Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Public Scoping Session for the Proposed Lone Star Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, 87926-87927 [2016-29216]

Download as PDF 87926 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / Notices take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, motions to intervene, or protests must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. o. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’, or ‘‘PROTEST’’ as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. 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The first notice of schedule, issued on September 14, 2016, identified April 28, 2017 as the final EIS issuance date. However, due to recently filed re-routes and additional environmental information that required re-opening a scoping period, it was necessary for us to revise the published EIS schedule. Staff has now received all the information necessary to complete our review. As a result, staff has revised the schedule for issuance of the final EIS, based on a revised issuance of the draft EIS in February 2017. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of Notice of Availability of the final EIS: July 28, 2017. In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EIS and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription (http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp). Dated: November 29, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–29217 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP16–496–000] Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Public Scoping Session for the Proposed Lone Star Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will hold a public scoping session as part of their preparation of an environmental assessment (EA) in Edna, Texas to receive comments on the Lone Star Project involving construction and operation of facilities by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (Tennessee) in San Patricio and Jackson Counties, Texas. The date, time, and location of the meeting is detailed in the table below. FERC PUBLIC SCOPING SESSION, LONE STAR PROJECT Date and time Location Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. a ........................ mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES a FERC Edna Elementary School, 400 Apollo Drive, Edna, TX 77957. staff may conclude the session at 8:00 p.m. if all comments have been received. See session format below. This notice is being sent to the Commission’s current environmental mailing list for this project. State and local government representatives should notify their constituents of this proposed project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. More information about the Commission’s EA and Tennessee’s project is available in the Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 05, 2016 Jkt 241001 Assessment for the Proposed Lone Star Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI) issued on October 12, 2016. The NOI describes the scoping process that is under way seeking public participation in the environmental review of this project. Based on public concerns, this notice announces the continuation of the scoping process, initiated by the NOI, the Commission will use to gather input PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 from the public and interested agencies on the project. The scoping period has been extended until December 21, 2016. The Commission invites you to attend the public scoping session. The primary goal of the scoping session is to identify the specific environmental issues and concerns that should be considered and addressed in the EA. Commission staff will accept verbal comments between 5:00 p.m. and E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 10:00 p.m. You can make a difference by providing us with your specific comments or concerns about the project. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. Your input will help the Commission staff determine what issues they need to evaluate in the EA. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please send your comments so that the Commission receives them in Washington, DC on or before December 21, 2016. In addition to providing verbal comments at the public scoping session, you may submit comments in writing. It is important to note that verbal comments hold the same weight as written or electronically submitted comments. If you submitted comments in response to the October 12, 2016 NOI, you do not need to re-submit those comments. Session Format There will not be a formal presentation by Commission staff when the session begins; however, Commission staff will be available to answer your questions about the environmental review process. Your comments will be recorded individually by a stenographer (with FERC staff or representative present) and placed into the Commission’s administrative record. A transcript of the scoping session will be entered into the FERC’s publicly available eLibrary (see below for instructions on using eLibrary). The session format is as follows: • Tickets are handed out on a ‘‘first come, first serve’’ basis starting at 5:00 p.m. and ending promptly at 8:00 p.m. • Comments will be taken until 10:00 p.m. However, if no additional numbers have been handed out and all individuals who wish to provide comments have had an opportunity to do so, staff may conclude the session at 8:00 p.m. • Individuals are called in ticket number order to provide verbal comments to be transcribed by a court reporter for the public record. • Time limits on verbal comments may be enforced to ensure that all those wishing to comment have the opportunity to do so within the designated session time. • Written comments may be submitted in addition to, or in lieu of, verbal comments. • Additional materials about FERC and the environmental review process are available at information stations at the session. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 05, 2016 Jkt 241001 Session Conduct Proper conduct will help the sessions maintain a respectful atmosphere for attendees to learn about the FERC Environmental Review Process and to be able to provide comments effectively. • Loudspeakers, lighting, oversized visual aids, or other visual or audible disturbances are not permitted. • Disruptive video and photographic equipment may not be used. • Conversations should be kept to a reasonable volume. Attendees should be respectful of those providing verbal comments to the court reporters. • Recorded interviews are not permitted within the session space. • FERC reserves the right end the session if disruptions interfere with the opportunity for individuals to provide verbal comments or if there is a safety or security risk. Additional Information 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 at 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., CP16–496). 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. Dated: November 28, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP16-496-000]


Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Public Scoping 
Session for the Proposed Lone Star Project and Request for Comments on 
Environmental Issues

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) will hold a public scoping session as part of their 
preparation of an environmental assessment (EA) in Edna, Texas to 
receive comments on the Lone Star Project involving construction and 
operation of facilities by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. 
(Tennessee) in San Patricio and Jackson Counties, Texas. The date, 
time, and location of the meeting is detailed in the table below.

             FERC Public Scoping Session, Lone Star Project
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             Date and time                           Location
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 5:00 p.m.    Edna Elementary School, 400
 to 10:00 p.m. \a\.                       Apollo Drive, Edna, TX 77957.
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\a\ FERC staff may conclude the session at 8:00 p.m. if all comments
  have been received. See session format below.

    This notice is being sent to the Commission's current environmental 
mailing list for this project. State and local government 
representatives should notify their constituents of this proposed 
project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. More 
information about the Commission's EA and Tennessee's project is 
available in the Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental 
Assessment for the Proposed Lone Star Project and Request for Comments 
on Environmental Issues (NOI) issued on October 12, 2016. The NOI 
describes the scoping process that is under way seeking public 
participation in the environmental review of this project. Based on 
public concerns, this notice announces the continuation of the scoping 
process, initiated by the NOI, the Commission will use to gather input 
from the public and interested agencies on the project. The scoping 
period has been extended until December 21, 2016. The Commission 
invites you to attend the public scoping session.
    The primary goal of the scoping session is to identify the specific 
environmental issues and concerns that should be considered and 
addressed in the EA. Commission staff will accept verbal comments 
between 5:00 p.m. and

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10:00 p.m. You can make a difference by providing us with your specific 
comments or concerns about the project. Your comments should focus on 
the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and 
measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. Your input will help 
the Commission staff determine what issues they need to evaluate in the 
EA. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, 
please send your comments so that the Commission receives them in 
Washington, DC on or before December 21, 2016.
    In addition to providing verbal comments at the public scoping 
session, you may submit comments in writing. It is important to note 
that verbal comments hold the same weight as written or electronically 
submitted comments.
    If you submitted comments in response to the October 12, 2016 NOI, 
you do not need to re-submit those comments.

Session Format

    There will not be a formal presentation by Commission staff when 
the session begins; however, Commission staff will be available to 
answer your questions about the environmental review process. Your 
comments will be recorded individually by a stenographer (with FERC 
staff or representative present) and placed into the Commission's 
administrative record. A transcript of the scoping session will be 
entered into the FERC's publicly available eLibrary (see below for 
instructions on using eLibrary). The session format is as follows:
     Tickets are handed out on a ``first come, first serve'' 
basis starting at 5:00 p.m. and ending promptly at 8:00 p.m.
     Comments will be taken until 10:00 p.m. However, if no 
additional numbers have been handed out and all individuals who wish to 
provide comments have had an opportunity to do so, staff may conclude 
the session at 8:00 p.m.
     Individuals are called in ticket number order to provide 
verbal comments to be transcribed by a court reporter for the public 
record.
     Time limits on verbal comments may be enforced to ensure 
that all those wishing to comment have the opportunity to do so within 
the designated session time.
     Written comments may be submitted in addition to, or in 
lieu of, verbal comments.
     Additional materials about FERC and the environmental 
review process are available at information stations at the session.

Session Conduct

    Proper conduct will help the sessions maintain a respectful 
atmosphere for attendees to learn about the FERC Environmental Review 
Process and to be able to provide comments effectively.
     Loudspeakers, lighting, oversized visual aids, or other 
visual or audible disturbances are not permitted.
     Disruptive video and photographic equipment may not be 
used.
     Conversations should be kept to a reasonable volume. 
Attendees should be respectful of those providing verbal comments to 
the court reporters.
     Recorded interviews are not permitted within the session 
space.
     FERC reserves the right end the session if disruptions 
interfere with the opportunity for individuals to provide verbal 
comments or if there is a safety or security risk.

Additional Information

    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 at 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-
496). 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.

    Dated: November 28, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-29216 Filed 12-5-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P