Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Eastern System Upgrade Project, 95978-95979 [2016-31536]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 95978 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices McKenzie River from its current location). Relocating the substation would allow EWEB to connect to an adjacent Bonneville Power Administration transmission line and eliminate approximately eight miles of two parallel, existing EWEB transmission lines. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s Web site 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. 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Any filing made by an intervenor must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2010. Dated: December 22, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–31540 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP16–486–000; PF16–3–000] Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Eastern System Upgrade Project On July 29, 2016, Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC (Millennium) filed an application in Docket No. CP16–486–000 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 the Eastern System Upgrade Project (Project), and it would transport additional natural gas from Millennium’s existing Corning Compressor Station to an existing interconnect with Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC in Ramapo, New York. On August 11, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice 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, April 7, 2017. 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline, July 6, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Project Description The proposed Project includes (i) approximately 7.8-miles of 30- and 36inch-diameter pipeline loop in Orange County, New York; (ii) a new 22,400 horsepower (HP) compressor station in Sullivan County, New York (Highland Compressor Station); (iii) additional 22,400 HP at the existing Hancock Compressor Station in Delaware County, New York; (iv) modifications to the existing Ramapo Meter and Regulator Station in Rockland County, New York; (v) modifications to the Wagoner Interconnect in Orange County, New York; (vi) additional pipeline appurtenant facilities at the existing Huguenot and Westtown Meter and Regulator Stations in Orange County, New York; and (vii) an alternate interconnect to the 16-inch-diameter Valley Lateral at milepost 7.6 of the Project. The Project would allow Millennium to transport an additional 233,000 dekatherms per day of additional natural gas service. Background On May 11, 2016, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Planned Eastern System Upgrade Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was issued during the pre-filing review of the Project in Docket No. PF16–3–000 and 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. In response to the NOI, the Commission received comments from the New York State Department of Agriculture (NYSDAM), the Delaware Tribe of Indians, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), environmental and public interest groups, and individual stakeholders. The primary issues raised by commentors addressed concerns specific to the Highland Compressor Station, including health risks associated with air and greenhouse gas emissions, and socioeconomic impacts. Commentors also expressed concerns regarding Project impacts on surface and groundwater; wetlands; threatened and endangered species; cultural resources and historic structures; soils; property values; safety, including strains on local emergency services; pollution prevention practices; and climate change. The EPA, NYSDAM, StockbridgeMunsee Band of Mohicans, and Delaware Tribe of Indians are E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2016 / Notices participating as cooperating agencies in the preparation of this EA. 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., CP16–486), 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 22, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–31536 Filed 12–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER10–1325–007; ER10–1330–005; ER10–1333–007; ER10–2032–006; ER10–2033–006; ER12–1946–007; ER12–2313–003; ER15–190–004; ER15–255–002; ER16– 141–003; ER16–355–001; ER17–543– 001. Applicants: CinCap V LLC, Colonial Eagle Solar, LLC, Conetoe II Solar, LLC, Duke Energy Beckjord, LLC, Duke Energy Beckjord Storage, LLC, Duke Energy Commercial Enterprises, Inc., Duke Energy Kentucky, Inc., Duke Energy Ohio, Inc., Duke Energy Renewable Services, LLC, Duke Energy SAM, LLC, Laurel Hill Wind Energy, LLC, North Allegheny Wind, LLC. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Dec 28, 2016 Jkt 241001 Description: Triennial Market Power Analysis for the Northeast Region of Duke Energy Corporation subsidiaries. Filed Date: 12/21/16. Accession Number: 20161221–5457. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/21/17. Docket Numbers: ER11–2552–003; ER11–2554–003; ER11–2555–002; ER11–2556–003; ER11–2557–003; ER11–2558–003. Applicants: Massachusetts Electric Company, Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, New England Power Company, National Grid-Glenwood Energy Center, LLC, National Grid-Port Jefferson Energy Center, LLC, The Narragansett Electric Company. Description: Updated Triennial Market Power Analysis of National Grid USA. Filed Date: 12/20/16. Accession Number: 20161220–5386. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/21/17. Docket Numbers: ER15–644–002. Applicants: Idaho Power Company. Description: Compliance filing: Order No. 676–H Compliance Filing Effective Tariff Version Correction to be effective 5/15/2015. Filed Date: 12/22/16. Accession Number: 20161222–5008. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/12/17. Docket Numbers: ER16–2602–002. Applicants: 4C Acquisition, LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment: Supplement to Application for MarketBased Rate Authorization of 4C Acquisition to be effective 1/9/2017. Filed Date: 12/21/16. Accession Number: 20161221–5414. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/3/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–604–000. Applicants: NorthWestern Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: SA 591 5th Rev—NITSA with Benefis Health System to be effective 3/1/2017. Filed Date: 12/21/16. Accession Number: 20161221–5403. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/11/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–605–000. Applicants: NorthWestern Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: SA 605 6th Rev—NITSA with Bonneville Power Administration to be effective 3/ 1/2017. Filed Date: 12/21/16. Accession Number: 20161221–5405. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/11/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–606–000. Applicants: NorthWestern Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: SA 642 4th Rev—NITSA with General Mills Operations LLC to be effective 3/1/2017. Filed Date: 12/21/16. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 95979 Accession Number: 20161221–5406. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/11/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–607–000. Applicants: NorthWestern Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: SA 666 4th Rev—NITSA with Suiza Dairy to be effective 3/1/2017. Filed Date: 12/21/16. Accession Number: 20161221–5408. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/11/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–608–000. Applicants: NorthWestern Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: SA 760 2nd Rev—NITSA with Beartooth Electric Cooperative to be effective 3/1/ 2017. Filed Date: 12/22/16. Accession Number: 20161222–5005. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/12/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–609–000. Applicants: NorthWestern Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: SA 767 3rd Rev—NITSA with Basin Electric Power Cooperative to be effective 3/1/ 2017. Filed Date: 12/22/16. Accession Number: 20161222–5007. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/12/17. Docket Numbers: ER17–610–000. Applicants: NorthWestern Corporation. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP16-486-000; PF16-3-000]


Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review of the Eastern System Upgrade Project

    On July 29, 2016, Millennium Pipeline Company, LLC (Millennium) 
filed an application in Docket No. CP16-486-000 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 the Eastern 
System Upgrade Project (Project), and it would transport additional 
natural gas from Millennium's existing Corning Compressor Station to an 
existing interconnect with Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC in Ramapo, 
New York.
    On August 11, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(Commission or FERC) issued its Notice 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, April 7, 2017.
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline, July 6, 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

    The proposed Project includes (i) approximately 7.8-miles of 30- 
and 36-inch-diameter pipeline loop in Orange County, New York; (ii) a 
new 22,400 horsepower (HP) compressor station in Sullivan County, New 
York (Highland Compressor Station); (iii) additional 22,400 HP at the 
existing Hancock Compressor Station in Delaware County, New York; (iv) 
modifications to the existing Ramapo Meter and Regulator Station in 
Rockland County, New York; (v) modifications to the Wagoner 
Interconnect in Orange County, New York; (vi) additional pipeline 
appurtenant facilities at the existing Huguenot and Westtown Meter and 
Regulator Stations in Orange County, New York; and (vii) an alternate 
interconnect to the 16-inch-diameter Valley Lateral at milepost 7.6 of 
the Project. The Project would allow Millennium to transport an 
additional 233,000 dekatherms per day of additional natural gas 
service.

Background

    On May 11, 2016, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Planned Eastern System 
Upgrade Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). 
The NOI was issued during the pre-filing review of the Project in 
Docket No. PF16-3-000 and 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. In response to the NOI, 
the Commission received comments from the New York State Department of 
Agriculture (NYSDAM), the Delaware Tribe of Indians, the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), environmental and public 
interest groups, and individual stakeholders. The primary issues raised 
by commentors addressed concerns specific to the Highland Compressor 
Station, including health risks associated with air and greenhouse gas 
emissions, and socioeconomic impacts. Commentors also expressed 
concerns regarding Project impacts on surface and groundwater; 
wetlands; threatened and endangered species; cultural resources and 
historic structures; soils; property values; safety, including strains 
on local emergency services; pollution prevention practices; and 
climate change.
    The EPA, NYSDAM, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans, and Delaware 
Tribe of Indians are

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participating as cooperating agencies in the preparation of this EA.

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., 
CP16-486), 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 22, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-31536 Filed 12-28-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P