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, 59375-59377 [2018-25473]

Download as PDF 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 59376 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 226 / Friday, November 23, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 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. CP15–521–000). 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 draft EIS’s disclosure and discussion of potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. 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 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 7, 2019. 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 a 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 number (CP15–521– 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 a public comment session its staff will conduct in the Project area to receive comments on the draft EIS, scheduled as follows: Date and time Location Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 4:00–8:00 p.m. local time. Pelican Landing Convention Center, 6217 Mississippi Highway 613, Moss Point, MS 39563, 228–474–1406. The primary goal of this comment session 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. The comment session is scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local time. You may arrive at any time after 4:00 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 8:00 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 7:30 p.m. Please see appendix 1 for additional information on the session format and conduct.2 2 The appendices referenced in this notice will not appear in the Federal Register. Copies of the appendices were sent to all those receiving this notice in the mail and are available at www.ferc.gov using the link called ‘‘eLibrary’’ or from the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, or call (202) 502– VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 Nov 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 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 Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR part 385.214). Motions to intervene are more fully described at https://www.ferc.gov/ resources/guides/how-to/intervene.asp. Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing or judicial review of the 8371. For instructions on connecting to eLibrary, refer to the last page of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 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 E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 226 / Friday, November 23, 2018 / Notices documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Dated: November 15, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–25473 Filed 11–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OLEM–2018–0690, FRL–9986–88– OLEM] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; General Hazardous Waste Facility Standards Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to submit the information collection request (ICR), General Hazardous Waste Facility (EPA ICR No. 1571.12, OMB Control No. 2050–0120) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). Before doing so, the EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through April 30, 2019. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before January 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OLEM–2018–0690, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), by email to rcra-docket@ epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peggy Vyas, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:33 Nov 21, 2018 Jkt 247001 Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: 703–308–5477; fax number: 703–308–8433; email address: vyas.peggy@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov or in person at the EPA Docket Center, WJC West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit https://www.epa.gov/dockets. Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, the EPA is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The EPA will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. The final ICR package will then be submitted to OMB for review and approval. At that time, the EPA will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: Section 3004 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), as amended, requires the EPA to develop standards for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) as may be necessary to protect human health and the environment. Subsections 3004(a)(1), (3), (4), (5), and (6) specify that these standards include, but not be limited to, the following requirements: • Maintaining records of all hazardous wastes identified or listed under subtitle C that are treated, stored, or disposed of, and the manner in which such wastes were treated, stored, or disposed of; • Operating methods, techniques, and practices for treatment, storage, or disposal of hazardous waste; PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59377 • Location, design, and construction of such hazardous waste treatment, disposal, or storage facilities; • Contingency plans for effective action to minimize unanticipated damage from any treatment, storage, or disposal of any such hazardous waste; and • Maintaining or operating such facilities and requiring such additional qualifications as to ownership, continuity of operation, training for personnel, and financial responsibility as may be necessary or desirable. The regulations implementing these requirements are codified in 40 CFR parts 264 and 265. The collection of this information enables the EPA to properly determine whether owners/operators or hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities meet the requirements of Section 3004(a) of RCRA. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Business and other for-profit, as well as State, Local, and Tribal governments. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Mandatory (RCRA section 3004). Estimated number of respondents: 1,872. Frequency of response: On occasion. Total estimated burden: 672,417 hours per year. Burden is defined at 5 CFR 1320.03(b). Total estimated cost: $41,749,044 (per year), includes $533,425 annualized capital or operation & maintenance costs and $41,225,619 annualized labor costs. Changes in estimates: The burden hours are likely to stay substantially the same. Dated: November 12, 2018. Barnes Johnson, Director, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery. [FR Doc. 2018–25547 Filed 11–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9042–5] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information 202– 564–5632 or https://www.epa.gov/nepa/ . Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements Filed 11/12/2018 Through 11/16/2018 Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9 Notice Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP15-521-000]


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 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 gas-fired turbine compressors per liquefaction train;
     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 bi-directional 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
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    \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.
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     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;

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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. 
CP15-521-000). 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 draft EIS's disclosure and discussion of 
potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures 
to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. 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 5:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time on January 7, 2019.
    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 a 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 number 
(CP15-521-000) 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 a public comment session its staff 
will conduct in the Project area to receive comments on the draft EIS, 
scheduled as follows:

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 4:00- Pelican Landing Convention Center,
 8:00 p.m. local time.             6217 Mississippi Highway 613, Moss
                                   Point, MS 39563, 228-474-1406.
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    The primary goal of this comment session 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.
    The comment session is scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. local 
time. You may arrive at any time after 4:00 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 8:00 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 7:30 p.m. Please see appendix 1 for additional 
information on the session format and conduct.\2\
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    \2\ The appendices referenced in this notice will not appear in 
the Federal Register. Copies of the appendices were sent to all 
those receiving this notice in the mail and are available at 
www.ferc.gov using the link called ``eLibrary'' or from the 
Commission's Public Reference Room, 888 First Street NE, Washington, 
DC 20426, or call (202) 502-8371. For instructions on connecting to 
eLibrary, refer to the last page of this notice.
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    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 Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedures (18 CFR part 385.214). Motions to intervene are 
more fully described at https://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 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 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

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documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.

    Dated: November 15, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-25473 Filed 11-21-18; 8:45 am]
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