Equitrans, LP; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization, 74418-74419 [2016-25833]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 74418 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups; newspapers and libraries in the Project area; and parties to this proceeding. In addition, the EA is available for public viewing on the FERC’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. A limited number of copies of the EA are available for distribution and public inspection at: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Public Reference Room, 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8371. Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To ensure that the Commission has the opportunity to consider your comments prior to making its decision on this Project, it is important that we receive your comments in Washington, DC on or before November 18, 2016. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file your comments with the Commission. In all instances please reference the Project docket number (CP16–98–000) with your submission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has expert staff available to assist you at (202) 502–8258 or efiling@ferc.gov. (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature located on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. This is an easy method for submitting brief, textonly comments on a project; (2) You can also file your comments electronically using the eFiling feature on the Commission’s Web site at www.ferc.gov under the link to Documents and Filings. 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The Commission grants affected landowners and others with environmental concerns intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding which no other party can adequately represent. Simply filing environmental comments will not give you intervenor status, but you do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. 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. Click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General Search,’’ and enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field (i.e., CP16–98). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. 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[FR Doc. 2016–25792 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–1–000] Equitrans, LP; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on October 13, 2016, Equitrans, LP (Equitrans), 625 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1700, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222–3111, filed in 1 See the previous discussion on the methods for filing comments. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Docket No. CP17–1–000 a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208 and 157.210 of the Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Equitrans’ blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP96–352–000, to construct and operate its H–125 Uprate Project for system flexibility and reliability. Equitrans requests authorization to retest certain portions and increase the Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP) of its existing H–125 pipeline in Washington County, Pennsylvania, as well as replace, remove or modify appurtenant facilities located in Allegheny and Washington Counties, Pennsylvania. Equitrans states that the proposed project will result in an increase in MAOP of the H–125 pipeline from 328 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) to 546 psig. Equitrans asserts that this modifications will allow for more flexibility for its customers to better serve Pittsburgh and surrounding markets, and that the proposed uprate is not intended to increase or decrease available capacity on its system. Equitrans estimates the cost of the project to be $3,750,685, 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. Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Paul W. Diehl, Counsel—Midstream, Equitrans, LP, 625 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1700, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, by telephone at (412) 395–5540, by facsimile at (412) 553–7781, or by email at pdiehl@ eqt.com. Any person or the Commission’s staff may, within 60 days after issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention and pursuant to section 157.205 of the regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205), a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for filing a protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the allowed time for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. 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. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 seven copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 Dated: October 20, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–25833 Filed 10–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RD16–8–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–725I); Comment Request Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Comment request. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is submitting its information collection [FERC–725I (Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Northeast Power Coordinating Council)] to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review of the information collection requirements. Any interested person may file comments directly with OMB and should address a copy of those comments to the Commission as explained below. The Commission previously issued a Notice in the Federal Register (81 FR 54571, 8/16/ 2016) requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments in response to the RD16–8–000 60-day notice and is making this notation in its submittal to OMB. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due by November 25, 2016. SUMMARY: Comments filed with OMB, identified by the OMB Control No. 1902–0258, should be sent via email to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs: oira_submission@omb.gov. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. The Desk Officer may also be reached via telephone at 202–395–4718. A copy of the comments should also be sent to the Commission, in Docket No. RD16–8–000, by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s Web site: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74419 • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, by telephone at (202) 502–8663, and by fax at (202) 273–0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–725I, Mandatory Reliability Standards for the Northeast Power Coordinating Council. OMB Control No.: 1902–0258. Type of Request: Three-year approval of the FERC–725I information collection requirements, as modified. Abstract: On June 9, 2016, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Northeast Power Coordination Council, Inc. (‘‘NPCC’’) filed a petition for Commission approval, pursuant to section 215(d)(1) of the Federal Power Act (‘‘FPA’’) 1 and Section 39.5 2 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s regulations, of the retirement of NPCC Regional Reliability Standard PRC–002–NPCC–01 (Disturbance Monitoring) and the two related NPCC regional definitions, Current Zero Time and Generating Plant. Type of Respondents: Public utilities. Estimate of Annual Burden: 3 The Commission estimates the reduction (due to the retirement of Reliability Standard PRC–002–NPCC–01) in the annual public reporting burden for the information collection as follows: 1 16 U.S.C. 824o (2012). CFR 39.5 (2015). 3 The Commission defines burden as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, reference 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 2 18 E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 207 (Wednesday, October 26, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74418-74419]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25833]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP17-1-000]


Equitrans, LP; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization

    Take notice that on October 13, 2016, Equitrans, LP (Equitrans), 
625 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1700, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222-3111, 
filed in Docket No. CP17-1-000 a prior notice request pursuant to 
sections 157.205, 157.208 and 157.210 of the Commission's regulations 
under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Equitrans' blanket certificate 
issued in Docket No. CP96-352-000, to construct and operate its H-125 
Uprate Project for system flexibility and reliability. Equitrans 
requests authorization to retest certain portions and increase the 
Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP) of its existing H-125 
pipeline in Washington County, Pennsylvania, as well as replace, remove 
or modify appurtenant facilities located in Allegheny and Washington 
Counties, Pennsylvania. Equitrans states that the proposed project will 
result in an increase in MAOP of the H-125 pipeline from 328 pounds per 
square inch gauge (psig) to 546 psig. Equitrans asserts that this 
modifications will allow for more flexibility for its customers to 
better serve Pittsburgh and surrounding markets, and that the proposed 
uprate is not intended to increase or decrease available capacity on 
its system. Equitrans estimates the cost of the project to be 
$3,750,685, 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.
    Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Paul 
W. Diehl, Counsel--Midstream, Equitrans, LP, 625 Liberty Avenue, Suite 
1700, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, by telephone at (412) 395-5540, by 
facsimile at (412) 553-7781, or by email at pdiehl@eqt.com.
    Any person or the Commission's staff may, within 60 days after 
issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 
214 of the Commission's Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to 
intervene or notice of intervention and pursuant to section 157.205 of 
the regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205), a protest to the 
request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the 
proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day 
after the time allowed for filing a protest. If a protest is filed and 
not withdrawn within 30 days after the allowed time for filing a 
protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for

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authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA.
    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.
    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 seven copies of the protest or intervention to 
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20426.

    Dated: October 20, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-25833 Filed 10-25-16; 8:45 am]
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