Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P.; Brazoria Interconnector Gas Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Stratton Ridge Expansion Project, 47498-47499 [2017-21999]

Download as PDF 47498 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 196 / Thursday, October 12, 2017 / Notices Commission will issue a notice requesting comments, protests, and motions to intervene in that proceeding. Dated: October 5, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–22005 Filed 10–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 13371–002] asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Town of West Stockbridge; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Exemption from Licensing. b. Project No.: 13371–002. c. Date Filed: September 21, 2017. d. Applicant: Town of West Stockbridge (West Stockbridge). e. Name of Project: Shaker Mill Dam Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Williams River, in the Town of West Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. No federal or tribal lands would be occupied by project works or located within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, 16 U.S.C. 2705, 2708 (2012), amended by the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013, Public Law 113–23, 127 Stat. 493 (2013). h. Applicant Contact: Town of West Stockbridge, c/o Earl B. Moffatt, Chairman, Board of Selectmen, 21 State Line Rd., P.O. Box 525, West Stockbridge, MA 01266; (413) 232–0300, extension 319. i. FERC Contact: Michael Watts, (202) 502–6123 or michael.watts@ferc.gov. j. Cooperating agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See, 94 FERC 61,076 (2001). k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of the Commission’s regulations, if any VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:35 Oct 11, 2017 Jkt 244001 resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant. l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: November 20, 2017. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. 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–13371–002. m. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. The proposed Shaker Mill Dam Hydroelectric Project would consists of: (1) An existing 43-foot-long, 16.3-foothigh concrete gravity dam that includes a 10-foot-wide non-overflow section and a 33-foot-long ogee spillway section with two discharge pipes, and a crest elevation of 895.3 feet mean sea level (msl); (2) existing east and west concrete abutments; (3) existing east and west masonry training walls that extend downstream of the dam; (4) an existing 32.3-acre impoundment with a normal water surface elevation of 895.3 feet msl; (5) an intake structure that includes an existing 12-inch-diameter gate opening and a proposed 24-inchdiameter gate opening; (6) a proposed powerhouse with a 3-kilowatt (kW) Kaplan turbine-generator unit and a 6kW Kaplan turbine-generator unit, for a total installed capacity of 9 kW; (7) two proposed draft tubes to discharge water from the powerhouse; and (8) appurtenant facilities. West Stockbridge proposes to operate the project in a run-of-river mode with an estimated annual energy production of approximately 67.5 megawatt-hours. o. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site 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 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. You may also register online at http:// 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. p. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate (e.g., if there are no deficiencies and/or scoping is waived, the schedule would be shortened). Issue Deficiency Letter—November 2017. Issue Notice of Acceptance—March 2018. Issue Scoping Document—April 2018. Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis—June 2018. Issue Notice of the Availability of the EA—October 2018. Dated: October 5, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–22010 Filed 10–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP17–56–000, CP17–57–000] Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P.; Brazoria Interconnector Gas Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Stratton Ridge Expansion Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Stratton Ridge Expansion Project (Project), proposed by Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P. and Brazoria Interconnector Gas Pipeline, LLC (together referred to as Applicants) in the above-referenced dockets. The Applicants request authorization to construct certain facilities designed to transport up to 322 million cubic feet per day of natural gas on a firm basis from Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P.’s existing interconnections to a delivery point on the Brazoria Interconnector Gas Pipeline near Stratton Ridge, Texas. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 196 / Thursday, October 12, 2017 / Notices 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 proposed Project includes the following facilities: • A 0.5-mile-long new pipeline lateral (BIG Interconnect) connecting the proposed new Angleton Compressor Station to the existing BIG Pipeline in Brazoria County, Texas; • the new Angleton Compressor Station, a 12,500 horsepower electrically-powered compressor station in Brazoria County, Texas; • pressure regulation modifications at the existing Joaquin Compressor Station in Shelby County, Texas; • installation of Clean Burn technologies at the existing Mont Belvieu Compressor Station in Chambers County, Texas; • modifications to existing pig 1 launchers at the existing Huntsville Compressor Station, in San Jacinto County, Texas; and Hempstead Compressor Station in Waller County, Texas; • modifications to an existing pig launcher/receiver, facility crossover piping and a valve at the existing Provident City Station in Lavaca County, Texas: • a new aboveground wire-line launcher/receiver assembly site and interconnect valve site near milepost 0.5 of the BIG Interconnect Pipeline in Brazoria County, Texas; and • replacement of existing 16-inchdiameter crossover piping and valve with new 24-inch-diameter crossover piping and valve at an existing facility in Lavaca County, Texas. 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 November 4, 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 numbers (CP17–56–000 and CP17–57–000) 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).2 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 1 A pig is an internal pipeline device used to clean or inspect the pipeline. 2 See the previous discussion on the methods for filing comments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:35 Oct 11, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47499 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., CP17–56 or CP17–57). 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/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Dated: October 5, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–21999 Filed 10–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #2 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC17–176–000. Applicants: El Cabo Wind LLC. Description: Supplement to September 13, 2017 Application for Authorization of Transactions under Section 203 of the FPA, et al. of El Cabo Wind LLC. Filed Date: 10/4/17. Accession Number: 20171004–5158. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/18/17. Docket Numbers: EC17–192–000. Applicants: Pattern Energy Group LP, Pattern Energy Group Inc., El Cabo Wind LLC. Description: Supplement to September 26, 2017 Application for Authorization for Disposition of E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP17-56-000, CP17-57-000]


Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P.; Brazoria Interconnector Gas 
Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment 
for the Proposed Stratton Ridge Expansion Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the 
Stratton Ridge Expansion Project (Project), proposed by Texas Eastern 
Transmission, L.P. and Brazoria Interconnector Gas Pipeline, LLC 
(together referred to as Applicants) in the above-referenced dockets. 
The Applicants request authorization to construct certain facilities 
designed to transport up to 322 million cubic feet per day of natural 
gas on a firm basis from Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P.'s existing 
interconnections to a delivery point on the Brazoria Interconnector Gas 
Pipeline near Stratton Ridge, Texas.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the

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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 proposed Project includes the following facilities:
     A 0.5-mile-long new pipeline lateral (BIG Interconnect) 
connecting the proposed new Angleton Compressor Station to the existing 
BIG Pipeline in Brazoria County, Texas;
     the new Angleton Compressor Station, a 12,500 horsepower 
electrically-powered compressor station in Brazoria County, Texas;
     pressure regulation modifications at the existing Joaquin 
Compressor Station in Shelby County, Texas;
     installation of Clean Burn technologies at the existing 
Mont Belvieu Compressor Station in Chambers County, Texas;
     modifications to existing pig \1\ launchers at the 
existing Huntsville Compressor Station, in San Jacinto County, Texas; 
and Hempstead Compressor Station in Waller County, Texas;
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inspect the pipeline.
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     modifications to an existing pig launcher/receiver, 
facility crossover piping and a valve at the existing Provident City 
Station in Lavaca County, Texas:
     a new aboveground wire-line launcher/receiver assembly 
site and interconnect valve site near milepost 0.5 of the BIG 
Interconnect Pipeline in Brazoria County, Texas; and
     replacement of existing 16-inch-diameter crossover piping 
and valve with new 24-inch-diameter crossover piping and valve at an 
existing facility in Lavaca County, Texas.
    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 November 
4, 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 numbers (CP17-56-000 and CP17-57-000) 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).\2\ 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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    \2\ 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-
56 or CP17-57). 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: October 5, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-21999 Filed 10-11-17; 8:45 am]
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