ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Wisconsin South Expansion Project, 9998-9999 [2017-02653]

Download as PDF 9998 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 26 / Thursday, February 9, 2017 / Notices (vii) Sensitivity of Technology Contained in the Defense Article or Defense Services Proposed to be Sold: See Annex attached. (viii) Date Report Delivered to Congress: January 31, 2017 *as defined in Section 47(6) of the Arms Export Control Act. POLICY JUSTIFICATION Republic of Korea—AGM–65G–2 Maverick Missiles The Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) has requested the potential sale of eighty-nine (89) AGM–65G–2 Maverick missiles, missile containers and other related elements of support. The total estimated program cost is $70 million. This proposed sale contributes to the foreign policy and national security of the United States. The ROK is one of the major political and economic powers in East Asia and the Western Pacific and a key partner of the United States in ensuring peace and stability in the region. It is vital to U.S. national interests to assist our Korean ally in developing and maintaining a strong and ready self-defense capability. This sale increases the ROK’s capability to participate in Pacific regional security operations and improves its national security posture as a key U.S. ally. The proposed sale will improve the ROK’s capability to meet current and future threats. The ROK will use the enhanced capability as a deterrent to regional threats and to strengthen its homeland defense. The ROK, which already has AGM–65G missiles in its inventory, will have no difficulty absorbing these additional missiles. The proposed sale of this equipment and support does not affect the basic military balance in the region. The principal contractor is Raytheon, Tucson, AZ. At this time, there are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. Implementation of this proposed sale will not require the assignment of any additional U.S. Government or contractor representatives to the Republic of Korea. There is no adverse impact on U.S. defense readiness as a result of this proposed sale. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Transmittal No. 16–83 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act Annex Item No. vii (vii) Sensitivity of Technology: 1. The AGM–65G–2 Maverick is an air-to-ground close air support missile VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Feb 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 with a lock on before launch day or night capability. The G model has an imaging infrared (IIR) guidance system. The infrared Maverick G can track heat generated by a target and provides the pilot a pictorial display of the target during darkness and hazy or inclement weather. The warhead on the Maverick G is a heavyweight penetrator warhead. Maverick hardware is UNCLASSIFIED. Performance and operating logic of the countermeasures circuits are SECRET. Overall system classification is SECRET. 2. If a technologically advanced adversary were to obtain knowledge of the specific hardware and software elements, the information could be used to develop countermeasures or equivalent systems which might reduce weapon effectiveness or be used in the development of a system with similar or advanced capabilities. 3. This sale is necessary to further the U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives outlined in the Policy Justification. Moreover, the benefits derived from this sale, as outlined in the Policy Justification, outweigh the potential damage that could result if the sensitive technology were revealed to unauthorized persons. 4. All defense articles and services listed in this transmittal have been authorized for release and export to the Republic of Korea. [FR Doc. 2017–02704 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–9–000] ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Wisconsin South Expansion Project On November 3, 2016, ANR Pipeline Company (ANR), filed an application in Docket No. CP17–9–000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) and 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act to modify five existing facilities on ANR’s Pipeline System. The proposed project is known as the Wisconsin South Expansion Project (Project), and consists of modifying and abandoning facilities in Illinois and Wisconsin to enable ANR to expand delivery by 230,950 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) into the Northern Illinois and Wisconsin market areas. On November 16, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 27, 2017 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline: July 26, 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 Project would add an additional capacity of 230,950 Dth/d on ANR’s system and consist of the modification of the following facilities: Install one new 6,130-horsepower (HP) Solar Centaur 50 compressor unit at the existing Sandwich Compressor Station in Kendall County, Illinois; increase capacity of the existing Hampshire Meter Station in Kane County, Illinois from the current 304,475 Dth/d to approximately 507,458 Dth/d; replace the existing 0.54-mile-long Line 332 Lateral located in Kane County, Illinois; increase capacity of the existing Tiffany East Meter Station in Rock County, Wisconsin from the current 119,760 Dth/d to approximately 240,535 Dth/d; and re-stage an existing Saturn 10 turbine compressor unit at the Kewaskum Compressor Station in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Background On November 29, 2016, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Wisconsin South Expansion 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. In response to the NOI, the Commission received three comments from citizens supporting the Project. We also received comments from the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, indicating that they do not object to the Project. Finally, we received a comment letter from the U.S. E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 26 / Thursday, February 9, 2017 / Notices Fish and Wildlife Service stating that the EA should fully disclose the impacts on federally listed species, migratory birds, and wildlife habitat. 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., CP17–9–000), 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: February 2, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–02653 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Public Comment Session Schedule Change for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Supply Header Project, and Capacity Lease Proposal sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Docket Nos. Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC. Dominion Transmission, Inc. Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. CP15–554–000, CP15–554–001 CP15–555–000 CP15–556–000 On December 30, 2016, the Commission issued a Notice of Availability of the draft environmental impact statement in the above-captioned VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Feb 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 proceeding. Due to a scheduling conflict with the contracted venue in Nelson County, the start time for the public comment session scheduled on February 22 at Nelson County High School has changed. This errata notice announces the Wednesday, February 22, 2017 public comment session will begin at 6:30 p.m. The session ending time remains 9:00 p.m. Additional court reporters will be available at the Nelson County High School public comment session to account for the reduced session length. Dated: February 2, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–02652 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–39–000] Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on January 23, 2017, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (Natural), located at 3250 Lacey Road, Suite 700, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515, filed in Docket No. CP17–39–000, a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208 and 157.216 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), seeking authorization to abandon an injection and withdrawal well, the related pipeline lateral, and the related meter, tap and auxiliary facilities at Natural’s North Lansing Storage Field located in Harrison County, Texas, all as more fully set forth in the application, which is on file with the Commission and open to public 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 the Request should be directed to Bruce H. Newsome, Vice President, Regulatory Products and Services, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC, 3250 Lacey Road, Suite 700, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515–7918, by telephone at: 630–725–3070, or by email at bruce_newsome@kindermorgan.com. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9999 Any person may, within 60 days after the 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. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission’s staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205) file 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 protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed 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) 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 commenter’s 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 commenter’s will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentary, 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. E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 26 (Thursday, February 9, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP17-9-000]


ANR Pipeline Company; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review 
of the Wisconsin South Expansion Project

    On November 3, 2016, ANR Pipeline Company (ANR), filed an 
application in Docket No. CP17-9-000 requesting a Certificate of Public 
Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) and 7(b) of the 
Natural Gas Act to modify five existing facilities on ANR's Pipeline 
System. The proposed project is known as the Wisconsin South Expansion 
Project (Project), and consists of modifying and abandoning facilities 
in Illinois and Wisconsin to enable ANR to expand delivery by 230,950 
dekatherms per day (Dth/d) into the Northern Illinois and Wisconsin 
market areas.
    On November 16, 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 27, 2017
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline: July 26, 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 Project would add an additional capacity of 230,950 Dth/d on 
ANR's system and consist of the modification of the following 
facilities: Install one new 6,130-horsepower (HP) Solar Centaur 50 
compressor unit at the existing Sandwich Compressor Station in Kendall 
County, Illinois; increase capacity of the existing Hampshire Meter 
Station in Kane County, Illinois from the current 304,475 Dth/d to 
approximately 507,458 Dth/d; replace the existing 0.54-mile-long Line 
332 Lateral located in Kane County, Illinois; increase capacity of the 
existing Tiffany East Meter Station in Rock County, Wisconsin from the 
current 119,760 Dth/d to approximately 240,535 Dth/d; and re-stage an 
existing Saturn 10 turbine compressor unit at the Kewaskum Compressor 
Station in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.

Background

    On November 29, 2016, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Wisconsin South 
Expansion 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. In response to the NOI, the Commission 
received three comments from citizens supporting the Project. We also 
received comments from the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the Illinois 
Historic Preservation Agency, indicating that they do not object to the 
Project. Finally, we received a comment letter from the U.S.

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Fish and Wildlife Service stating that the EA should fully disclose the 
impacts on federally listed species, migratory birds, and wildlife 
habitat.

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., 
CP17-9-000), 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: February 2, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-02653 Filed 2-8-17; 8:45 am]
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