Southern Natural Gas Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Fairburn Expansion Project, 40151-40152 [2017-17951]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2343–086] [Docket Nos. EF17–2–000; EF17–3–000; EF17–4–000] [Docket No. CP17–46–000] PE Hydro Generation, LLC; Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES 40151 Notice of Filing; Bonneville Power Administration In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47879), the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the application for a new license for the Millville Hydroelectric Project, located on the Shenandoah River, near the town of Harpers Ferry in Jefferson County, West Virginia, and has prepared a draft Environmental Assessment (draft EA) for the project. The project does not occupy federal land. In the draft EA, Commission staff analyze the potential environmental effects of relicensing the project and conclude that continued project operation under a new license, with appropriate measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. A copy of the draft EA is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site at 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 Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or toll-free number at 1–866– 208–3676, or for TTY, 202–502–8659. You may also register online at www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. For further information, please contact Michael Spencer by telephone at (202) 502–6093 or by email at michael.spencer@ferc.gov. Dated: August 16, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Take notice that on August 10, 2017, Bonneville Power Administration submitted a Second Errata to its July 31, 2017 tariff filing per: BP–18 Power and Transmission Rates. 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. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. 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, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the eLibrary link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 30, 2017. [FR Doc. 2017–17965 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] Dated: August 16, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [FR Doc. 2017–17964 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:29 Aug 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Southern Natural Gas Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Fairburn Expansion Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Fairburn Expansion Project, proposed by Southern Natural Gas Company, LLC (Southern) in the above-referenced docket. Southern requests authorization to acquire, upgrade, construct, and operate certain natural gas pipeline and compression facilities in Clayton, Cobb, Fayetteville, Fulton, and Monroe Counties, Georgia. The project would provide approximately 343 million cubic feet per day of new firm transportation capacity to delivery points in Southern’s Zone 2 and Zone 3 systems. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Fairburn Expansion 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency participated as a cooperating agency 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 proposed Fairburn Expansion Project includes the following facilities in Georgia: • One new 4.9-mile-long 30-inchdiameter Fairburn Lateral pipeline, extending from the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company interconnect in Fayette County to a new proposed 18,000-horsepower electric Fairburn Compressor Station with pig 1 receiver in Fulton County; 1 A pig is a tool that the pipeline company inserts into and pushes through the pipeline for cleaning the pipeline, conducting internal inspections, or other purposes. E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES 40152 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Notices • one 1.6-mile-long 30-inch-diameter South Main 2nd Loop 2 Line Extension pipeline along with pig receiver from mileposts 373.6 to 375.2 on Southern’s existing South Main Line System in Monroe County; • acquisition of the 19.7-mile-long 30inch-diameter McDonough Lateral pipeline that extends from Southern’s existing SNG-to-McDonough Meter Station in Fulton County to the proposed Plant McDonough Meter Station in Cobb County; • a new Plant McDonough Meter Station in Cobb County; a SNG-toMcDonough Meter Station modification in Fulton County; and a new UPS Meter Station in Fulton County, all located on the McDonough Lateral; • one new Transco-to-SNG Meter Station with pig launcher in Fayette County; and • modification of the Jonesboro Meter Station in Clayton County. 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 September 18, 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 (CP17–46–000) 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).3 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., CP17–46). 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. 2 A pipeline loop is a segment of pipe constructed parallel to an existing pipeline to increase capacity. 3 See the previous discussion on the methods for filing comments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:29 Aug 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Dated: August 18, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–17951 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–484–000] Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC; Notice of Amendment Take notice that on August 1, 2017, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (Natural), at 3250 Lacey Road, Downers Grove, IL 60615, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in the above referenced docket a petition to amend its certificate of public convenience and necessity in Docket No. CP11–547–000 for its 2012 Storage Optimization Project. Natural proposes to change the abandon of certain facilities at Compressor Station 310 (CS 310) located in Clinton County, Illinois, and Compressor Station 311 (CS 311) located in Piatt County, Illinois. Natural proposes to retain certain compressor units at CS 310 and CS 311 to reserve as redundant compression. These reserve units will only run if other units at these stations experience mechanical problems. Natural has previously received authority to abandon these units in place. Natural’s filing is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. Any questions regarding this petition to amend should be directed Bruce H. Newsome, Vice President, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC, 3250 Lacey Road, Suite 700, Downers Grove, IL 60515, or by calling (630)725– 3070 (telephone) bruce_newsome@ kindermorgan.com. 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 analysis (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding, or issue a Notice of Schedule for E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP17-46-000]


Southern Natural Gas Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the 
Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Fairburn Expansion Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the 
Fairburn Expansion Project, proposed by Southern Natural Gas Company, 
LLC (Southern) in the above-referenced docket. Southern requests 
authorization to acquire, upgrade, construct, and operate certain 
natural gas pipeline and compression facilities in Clayton, Cobb, 
Fayetteville, Fulton, and Monroe Counties, Georgia. The project would 
provide approximately 343 million cubic feet per day of new firm 
transportation capacity to delivery points in Southern's Zone 2 and 
Zone 3 systems.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the Fairburn Expansion 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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency participated as a cooperating agency 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 proposed Fairburn Expansion Project includes the following 
facilities in Georgia:
     One new 4.9-mile-long 30-inch-diameter Fairburn Lateral 
pipeline, extending from the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company 
interconnect in Fayette County to a new proposed 18,000-horsepower 
electric Fairburn Compressor Station with pig \1\ receiver in Fulton 
County;
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    \1\ A pig is a tool that the pipeline company inserts into and 
pushes through the pipeline for cleaning the pipeline, conducting 
internal inspections, or other purposes.

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     one 1.6-mile-long 30-inch-diameter South Main 2nd Loop \2\ 
Line Extension pipeline along with pig receiver from mileposts 373.6 to 
375.2 on Southern's existing South Main Line System in Monroe County;
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    \2\ A pipeline loop is a segment of pipe constructed parallel to 
an existing pipeline to increase capacity.
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     acquisition of the 19.7-mile-long 30-inch-diameter 
McDonough Lateral pipeline that extends from Southern's existing SNG-
to-McDonough Meter Station in Fulton County to the proposed Plant 
McDonough Meter Station in Cobb County;
     a new Plant McDonough Meter Station in Cobb County; a SNG-
to-McDonough Meter Station modification in Fulton County; and a new UPS 
Meter Station in Fulton County, all located on the McDonough Lateral;
     one new Transco-to-SNG Meter Station with pig launcher in 
Fayette County; and
     modification of the Jonesboro Meter Station in Clayton 
County.
    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 September 
18, 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 (CP17-46-000) 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).\3\ 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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    \3\ See the previous discussion on the methods for filing 
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., CP17-
46). 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: August 18, 2017.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-17951 Filed 8-23-17; 8:45 am]
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