Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Abandonment and Capacity Restoration Project, 78800-78801 [2016-26989]

Download as PDF 78800 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 9, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP15–88–000] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Abandonment and Capacity Restoration Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Abandonment and Capacity Restoration Project (ACRP or Project), proposed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (TGP) in the above-referenced docket. Tennessee requests authorization and a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to sections 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to abandon, construct, modify, and operate natural gas pipeline facilities in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. The purpose of the Project is to disconnect and abandon pipeline segments from interstate natural gas service and construct and operate new natural gas infrastructure as a replacement to maintain service to existing customers. Following abandonment, TGP intends to sell the pipeline to Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline LLC, an affiliate of TGP, for transportation of natural gas liquids. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the ACRP in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed Project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The EA addresses the potential environmental effects of the construction, modification, and operation of the following facilities associated with the Project: • Abandonment in place of about 964 miles of pipeline between Columbiana County, Ohio, and Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana; • disconnects of the abandoned pipeline and directly associated equipment at 14 existing compressor stations; abandonment in place of 82 existing mainline valves; and 125 sites where taps or crossover/connector lines would be disconnected, abandoned, relocated, or removed; • construction of 12 short segments of new pipeline to reconnect customer taps to TGP’s other existing pipelines VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Nov 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 totaling 5.3 miles of new pipeline (between 2 and 16 inches in diameter) in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi; • construction of four new compressor stations in Jackson, Morgan, Tuscarawas, and Mahoning Counties, Ohio; • modification of existing Compressor Station 110 in Rowan County, Kentucky and additional modification of Compressor Station 875 (approved as part of the Broad Run Expansion Project, CP15–77) in Madison County, Kentucky; • construction of 7.7 miles of new 36inch-diameter pipeline in Carter and Lewis Counties, Kentucky; and • construction of about 1.0 mile of 30inch-diameter pipeline replacement in Washington County, Mississippi, and 1.5 miles of 30-inch-diameter pipeline replacements in six sections in Madison County, Kentucky. The FERC staff mailed copies of the EA to federal, state, and local government representatives and 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. Paper copy versions of the EA were mailed to those specifically requesting them; all others received a CD version. 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 your comments are properly recorded and considered prior to a Commission decision on the proposal, it is important that the FERC receives your comments on or before December 2, 2016. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to submit your comments to the Commission. In all instances, please reference the project docket number (CP15–88–000) 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. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. This is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can also file your comments electronically using the eFiling feature on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on ‘‘eRegister.’’ You must select the type of filing you are making. If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select ‘‘Comment on a Filing;’’ or (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (Title 18 Code of Federal Regulations Part 385.214).1 Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing of the Commission’s decision. 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 that 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., CP15–88). 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. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. 1 See the previous discussion on the methods for filing comments. E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 217 / Wednesday, November 9, 2016 / Notices In addition, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. 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. Dated: November 2, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–26989 Filed 11–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #2 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC17–23–000. Applicants: Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, NextEra Energy, Inc., EFH Merger Co., LLC, WSS Acquisition Company, T & D Equity Acquisition, LLC. Description: Joint Application for Approval of the Disposition of Jurisdictional Facilities Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act of Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, et al. Filed Date: 11/1/16. Accession Number: 20161101–5258. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/22/16. Docket Numbers: EC17–24–000. Applicants: Cimarron Bend Wind Project I, LLC, Cimarron Bend Assets, LLC. Description: Joint Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act, Request for Expedited Consideration and Confidential Treatment for Cimarron Bend Wind Project I, LLC and Cimarron Bend Assets, LLC. Filed Date: 11/2/16. Accession Number: 20161102–5123. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/23/16. Docket Numbers: EC17–25–000. Applicants: Oncor Electric Delivery Company LLC, NextEra Energy, Inc., EFH Merger Co., LLC,,WSS Acquisition Company, T & D Equity Acquisition, LLC. Description: Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act, Request for Expedited Consideration and Confidential Treatment for Lindahl Wind Project, LLC. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 Nov 08, 2016 Jkt 241001 Filed Date: 11/2/16. Accession Number: 20161102–5126. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/23/16. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER16–2304–001. Applicants: Duke Energy Florida, LLC. Description: Report Filing: Refund Report for Unfiled GIAs to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 11/2/16. Accession Number: 20161102–5140. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/23/16. 78801 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. NJ17–3–000] City of Vernon, California; Notice of Filing The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Take notice that on October 28, 2016, City of Vernon, California submitted its tariff filing: Filing 2017 Transmission Revenue Requirement and Transmission Revenue Balancing Account Adjustment, to be effective 1/1/2017. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of 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. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 18, 2016. Dated: November 2, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. Dated: November 2, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–26988 Filed 11–8–16; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2016–26991 Filed 11–8–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Docket Numbers: ER16–2602–001. Applicants: 4C Acquisition, LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment: Supplement to Application for MarketBased Rate Authorization of 4C Acquisition to be effective 11/17/2016. Filed Date: 11/2/16. Accession Number: 20161102–5142. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/23/16. Docket Numbers: ER17–168–001. Applicants: Applied Energy LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment: Supplement to Market-Based Rate Application to be effective 12/24/2016. Filed Date: 11/2/16. Accession Number: 20161102–5128. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 217 (Wednesday, November 9, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP15-88-000]


Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Availability of 
the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Abandonment and Capacity 
Restoration Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the 
Abandonment and Capacity Restoration Project (ACRP or Project), 
proposed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (TGP) in the above-
referenced docket. Tennessee requests authorization and a Certificate 
of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to sections 7(b) and 7(c) 
of the Natural Gas Act to abandon, construct, modify, and operate 
natural gas pipeline facilities in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, 
Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. The purpose of the Project is to 
disconnect and abandon pipeline segments from interstate natural gas 
service and construct and operate new natural gas infrastructure as a 
replacement to maintain service to existing customers. Following 
abandonment, TGP intends to sell the pipeline to Utica Marcellus Texas 
Pipeline LLC, an affiliate of TGP, for transportation of natural gas 
liquids.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the ACRP in accordance with the 
requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The FERC staff 
concludes that approval of the proposed Project, with appropriate 
mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action 
significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.
    The EA addresses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction, modification, and operation of the following facilities 
associated with the Project:
     Abandonment in place of about 964 miles of pipeline 
between Columbiana County, Ohio, and Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana;
     disconnects of the abandoned pipeline and directly 
associated equipment at 14 existing compressor stations; abandonment in 
place of 82 existing mainline valves; and 125 sites where taps or 
crossover/connector lines would be disconnected, abandoned, relocated, 
or removed;
     construction of 12 short segments of new pipeline to 
reconnect customer taps to TGP's other existing pipelines totaling 5.3 
miles of new pipeline (between 2 and 16 inches in diameter) in Ohio, 
Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi;
     construction of four new compressor stations in Jackson, 
Morgan, Tuscarawas, and Mahoning Counties, Ohio;
     modification of existing Compressor Station 110 in Rowan 
County, Kentucky and additional modification of Compressor Station 875 
(approved as part of the Broad Run Expansion Project, CP15-77) in 
Madison County, Kentucky;
     construction of 7.7 miles of new 36-inch-diameter pipeline 
in Carter and Lewis Counties, Kentucky; and
     construction of about 1.0 mile of 30-inch-diameter 
pipeline replacement in Washington County, Mississippi, and 1.5 miles 
of 30-inch-diameter pipeline replacements in six sections in Madison 
County, Kentucky.
    The FERC staff mailed copies of the EA to federal, state, and local 
government representatives and 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. Paper copy 
versions of the EA were mailed to those specifically requesting them; 
all others received a CD version. 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 your comments are properly recorded and considered prior to 
a Commission decision on the proposal, it is important that the FERC 
receives your comments on or before December 2, 2016.
    For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to submit 
your comments to the Commission. In all instances, please reference the 
project docket number (CP15-88-000) 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 on the Commission's Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to 
Documents and Filings. This is an easy method for submitting brief, 
text-only comments on a project;
    (2) You can also file your comments electronically using the 
eFiling feature on the Commission's Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the 
link to Documents and Filings. With eFiling, you can provide comments 
in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your 
submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking 
on ``eRegister.'' You must select the type of filing you are making. If 
you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select 
``Comment on a Filing;'' or
    (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to 
the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 
20426.
    Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a 
motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedures (Title 18 Code of Federal Regulations Part 
385.214).\1\ Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing of the 
Commission's decision. 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 that 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.
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    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., CP15-
88). 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. The eLibrary link also provides access to the 
texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, 
notices, and rulemakings.

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    In addition, the Commission offers a free service called 
eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances 
and submittals in specific dockets. 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.

    Dated: November 2, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-26989 Filed 11-8-16; 8:45 am]
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