NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC; Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; DTE Gas Company; Vector Pipeline L.P.; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Nexus Gas Transmission Project and Texas Eastern Appalachian Lease Project, 87918-87919 [2016-29219]

Download as PDF 87918 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / Notices ‘‘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 December 30, 2016. Dated: November 30, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–29228 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dated: November 29, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [Docket No. EL17–23–000] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Independent Market Monitor for PJM v. PJM Interconnection, L.L.C.; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on November 23, 2016, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.206, Independent Market Monitor for PJM (Complainant or PJM) filed a formal complaint against PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (Respondent or PJM) alleging that, certain modifications to PJM’s manual 18 rules are unjust, unreasonable, and inconsistent with competitive markets, all as more fully explained in the complaint. The Complainant states that a copy of the complaint has been served on the Respondent. 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. The Respondent’s answer and all interventions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. The Respondent’s answer, motions to intervene, and protests must be served on the Complainants. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 05, 2016 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 electronic 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 December 13, 2016. Jkt 241001 [FR Doc. 2016–29223 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP16–22–000; CP16–23–000; CP16–24–000; CP16–102–000] NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC; Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; DTE Gas Company; Vector Pipeline L.P.; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Nexus Gas Transmission Project and Texas Eastern Appalachian Lease Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the NEXUS Gas Transmission (NGT) Project and Texas Eastern Appalachian Lease (TEAL) Project (jointly referred to as ‘‘Projects’’), proposed by NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC (NEXUS) and Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern) in the above-referenced dockets. NEXUS and Texas Eastern request authorization to construct a new greenfield pipeline and expand an existing pipeline system from the Appalachian Basin to deliver 1.5 million dekatherms per day to consuming markets in northern Ohio, southeastern Michigan, and Ontario, Canada. DTE Gas Company and Vector Pipeline L.P. are requesting approval to PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 lease capacity on their systems to NEXUS. The final EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Projects in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The FERC staff concludes that approval of the Projects would result in some adverse environmental impacts; however, these impacts would be reduced to acceptable levels with the implementation of NEXUS’ and Texas Eastern’s proposed mitigation measures and the additional measures recommended by staff in the final EIS. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the final EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the National Environmental Policy Act analysis. Although the FWS, COE, and EPA provided input to the conclusions and recommendations presented in the final EIS, these agencies will each present their own conclusions and recommendations in their respective record of decision or determination for the Projects. The final EIS addresses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of both the NGT and TEAL Projects. The NGT Project consists of about 256.6 miles of pipeline composed of the following facilities: • 209.8 miles of new 36-inchdiameter natural gas pipeline in Ohio; • 46.8 miles of new 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline in Michigan; • associated equipment and facilities. The TEAL Project would include two main components: • 4.4 miles of new 36-inch-diameter loop pipeline in Ohio; • 0.3 mile of new 30-inch-diameter interconnecting pipeline Ohio; and • associated equipment and facilities. The Projects’ proposed aboveground facilities include five new compressor stations in Ohio; additional compression and related modifications to one existing compressor station in Ohio; five new metering and regulating stations in Ohio; one new metering and regulating station in Michigan; and minor modifications at existing aboveground facilities at various locations across Ohio. The FERC staff mailed copies of the final EIS to federal, state, and local government representatives and E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 6, 2016 / Notices agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups; and newspapers and libraries near the Projects. Paper copy versions of this final EIS were mailed to those specifically requesting them; all others received a CD version. In addition, the final EIS is available for public viewing on the FERC’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. A limited number of copies 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. Additional information about the Projects 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., CP16–22). 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; 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. In addition, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription that 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 to subscribe. Dated: November 30, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–29219 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–17–000] Southwest Gas Storage Company; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on November 18, 2016, Southwest Gas Storage Company VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 05, 2016 Jkt 241001 (Southwest), 1300 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002, filed a prior notice application pursuant to sections 157.205, and 157.216(b) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Southwest’s blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP99–230–000. Southwest requests authorization to plug and abandon fifteen wells and abandon certain related natural gas storage lateral pipelines and appurtenances within Southwest’s existing Waverly Storage Field located in Morgan County, Illinois, all as more fully set forth in the application, which is open to the public for 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, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Stephen Veatch, Sr. Director of Certificates, Southwest Gas Storage Company, 1300 Main St., Houston, Texas 77002 or phone (713) 989–2024, or fax (713) 989–1205 or by email stephen.veatch@energytransfer.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 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) PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 87919 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 commenter 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. Dated: November 29, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–29222 Filed 12–5–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL17–22–000] Independent Market Monitor for PJM v. American Electric Power Service Corp.; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on November 30, 2016, Independent Market Monitor for PJM (Complainant or PJM) filed a complaint against American Electric Power Service Corp. (Respondent or AEP). PJM complains that AEP refused to provide certain information in E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 234 (Tuesday, December 6, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 87918-87919]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29219]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP16-22-000; CP16-23-000; CP16-24-000; CP16-102-000]


NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC; Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; DTE 
Gas Company; Vector Pipeline L.P.; Notice of Availability of the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Nexus Gas Transmission 
Project and Texas Eastern Appalachian Lease Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) 
for the NEXUS Gas Transmission (NGT) Project and Texas Eastern 
Appalachian Lease (TEAL) Project (jointly referred to as ``Projects''), 
proposed by NEXUS Gas Transmission, LLC (NEXUS) and Texas Eastern 
Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern) in the above-referenced dockets. NEXUS 
and Texas Eastern request authorization to construct a new greenfield 
pipeline and expand an existing pipeline system from the Appalachian 
Basin to deliver 1.5 million dekatherms per day to consuming markets in 
northern Ohio, southeastern Michigan, and Ontario, Canada. DTE Gas 
Company and Vector Pipeline L.P. are requesting approval to lease 
capacity on their systems to NEXUS.
    The final EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the Projects in accordance with the 
requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The FERC staff 
concludes that approval of the Projects would result in some adverse 
environmental impacts; however, these impacts would be reduced to 
acceptable levels with the implementation of NEXUS' and Texas Eastern's 
proposed mitigation measures and the additional measures recommended by 
staff in the final EIS.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers (COE), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the final 
EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise 
with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and 
participate in the National Environmental Policy Act analysis. Although 
the FWS, COE, and EPA provided input to the conclusions and 
recommendations presented in the final EIS, these agencies will each 
present their own conclusions and recommendations in their respective 
record of decision or determination for the Projects.
    The final EIS addresses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of both the NGT and TEAL Projects. The NGT 
Project consists of about 256.6 miles of pipeline composed of the 
following facilities:
     209.8 miles of new 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline 
in Ohio;
     46.8 miles of new 36-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline in 
Michigan;
     associated equipment and facilities.
    The TEAL Project would include two main components:
     4.4 miles of new 36-inch-diameter loop pipeline in Ohio;
     0.3 mile of new 30-inch-diameter interconnecting pipeline 
Ohio; and
     associated equipment and facilities.
    The Projects' proposed aboveground facilities include five new 
compressor stations in Ohio; additional compression and related 
modifications to one existing compressor station in Ohio; five new 
metering and regulating stations in Ohio; one new metering and 
regulating station in Michigan; and minor modifications at existing 
aboveground facilities at various locations across Ohio.
    The FERC staff mailed copies of the final EIS to federal, state, 
and local government representatives and

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agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; 
Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other 
interested individuals and groups; and newspapers and libraries near 
the Projects. Paper copy versions of this final EIS were mailed to 
those specifically requesting them; all others received a CD version. 
In addition, the final EIS is available for public viewing on the 
FERC's Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. A limited 
number of copies 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.
    Additional information about the Projects 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-
22). 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; 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.
    In addition, the Commission offers a free service called 
eSubscription that 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 to 
subscribe.

    Dated: November 30, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-29219 Filed 12-5-16; 8:45 am]
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