Paiute Pipeline Company; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed 2018 Expansion Project, 57251-57252 [2017-26000]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. Dated: November 28, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26036 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–471–000] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Paiute Pipeline Company; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed 2018 Expansion Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the 2018 Expansion Project (Project) proposed by Paiute Pipeline Company (Paiute) in the above-referenced docket. Paiute requests authorization to construct approximately 8.46 miles of pipeline to upsize or loop four segments of Paiute’s Carson and South Tahoe Laterals in Douglas and Lyon Counties and Carson City, Nevada. The Project would provide up to 4,604 dekatherms per day of new natural gas delivery capacity from Paiute’s Tuscarora Gas Transmission Company’s Interconnect (Tuscarora) at Wadsworth, Nevada to delivery points along Paiute’s Carson and South Tahoe Laterals. The requested pipeline facilities would also allow 1,031 dekatherms per day of existing delivery capacity to be shifted from Paiute’s Minden/Gardnerville Delivery Point on its Carson Lateral to the South Lake Tahoe City Gate, a point farther downstream on the South Tahoe Lateral. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the 2018 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, Nevada (Carson City) participated as cooperating agencies 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 BLM intends to adopt and use the EA to consider the issuance of a right-of-way grant for the portion of the project on federal lands. Specifically, the 2018 Expansion Project would include: • Construction of 0.42 miles of new 12-inch-diameter pipeline paralleling Paiute’s existing South Tahoe Lateral pipeline (Segment 1); • replacement of 1.58 miles of existing 8-inch-diameter Carson Lateral Loop pipeline with 12-inch-diameter pipeline (Segment 2); • replacement of 2.27 miles of existing 10-inch-diameter pipeline along Paiute’s existing Carson Lateral pipeline with 20-inch-diameter pipeline (Segment 3); and • construction of 4.19 miles of new 20-inch-diameter pipeline loop paralleling Paiute’s existing Carson Lateral pipeline (Segment 4). 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 December 27, 2017. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file your comments with the Commission. In all instances please reference the project PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57251 docket number (CP17–471–000) 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 located on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. This is an easy method for submitting brief, textonly 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– 471). 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 1 See the previous discussion on the methods for filing comments. E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1 57252 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 231 / Monday, December 4, 2017 / Notices 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: November 27, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26000 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Commission Staff Attendance The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice that members of the Commission’s staff may attend the following meetings related to the transmission planning activities of the New York Independent System Operator, Inc. (NYISO): NYISO Operating Committee Meeting December 14, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (EST) The above-referenced meeting will be via Web conference and teleconference. The above-referenced meeting is open to stakeholders. Further information may be found at: http://www.nyiso.com/public/ committees/documents.jsp?com= oc&directory=2017-12-14. NYISO Management Committee Meeting December 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (EST) The above-referenced meeting will be via Web conference and teleconference. The above-referenced meeting is open to stakeholders. Further information may be found at: http://www.nyiso.com/public/ committees/documents.jsp?com= mc&directory=2017-12-21. The discussions at the meetings described above may address matters at issue in the following proceedings: New York Independent System Operator, Inc., Docket No. ER13–102. New York Independent System Operator, Inc., Docket No. ER15–2059. New York Independent System Operator, Inc., Docket No. ER17–2327. For more information, contact James Eason, Office of Energy Market Regulation, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at (202) 502–8622 or James.Eason@ferc.gov. NYISO Electric System Planning Working Group and Transmission Planning Advisory Subcommittee Meeting Dated: November 28, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. December 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m. (EST) BILLING CODE 6717–01–P The above-referenced meeting will be via Web conference and teleconference. The above-referenced meeting is open to stakeholders. Further information may be found at: http://www.nyiso.com/public/ committees/documents.jsp?com= oc_tpas&directory=2017-12-01. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FR Doc. 2017–26032 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] NYISO Business Issues Committee Meeting sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES December 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. (EST) The above-referenced meeting will be via Web conference and teleconference. The above-referenced meeting is open to stakeholders. Further information may be found at: http://www.nyiso.com/public/ committees/documents.jsp?com= bic&directory=2017-12-13. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:22 Dec 01, 2017 Jkt 244001 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 5931–026] Roseburg Resources Company, Mega Renewables, Shasta Cascade Timberlands LLC; Notice of Application for Partial Transfer of License and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests On November 2, 2017, Roseburg Resources Company (Roseburg) and Mega Renewables (Mega) (co-licensees/ transferors) and Shasta Cascade Timberlands LLC (Shasta/transferee) filed an application to partially transfer the license for the Hatchet Creek Project No. 5931. The project is located on Hatchet Creek in Shasta County, PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 California. The project does not occupy Federal lands. The applicants seek Commission approval to partially transfer the license for the Hatchet Creek Project from Roseburg Resources Company and Mega Renewables as co-licensees, to remove Roseburg Resources Company as a colicensee and add Shasta Cascade Timberlands LLC as a co-licensee. Applicants Contact: For transferors: Roseburg: Ms. Cherise M. Gaffney and Mr. Jared R. Wigginton, Stoel Rives LLP, 600 University Street, Suite 3600, Seattle, Washington 98101, Phone: 206– 386–7622, Fax: 206–386–7500, Emails: cherise.gaffney@stoel.com and jared.wigginton@stoel.com. Mega: Mr. Mike Knapp, Berg & Berg Enterprises LLC, 10050 Bandley Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014, Phone: 408–725– 7620, Email: mknapp@bergvc.com. For transferee: Shasta: Mr. Gregory Fullem and Mr. William J. Ohle, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, 1211 SW Fifth Ave., Suites 1500–1900, Portland, OR 97204, Phone: 503–222–9981, Fax: 503–796–2900, Emails: gfullem@ schwabe.com and wohle@schwabe.com. FERC Contact: Patricia W. Gillis, (202) 502–8735, patricia.gillis@ferc.gov. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: 30 days from the date that the Commission issues this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/efiling.asp. Commenters can 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, (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–5931–026. Dated: November 28, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26033 Filed 12–1–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 231 (Monday, December 4, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP17-471-000]


Paiute Pipeline Company; Notice of Availability of the 
Environmental Assessment for the Proposed 2018 Expansion Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the 2018 
Expansion Project (Project) proposed by Paiute Pipeline Company 
(Paiute) in the above-referenced docket. Paiute requests authorization 
to construct approximately 8.46 miles of pipeline to upsize or loop 
four segments of Paiute's Carson and South Tahoe Laterals in Douglas 
and Lyon Counties and Carson City, Nevada. The Project would provide up 
to 4,604 dekatherms per day of new natural gas delivery capacity from 
Paiute's Tuscarora Gas Transmission Company's Interconnect (Tuscarora) 
at Wadsworth, Nevada to delivery points along Paiute's Carson and South 
Tahoe Laterals. The requested pipeline facilities would also allow 
1,031 dekatherms per day of existing delivery capacity to be shifted 
from Paiute's Minden/Gardnerville Delivery Point on its Carson Lateral 
to the South Lake Tahoe City Gate, a point farther downstream on the 
South Tahoe Lateral.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the 2018 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 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Consolidated 
Municipality of Carson City, Nevada (Carson City) participated as 
cooperating agencies 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 BLM intends to adopt and use the EA to consider the 
issuance of a right-of-way grant for the portion of the project on 
federal lands.
    Specifically, the 2018 Expansion Project would include:
     Construction of 0.42 miles of new 12-inch-diameter 
pipeline paralleling Paiute's existing South Tahoe Lateral pipeline 
(Segment 1);
     replacement of 1.58 miles of existing 8-inch-diameter 
Carson Lateral Loop pipeline with 12-inch-diameter pipeline (Segment 
2);
     replacement of 2.27 miles of existing 10-inch-diameter 
pipeline along Paiute's existing Carson Lateral pipeline with 20-inch-
diameter pipeline (Segment 3); and
     construction of 4.19 miles of new 20-inch-diameter 
pipeline loop paralleling Paiute's existing Carson Lateral pipeline 
(Segment 4).
    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 December 
27, 2017.
    For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file 
your comments with the Commission. In all instances please reference 
the project docket number (CP17-471-000) 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 located 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).\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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    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-
471). 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

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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 27, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-26000 Filed 12-1-17; 8:45 am]
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