Notice of Availability of the Final Guidance Manual for Environmental Report Preparation, 12088 [2017-03840]

Download as PDF 12088 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 28, 2017 / Notices 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. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 14, 2017. Dated: February 21, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03842 Filed 2–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD16–3–000] mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Availability of the Final Guidance Manual for Environmental Report Preparation The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC or Commission) Office of Energy Projects has finalized its revised Guidance Manual for Environmental Report Preparation (Guidance Manual), which was issued in draft form on December 18, 2015, for comment. The Guidance Manual has been revised to incorporate changed regulations; provide updated guidance on how to prepare resource reports and how interstate and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects may demonstrate compliance with certain regulatory requirements; and address substantive comments received on the draft Guidance Manual. The Guidance Manual can be found in Docket Number AD16–3–000. The full text of the Guidance Manual can be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/industries/gas/ enviro/guidelines.asp. Applicable sections of Title 18 of the Code of Federal Regulations are referenced or summarized throughout the Guidance Manual. The Guidance Manual is intended to provide guidance to the industry. This manual does not substitute for, amend, or supersede the Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act of 1938 or the Commission’s and Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations under the National Environmental Policy Act. It imposes no new legal obligations and grants no additional rights. Comments on the draft Guidance Manual that addressed only the text of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Feb 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 regulations were not incorporated in the final Guidance Manual. In response to the draft Guidance Manual, Commission staff received comments from a variety of industry representatives, trade associations, federal and state agencies, nongovernmental organizations, public interest groups, consultants, and other interested parties. Staff reviewed and considered each comment and modified several portions of the document in response. Staff declined to modify the document where comments either were too project- or location-specific to be included in general guidance, were already adequately/accurately addressed as written, or regarded topics that were not relevant to the Guidance Manual or resource report preparation. The Guidance Manual is divided into two volumes. Volume 1 relates to the preparation of resource reports for both interstate natural gas projects and Commission-jurisdictional LNG facilities. Volume 2 is specific to LNG facilities and is intended to replace a series of staff’s previously developed guidance documents about the preparation and review of LNG applications: Draft Guidance on Resource Report 11 and 13 issued on December 15, 2005, Draft Preferred Format Submittal Guidance issued on April 12, 2006, and Draft FERC Seismic Design Guidelines and Data Submittal Requirements for LNG Facilities issued on January 23, 2007. These documents should be considered obsolete. All of the information related to the proposed updates to the Guidance Manual and submitted comments can be found on the FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘Docket Search’’ and in the Docket Number field enter the docket number ‘‘AD16–3,’’ excluding the last three digits. 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. AD16-3-000]


Notice of Availability of the Final Guidance Manual for 
Environmental Report Preparation

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC or 
Commission) Office of Energy Projects has finalized its revised 
Guidance Manual for Environmental Report Preparation (Guidance Manual), 
which was issued in draft form on December 18, 2015, for comment. The 
Guidance Manual has been revised to incorporate changed regulations; 
provide updated guidance on how to prepare resource reports and how 
interstate and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects may demonstrate 
compliance with certain regulatory requirements; and address 
substantive comments received on the draft Guidance Manual.
    The Guidance Manual can be found in Docket Number AD16-3-000. The 
full text of the Guidance Manual can be viewed on the Commission's Web 
site at http://www.ferc.gov/industries/gas/enviro/guidelines.asp.
    Applicable sections of Title 18 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
are referenced or summarized throughout the Guidance Manual. The 
Guidance Manual is intended to provide guidance to the industry. This 
manual does not substitute for, amend, or supersede the Commission's 
regulations under the Natural Gas Act of 1938 or the Commission's and 
Council on Environmental Quality's regulations under the National 
Environmental Policy Act. It imposes no new legal obligations and 
grants no additional rights. Comments on the draft Guidance Manual that 
addressed only the text of regulations were not incorporated in the 
final Guidance Manual.
    In response to the draft Guidance Manual, Commission staff received 
comments from a variety of industry representatives, trade 
associations, federal and state agencies, non-governmental 
organizations, public interest groups, consultants, and other 
interested parties. Staff reviewed and considered each comment and 
modified several portions of the document in response. Staff declined 
to modify the document where comments either were too project- or 
location-specific to be included in general guidance, were already 
adequately/accurately addressed as written, or regarded topics that 
were not relevant to the Guidance Manual or resource report 
preparation.
    The Guidance Manual is divided into two volumes. Volume 1 relates 
to the preparation of resource reports for both interstate natural gas 
projects and Commission-jurisdictional LNG facilities. Volume 2 is 
specific to LNG facilities and is intended to replace a series of 
staff's previously developed guidance documents about the preparation 
and review of LNG applications: Draft Guidance on Resource Report 11 
and 13 issued on December 15, 2005, Draft Preferred Format Submittal 
Guidance issued on April 12, 2006, and Draft FERC Seismic Design 
Guidelines and Data Submittal Requirements for LNG Facilities issued on 
January 23, 2007. These documents should be considered obsolete.
    All of the information related to the proposed updates to the 
Guidance Manual and submitted comments can be found on the FERC Web 
site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Click on the eLibrary 
link, click on ``Docket Search'' and in the Docket Number field enter 
the docket number ``AD16-3,'' excluding the last three digits. 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 
formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and 
rulemakings.

    Dated: February 22, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-03840 Filed 2-27-17; 8:45 am]
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