Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Proposed Marshall County Mine Panel 17W Project, 89455-89456 [2016-29696]

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Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on January 4, 2017. Dated: December 6, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–29698 Filed 12–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [FR Doc. 2016–29624 Filed 12–9–16; 8:45 am] December 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (EST) BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY The above-referenced meeting will be via web conference and teleconference. The above-referenced meeting is open to stakeholders. Further information may be found at: http://www.nyiso.com/public/ committees/documents.jsp?com=bic_ espwg&directory=2016-12-07. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission NYISO Business Issues Committee Meeting Take notice that on December 5, 2016, Western Area Power Administration submitted a tariff filing per: DSW_NTS/ AS_WAPA175A–20161201 to be effective 10/1/2016. 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VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Dec 09, 2016 Jkt 241001 [Docket No. CP16–501–000] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. Ef16–6–001] Western Area Power Administration; Notice of Filing PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Proposed Marshall County Mine Panel 17W Project On September 15, 2016, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern) filed an application in Docket No. CP16–501– 000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as Marshall County Mine Panel 17W Project (Project) located in Marshall County, West Virginia. On September 29, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 89456 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2016 / Notices of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA—January 24, 2017 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—April 24, 2017 If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description Texas Eastern proposes to excavate and elevate sections of its Lines 10 (30inch-diameter), 15 (30-inch-diameter), 25 (36-inch-diameter) and 30 (36-inchdiameter) to minimize and monitor potential strains on the pipelines due to anticipated longwall mining activities of Marshall Coal. Concurrent with pipeline elevation, portions of two of the lines, Lines 10 and 15, will be replaced with new pipe to accommodate a minimum US Department of Transportation Class 2 design. The sections of Lines 25 and 30 will be removed and Texas Eastern will perform maintenance activities on them. The four mainline sections will be returned to natural gas service while remaining elevated using sandbags and skids during the longwall mining activities and potential ground subsidence. Once the mining-induced subsidence and the 2017–2018 heating season have both ended, the two sections of Lines 10 and 15 located within wetlands will be removed and the four elevated pipeline sections will be re-installed belowground, hydrostatically tested, and placed back into service. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Background On September 30, 2016, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Marshall County Mine Panel 17W Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. The Commission did VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Dec 09, 2016 Jkt 241001 not receive any comments in response to the NOI. Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. 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. 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, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ‘‘Docket Number’’ excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP16–501), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208–3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC Web site also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: December 6, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–29696 Filed 12–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 4253–002] River Street Associates; Contoocook Hydro, LLC; Notice of Transfer of Exemption 1. By letter filed November 23, 2016, Contoocook Hydro, LLC informed the Commission that the exemption from licensing for the River Street Project No. 4253, originally issued May 4, 1982 1 has been transferred to Contoocook Hydro, LLC. The project is located on the Nubanusit River in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. The transfer of an exemption does not require Commission approval. 2. Contoocook Hydro, LLC is now the exemptee of the River Street Project No. 1 19 FERC 62,193, Order Granting Exemption from Licensing of a Small Hydroelectric Project of 5Megawatts or Less (1982). PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4253. All correspondence should be forwarded to: Ms. Lori Barg, President, Contoocook Hydro, LLC, 581 Quaker Street, Henniker, NH 03242, Phone: 802–454–8458, Email: Lori@ communityhydro.biz. Dated: December 2, 2016. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–29622 Filed 12–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EF16–5–001] Western Area Power Administration; Notice of Filing Take notice that on December 5, 2016, Western Area Power Administration submitted a tariff filing per: RMR_WACM_LAP_CRSP_174Refile20161205 to be effective 10/1/2016. 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 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 238 (Monday, December 12, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29696]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP16-501-000]


Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review of the Proposed Marshall County Mine Panel 17W 
Project

    On September 15, 2016, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas 
Eastern) filed an application in Docket No. CP16-501-000 requesting a 
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 
7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural 
gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as Marshall 
County Mine Panel 17W Project (Project) located in Marshall County, 
West Virginia.
    On September 29, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(Commission or FERC) issued its Notice

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of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted 
agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete 
all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on a request for a 
federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the 
Commission staff's Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This 
instant notice identifies the FERC staff's planned schedule for the 
completion of the EA for the Project.

Schedule for Environmental Review

Issuance of EA--January 24, 2017
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--April 24, 2017

    If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be 
provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the 
Project's progress.

Project Description

    Texas Eastern proposes to excavate and elevate sections of its 
Lines 10 (30-inch-diameter), 15 (30-inch-diameter), 25 (36-inch-
diameter) and 30 (36-inch-diameter) to minimize and monitor potential 
strains on the pipelines due to anticipated longwall mining activities 
of Marshall Coal. Concurrent with pipeline elevation, portions of two 
of the lines, Lines 10 and 15, will be replaced with new pipe to 
accommodate a minimum US Department of Transportation Class 2 design. 
The sections of Lines 25 and 30 will be removed and Texas Eastern will 
perform maintenance activities on them. The four mainline sections will 
be returned to natural gas service while remaining elevated using 
sandbags and skids during the longwall mining activities and potential 
ground subsidence. Once the mining-induced subsidence and the 2017-2018 
heating season have both ended, the two sections of Lines 10 and 15 
located within wetlands will be removed and the four elevated pipeline 
sections will be re-installed belowground, hydrostatically tested, and 
placed back into service.

Background

    On September 30, 2016, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Marshall County 
Mine Panel 17W Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues 
(NOI). The NOI was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and 
local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public 
interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and 
local libraries and newspapers. The Commission did not receive any 
comments in response to the NOI.

Additional Information

    In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to 
keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, 
the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. 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.
    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, select 
``General Search'' from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date 
range and ``Docket Number'' excluding the last three digits (i.e., 
CP16-501), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to 
eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208-3676, TTY (202) 502-
8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC 
Web site also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued 
by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings.

    Dated: December 6, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-29696 Filed 12-9-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P