National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Line QP, Line Q, and Queen Storage Project, 26480-26481 [2017-11757]

Download as PDF 26480 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 7, 2017 / Notices inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. o. The licensee states its unequivocal intent to submit an application for a new license for Project No. 3472–023. Pursuant to 18 CFR 16.8, 16.9, and 16.10 each application for a new license and any competing license applications must be filed with the Commission at least 24 months prior to the expiration of the existing license. All applications for license for this project must be filed by April 30, 2020. p. Register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filing and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: June 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–11762 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14827–000] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On January 18, 2017, Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Lookout Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project to be located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A new upper reservoir with a surface area of 44 acres and a storage capacity of 660 acre-feet at a surface elevation of approximately 2,850 feet above mean sea level (msl) created through construction of a new rollercompacted concrete or rock-filled dam and/or dike; (2) excavating a new lower reservoir with a surface area of 30 acres and a total storage capacity of 792 acrefeet at a surface elevation of 2,200 feet VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 msl; (3) a new 3,500-foot-long, 48-inchdiameter penstock connecting the upper and lower reservoirs; (4) a new 150-footlong, 50-foot-wide powerhouse containing two turbine-generator units with a total rated capacity of 35 megawatts; (5) a new transmission line connecting the powerhouse to a nearby electric grid interconnection point at the Lookout Wind Farm; and (6) appurtenant facilities. Possible initial fill water and make-up water would come from the nearby Wills Creek, including groundwater. The proposed project would have an annual generation of 128,372 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Adam Rousselle, Merchant Hydro Developers, LLC, 5710 Oak Crest Drive, Doylestown, PA 18902; phone: 267–254–6107. FERC Contact: Monir Chowdhury; phone: (202) 502–6736. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–14827–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of the Commission’s Web site at http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14827) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: June 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–11765 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP16–028–000] National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Line QP, Line Q, and Queen Storage Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Line QP, Line Q, and Queen Storage Project (Project), proposed by National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (National Fuel) in the above-referenced docket. National Fuel requests authorization to construct and operate facilities in Forest and Warren Counties, Pennsylvania. National Fuel would abandon capacity by sale a natural gas storage system and associated pipeline that is no longer needed by the company and would provide that capacity to other gathering system suppliers in Pennsylvania. Additionally, National Fuel proposes to replace a compromised portion of the pipeline associated with the storage system and install new pipeline to maintain National Fuel’s distribution capability. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service (USDA–FS), and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EA. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis. The USDA–FS may adopt and use the EA to consider the issuance of a special use permit for the portion of the project on USDA–FS lands. The Project includes the following facilities: • Abandon by sale the existing Queen Storage Field and Queen Compressor Station, property interests related thereto, and approximately 5.5 miles of the 6-inch-diameter natural gas transmission pipeline (Line Q) from E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 7, 2017 / Notices Queen Compressor Station to a point just south of the Allegheny River in Limestone Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania; • abandon in-place 0.18 mile of existing Line Q pipeline crossing the Allegheny River, with the exception of exposed portions that would be removed, and replace the crossing with a non-jurisdictional 12-inch-diameter natural gas transmission pipeline that would be sold to the future operator; • install approximately 5 miles of new 4-inch-diameter natural gas transmission pipeline (Line QP) within the Line Q right-of-way; and • construct a new regulator station and two service taps. The FERC staff mailed copies of the EA to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups; and newspapers and libraries in the Project area. In addition, the EA is available for public viewing on the FERC’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. A limited number of copies of the EA are available for distribution and public inspection at: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Public Reference Room, 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8371. Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To ensure that the Commission has the opportunity to consider your comments prior to making its decision on this project, it is important that we receive your comments in Washington, DC on or before July 1, 2017. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file your comments to the Commission. In all instances, please reference the project docket number (CP16–028–000) with your submission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has expert staff available to assist you at (202) 502–8258 or FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. This is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:37 Jun 06, 2017 Jkt 241001 (2) You can also file your comments electronically using the eFiling feature on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on ‘‘eRegister.’’ You must select the type of filing you are making. If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’; or (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.214).1 Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing of the Commission’s decision. The Commission grants affected landowners and others with environmental concerns intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding which no other party can adequately represent. Simply filing environmental comments will not give you intervenor status, but you do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. 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. Click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General Search,’’ and enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field (i.e., CP16–28). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. 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 the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. In addition, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. 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 1 See the previous discussion on the methods for filing comments. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26481 documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Dated: June 1, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–11757 Filed 6–6–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RP17–811–000] Peregrine Oil & Gas II, LLC v. Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on June 1, 2017, pursuant to sections 5 and 16 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. 717d and 717o, and Rule 206 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission), 18 CFR 385.206 (2016), Peregrine Oil & Gas II, LLC (Complainant) filed a formal complaint against Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Respondent) alleging that, Respondent violated its service obligations under its tariff and section 4 of the NGA by failing to exercise due diligence to remedy recent outages on its FERC-certificated Line 41–A System, all as more fully explained in the complaint. Complainant certifies that a copy of the complaint has been served on the Respondent and certain producers of natural gas in the affected area who may be expected to be affected by the complaint. 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. The Respondent’s answer and all interventions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. The Respondent’s answer, motions to intervene, and protests must be served on the Complainants. 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, E:\FR\FM\07JNN1.SGM 07JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP16-028-000]


National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation; Notice of Availability of 
the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Line QP, Line Q, and 
Queen Storage Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Line 
QP, Line Q, and Queen Storage Project (Project), proposed by National 
Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (National Fuel) in the above-referenced 
docket. National Fuel requests authorization to construct and operate 
facilities in Forest and Warren Counties, Pennsylvania. National Fuel 
would abandon capacity by sale a natural gas storage system and 
associated pipeline that is no longer needed by the company and would 
provide that capacity to other gathering system suppliers in 
Pennsylvania. Additionally, National Fuel proposes to replace a 
compromised portion of the pipeline associated with the storage system 
and install new pipeline to maintain National Fuel's distribution 
capability.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the Project in accordance with the 
requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC 
staff concludes that approval of the proposed project, with appropriate 
mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action 
significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.
    The United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Department 
of Agriculture-Forest Service (USDA-FS), and the Pennsylvania Fish and 
Boat Commission participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation 
of the EA. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special 
expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the 
proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis. The USDA-FS may adopt 
and use the EA to consider the issuance of a special use permit for the 
portion of the project on USDA-FS lands.
    The Project includes the following facilities:
     Abandon by sale the existing Queen Storage Field and Queen 
Compressor Station, property interests related thereto, and 
approximately 5.5 miles of the 6[hyphen]inch-diameter natural gas 
transmission pipeline (Line Q) from

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Queen Compressor Station to a point just south of the Allegheny River 
in Limestone Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania;
     abandon in-place 0.18 mile of existing Line Q pipeline 
crossing the Allegheny River, with the exception of exposed portions 
that would be removed, and replace the crossing with a non-
jurisdictional 12-inch-diameter natural gas transmission pipeline that 
would be sold to the future operator;
     install approximately 5 miles of new 4[hyphen]inch-
diameter natural gas transmission pipeline (Line QP) within the Line Q 
right[hyphen]of[hyphen]way; and
     construct a new regulator station and two service taps.
    The FERC staff mailed copies of the EA to federal, state, and local 
government representatives and agencies; elected officials; 
environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; 
potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and 
groups; and newspapers and libraries in the Project area. In addition, 
the EA is available for public viewing on the FERC's Web site 
(www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. A limited number of copies of 
the EA are available for distribution and public inspection at: Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, Public Reference Room, 888 First Street 
NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8371.
    Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your comments 
should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable 
alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. 
The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To 
ensure that the Commission has the opportunity to consider your 
comments prior to making its decision on this project, it is important 
that we receive your comments in Washington, DC on or before July 1, 
2017.
    For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file 
your comments to the Commission. In all instances, please reference the 
project docket number (CP16-028-000) with your submission. The 
Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has expert 
staff available to assist you at (202) 502-8258 or 
FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov.
    (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment 
feature on the Commission's Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to 
Documents and Filings. This is an easy method for submitting brief, 
text-only comments on a project;
    (2) You can also file your comments electronically using the 
eFiling feature on the Commission's Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the 
link to Documents and Filings. With eFiling, you can provide comments 
in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your 
submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking 
on ``eRegister.'' You must select the type of filing you are making. If 
you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select 
``Comment on a Filing''; or
    (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to 
the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 
20426.
    Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a 
motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.214).\1\ Only intervenors have the 
right to seek rehearing of the Commission's decision. The Commission 
grants affected landowners and others with environmental concerns 
intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a 
clear and direct interest in this proceeding which no other party can 
adequately represent. Simply filing environmental comments will not 
give you intervenor status, but you do not need intervenor status to 
have your comments considered.
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comments.
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    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. Click on the 
eLibrary link, click on ``General Search,'' and enter the docket number 
excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field (i.e., CP16-
28). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. 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 the 
texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, 
notices, and rulemakings.
    In addition, the Commission offers a free service called 
eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances 
and submittals in specific dockets. 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.

    Dated: June 1, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-11757 Filed 6-6-17; 8:45 am]
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