Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice, 57439-57440 [2017-26101]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 5, 2017 / Notices application in Docket No. CP17–469– 000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Sections 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to abandon the Billy Creek Storage Field, and construct certain natural gas facilities to recover the storage field’s cushion gas. The proposed project is known as the Billy Creek Storage Field Abandonment Project (Project), and would involve the abandonment of the storage field and related facilities in Johnson County, Wyoming. On July 17, 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: February 2, 2018. 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline: May 3, 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. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Project Description WBI proposes to abandon the Billy Creek Storage Field and related facilities and recover and sell the estimated 2.3 billion cubic feet of cushion gas prior to abandonment of the field. WBI proposes a combination of any of these three options to recover the remaining cushion gas: 1. Utilize and/or modify existing storage field facilities (Option 1); 2. install a temporary 200 horsepower (or less) replacement compressor unit (Option 2); and/or 3. drill one new natural gas recovery well in one of two locations (Option 3). Following cushion gas withdrawal, WBI would abandon pipeline and aboveground facilities in-place and by removal, including the additional compressor unit and/or recovery well listed in Options 2 and 3. WBI states that the storage field is no longer reliable due to water encroachment and that the firm storage deliverability is now provided by another WBI storage field. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 04, 2017 Jkt 244001 Background DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY On August 17, 2017, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Billy Creek Storage Field Abandonment Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; Native American tribes; and local libraries. In response to the NOI, the Commission received comments from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The primary issues raised by commentors are impacts on water quality and surface waterbodies, restoration and the development of a reclamation plan, invasive species prevention and mitigation, and applicable permits. 57439 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 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 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., CP17–469), 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: November 29, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–26137 Filed 12–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. RM98–1–000] Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice This constitutes notice, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2201(b), of the receipt of prohibited and exempt off-the-record communications. Order No. 607 (64 FR 51222, September 22, 1999) requires Commission decisional employees, who make or receive a prohibited or exempt off-the-record communication relevant to the merits of a contested proceeding, to deliver to the Secretary of the Commission, a copy of the communication, if written, or a summary of the substance of any oral communication. Prohibited communications are included in a public, non-decisional file associated with, but not a part of, the decisional record of the proceeding. Unless the Commission determines that the prohibited communication and any responses thereto should become a part of the decisional record, the prohibited off-the-record communication will not be considered by the Commission in reaching its decision. Parties to a proceeding may seek the opportunity to respond to any facts or contentions made in a prohibited off-the-record communication, and may request that the Commission place the prohibited communication and responses thereto in the decisional record. The Commission will grant such a request only when it determines that fairness so requires. Any person identified below as having made a prohibited off-the-record communication shall serve the document on all parties listed on the official service list for the applicable proceeding in accordance with Rule 2010, 18 CFR 385.2010. Exempt off-the-record communications are included in the decisional record of the proceeding, unless the communication was with a cooperating agency as described by 40 CFR 1501.6, made under 18 CFR 385.2201(e)(1)(v). The following is a list of off-therecord communications recently received by the Secretary of the Commission. The communications listed are grouped by docket numbers in ascending order. These filings are available for electronic 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. E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 57440 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 5, 2017 / Notices Enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits, in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ Docket No. File date ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Presenter or requester Prohibited 1. CP17–101–000 ..................................................... 11–14–2017 William Franklin. Exempt 1. CP14–554–000, CP15–16–000, CP15–17–000 ... 11–13–2017 U.S. Senators.1 2. CP15–558–000 ..................................................... 3. P–14604–000 ........................................................ 4. P–2082–062, P–14803–000 ................................. 11–13–2017 11–14–2017 11–14–2017 Delaware Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management. U.S. House Representative Jared Huffman. 1 Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Michael F. Bennet. Dated: November 28, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. (schedule) for the Pensacola Project, opportunities for public comment, and how the Commission assesses information needs during the study planning process. There will also be time for stakeholders to ask any additional questions related to the relicensing process. [FR Doc. 2017–26101 Filed 12–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dated: November 29, 2017. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [Project No. 1494–438] [FR Doc. 2017–26138 Filed 12–4–17; 8:45 am] sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Grand River Dam Authority; Notice of Public Information Session On December 13, 2017, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) staff will host a public information session regarding the procedure for relicensing Grand River Dam Authority’s (GRDA) Pensacola Hydroelectric Project No. 1494 (Pensacola Project). The project is located on the Grand (Neosho) River in Craig, Delaware, Mayes, and Ottawa Counties, Oklahoma. a. Date, Time, and Location of Meeting: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Coleman Theatre Ballroom, 103 N. Main St., Miami, OK 74354; (918) 540–2425 b. FERC Contact: Rachel McNamara, 202–502–8340 or rachel.mcnamara@ ferc.gov. c. Purpose of Meeting: In January 2018, the Commission will commence relicensing of the project under the Integrated Licensing Process (ILP). To assist local, state, and federal agencies, Indian tribes, and other interested entities and individuals in participating during the relicensing process, Commission staff invite the public to attend information sessions about the ILP and how stakeholders can best participate in the process. d. Proposed Agenda: The meeting will include an overview of the ILP and discussion of the specific process plan VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Dec 04, 2017 Jkt 244001 Schedule for Environmental Review BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP15–550–000; CP15–551– 001] Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC; TransCameron Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Calcasieu Pass Project On September 4, 2015, Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC filed an application in Docket No. CP15–550–000 requesting authorization under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act to site, construct, and operate new liquefaction facilities. On the same day, TransCameron Pipeline, LLC filed an application in Docket No. CP15–551–000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct, operate, and maintain certain natural gas pipeline facilities. The combined proposed projects are known as the Calcasieu Pass Project (Project) and would liquefy and export 10.0 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas (LNG). On September 18, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted other PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on the request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for completion of the final EIS for the Project, which is based on an issuance of the draft EIS in March 2018. Sfmt 4703 Issuance of Notice of Availability of the final EIS: July 3, 2018. 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline: October 1, 2018. If a schedule change becomes necessary for the final EIS, an additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC’s proposed facilities include nine single mixed refrigerant liquefaction blocks, two LNG storage tanks, a 720 megawatt electric generating plant, a marine terminal consisting of a turning basin and LNG carrier berths, LNG piping, transfer lines, and loading facilities. TransCameron Pipeline, LLC’s proposed facilities include approximately 23.4 miles of 42-inch-diameter pipeline, one meter station, three mainline valves, one pig launcher, and one pig receiver. All facilities would be in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Background On October 10, 2014, the Commission staff granted Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC’s and TransCameron Pipeline, LLC’s joint request to use the FERC’s Pre-filing environmental review process and assigned the Calcasieu Pass Project Docket No. PF15–2–000. On January 20, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 232 (Tuesday, December 5, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26101]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RM98-1-000]


Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice

    This constitutes notice, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2201(b), of 
the receipt of prohibited and exempt off-the-record communications.
    Order No. 607 (64 FR 51222, September 22, 1999) requires Commission 
decisional employees, who make or receive a prohibited or exempt off-
the-record communication relevant to the merits of a contested 
proceeding, to deliver to the Secretary of the Commission, a copy of 
the communication, if written, or a summary of the substance of any 
oral communication.
    Prohibited communications are included in a public, non-decisional 
file associated with, but not a part of, the decisional record of the 
proceeding. Unless the Commission determines that the prohibited 
communication and any responses thereto should become a part of the 
decisional record, the prohibited off-the-record communication will not 
be considered by the Commission in reaching its decision. Parties to a 
proceeding may seek the opportunity to respond to any facts or 
contentions made in a prohibited off-the-record communication, and may 
request that the Commission place the prohibited communication and 
responses thereto in the decisional record. The Commission will grant 
such a request only when it determines that fairness so requires. Any 
person identified below as having made a prohibited off-the-record 
communication shall serve the document on all parties listed on the 
official service list for the applicable proceeding in accordance with 
Rule 2010, 18 CFR 385.2010.
    Exempt off-the-record communications are included in the decisional 
record of the proceeding, unless the communication was with a 
cooperating agency as described by 40 CFR 1501.6, made under 18 CFR 
385.2201(e)(1)(v).
    The following is a list of off-the-record communications recently 
received by the Secretary of the Commission. The communications listed 
are grouped by docket numbers in ascending order. These filings are 
available for electronic 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.

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Enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits, in the docket 
number field to access the document. 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.

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           Docket No.               File date     Presenter or requester
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                               Prohibited
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1. CP17-101-000................      11-14-2017  William Franklin.
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                                 Exempt
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1. CP14-554-000, CP15-16-000,        11-13-2017  U.S. Senators.\1\
 CP15-17-000.
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2. CP15-558-000................      11-13-2017  Delaware Township,
                                                  Hunterdon County, New
                                                  Jersey.
3. P-14604-000.................      11-14-2017  United States
                                                  Department of the
                                                  Interior, Bureau of
                                                  Land Management.
4. P-2082-062, P-14803-000.....      11-14-2017  U.S. House
                                                  Representative Jared
                                                  Huffman.
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\1\ Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Michael F. Bennet.


    Dated: November 28, 2017.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-26101 Filed 12-4-17; 8:45 am]
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