Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P.; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Idle Line 1 Abandonment Project, 13455 [2017-04879]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 47 / Monday, March 13, 2017 / Notices the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to project works which are the subject of the license amendment. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. If an intervener files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application 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 4.34(b) and 385.2010. On November 9, 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 21, 2017 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline July 20, 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. Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P.; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Idle Line 1 Abandonment Project Project Description The facilities to be abandoned under Section 7 (b) include: (1) Approximately 165 miles of existing 24-inch-diameter Line 1 pipeline in the states of Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania; (2) approximately 0.5 mile of 8-inchdiameter Line 10–M pipeline in Marshall County, West Virginia; (3) 0.07 mile of Line 10–L pipeline in Greene County, Pennsylvania; (4) removal of two meter and regulation stations, in Marshall County and Greene County; and (5) removal of aboveground facilities associated with these pipeline segments and laterals including launcher/receiver barrels, mainline valves, and other appurtenant facilities. Most abandonment would be in place; however, Texas Eastern proposes to abandon aboveground facilities associated with the pipeline segments by removal, as indicated above. Pipe segments would also be removed in certain locations; primarily under waterbodies where the pipeline has become exposed. On October 28, 2016, Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P. (Texas Eastern) filed an application in Docket No. CP17–6– 000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act to abandon certain natural gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the Idle Line 1 Abandonment Project (Project), and would involve abandonment of approximately 165 miles of pipeline and appurtenant facilities located in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania that have been previously removed from service. Background On December 28, 2016, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Idle Line 1 Abandonment 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; and other interested parties. In response to the NOI, the Commission received comments from Dated: March 7, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–04881 Filed 3–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. CP17–6–000] VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Mar 10, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13455 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, and three landowners. The primary issues raised by the commentors are impacts on waterbodies during pipeline removal; the potential effect on Indiana bats, freshwater mussels, and other listed species; and pipeline removal activities on State of Ohio parkland. The three landowners requested further information about how the work would affect their properties; however, no project-related abandonment activities are being proposed for these properties. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a cooperating agency in the preparation of the 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., CP17–6), 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: March 7, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–04879 Filed 3–10–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking; Notice of Meeting Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP17-6-000]


Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P.; Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review of the Idle Line 1 Abandonment Project

    On October 28, 2016, Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P. (Texas 
Eastern) filed an application in Docket No. CP17-6-000 requesting a 
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 
7(b) of the Natural Gas Act to abandon certain natural gas pipeline 
facilities. The proposed project is known as the Idle Line 1 
Abandonment Project (Project), and would involve abandonment of 
approximately 165 miles of pipeline and appurtenant facilities located 
in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania that have been previously 
removed from service.
    On November 9, 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 21, 2017
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline July 20, 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 facilities to be abandoned under Section 7 (b) include: (1) 
Approximately 165 miles of existing 24-inch-diameter Line 1 pipeline in 
the states of Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania; (2) approximately 
0.5 mile of 8-inch-diameter Line 10-M pipeline in Marshall County, West 
Virginia; (3) 0.07 mile of Line 10-L pipeline in Greene County, 
Pennsylvania; (4) removal of two meter and regulation stations, in 
Marshall County and Greene County; and (5) removal of aboveground 
facilities associated with these pipeline segments and laterals 
including launcher/receiver barrels, mainline valves, and other 
appurtenant facilities. Most abandonment would be in place; however, 
Texas Eastern proposes to abandon aboveground facilities associated 
with the pipeline segments by removal, as indicated above. Pipe 
segments would also be removed in certain locations; primarily under 
waterbodies where the pipeline has become exposed.

Background

    On December 28, 2016, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Idle Line 1 
Abandonment 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; and other interested parties.
    In response to the NOI, the Commission received comments from the 
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the 
Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, and 
three landowners. The primary issues raised by the commentors are 
impacts on waterbodies during pipeline removal; the potential effect on 
Indiana bats, freshwater mussels, and other listed species; and 
pipeline removal activities on State of Ohio parkland. The three 
landowners requested further information about how the work would 
affect their properties; however, no project-related abandonment 
activities are being proposed for these properties. The U.S. Army Corps 
of Engineers is a cooperating agency in the preparation of the 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., CP17-6), 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: March 7, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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