Northwest Pipeline LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed North Fork Nooksack Line Lowering Project, 55103-55104 [2017-25079]

Download as PDF nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 222 / Monday, November 20, 2017 / Notices Accession Number: 20171108–5122. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/20/17. Docket Numbers: RP18–151–000. Applicants: Rockies Express Pipeline LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Neg Rate 2017–11–08 Encana to be effective 11/8/2017. Filed Date: 11/8/17. Accession Number: 20171108–5147. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/20/17. Docket Numbers: RP18–152–000. Applicants: Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Amendment to NRA Filing Tenaska Marketing Ventures RP18- to be effective 11/8/2017. Filed Date: 11/8/17. Accession Number: 20171108–5175. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/20/17. Docket Numbers: RP18–153–000. Applicants: Northern Natural Gas Company. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 20171109 Service Agreement Form Revisions to be effective 12/9/2017. Filed Date: 11/9/17. Accession Number: 20171109–5048. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/21/17. 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Accession Number: 20171113–5007. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/27/17. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:15 Nov 17, 2017 Jkt 244001 The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and § 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 13, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–25056 Filed 11–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–133–000] Northwest Pipeline LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed North Fork Nooksack Line Lowering Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the North Fork Nooksack Line Lowering Project, proposed by Northwest Pipeline LLC (Northwest) in the above-referenced docket. Northwest requests authorization to replace and lower approximately 1,700 feet of 30-inchdiameter natural gas pipeline, and remove about 1,550 feet of previously abandoned 26-inch-diameter pipeline in Whatcom County, Washington. The North Fork Nooksack Line Lowering Project would eliminate a potential obstruction to river flow and improve system reliability. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the North Fork Nooksack Line Lowering 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 PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55103 significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has 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 North Fork Nooksack Line Lowering Project includes the following: • Remove, replace, and lower approximately 1,700 feet of 30-inchdiameter natural gas pipeline in the same trench; and • remove approximately 1,550 feet of previously abandoned 26-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline that would become exposed during the removal and installation of the 30-inch-diameter pipeline. The FERC staff mailed copies of the EA to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; 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 December 13, 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 (CP17–133–000) 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 E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES 55104 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 222 / Monday, November 20, 2017 / Notices 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. 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– 133). 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 1 See the previous discussion on the methods for filing comments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:15 Nov 17, 2017 Jkt 244001 notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. pursuant to 46 CFR 502.51 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure to initiate a rulemaking proceeding. Petitioner states the purpose of the rulemaking is for the Dated: November 13, 2017. Commission to adopt ‘‘a rule that will Kimberly D. Bose, interpret the Shipping Act of 1984 . . . Secretary. specifically 46 U.S.C. 41102(c)’’. The [FR Doc. 2017–25079 Filed 11–17–17; 8:45 am] petition and comments received are BILLING CODE 6717–01–P posted on the Commission’s Web site at https://www.fmc.gov/p4-16/. The Commission will hold public FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION hearings to explore further the issues surrounding P4–16, the Petition of the Sunshine Act Meetings Coalition for Fair Port Practices and the related comments filed in this FEDERAL REGISTER CITATION NOTICE OF proceeding. The hearings will take place PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT: 82 FR 52902. on January 16 and 17, 2018, at 10:00 PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TIME AND DATE OF a.m. in the Commission’s Main Hearing THE MEETING: Thursday, November 16, Room, 800 North Capitol Street NW., 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Washington, DC. The hearing will be open for public observation. CHANGES IN THE MEETING: The Following Any person wishing to participate and Matter Was Also Considered: REG 2011– speak at the hearing must send a request 02 (Internet Communication to appear as a participant witness no Disclaimers). later than December 8, 2017, and CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Judith Ingram, Press Officer, Telephone: include the name, street address, email address, telephone number, and the (202) 694–1220. name of your company or employer, if lllllllllllllllllllll any, together with a summary of the intended testimony, not to exceed three Dayna C. Brown, pages. The Commission will extend Secretary and Clerk of the Commission. invitations to selected interested [FR Doc. 2017–25179 Filed 11–16–17; 4:15 pm] witnesses to participate in the hearing BILLING CODE 6715–01–P and may invite others to participate. Copies of all written submissions will be posted to the Commission’s Web site and will be available in the FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION Commission’s Office of the Secretary. [Petition No. P4–16] The petition arose out of experiences of coalition members—importers, Petition of the Coalition for Fair Port exporters, drayage providers, freight Practices for Rulemaking; Notice of forwarders, customs brokers, and thirdPublic Hearing and Request for party logistics providers—with port Comments congestion that ultimately led to vessel ocean common carrier (VOCC) and AGENCY: Federal Maritime Commission. marine terminal operator (MTO) ACTION: Notice of hearing and request assessments of detention, demurrage, for comments. and per diem charges. The petition lists events over the preceding five years that SUMMARY: The Commission has determined to hold hearings on January led to port congestion including Hurricane Sandy (2012), harsh winter 16 and 17, 2018, to receive oral testimony concerning the Petition of the (2013–2014), west coast labor agreement (2014–2015), cargo diversions from west Coalition for Fair Port Practices for coast to east coast (2015), winter storms Rulemaking. (2014–2015), port hiring practices DATES: Request for appearance and protests—New York/New Jersey (June comments are due by December 8, 2017. 2016), and the Hanjin bankruptcy (Fall ADDRESSES: All requests to appear and 2016). comments should be addressed to: On December 20, 2016, the Rachel Dickon, Assistant Secretary, Commission published a notice in the Federal Maritime Commission, 800 Federal Register asking interested North Capitol St. NW., Room 1046, persons to submit views or arguments in Washington, DC 20573–0001, Email: reply to the Petition. The Commission secretary@fmc.gov. received 115 responses, including comments from Members of Congress, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On trade and shipper associations December 7, 2016 the Coalition for Fair representing various interests, Port Practices petitioned the Federal individual importers, exporters, Maritime Commission (Commission) PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP17-133-000]


Northwest Pipeline LLC; Notice of Availability of the 
Environmental Assessment for the Proposed North Fork Nooksack Line 
Lowering Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the North 
Fork Nooksack Line Lowering Project, proposed by Northwest Pipeline LLC 
(Northwest) in the above-referenced docket. Northwest requests 
authorization to replace and lower approximately 1,700 feet of 30-inch-
diameter natural gas pipeline, and remove about 1,550 feet of 
previously abandoned 26-inch-diameter pipeline in Whatcom County, 
Washington. The North Fork Nooksack Line Lowering Project would 
eliminate a potential obstruction to river flow and improve system 
reliability.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the North Fork Nooksack Line Lowering 
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 has 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 North Fork Nooksack Line Lowering Project includes the 
following:
     Remove, replace, and lower approximately 1,700 feet of 30-
inch-diameter natural gas pipeline in the same trench; and
     remove approximately 1,550 feet of previously abandoned 
26-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline that would become exposed during 
the removal and installation of the 30-inch-diameter pipeline.
    The FERC staff mailed copies of the EA to federal, state, and local 
government representatives and agencies; elected officials; 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 December 
13, 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 (CP17-133-000) 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

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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., CP17-
133). 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: November 13, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-25079 Filed 11-17-17; 8:45 am]
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