DTE Midstream Appalachia, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Birdsboro Pipeline Project, 47500-47501 [2017-22001]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 47500 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 196 / Thursday, October 12, 2017 / Notices Jurisdictional Facilities, et al. of Pattern Energy Group LP, et al. under EC17– 192.Energy Group Inc. and El Cabo Wind LLC. Filed Date: 10/4/17. Accession Number: 20171004–5156. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/18/17. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER17–2426–000. Applicants: PSEG Keys Energy Center LLC. Description: Amendment to September 1, 2017 PSEG Keys Energy Center LLC tariff filing. Filed Date: 10/4/17. Accession Number: 20171004–5160. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/25/17. Docket Numbers: ER18–29–000. Applicants: Public Service Company of New Mexico. Description: Notice of Cancellation of Interconnection Agreement (Rate Schedule No. 55) of Public Service Company of New Mexico. Filed Date: 10/5/17. Accession Number: 20171005–5031. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/26/17. 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[FR Doc. 2017–22003 Filed 10–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–409–000] DTE Midstream Appalachia, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Birdsboro Pipeline Project On May 1, 2017, DTE Midstream Appalachia, LLC (DTE) filed an application in Docket No. CP17–409– 000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the Birdsboro Pipeline Project (Project), and would provide approximately 79 million cubic feet per day of firm transportation service from an interconnect with the Texas Eastern Transmission Company pipeline system to the Birdsboro Power Facility in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania. On May 9, 2017, 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—November 15, 2017 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—February 13, 2018 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 DTE is seeking to construct and operate approximately 13.2 miles of 12inch-diameter natural gas transmission pipeline in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The Project would also involve construction of a new meter station and appurtenant facilities. The Project would deliver firm transportation service from an interconnect with the Texas Eastern Transmission Company pipeline system in Rockland Township to the Birdsboro Power Facility in the Borough of Birdsboro. Background On January 18, 2017, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Planned Birdsboro Pipeline Project, and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Session (NOI). The NOI was issued during the pre-filing review of the Project in Docket No. PF17–1–000 and was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. In response to the NOI, the Commission received comments from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Stockbridge Munsee Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Berks County, and multiple non-governmental organizations and members of the public. The primary issues raised by the commentors are cultural and historic resources, including the Oley Township Historic District; construction of the non-jurisdictional Birdsboro Power Plant; geologic concerns, including karst terrain and blasting at an existing quarry; and impacts on streams, wetlands, and wildlife habitat. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are cooperating agencies 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 E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 196 / Thursday, October 12, 2017 / Notices 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., CP17–409), 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: October 5, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–22001 Filed 10–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 3102–025] asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Jason and Carol Victoria Presley; Notice of Intent To File Subsequent License Application, and Request To Waive Pre-Filing Requirements a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent To File Subsequent License Application and Request To Waive Pre-Filing Requirements. b. Project No.: 3102–025. c. Dated Filed: September 12, 2017. d. Submitted By: Jason and Carol Victoria Presley. e. Name of Project: High Shoals Project. f. Location: On the Apalachee River in Walton, Morgan, and Oconee Counties, Georgia. The project does not occupy federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Part 5 of the Commission’s regulations. 18. CFR pt. 5 (2017). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Jason Presley and Ms. Carol Victoria Presley, 110 Frazier Hill Road, Bishop, GA 30621, (706) 769–8293, email: jason@ presley.us, victoria@presley.us. i. FERC Contact: Monte TerHaar at (202) 502–6035 or email at monte.terhaar@ferc.gov. j. On September 12, 2017, Jason and Carol Victoria Presley (licensee) filed a VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:35 Oct 11, 2017 Jkt 244001 Notice of Intent to file a subsequent license application (Notice of Intent), and a request that the Commission waive certain deadlines, as required by the Commission’s regulations, for filing the Notice of Intent, Pre-Application Document (PAD), and request to use the Traditional Licensing Process (TLP).1 The licensee requests waiver of the Commission’s regulations to allow for additional time to: (1) Consult with agencies and stakeholders to support a request to use the TLP; (2) compile project documents for public inspection; and (3) submit a PAD and request to use the TLP. The licensee states that it plans to submit its PAD and request to use the TLP by October 31, 2017. k. The licensee requests a waiver of the Commission’s regulatory deadlines for the Notice of Intent, PAD, and Request to Use the TLP because of exigent circumstances relating to the death of the prior licensee and the subsequent transfer of license to current licensee.2 l. With this notice we are soliciting comments on the licensee’s Notice of Intent and request to waive certain prefiling requirements. All comments should be sent to the address in paragraph n below. Any individual or entity interested in submitting comments must do so within 30 days from the date that the Commission issues this notice. m. The Notice of Intent, waiver request, and associated filings are available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s Web site (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 document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. 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. n. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file all documents using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can 1 The licensee requests that sections 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 16.6, and 16.7 of the Commission’s regulations be waived. 18 CFR 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, 5.6, 16.6, 16.7 (2017). 2 Gaynor L. Bracewell and John and Carol Victoria Presley, 159 FERC 62,314 (2017). PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 47501 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. 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–3102–025. All filings with the Commission must bear the appropriate heading: Comments on Notice of Intent. Dated: October 5, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–22006 Filed 10–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL17–79–000] Tilton Energy LLC; Notice of Institution of Section 206 Proceeding and Refund Effective Date On October 5, 2017, the Commission issued an order in Docket No. EL17–79– 000, pursuant to section 206 of the Federal Power Act (FPA), 16 U.S.C. 824e (2012), instituting an investigation into whether the rates for Reactive Supply and Voltage Control Service (Reactive Service) of Tilton Energy LLC may be unjust and unreasonable. Tilton Energy LLC, 161 FERC 61,023 (2017). The refund effective date in Docket No. EL17–79–000, established pursuant to section 206(b) of the FPA, will be the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Any interested person desiring to be heard in Docket No. EL17–79–000 must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate, with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.214, within 21 days of the date of issuance of the order. Dated: October 5, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–22008 Filed 10–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP17-409-000]


DTE Midstream Appalachia, LLC; Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review of the Birdsboro Pipeline Project

    On May 1, 2017, DTE Midstream Appalachia, LLC (DTE) filed an 
application in Docket No. CP17-409-000 requesting a Certificate of 
Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the 
Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline 
facilities. The proposed project is known as the Birdsboro Pipeline 
Project (Project), and would provide approximately 79 million cubic 
feet per day of firm transportation service from an interconnect with 
the Texas Eastern Transmission Company pipeline system to the Birdsboro 
Power Facility in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania.
    On May 9, 2017, 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--November 15, 2017
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--February 13, 2018

    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

    DTE is seeking to construct and operate approximately 13.2 miles of 
12-inch-diameter natural gas transmission pipeline in Berks County, 
Pennsylvania. The Project would also involve construction of a new 
meter station and appurtenant facilities. The Project would deliver 
firm transportation service from an interconnect with the Texas Eastern 
Transmission Company pipeline system in Rockland Township to the 
Birdsboro Power Facility in the Borough of Birdsboro.

Background

    On January 18, 2017, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Planned Birdsboro Pipeline 
Project, and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice 
of Public Scoping Session (NOI). The NOI was issued during the pre-
filing review of the Project in Docket No. PF17-1-000 and was sent to 
affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; 
elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native 
American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and 
newspapers. In response to the NOI, the Commission received comments 
from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, the Stockbridge Munsee Tribal Historic Preservation 
Officer, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the 
Pennsylvania Game Commission, Berks County, and multiple non-
governmental organizations and members of the public. The primary 
issues raised by the commentors are cultural and historic resources, 
including the Oley Township Historic District; construction of the non-
jurisdictional Birdsboro Power Plant; geologic concerns, including 
karst terrain and blasting at an existing quarry; and impacts on 
streams, wetlands, and wildlife habitat.
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency are cooperating agencies 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

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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., CP17-409), 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: October 5, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-22001 Filed 10-11-17; 8:45 am]
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