Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact for the Borrego Pipeline Presidential Permit Application Review, Webb County, Texas, 48309 [2017-22411]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 17, 2017 / Notices 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257–1 of December 11, 2015). I have ordered that Public Notice of these determinations be published in the Federal Register. Alyson Grunder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–22456 Filed 10–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10163] Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact for the Borrego Pipeline Presidential Permit Application Review, Webb County, Texas Department of State. Notice of availability; solicitation of comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of State (Department) announces availability for public review and comment of the Draft Environmental Assessment (Draft EA) and the Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact for the Borrego Pipeline Presidential Permit Application (Preliminary FONSI). These documents evaluate the potential environmental impacts of the construction, connection, operation, and maintenance of a proposed new pipeline at the U.S.Mexico border in Webb County, Texas, by Borrego Crossing Pipeline, LLC (Borrego), a subsidiary of Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC (Howard Midstream). DATES: The public comment period starts on October 13, 2017, and will end November 13, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments on the Draft EA and Preliminary FONSI may be submitted at www.regulations.gov by entering [DOS–2017–0039] or the title of this Notice into the search field and following the prompts. Comments may also be submitted by mail, addressed to: Jill Reilly, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues (OES/EQT): Suite 2726, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520. All comments from agencies or organizations should sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Oct 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 indicate a contact person for the agency or organization. The Department invites the public, governmental agencies, tribal governments, and all other interested parties to provide comments on the Draft EA and Preliminary FONSI during the 30-day public comment period. All comments received during the review period may be made public, no matter how initially submitted. Comments are not private and will not be edited to remove identifying or contact information. Commenters are cautioned against including any information that they would not want publicly disclosed. Any party soliciting or aggregating comments from other persons is further requested to direct those persons not to include any identifying or contact information, or information they would not want publicly disclosed, in their comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Reilly, (202) 647–9798, ReillyJE@ state.gov. Project details for the Borrego Pipeline and copies of the Presidential permit application, as well as information on the Presidential permit process are available at the following: https://www.state.gov/e/enr/applicant/ applicants/borregopipeline/index.htm. Please refer to this Web site or contact the Department at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department reviews Presidential permit applications under Executive Order (E.O.) 13337 and E.O. 14432. E.O. 13337 delegates to the Secretary of State the President’s authority to receive applications for permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance of facilities for the exportation or importation of petroleum, petroleum products, coal, or other fuels (except for natural gas), at the borders of the United States, and to issue or deny such Presidential permits upon a national interest determination. On August 12, 2016, Borrego submitted an application to the Department. The application requests a new Presidential permit that would authorize the construction, connection, operation and maintenance of facilities at the United States-Mexico border (border facilities) for the export to Mexico of refined petroleum products (including gasoline, premium gasoline, ultra-low sulfur diesel [ULSD] and jet fuels). The petroleum products would be transported through the new pipeline between a terminal in Laredo, Texas, and the existing Nuevo Laredo Terminal in Tamaulipas, Mexico. The Draft EA and Preliminary FONSI were prepared consistent with the PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48309 National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. Section 4321, et seq.), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) (40 CFR part 1500–1508), and the Department’s implementing regulations (22 CFR part 161). Availability of the Draft EA and Preliminary FONSI: Copies of the Draft EA and Preliminary FONSI have been distributed to state and Federal agencies, tribal governments and other interested parties. Printed copies of the document may be obtained by visiting the Main Laredo Public Library, 1120 E. Calton Road, Laredo, Texas, 78041, or by contacting the Borrego Project Manager at the above address. They are also available at https://www.state.gov/ e/enr/applicant/applicants/borrego pipeline/index.htm. Sezaneh Seymour, Acting Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–22411 Filed 10–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10166] Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Caravaggio: Masterpieces From the Galleria Borghese’’ Exhibition Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that three objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Caravaggio: Masterpieces from the Galleria Borghese,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, California, from on or about November 21, 2017, until on or about February 18, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the imported objects, contact Elliot Chiu in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202– 632–6471; email: section2459@ state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The foregoing determinations were made SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17OCN1.SGM 17OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10163]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment and 
Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact for the Borrego Pipeline 
Presidential Permit Application Review, Webb County, Texas

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of availability; solicitation of comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of State (Department) announces 
availability for public review and comment of the Draft Environmental 
Assessment (Draft EA) and the Preliminary Finding of No Significant 
Impact for the Borrego Pipeline Presidential Permit Application 
(Preliminary FONSI). These documents evaluate the potential 
environmental impacts of the construction, connection, operation, and 
maintenance of a proposed new pipeline at the U.S.- Mexico border in 
Webb County, Texas, by Borrego Crossing Pipeline, LLC (Borrego), a 
subsidiary of Howard Midstream Energy Partners, LLC (Howard Midstream).

DATES: The public comment period starts on October 13, 2017, and will 
end November 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments on the Draft EA and Preliminary FONSI may be 
submitted at www.regulations.gov by entering [DOS-2017-0039] or the 
title of this Notice into the search field and following the prompts. 
Comments may also be submitted by mail, addressed to: Jill Reilly, 
Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues (OES/EQT): 
Suite 2726, U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 
20520. All comments from agencies or organizations should indicate a 
contact person for the agency or organization.
    The Department invites the public, governmental agencies, tribal 
governments, and all other interested parties to provide comments on 
the Draft EA and Preliminary FONSI during the 30-day public comment 
period. All comments received during the review period may be made 
public, no matter how initially submitted. Comments are not private and 
will not be edited to remove identifying or contact information. 
Commenters are cautioned against including any information that they 
would not want publicly disclosed.
    Any party soliciting or aggregating comments from other persons is 
further requested to direct those persons not to include any 
identifying or contact information, or information they would not want 
publicly disclosed, in their comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jill Reilly, (202) 647-9798, 
ReillyJE@state.gov. Project details for the Borrego Pipeline and copies 
of the Presidential permit application, as well as information on the 
Presidential permit process are available at the following: https://www.state.gov/e/enr/applicant/applicants/borregopipeline/index.htm. 
Please refer to this Web site or contact the Department at the address 
listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department reviews Presidential permit 
applications under Executive Order (E.O.) 13337 and E.O. 14432. E.O. 
13337 delegates to the Secretary of State the President's authority to 
receive applications for permits for the construction, connection, 
operation, or maintenance of facilities for the exportation or 
importation of petroleum, petroleum products, coal, or other fuels 
(except for natural gas), at the borders of the United States, and to 
issue or deny such Presidential permits upon a national interest 
determination.
    On August 12, 2016, Borrego submitted an application to the 
Department. The application requests a new Presidential permit that 
would authorize the construction, connection, operation and maintenance 
of facilities at the United States-Mexico border (border facilities) 
for the export to Mexico of refined petroleum products (including 
gasoline, premium gasoline, ultra-low sulfur diesel [ULSD] and jet 
fuels). The petroleum products would be transported through the new 
pipeline between a terminal in Laredo, Texas, and the existing Nuevo 
Laredo Terminal in Tamaulipas, Mexico.
    The Draft EA and Preliminary FONSI were prepared consistent with 
the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (42 U.S.C. Section 
4321, et seq.), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality 
(CEQ) (40 CFR part 1500-1508), and the Department's implementing 
regulations (22 CFR part 161).
    Availability of the Draft EA and Preliminary FONSI: Copies of the 
Draft EA and Preliminary FONSI have been distributed to state and 
Federal agencies, tribal governments and other interested parties. 
Printed copies of the document may be obtained by visiting the Main 
Laredo Public Library, 1120 E. Calton Road, Laredo, Texas, 78041, or by 
contacting the Borrego Project Manager at the above address. They are 
also available at https://www.state.gov/e/enr/applicant/applicants/borregopipeline/index.htm.

Sezaneh Seymour,
Acting Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary 
Issues, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2017-22411 Filed 10-13-17; 8:45 am]
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