Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the UGI LNG, Inc. Temple Truck Rack Expansion Project, 45434-45435 [2018-19391]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 45434 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 174 / Friday, September 7, 2018 / Notices Line TL–489 in Clinton County, Pennsylvania to a new point of interconnection between Dominion and Tennessee Gas Pipeline in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of constructing and operating the Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the Project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) participated as cooperating agency 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 USACE would adopt the EA to fulfill their agency’s NEPA obligations and would use the EA and supporting documentation to consider the issuance of Clean Water Act Section 404 permit. The Sweden Valley Project would consist of the following actions in Ohio: • Install approximately 1.7 miles of 20-inch-diameter pipeline lateral in Tuscarawas County; • Re-wheel the compressors on threeexisting centrifugal compression sets at Dominion’s existing Newark Compressor Station in Licking County; • Construct a new Metering and Regulation (M&R) site in Tuscarawas County; and • Install a new pig launcher/receiver on the TL–653 OH Pipeline Lateral in Tuscarawas County. In Pennsylvania, the Project would include: • Installation of approximately 3.2 miles of 24-inch-diameter pipeline looping in Greene County; • Installation of regulation equipment at the South Bend Compressor Station in Armstrong County; • Installation of M&R equipment at a new interconnect in Clinton County; and • Installation of new mainline gate assemblies on the TL–654 Loop in Greene County. The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability 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. The EA is only available in electronic format. It may be viewed and downloaded from the FERC’s website VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 (www.ferc.gov), on the Environmental Documents page (https://www.ferc.gov/ industries/gas/enviro/eis.asp). In addition, the EA may be accessed by using the eLibrary link on the FERC’s website. Click on the eLibrary link (https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp), click on General Search, and enter the docket number in the ‘‘Docket Number’’ field, excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP18–45). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnline Support@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your comments should focus on EA’s disclosure and discussion of 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 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 1, 2018. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file your comments to the Commission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has staff available to assist you at (866) 208–3676 or Ferc OnlineSupport@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 on the Commission’s website (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 website (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. Be sure to reference the project docket number (CP18–45– 000) with your submission: Kimberly D. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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). Motions to intervene are more fully described at http://www.ferc.gov/resources/guides/ how-to/intervene.asp. Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing or judicial review of the Commission’s decision. The Commission may grant 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 website (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of all 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: August 31, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–19405 Filed 9–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–14–000] Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the UGI LNG, Inc. Temple Truck Rack Expansion Project On November 14, 2016, UGI LNG, Inc. filed an application in Docket No. CP17–14–000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 174 / Friday, September 7, 2018 / Notices natural gas pipeline facilities at the existing Temple Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Peak-shaving Facility in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The proposed project is known as the Temple Truck Rack Expansion Project (Project), and would allow UGI LNG, Inc. to more reliably serve the growing demand for truck deliveries by UGI Energy Services. On November 29, 2016, 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—September 18, 2018 90-Day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—December 17, 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 UGI LNG, Inc. proposes to expand its existing Temple LNG truck loading facility by constructing two additional trailer loading/unloading racks. The new facilities would consist of two racks with scales, trailer loading skid, pump skid, transfer piping, and associated equipment. The Project would also include constructing a new driveway connecting the expansion to Willow Creek Road. The Project is projected to increase truck volumes from an average of one to three trucks per day to an average of three to six trucks per day. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Background On January 23, 2017, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Temple Truck Rack 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; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. In response to the NOI, the Commission received one public comment concerning increased traffic. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 The U.S. Department of Transportation is a cooperating agencies in the preparation of 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., CP17–14), 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 31, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–19391 Filed 9–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP17–494–000; CP17–495– 000] Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline LP, Jordan Cove Energy Project LP; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review Pacific Connector Pipeline Project and Jordan Cove Energy Project On September 21, 2017, Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline LP (Pacific Connector) and Jordan Cove Energy Project L.P. (Jordan Cove) filed applications in Docket Nos. CP17–494– 000 and CP17–495–000, respectively. Pacific Connector is requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to construct, operate, and maintain certain natural gas pipeline facilities. Jordan Cove is requesting authorization pursuant to PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45435 Section 3(a) of the NGA to construct and operate liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities. The proposed projects are collectively referred to as the Jordan Cove LNG Project (Project). Jordan Cove’s LNG facilities would be designed to liquefy about 7.8 million metric tons of natural gas per annum for export to markets across the Pacific Rim. On August 20, 2015, in Order No. 3698, the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, granted to Jordon Cove a long-term, multi-contract authorization to export LNG to Free Trade Agreement nations. On October 5, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued a Notice of Applications for the Projects. Among other things, that notice alerted other 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 Projects. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for completion of the final EIS for the Projects, which is based on an issuance of the draft EIS in February 2019. The forecasted schedule for both the draft and final EIS is based upon Jordon Cove and Pacific Connector providing complete and timely responses to any future data requests. In addition, the schedule assumes that the cooperating agencies will provide input on their areas of responsibility on a timely basis. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of Notice of Availability of the final EIS—August 30, 2019 90-Day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—November 28, 2019 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 Jordan Cove proposes to construct and operate an LNG export terminal on the North Spit of Coos Bay in Coos County, Oregon. The terminal would include five liquefaction trains and associated equipment, two full-containment LNG storage tanks, an LNG transfer line, LNG ship loading facilities, a marine slip, access channel, and modifications to the Coos Bay Navigation Channel. Pacific Connector proposes to construct and operate an approximately 230-mile-long, 36-inch-diameter interstate natural gas transmission pipeline and associated aboveground E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 174 (Friday, September 7, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-19391]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP17-14-000]


Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the UGI LNG, Inc. 
Temple Truck Rack Expansion Project

    On November 14, 2016, UGI LNG, Inc. filed an application in Docket 
No. CP17-14-000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and 
Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct 
and operate certain

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natural gas pipeline facilities at the existing Temple Liquefied 
Natural Gas (LNG) Peak-shaving Facility in Berks County, Pennsylvania. 
The proposed project is known as the Temple Truck Rack Expansion 
Project (Project), and would allow UGI LNG, Inc. to more reliably serve 
the growing demand for truck deliveries by UGI Energy Services.
    On November 29, 2016, 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--September 18, 2018
90-Day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--December 17, 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

    UGI LNG, Inc. proposes to expand its existing Temple LNG truck 
loading facility by constructing two additional trailer loading/
unloading racks. The new facilities would consist of two racks with 
scales, trailer loading skid, pump skid, transfer piping, and 
associated equipment. The Project would also include constructing a new 
driveway connecting the expansion to Willow Creek Road. The Project is 
projected to increase truck volumes from an average of one to three 
trucks per day to an average of three to six trucks per day.

Background

    On January 23, 2017, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Temple Truck Rack 
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; other interested parties; and local libraries and 
newspapers. In response to the NOI, the Commission received one public 
comment concerning increased traffic.
    The U.S. Department of Transportation is a cooperating agencies in 
the preparation of 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/docs-filing/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., CP17-14), 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 
[email protected]. 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 31, 2018.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-19391 Filed 9-6-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P