Reliability Technical Conference; Notice Inviting Post-Technical Conference Comments, 40509 [2018-17539]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 158 / Wednesday, August 15, 2018 / Notices FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: August 8, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned MVP Southgate Project, and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Session BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD18–11–000] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Reliability Technical Conference; Notice Inviting Post-Technical Conference Comments On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission convened a Commissioner-led technical conference to discuss policy issues related to the reliability of the BulkPower System. All interested persons are invited to file post-technical conference comments on the topics concerning the reliability of the Bulk-Power System discussed during the technical conference, including the questions listed in the Supplemental Notices issued in this proceeding on June 1, 2018 and July 17, 2018. Attached to this notice are the electric reliability topics and questions related to each Panel. Commenters need not respond to all questions asked. Commenters should organize responses consistent with the numbering of the attached questions and identify to what extent their responses are generally applicable. Commission staff reserves the right to post additional follow-up questions related to those panels if deemed necessary. In addition, commenters are encouraged, when possible, to provide specific examples and data in support of their answers. Comments must be submitted on or before 30 days from the date of this notice and should not exceed 30 pages. For further information about this Notice, please contact: Lodie White, Office of Electric Reliability, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8453, lodie.white@ferc.gov; Robert Clark, Office of Electric Reliability, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8165, robert.clark@ferc.gov. Dated: August 9, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–17539 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 18:28 Aug 14, 2018 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. PF18–4–000] [FR Doc. 2018–17507 Filed 8–14–18; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Jkt 244001 The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the MVP Southgate Project (Project). The Project involves the construction and operation of facilities by Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC (Mountain Valley), a joint venture between affiliates of EQT Corporation and NextEra Energy, Inc. in Virginia and North Carolina. The Commission will use this EIS in its decision-making process to determine whether the Project is in the public convenience and necessity. This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies about issues regarding the Project. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires the Commission to take into account the environmental impacts that could result from its action whenever it considers the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. NEPA also requires the Commission to discover concerns the public may have about proposals. This process is referred to as ‘‘scoping.’’ The main goal of the scoping process is to focus the analysis in the EIS on the important environmental issues. By this notice, the Commission requests public comments on the scope of the issues to address in the EIS. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please submit your comments so that the Commission receives them in Washington, DC on or before 5 p.m. Eastern Time on September 10, 2018. You can make a difference by submitting your specific comments or concerns about the Project. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. Your input will help the Commission staff determine what issues it needs to evaluate in the EIS. Commission staff will consider all filed comments during the preparation of the EIS. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40509 If you sent comments on this Project to the Commission before the opening of this docket on May 15, 2018, or if you sent comments on this Project to the MVP mainline docket (CP16–10–000), you will need to file those comments in Docket No. PF18–4–000 to ensure they are considered as part of this proceeding. This notice is being sent to the Commission’s current environmental mailing list for this Project. State and local government representatives should notify their constituents of this planned Project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. If you are a landowner receiving this notice, a Mountain Valley representative may contact you about the acquisition of an easement to construct, operate, and maintain the planned facilities. The company would seek to negotiate a mutually acceptable easement agreement. You are not required to enter into an agreement. However, if the Commission approves the Project, that approval conveys with it the right of eminent domain. Therefore, if you and the company do not reach an easement agreement, the pipeline company could initiate condemnation proceedings in court. In such instances, compensation would be determined by a judge in accordance with state law. A fact sheet prepared by the FERC entitled ‘‘An Interstate Natural Gas Facility On My Land? What Do I Need To Know?’’ is available for viewing on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov). This fact sheet addresses a number of typically asked questions, including the use of eminent domain and how to participate in the Commission’s proceedings. Public Participation For your convenience, there are four methods you can use to submit your comments to the Commission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has staff available to assist you at (866) 208–3676 or FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. Please carefully follow these instructions so that your comments are properly recorded. (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature, which is located on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. Using eComment is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can file your comments electronically by using the eFiling feature, which is located on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 158 (Wednesday, August 15, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 40509]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-17539]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. AD18-11-000]


Reliability Technical Conference; Notice Inviting Post-Technical 
Conference Comments

    On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
convened a Commissioner-led technical conference to discuss policy 
issues related to the reliability of the Bulk-Power System.
    All interested persons are invited to file post-technical 
conference comments on the topics concerning the reliability of the 
Bulk-Power System discussed during the technical conference, including 
the questions listed in the Supplemental Notices issued in this 
proceeding on June 1, 2018 and July 17, 2018. Attached to this notice 
are the electric reliability topics and questions related to each 
Panel. Commenters need not respond to all questions asked. Commenters 
should organize responses consistent with the numbering of the attached 
questions and identify to what extent their responses are generally 
applicable. Commission staff reserves the right to post additional 
follow-up questions related to those panels if deemed necessary. In 
addition, commenters are encouraged, when possible, to provide specific 
examples and data in support of their answers. Comments must be 
submitted on or before 30 days from the date of this notice and should 
not exceed 30 pages.
    For further information about this Notice, please contact: Lodie 
White, Office of Electric Reliability, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8453, 
[email protected]; Robert Clark, Office of Electric Reliability, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, 
DC 20426, (202) 502-8165, [email protected].

    Dated: August 9, 2018.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-17539 Filed 8-14-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P