on your comments. If you submit a comment, 
please include the docket number for this notice, indicate the specific 
section of this document to which each comment applies, and provide a 
reason for each suggestion or recommendation. More information 
regarding these projects can be found on the following Web sites: 
http://annovalng.com/project; http://www.txlng.com/theproject/project-overview.html; http://www.riograndelng.com/project/.
    We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be 
submitted using http://www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate 
instructions. Documents mentioned in this notice and all public 
comments, are in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and 
can be viewed by following that Web site's instructions. Additionally, 
if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will 
be notified when comments are posted or a final rule is published.
    We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted 
without change to http://www.regulations.gov and will include any 
personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the 
docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal 
Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal 
Register (70 FR 15086).

Discussion

    Under 33 CFR 127.007, an owner or operator intending to build a new 
facility handling LNG or Liquefied Hazardous Gas (LHG), or an owner or 
operator planning new construction to expand or modify marine terminal 
operations in an existing facility handling LNG or LHG, where the 
construction, expansion, or modification would result in an increase in 
the size and/or frequency of LNG or LHG marine traffic on the waterway 
associated with a proposed facility or modification to an existing 
facility, must submit an LOI to the Captain of the Port (COTP) of the 
zone in which the facility is or will be located. Annova LNG submitted 
an LOI and WSA on February 23, 2015; Texas LNG submitted an LOI and WSA 
on February 16, 2016; Rio Grande LNG, LLC submitted an LOI and WSA on 
March 18, 2015.
    For these projects, a Waterway Suitability Assessment Notice and 
Request for Comments was previously published in the Federal Register 
at http://www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG 2016-0626. The 
comment period ran from August 23, 2016 to September 22, 2016. Twelve 
comments were received during the comment period. However, based on 
additional interest in the projects, we have decided to reopen the 
comment period for an additional 60 days to allow for more comments to 
be submitted.
    Under 33 CFR 127.009, after receiving an LOI, the COTP issues a 
Letter of Recommendation (LOR) as to the suitability of the waterway 
for LNG or LHG marine traffic to the appropriate jurisdictional 
authorities. The LOR is based on a series of factors outlined in 33 CFR 
127.009 that relate to the physical nature of the affected waterway and 
issues of safety and security associated with LNG or LHG marine traffic 
on the affected waterway.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit public comments on the 
proposed construction project as submitted by Rodino, Inc. on behalf of 
Annova LNG and Texas LNG and as submitted by AcuTech Group, Inc. on 
behalf of Rio Grande LNG, LLC. Input from the public may be useful to 
the COTP with respect to developing the LOR. The Coast Guard requests 
comments to help assess the suitability of the associated waterway for 
increased LNG marine traffic as it relates to navigation, safety, and 
security.
    On January 24, 2011, the Coast Guard published Navigation and 
Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-2011, ``Guidance Related to 
Waterfront Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facilities.'' NVIC 01-2011 
provides guidance for owners and operators seeking approval to 
construct and operate LNG facilities. The Coast Guard will refer to 
NVIC 01-2011 for process information and guidance in evaluating the 
project included in the LOIs and WSAs submitted by Rodino, Inc. and 
AcuTech Group, Inc. A copy of NVIC 01-2011 is available for viewing in 
the public docket for this notice and also on the Coast Guard's Web 
site at http://www.uscg.mil/hq/cg5/nvic/2010s.asp.
    This notice is issued under authority of 33 U.S.C. 1223-1225, 
Department of Homeland Security Delegation Number 0170.1(70), 33 CFR 
127.009, and 33 CFR 103.205.


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    Dated: October 7, 2016.
R.A. Hahn,
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port Corpus Christi, TX.
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