City of Radford; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment, 59374-59375 [2018-25465]

Download as PDF 59374 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 226 / Friday, November 23, 2018 / Notices l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: December 31, 2018. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission’s eFiling system at https:// 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–2972–027. m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. The City electronically filed the application with the Commission after the close of business on October 31, 2018. Pursuant to 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(2), any document received after regular business hours is considered filed on the next regular business day. By this notice, the requirement under 18 CFR 16.20(c) to file the subsequent license application at least 24 months before the expiration of the existing license (i.e., no later than October 31, 2018) is waived. o. The Woonsocket Falls Project utilizes water from the impoundment created by the Corps’ Woonsocket Falls Dam, and consists of: (1) A 14-footwide, 20.5-foot-high concrete intake structure located about 60 feet upstream of the Woonsocket Falls Dam and fitted with a 12-foot-wide, 18-foot-high steel trash rack having 3.5-inch clear bar spacing; (2) a 275-foot long, 12-footwide, 10-foot-high concrete penstock; (3) a 65-foot-long, 25-foot-wide, 20-foothigh concrete powerhouse containing one adjustable blade turbine-generator unit with an authorized capacity of 1,200 kilowatts; (4) a 50-foot-long, 12.5foot-diameter steel draft tube; (5) an approximately 50-foot-long, 20-footwide, 15-foot-deep tailrace; (6) a 35-footlong 4.16 kilovolt (kV) generator lead line, a 4.16/13.8-kV step-up transformer, a 1,200-foot-long, and a 13.8-kV transmission line connecting the project generator to the regional grid; and (7) appurtenant facilities. The project bypasses approximately 360 feet of the Blackstone River and there is currently no required minimum instream flow for the bypassed reach. However, the City operates the project in a run-of-river (ROR) mode and voluntarily maintains a minimum flow of 20 cubic feet per second (cfs) over the crest of the dam to the bypassed reach using an automatic pond level controller. The Woonsocket Falls project has an average annual generation of approximately 4,580 megawatt-hours. The City proposes to: (1) Continue operating the project in a ROR mode; (2) provide a year-round minimum flow of 20 cfs into the bypassed reach; (3) provide upstream eel passage at the project; and (4) implement targeted nighttime turbine shutdowns to facilitate downstream eel passage. p. 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 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, 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 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, contact FERC Online Support. q. Procedural schedule and final amendments: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Issue Deficiency Letter (if necessary) ........................................................................................................................................ Request Additional Information .................................................................................................................................................. Issue Acceptance Letter ............................................................................................................................................................. Issue Scoping Document 1 for comments ................................................................................................................................. Request Additional Information (if necessary) ........................................................................................................................... Issue Scoping Document 2 ........................................................................................................................................................ Issue Notice of Ready for Environmental Analysis .................................................................................................................... Issue Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment ........................................................................................................ Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Dated: November 15, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [Project No. 1235–017] City of Radford; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment [FR Doc. 2018–25472 Filed 11–21–18; 8:45 am] amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 Nov 21, 2018 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Jkt 247001 In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380, the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed the application for a subsequent license for the Municipal Hydroelectric Project, located on the Little River, near the City of Radford, in Montgomery and Pulaski Counties, Virginia, and has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 January 2019. January 2019. April 2019. May 2019. July 2019. August 2019. August 2019. February 2020. The EA contains staff’s analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the project and concludes that licensing the project, with appropriate environmental protective measures, would not constitute a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment. A copy of the EA is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website 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, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). You may also register online at https:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 226 / Friday, November 23, 2018 / Notices 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. Any comments should be filed within 30 days from the date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments using the Commission’s eFiling system at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at https:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ ecomment.asp. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support. 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–1235–017. For further information, contact Allyson Conner at (202) 502–6082 or by email at allyson.conner@ferc.gov. Dated: November 15, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–25465 Filed 11–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP15–521–000] amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project: Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company, LLC; Gulf LNG Energy, LLC; Gulf LNG Pipeline, LLC The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project, proposed by Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company, LLC; Gulf LNG Energy, LLC; and Gulf LNG Pipeline, LLC (GLP) (collectively referred to as Gulf LNG) in the above-referenced docket. Gulf LNG requests authorization pursuant to sections 3(a) and 7 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to construct and operate onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction and associated facilities to allow export of LNG, and to construct, own, operate, and maintain new interconnection and metering facilities for the existing Gulf LNG Pipeline in VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 Nov 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 Jackson County, Mississippi. The proposed actions are referred to as the Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project (Project) and consist of the Gulf LNG Terminal Expansion (Terminal Expansion) and the GLP Pipeline Modifications. The draft EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of construction and operation of the Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed Project, with the mitigation measures recommended in the EIS, would have some adverse environmental impacts; however, these impacts would be avoided or reduced to less-than-significant levels. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy; the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service; and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EIS. In addition, the Mississippi Office of the Secretary of State has jurisdiction over the wetland mitigation property and, therefore, is assisting us as a cooperating agency. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis. Although the cooperating agencies provided input to the conclusions and recommendations presented in the draft EIS, the agencies will present their own conclusions and recommendations in their respective Records of Decision for the Project. The draft EIS addresses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the following proposed facilities: • Feed gas pre-treatment facilities, including a mercury removal system, an acid gas removal system (to remove carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide), a molecular sieve dehydration system (to remove water), and a heavy hydrocarbon removal system (to remove natural gas liquids); • two separate propane precooled mixed refrigerant liquefaction trains that liquefy natural gas, each with a nominal liquefaction capacity of 5 million metric tons per year (mtpy) and a maximum capacity of more than 5.4 mtpy of LNG; • liquefaction facility utilities and associated systems, including two gasfired turbine compressors per liquefaction train; PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59375 • storage facilities for condensate, ammonia and refrigerants; • utilities systems, including instrument, plant air, and nitrogen; • a truck loading/unloading facility to unload refrigerants and to load condensate produced during the gas liquefaction process; • four flares (including one spare flare) in a single flare tower to incinerate excess gases associated with maintenance, startup/shutdown, and upset conditions during an emergency; • two supply docks (North and South Supply Docks) designed to receive barges transporting materials and large equipment during construction, with one dock retained for use during operation; • new in-tank LNG loading pumps in the existing LNG storage tanks to transfer LNG through the existing transfer lines to LNG marine carriers; • new spill impoundment systems designed to contain LNG, refrigerants and other hazardous fluids; • minor changes to piping at the existing berthing facility to permit bidirectional flow; • a new concrete storm surge protection wall that connects to the existing storm surge protection wall near the southwest corner of the Terminal Expansion site and extends along the southern border of the Terminal Expansion site; • a new earthen berm extending from the northeastern to the southeastern boundaries of the Terminal Expansion site, between the Terminal Expansion and the Bayou Casotte Dredged Material Management Site, and connecting to the new segments of the storm surge protection wall; • six off-site construction support areas for use as staging and laydown areas, contractor yards, and parking; • modifications to the existing metering stations at the existing Gulfstream Pipeline Company and Destin Pipeline Company interconnection facilities; 1 and • modifications to the existing Gulf LNG Pipeline at the existing Terminal to provide a connection to the inlet of the LNG liquefaction pre-treatment facilities. 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; 1 Additionally, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco) would construct modifications to the existing Transco/Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC Interconnect. FERC would review this project under Transco’s blanket certificate. E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 226 (Friday, November 23, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59374-59375]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-25465]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 1235-017]


City of Radford; Notice of Availability of Environmental 
Assessment

    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) 
regulations, 18 CFR part 380, the Office of Energy Projects has 
reviewed the application for a subsequent license for the Municipal 
Hydroelectric Project, located on the Little River, near the City of 
Radford, in Montgomery and Pulaski Counties, Virginia, and has prepared 
an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the project.
    The EA contains staff's analysis of the potential environmental 
impacts of the project and concludes that licensing the project, with 
appropriate environmental protective measures, would not constitute a 
major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the 
human environment.
    A copy of the EA is available for review at the Commission in the 
Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's website 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, contact FERC Online Support at 
[email protected], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY).
    You may also register online at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/

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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.
    Any comments should be filed within 30 days from the date of this 
notice.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file 
comments using the Commission's eFiling system at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/efiling.asp. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 
6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system 
at https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ecomment.asp. You must include your 
name and contact information at the end of your comments. For 
assistance, please contact FERC Online Support. 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-1235-017.
    For further information, contact Allyson Conner at (202) 502-6082 
or by email at [email protected].

    Dated: November 15, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-25465 Filed 11-21-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P