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, 45435-45436 [2018-19403]

Download as PDF 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 45436 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 174 / Friday, September 7, 2018 / Notices facilities. The pipeline would originate near Malin in Klamath County, Oregon, traverse Douglas and Jackson Counties, and terminate (at the LNG Terminal) in Coos County. The associated aboveground facilities would include the new Klamath Compressor Station (62,200 horsepower) near Malin. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Background On February 10, 2017, the Commission staff granted Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector’s requests to use the FERC’s Pre-filing environmental review process and assigned them jointly to Docket No. PF17–4–000. On June 9, 2017, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned Jordan Cove LNG Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline Projects, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Sessions (NOI). The NOI was issued during the prefiling review of the Projects in Docket No. PF17–4–000 and was sent to federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; affected landowners; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes and regional organizations; commentors and other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. Major issues raised during scoping include purpose and need, property rights, use of eminent domain, reliability and safety, cumulative impacts, cultural resources, threatened and endangered species, water resources, vegetation, and alternatives. The U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Department of Energy, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and the Coquille Indian Tribe are cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EIS. Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EIS 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 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., CP17–494 and/or CP17–495), 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. Issuance of Final Order—February 6, 2020 If a schedule change becomes necessary for the final order, an additional notice will be provided so that interested parties and government agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Dated: August 31, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–19396 Filed 9–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP17–66–000; CP17–67–000] [FR Doc. 2018–19403 Filed 9–6–18; 8:45 am] Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC and Venture Global Gator Express, LLC Plaquemines LNG and Gator Express Pipeline Project BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP17–178–000] Notice of Anticipated Schedule of Final Order for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Alaska LNG Project On April 17, 2017, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation filed an application in Docket No. CP17–178– 000, pursuant to section 3 of the Natural Gas Act and Part 153 of the Commission’s regulations, for authorization to site, construct, and operate a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and associated facilities on the eastern shore of Cook Inlet in the Nikiski area of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, and to construct approximately 871 miles of natural gas pipeline and associated facilities, all within the State of Alaska. The proposed project, known as the Alaska LNG (Project), would liquefy and export up to 20.0 million metric tons per annum of LNG. In accordance with Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, enacted on December 4, 2015, agencies are to publish completion dates for all federal environmental reviews and authorizations. This notice identifies the Commission’s anticipated schedule for issuance of the final order for the Project, which is based on the anticipated date of issuance of the final Environmental Impact Statement. Accordingly, we currently anticipate issuing a final order in the Project no later than: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On February 28, 2017, Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC (Plaquemines LNG) filed an application in Docket No. CP17–66–000 requesting authorization pursuant to Section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to construct and operate liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities. On the same day, Venture Global Gator Express, LLC (Gator Express Pipeline) filed an application in Docket No. CP17–67–000, requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the NGA to construct, operate, and maintain certain natural gas pipeline facilities. Combined, the proposed project is known as the Plaquemines LNG and Gator Express Pipeline Project (Project) and would provide gas and processing to produce up to 20.0 million tonnes per annum of LNG for export. On July 21, 2016, in Order No. 3866, the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, granted to Plaquemines LNG authorization to export LNG to Free Trade Agreement nations. On March 13, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. 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 Plaquemines LNG and Gator Express Pipeline Project. This E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 174 (Friday, September 7, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45435-45436]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-19403]


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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 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

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facilities. The pipeline would originate near Malin in Klamath County, 
Oregon, traverse Douglas and Jackson Counties, and terminate (at the 
LNG Terminal) in Coos County. The associated aboveground facilities 
would include the new Klamath Compressor Station (62,200 horsepower) 
near Malin.

Background

    On February 10, 2017, the Commission staff granted Jordan Cove and 
Pacific Connector's requests to use the FERC's Pre-filing environmental 
review process and assigned them jointly to Docket No. PF17-4-000. On 
June 9, 2017, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned Jordan Cove LNG Terminal 
and Pacific Connector Pipeline Projects, Request for Comments on 
Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Sessions (NOI).
    The NOI was issued during the pre-filing review of the Projects in 
Docket No. PF17-4-000 and was sent to federal, state, and local 
government agencies; elected officials; affected landowners; 
environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes and 
regional organizations; commentors and other interested parties; and 
local libraries and newspapers. Major issues raised during scoping 
include purpose and need, property rights, use of eminent domain, 
reliability and safety, cumulative impacts, cultural resources, 
threatened and endangered species, water resources, vegetation, and 
alternatives.
    The U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of 
Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Department of Energy, Pipeline 
and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and the Coquille Indian 
Tribe are cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EIS.

Additional Information

    In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EIS 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., CP17-494 and/or CP17-
495), 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. 2018-19403 Filed 9-6-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P