Driftwood LNG LLC; Driftwood Pipeline; LLC Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Driftwood LNG Project, 47918-47920 [2018-20552]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 47918 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2018 / Notices beth.harris@enel.com, or Mr. Kevin Webb, Hydro Licensing Manager, Enel Green Power North America, Inc., 100 Brickstone Square, Suite 300, Andover, MA 01810, Phone: (978) 935–6039, Email: kevin.webb@enel.com. i. FERC Contact: Brandi Sangunett, Phone: 202–502–8393, Email: brandi.sangunett@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests: November 13, 2018. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2883–009. The Commission’s Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor 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. k. This application has been accepted, but is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. The existing Fries Hydroelectric Project (Fries Project) consists of: (1) A 41-foot-high, 610-foot-long rock masonry dam with a 500-foot-long spillway; (2) an 88-acre impoundment at the normal pool elevation (spillway crest elevation) of 2,188.27 feet National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929; (3) an approximately 750-foot-long, 110- footwide intake canal with four 15.5-foothigh, 6.5-foot-wide headgates; (4) a canal spillway consisting of 10 stoplog bays totaling 47 feet in length; (5) two 12.5-foot-high, 5.0-foot-wide canal gates; (6) a steel powerhouse that contains a single vertical Kaplan turbine with a capacity of 2.1 megawatts (MW) that discharges into a 180-foot-long, 75-footwide, 12-foot-deep tailrace; (7) a masonry powerhouse that contains one vertical and two horizontal Francis turbines with a total capacity of 3.0 MW that discharges into a 180-foot-long, 120-foot-wide, 12-foot-deep tailrace; (8) a 500-foot-long, 450-foot-wide bypassed reach that extends from the toe of the dam to the confluence with the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 tailraces; (9) a 567-foot-long, 13.2kilovolt (kV) transmission line that runs from the steel powerhouse to the interconnection point with the grid; (10) a 130-foot-long transmission line that connects the masonry powerhouse to a 5,000 kilovolt-amp step-up transformer and an additional 323-foot-long, 13.2-kV transmission line leading from the transformer to the interconnection point; and (11) appurtenant facilities. The Fries Project is operated in a runof-river mode. For the period 2003 through 2016, the average annual generation at the Fries Project was 26,150 megawatt-hours. m. A copy of the application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website 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 Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item h above. You may also register online at http:// 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, contact FERC Online Support. n. Anyone may submit a protest or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, 385.211, and 385.214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests 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 protests or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified deadline date for the particular application. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title PROTEST or MOTION TO INTERVENE; (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. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: September 14, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–20553 Filed 9–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP17–117–000; CP17–118– 000] Driftwood LNG LLC; Driftwood Pipeline; LLC Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Driftwood LNG Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Driftwood LNG and Pipeline Projects (Project). Driftwood LNG LLC and Driftwood Pipeline LLC, collectively Driftwood, request authorization (FERC Docket Nos. CP17– 117–000 and CP17–118–000) to site, construct, and operate liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities and certain interstate, natural gas transmission pipeline facilities in Evangeline, Acadia, Jefferson Davis, and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana. The Project would provide gas and processing to produce up to 26 million tonnes per annum of LNG for export. The draft EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Driftwood LNG Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the Project would result in adverse impacts on the environment. However, with the exception of the visual impact on the nearby Driftwood Community which we conclude would be significant, impacts on the environment would be reduced to acceptable levels with the implementation of Driftwood’s proposed impact avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures and the additional measures recommended by staff in the draft EIS. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. Department of Transportation participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2018 / Notices proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis. The draft EIS addresses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the following project facilities: • Five LNG plants (each plant consists of one gas pre-treatment unit, one condensation stabilization unit, and four heavy hydrocarbon removal and liquefaction units); • three LNG storage tanks; • three marine berths capable of accommodating LNG carriers of up to 216,000 cubic meters each; • 74 miles of 48-inch-diameter pipeline, 10.6 miles of 42-inch-diameter pipeline, and 11.3 miles of 36-inchdiameter pipeline; one 3.4-mile-long, 30-inch-diameter lateral pipeline collocated with the mainline pipeline; • three compressor stations providing a total of approximately 275,000 horsepower of compression; and • six pig launchers and receiver facilities,1 15 meter stations, and 17 mainline valves. 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 draft EIS is only available in electronic format. It may be viewed and downloaded from the FERC’s website (www.ferc.gov), on the Environmental Documents page (https:// www.ferc.gov/industries/gas/enviro/ eis.asp). In addition, the draft EIS 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., CP17–117 or CP17–118). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. Any person wishing to comment on the draft EIS may do so. Your comments should focus on the draft EIS’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 consideration of your comments on the proposal in the final EIS, it is important that the Commission receive your comments on or before 5 p.m. Eastern Time on November 5, 2018. For your convenience, there are four methods you can use to submit your comments to the Commission. The Commission will provide equal consideration to all comments received, whether filed in written form or provided verbally. 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 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 the Project; (2) You can file your comments electronically by 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.’’ If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’ as the filing type; 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 numbers (CP17–117– 000 and CP17–118–000) with your submission: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. (4) In lieu of sending written or electronic comments, the Commission invites you to attend one of the public comment sessions its staff will conduct in the project area to receive comments on the draft EIS, scheduled as follows: Date and time Location Tuesday, October 9 (5 p.m.–7 p.m. CST) ................... Wednesday, October 10 (5 p.m.–7 p.m. CST) ........... Seven Clans Hotel, 797 Coushatta Drive, Kinder, LA 20648 (800)–584–7263. Holiday Inn Opelousas, 5696O–49 North Service Road, Opelousas, LA 70570 (337)– 407–0004. West Cal Event Center, 401 Arena Road, Sulphur, LA 70665 (337)–528–9378. Thursday, October 11 (5 p.m.–7 p.m. CST) ............... daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 47919 The primary goal of these comment sessions is to have you identify the specific environmental issues and concerns with the draft EIS. Individual verbal comments will be taken on a oneon-one basis with a court reporter. This format is designed to receive the maximum amount of verbal comments, in a convenient way during the timeframe allotted. Each comment session is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST. You may arrive at any time after 5 p.m. There will not be a formal presentation by Commission staff when the session opens. If you wish to speak, the Commission staff will hand out numbers in the order of your arrival. Comments will be taken until 7 p.m. However, if no additional numbers have been handed out and all individuals who wish to provide comments have had an opportunity to do so, staff may conclude the session at 6:30 p.m. Your verbal comments will be recorded by the court reporter (with FERC staff or representative present) and become part of the public record for this proceeding. Transcripts will be publicly available on FERC’s eLibrary system (see below for instructions on using eLibrary). If a significant number of people are interested in providing verbal comments in the one-on-one settings, a time limit of 5 minutes may be implemented for each commentor. It is important to note that verbal comments hold the same weight as written or electronically submitted comments. Although there will not be a formal presentation, Commission staff will be available throughout the comment session to answer your questions about the environmental review process. Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the 1 A pig is an internal tool that can be used to clean and dry a pipeline and/or to inspect it for damage or corrosion. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 47920 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 184 / Friday, September 21, 2018 / Notices 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 grants 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. Questions? Additional information about the Projects is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC (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 that 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: September 14, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–20552 Filed 9–20–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC18–147–000. Applicants: Avista Corporation. Description: Supplement to August 31, 2018 Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act, et al. of Avista Corporation. Filed Date: 9/14/18. Accession Number: 20180914–5067. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/5/18. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 20, 2018 Jkt 244001 Docket Numbers: ER18–2009–001. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: Tariff Amendment: Deficiency Response—Revisions to Enhance Regulation Deployment of DVERs to be effective 12/18/2018. Filed Date: 9/14/18. Accession Number: 20180914–5101. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/5/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–2421–000. Applicants: California Independent System Operator Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2018–09–13 Dynamic Transfer Balancing Authority Operating Agmt with Nevada Power to be effective 10/ 27/2018. Filed Date: 9/13/18. Accession Number: 20180913–5089. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/4/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–2422–000. Applicants: California Independent System Operator Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2018–09–13 Amendment No. 4 to ABAOA with Nevada Power Company to be effective 11/13/2018. Filed Date: 9/13/18. Accession Number: 20180913–5090. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/4/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–2423–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2018–09–14_SA 3145 Heartland WindNSPM E&P (J432) to be effective 9/15/ 2018. Filed Date: 9/14/18. Accession Number: 20180914–5009. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/5/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–2424–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2018–09–14_SA 3147 MMPA–NSP TSR CPA (F115) to be effective 8/14/2018. Filed Date: 9/14/18. Accession Number: 20180914–5033. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/5/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–2425–000. Applicants: Duke Energy Progress, LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: DEPFayetteville PWC PSCA Amendment to be effective 11/13/2018. Filed Date: 9/14/18. Accession Number: 20180914–5035. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/5/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–2426–000. Applicants: The Potomac Edison Company, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Potomac submits IA SA No. 4452 to be effective 11/13/2018. Filed Date: 9/14/18. Accession Number: 20180914–5038. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/5/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–2427–000. Applicants: Nevada Power Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: NPC Concurrence to CAISO SA4819 to be effective 9/13/2018. Filed Date: 9/14/18. Accession Number: 20180914–5084. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/5/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–2428–000. Applicants: Public Service Company of Colorado. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2018–09–14 Ministerial Revisions-Att O–PSCo Tbl 35, Sch 16 to be effective 4/16/2016. Filed Date: 9/14/18. Accession Number: 20180914–5102. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/5/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–2429–000. Applicants: California Independent System Operator Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2018–09–14 First Amendment to MEEA between CAISO and SMUD—Sutter Energy to be effective 9/15/2018. Filed Date: 9/14/18. Accession Number: 20180914–5110. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/5/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–2429–001. Applicants: California Independent System Operator Corporation. Description: Tariff Amendment: 2018–09–14 Second Amendment to MEEA between CAISO and SMUD— Sutter Energy to to be effective 11/29/ 2018. Filed Date: 9/14/18. Accession Number: 20180914–5142. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/5/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–2430–000. Applicants: Otter Tail Power Company. Description: Tariff Cancellation: Notice of Termination of Fibrominn CASOT Service Agreement to be effective 11/13/2018. Filed Date: 9/14/18. Accession Number: 20180914–5116. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/5/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–2431–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2198R26 Kansas Power Pool NITSA NOA to be effective 9/1/2018. Filed Date: 9/14/18. Accession Number: 20180914–5159. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 10/5/18. Docket Numbers: ER18–2432–000. Applicants: ISO New England Inc., Central Maine Power Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Second Revised LGIA–ISONE/CMP–08– 01 under Schedule 22 of ISO–NE OATT to be effective 8/16/2018. Filed Date: 9/14/18. E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 184 (Friday, September 21, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 47918-47920]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20552]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP17-117-000; CP17-118-000]


Driftwood LNG LLC; Driftwood Pipeline; LLC Notice of Availability 
of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Driftwood 
LNG Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) 
for the Driftwood LNG and Pipeline Projects (Project). Driftwood LNG 
LLC and Driftwood Pipeline LLC, collectively Driftwood, request 
authorization (FERC Docket Nos. CP17-117-000 and CP17-118-000) to site, 
construct, and operate liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities 
and certain interstate, natural gas transmission pipeline facilities in 
Evangeline, Acadia, Jefferson Davis, and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana. 
The Project would provide gas and processing to produce up to 26 
million tonnes per annum of LNG for export.
    The draft EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the Driftwood LNG Project in accordance 
with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 
The FERC staff concludes that approval of the Project would result in 
adverse impacts on the environment. However, with the exception of the 
visual impact on the nearby Driftwood Community which we conclude would 
be significant, impacts on the environment would be reduced to 
acceptable levels with the implementation of Driftwood's proposed 
impact avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures and the 
additional measures recommended by staff in the draft EIS.
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Energy, and the U.S. 
Department of Transportation participated as cooperating agencies in 
the preparation of the EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by 
law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected 
by the

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proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis.
    The draft EIS addresses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the following project facilities:
     Five LNG plants (each plant consists of one gas pre-
treatment unit, one condensation stabilization unit, and four heavy 
hydrocarbon removal and liquefaction units);
     three LNG storage tanks;
     three marine berths capable of accommodating LNG carriers 
of up to 216,000 cubic meters each;
     74 miles of 48-inch-diameter pipeline, 10.6 miles of 42-
inch-diameter pipeline, and 11.3 miles of 36-inch-diameter pipeline; 
one 3.4-mile-long, 30-inch-diameter lateral pipeline collocated with 
the mainline pipeline;
     three compressor stations providing a total of 
approximately 275,000 horsepower of compression; and
     six pig launchers and receiver facilities,\1\ 15 meter 
stations, and 17 mainline valves.
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    \1\ A pig is an internal tool that can be used to clean and dry 
a pipeline and/or to inspect it for damage or corrosion.
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    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 draft EIS is only available in electronic format. It may be 
viewed and downloaded from the FERC's website (www.ferc.gov), on the 
Environmental Documents page (https://www.ferc.gov/industries/gas/enviro/eis.asp). In addition, the draft EIS 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., CP17-117 or CP17-118). Be sure 
you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please 
contact FERC Online Support at [email protected] or toll free 
at (866) 208-3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.
    Any person wishing to comment on the draft EIS may do so. Your 
comments should focus on the draft EIS'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 consideration of your 
comments on the proposal in the final EIS, it is important that the 
Commission receive your comments on or before 5 p.m. Eastern Time on 
November 5, 2018.
    For your convenience, there are four methods you can use to submit 
your comments to the Commission. The Commission will provide equal 
consideration to all comments received, whether filed in written form 
or provided verbally. The Commission encourages electronic filing of 
comments and has staff available to assist you at (866) 208-3676 or 
[email protected]. 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 the Project;
    (2) You can file your comments electronically by 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.'' If you are filing a comment on a particular project, 
please select ``Comment on a Filing'' as the filing type; 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 numbers 
(CP17-117-000 and CP17-118-000) with your submission: Kimberly D. Bose, 
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, 
Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426.
    (4) In lieu of sending written or electronic comments, the 
Commission invites you to attend one of the public comment sessions its 
staff will conduct in the project area to receive comments on the draft 
EIS, scheduled as follows:

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            Date and time                           Location
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Tuesday, October 9 (5 p.m.-7 p.m.      Seven Clans Hotel, 797 Coushatta
 CST).                                  Drive, Kinder, LA 20648 (800)-
                                        584-7263.
Wednesday, October 10 (5 p.m.-7 p.m.   Holiday Inn Opelousas, 5696O-49
 CST).                                  North Service Road, Opelousas,
                                        LA 70570 (337)-407-0004.
Thursday, October 11 (5 p.m.-7 p.m.    West Cal Event Center, 401 Arena
 CST).                                  Road, Sulphur, LA 70665 (337)-
                                        528-9378.
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    The primary goal of these comment sessions is to have you identify 
the specific environmental issues and concerns with the draft EIS. 
Individual verbal comments will be taken on a one-on-one basis with a 
court reporter. This format is designed to receive the maximum amount 
of verbal comments, in a convenient way during the timeframe allotted.
    Each comment session is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. CST. You 
may arrive at any time after 5 p.m. There will not be a formal 
presentation by Commission staff when the session opens. If you wish to 
speak, the Commission staff will hand out numbers in the order of your 
arrival. Comments will be taken until 7 p.m. However, if no additional 
numbers have been handed out and all individuals who wish to provide 
comments have had an opportunity to do so, staff may conclude the 
session at 6:30 p.m.
    Your verbal comments will be recorded by the court reporter (with 
FERC staff or representative present) and become part of the public 
record for this proceeding. Transcripts will be publicly available on 
FERC's eLibrary system (see below for instructions on using eLibrary). 
If a significant number of people are interested in providing verbal 
comments in the one-on-one settings, a time limit of 5 minutes may be 
implemented for each commentor.
    It is important to note that verbal comments hold the same weight 
as written or electronically submitted comments. Although there will 
not be a formal presentation, Commission staff will be available 
throughout the comment session to answer your questions about the 
environmental review process.
    Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a 
motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the

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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 grants 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.

Questions?

    Additional information about the Projects is available from the 
Commission's Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208-FERC, or on the 
FERC (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 that 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/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.

    Dated: September 14, 2018.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-20552 Filed 9-20-18; 8:45 am]
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