Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization, 40506-40507 [2018-17506]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 40506 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Notices align its modified expiration date with that of the licensee’s adjacent Feeder Dam Hydropower Project No. 2554, which has an expiration date of August 31, 2042. The sole purpose of the transmission line project is to transmit the net power produced by the 6.0megawatt hydropower project located on the Hudson River. The licensee’s request includes correspondence from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and New York Department of Environmental Conservation supporting the extension of the license term. k. This notice is available for review and reproduction at the Commission in the Public Reference Room, Room 2A, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s website at https:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the Docket number (P–2641–010) excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the notice. You may also register online at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, call toll-free 1–866–208– 3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. l. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. m. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, and .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. n. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to the request to extend the license term. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. If an intervener files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource 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: August 9, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–17544 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP18–535–000] Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on July 31, 2018, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. (Southern Star) 4700 State Highway 56, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301, filed in Docket No. CP18–535–000 a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.208 of the Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Southern Star’s blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82– 479–000, to increase the maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) and maximum operating pressure (MOP) on Southern Star’s QB Pipeline (Line QB) in Johnson County, Kansas. Southern Star states that Line QB is a 26-inch pipeline that runs between the South Glavin Station and the Glavin Station in Johnson County, Kansas, serving the Kansas City Metropolitan area in Kansas and Missouri. Most of Line QB was installed in the late 1940’s. Due to the age of the line, the MAOP of Line QB was established under the ‘‘Grandfather Clause’’ of the regulations of the United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), Pipeline and PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The MAOP of Line QB established under the Grandfather Clause is 260 pounds per square inch gauge (psig). Southern Star avers that Line QB was unintentionally over-pressured due to the failure of a regulator. In response to the increase in pressure above the grandfathered MAOP, Southern Star conducted a hydrostatic pressure test meeting the requirements of PHMSA’s regulations. The results of that pressure test support an MAOP of 280 psig, an increase from the 260 psig grandfathered MAOP. Southern Star requests to increase both the MAOP and the MOP of Line QB to 280 psig to match the new MAOP supported by the recent pressure test under PHMSA’s regulations. Southern Star asserts that, like Line QB, its 26-inch Line QC also begins at the South Glavin Station. Line QC has an MAOP/MOP of 280 psig, and both lines have a common source of gas, Southern Star’s 26-inch Line Q. Therefore, uprating Line QB to match the pressure on Line QC will allow Southern Star to equalize pressure in Line QB and Line QC to share regulation and essentially be operated as one system and more efficiently. Southern Star states that no increased capacity is expected to occur, and no additional costs are required to increase the MAOP/MOP of Southern Star’s Line QB, 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 https:// 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, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Cindy Thompson, Manager, Regulatory, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc., 4700 Highway 56, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301, by telephone at (270) 852–4655, or by email at Cindy.C.Thompson@sscgp.com. Any person or the Commission’s staff may, within 60 days after issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention and pursuant to section 157.205 of the regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205), a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Notices authorized effective the day after the time allowed for filing a protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the allowed time for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA. 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. 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 commenters 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 commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters, 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 https:// www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and seven copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Aug 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: August 8, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. Background [FR Doc. 2018–17506 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP18–332–000] El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the South Mainline Expansion Project On April 26, 2018, El Paso Natural Gas Company L.L.C. (El Paso) filed an application in Docket No. CP18–332– 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 South Mainline Expansion Project (Project), and would increase the design capacity on El Paso’s South Mainline system by 321,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day to Arizona and California delivery points. On May 9, 2018, 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—November 14, 2018 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—February 12, 2019 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 EPNG has requested authorization to construct two new natural gas compressor stations on its existing South Mainline pipeline system in Luna County, New Mexico and Cochise County, Arizona; as well as a 17-milelong, 30-inch-diameter loop line in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties, Texas. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 40507 On June 7, 2018, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed South Mainline Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was sent to affected landowners; 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 El Paso Water Company, White Mountain Apache Tribe, and the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Tribal Council. The primary issues raised by the commenters are the avoidance of impacts on public water system facilities and the need for consultation should any human remains or artifacts be unearthed during Project construction. 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 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 website (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., CP18–332), 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 website also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: August 9, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–17542 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 158 (Wednesday, August 15, 2018)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-17506]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP18-535-000]


Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.; Notice of Request Under 
Blanket Authorization

    Take notice that on July 31, 2018, Southern Star Central Gas 
Pipeline, Inc. (Southern Star) 4700 State Highway 56, Owensboro, 
Kentucky 42301, filed in Docket No. CP18-535-000 a prior notice request 
pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.208 of the Commission's 
regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Southern Star's 
blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82-479-000, to increase the 
maximum allowable operating pressure (MAOP) and maximum operating 
pressure (MOP) on Southern Star's QB Pipeline (Line QB) in Johnson 
County, Kansas.
    Southern Star states that Line QB is a 26-inch pipeline that runs 
between the South Glavin Station and the Glavin Station in Johnson 
County, Kansas, serving the Kansas City Metropolitan area in Kansas and 
Missouri. Most of Line QB was installed in the late 1940's. Due to the 
age of the line, the MAOP of Line QB was established under the 
``Grandfather Clause'' of the regulations of the United States 
Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). The MAOP of Line QB 
established under the Grandfather Clause is 260 pounds per square inch 
gauge (psig). Southern Star avers that Line QB was unintentionally 
over-pressured due to the failure of a regulator. In response to the 
increase in pressure above the grandfathered MAOP, Southern Star 
conducted a hydrostatic pressure test meeting the requirements of 
PHMSA's regulations. The results of that pressure test support an MAOP 
of 280 psig, an increase from the 260 psig grandfathered MAOP. Southern 
Star requests to increase both the MAOP and the MOP of Line QB to 280 
psig to match the new MAOP supported by the recent pressure test under 
PHMSA's regulations.
    Southern Star asserts that, like Line QB, its 26-inch Line QC also 
begins at the South Glavin Station. Line QC has an MAOP/MOP of 280 
psig, and both lines have a common source of gas, Southern Star's 26-
inch Line Q. Therefore, uprating Line QB to match the pressure on Line 
QC will allow Southern Star to equalize pressure in Line QB and Line QC 
to share regulation and essentially be operated as one system and more 
efficiently.
    Southern Star states that no increased capacity is expected to 
occur, and no additional costs are required to increase the MAOP/MOP of 
Southern Star's Line QB, 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 https://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, please contact FERC Online Support at 
[email protected] or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or TTY, 
contact (202) 502-8659.
    Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Cindy 
Thompson, Manager, Regulatory, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, 
Inc., 4700 Highway 56, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301, by telephone at (270) 
852-4655, or by email at [email protected].
    Any person or the Commission's staff may, within 60 days after 
issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 
214 of the Commission's Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to 
intervene or notice of intervention and pursuant to section 157.205 of 
the regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205), a protest to the 
request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the 
proposed activity shall be deemed to be

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authorized effective the day after the time allowed for filing a 
protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after 
the allowed time for filing a protest, the instant request shall be 
treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of 
the NGA.
    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.
    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 commenters 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 commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed 
documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters, 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 https://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should 
submit an original and seven copies of the protest or intervention to 
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, 
Washington, DC 20426.

    Dated: August 8, 2018.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-17506 Filed 8-14-18; 8:45 am]
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