Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC, Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Application, 24983-24984 [2018-11638]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices stewardship; risk assessment and management; and clean-up science and technology activities). Comments outside of the scope may be submitted via written statement as directed above. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Jennifer Woodard at the address and phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following website: https:// www.energy.gov/pppo/pgdp-cab/ listings/meeting-materials. Issued at Washington, DC, on May 24, 2018. Latanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–11709 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [Certification Notice—252] Notice of Filing of Self-Certification of Coal Capability Under the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, DOE. ACTION: Notice of Filing. AGENCY: On April 25, 2018, Birdsboro Power LLC, as owner and operator of a new baseload electric generating powerplant, submitted a coal capability self-certification to the Department of Energy (DOE). The FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of self-certification in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Copies of coal capability self-certification filings are available for public inspection, upon request, in the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Mail Code OE–20, Room 8G–024, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Lawrence at (202) 586– 5260. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 25, 2018, Birdsboro Power LLC, as owner and operator of a new baseload electric generating powerplant, submitted a coal capability selfcertification to the Department of Energy (DOE) pursuant to § 201(d) of the Powerplant and Industrial Fuel Use Act of 1978 (FUA), as amended, and DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61. The FUA and regulations thereunder require DOE to publish a notice of filing of selfcertification in the Federal Register. 42 U.S.C. 8311(d)(1) and 10 CFR 501.61(c). Title II of FUA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), provides that no new baseload powerplant may be amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Jkt 241001 constructed or operated without the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel as a primary energy source. Pursuant to the FUA, in order to meet the requirement of coal capability, the owner or operator of such a facility proposing to use natural gas or petroleum as its primary energy source shall certify to the Secretary of Energy (Secretary), prior to construction or prior to operation as a baseload powerplant, that such powerplant has the capability to use coal or another alternate fuel. Such certification establishes compliance with FUA section 201(a) as of the date it is filed with the Secretary. 42 U.S.C. 8311. The following owner of a proposed new baseload electric generating powerplant has filed a self-certification of coal-capability with DOE pursuant to FUA section 201(d) and in accordance with DOE regulations in 10 CFR 501.60, 61: Owner: Birdsboro Power LLC Capacity: 525 megawatts (MW) Plant Location: Birdsboro, Berks County, PA In–Service Date: Expected in approximately April 2019 Issued in Washington, DC, on May 24, 2018. Christopher Lawrence, Electricity Policy Analyst, Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability. [FR Doc. 2018–11701 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP18–486–000] Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC, Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Application Take notice that on May 18, 2018, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern), on behalf of itself, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC and Northern Natural Gas Company (collectively, the Joint Owners), P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas 77251, filed in Docket No. CP18–486– 000, a joint application pursuant to section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act and Part 157 of the Commission’s regulations, to abandon a supply lateral and related facilities located in offshore federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana. Specifically, the Joint Owners propose to (i) abandon in place about 12.0 miles of a 16-inch diameter offshore supply lateral, designated as PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24983 Line 41–A–8; (ii) abandon receipt point numbers 73674 and 71710; and (iii) abandon by removal all related appurtenant facilities. The Joint Owners state that the facilities proposed for abandonment are not required to meet current firm service obligations, all as more fully set forth in the application, which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web at 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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this Application should be directed to Lisa A. Connolly, Director, Rates & Certificates, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas 77251, or telephone (713) 627–4102, or fax (713) 627–5947 or by email lisa.connolly@enbridge.com. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 24984 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 7 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commentors will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commentors will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the eFiling link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. There is an eSubscription link on the website that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Jkt 241001 Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 14, 2018. Dated: May 24, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–11638 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Roseland Electric Substation • Installation of an electric transformer unit. [Docket No. CP18–18–000] Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Gateway Expansion Project; Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, L.L.C. On November 15, 2017, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, L.L.C. (Transco) filed an application in Docket No. CP18–18–000 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 Gateway Expansion Project (Project), and it would increase the firm transportation capacity of Transco’s existing pipeline system by 65,000 dekatherms per day and enable Transco to provide customers with an incremental service of natural gas during high demand periods. On November 30, 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, July 17, 2018. 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline, October 15, 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 Transco’s Project would require modifications at the existing facilities in the following counties of New Jersey: Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Compressor Station 303 • Expansion of the building and installation of a 33,000 horsepower electric-motor driven compression unit and ancillary equipment; and • extension of security fencing and access to new equipment. Roseland Meter and Regulator • Installation of a 36-inch Main Line block valve with automation controls. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY PO 00000 Essex County Passaic County Paterson Meter and Regulator • Replacing the existing 12-inch headers with two new 6-inch ultrasonic meter skids and associated equipment; and • installation of ancillary equipment. Background On January 2, 2018, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Gateway Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was sent to affected landowners within 0.5 mile of the existing facilities; 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 New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Sierra Club, two local community groups (350 Rockland, Roseland Against the Compressor Station), and several individual stakeholder comments. The primary issues raised by the commenters are concerns over health impacts from compressor station emissions; safety concerns including leaks, rupture, and emergency responder training; concerns that the Project would result in contaminant impacts on the nearby wetlands, wildlife, and soils; as well as concerns on cumulative impacts. All substantive comments will be addressed in 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 spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 105 (Thursday, May 31, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24983-24984]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-11638]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP18-486-000]


Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line 
Company, LLC, Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Application

    Take notice that on May 18, 2018, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP 
(Texas Eastern), on behalf of itself, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line 
Company, LLC and Northern Natural Gas Company (collectively, the Joint 
Owners), P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas 77251, filed in Docket No. CP18-
486-000, a joint application pursuant to section 7(b) of the Natural 
Gas Act and Part 157 of the Commission's regulations, to abandon a 
supply lateral and related facilities located in offshore federal 
waters in the Gulf of Mexico near Louisiana. Specifically, the Joint 
Owners propose to (i) abandon in place about 12.0 miles of a 16-inch 
diameter offshore supply lateral, designated as Line 41-A-8; (ii) 
abandon receipt point numbers 73674 and 71710; and (iii) abandon by 
removal all related appurtenant facilities. The Joint Owners state that 
the facilities proposed for abandonment are not required to meet 
current firm service obligations, all as more fully set forth in the 
application, which is on file with the Commission and open to public 
inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web at 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 at 
[email protected] or call toll-free, (866) 208-3676 or TTY, 
(202) 502-8659.
    Any questions regarding this Application should be directed to Lisa 
A. Connolly, Director, Rates & Certificates, Texas Eastern 
Transmission, LP, P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas 77251, or telephone 
(713) 627-4102, or fax (713) 627-5947 or by email 
[email protected].
    Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission's rules, 18 CFR 157.9, 
within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: 
Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the 
Commission's public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a 
Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule 
for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other 
milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff's issuance of 
the EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission's 
public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of 
Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and 
state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary 
reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations 
within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's EA.
    There are two ways to become involved in the Commission's review of 
this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by 
becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or 
before the comment date stated below, file with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, a 
motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 
385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person 
obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by 
the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of

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all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party 
must submit 7 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail 
a copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. 
Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission 
orders in the proceeding.
    However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have 
comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with 
the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and 
two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. 
The Commission will consider these comments in determining the 
appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will 
not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission's 
rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project 
provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly 
involved in the protest.
    Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of 
this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments 
to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commentors will be 
placed on the Commission's environmental mailing list, will receive 
copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings 
associated with the Commission's environmental review process. 
Environmental commentors will not be required to serve copies of filed 
documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors will 
not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by 
the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents 
issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court 
review of the Commission's final order.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 
protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the eFiling link at 
http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should 
submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, 
DC 20426.
    There is an eSubscription link on the website that enables 
subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a 
subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, 
please email [email protected], or call (866) 208-3676 (toll 
free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.
    Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 14, 2018.

    Dated: May 24, 2018.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-11638 Filed 5-30-18; 8:45 am]
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