Notice of Application; Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, 60420-60421 [2018-25637]

Download as PDF 60420 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2018 / Notices receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 28, 2018. Dated: November 16, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–25586 Filed 11–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–14–000; PF18–4–000] Notice of Application; Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC Take notice that on November 6, 2018, Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC (Mountain Valley), 625 Liberty Avenue, Suite 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222, filed in Docket No. CP19–14–000 an application pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Parts 157 and 284 of the Commission’s regulations for authorization to construct, own and operate its Southgate Project located in Virginia and North Carolina. Specifically, Mountain Valley proposes to construct: (i) Approximately 73 miles of new 24inch and 16-inch-diameter pipeline, (ii) the 28,915 horsepower Lambert Compressor Station in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, and (iii) associated valves, piping, pig launching and receiving facilities, and appurtenant facilities. The proposed Southgate Project facilities commence near the City of Chatham, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia and terminate at a delivery point with Public Service Company of North Carolina, Inc. (PSNC) near the City of Graham in Alamance County, North Carolina. The Project is designed to create 375,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d). Mountain Valley estimates the cost of the Southgate Project to be $468,459,509. Mountain Valley requests a separate rate zone and initial recourse rates for the Southgate Project facilities, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. Commission staff has determined that this project qualifies as a Major Infrastructure Project pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding Implementing One Federal Decision VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Nov 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 Under Executive Order 13807 (MOU) signed on April 10, 2018. Major Infrastructure Projects are defined as projects for which multiple authorizations by Federal agencies will be required and the lead Federal agency has determined that it will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. The filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website web 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 at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this application should be directed to William Lavarco, NextEra Energy, Inc., 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 220, Washington, DC 20004, by telephone at (202) 347–7127, or by email at William.Lavarco@nee.com. On May 15, 2018, the Commission staff granted Mountain Valley’s request to utilize the Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF18–4–000 to staff activities involved in the Southgate Project. Now, as of the filing of the November 6, 2018 application, the PreFiling Process for this project has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be conducted in Docket No. CP19– 14–000, as noted in the caption of this Notice. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules (18 CFR 157.9), within 90 days of this Notice, the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental impact statement (EIS) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final EIS for this proposal. The filing of the final EIS in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 3 copies of filings made with the Commission and must provide a copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commentors will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list and will be notified of any meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commentors will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. As of the February 27, 2018 date of the Commission’s order in Docket No. CP16–4–001, the Commission will apply its revised practice concerning out-of-time motions to intervene in any new Natural Gas Act section 3 or section E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2018 / Notices 7 proceeding.1 Persons desiring to become a party to a certificate proceeding are to intervene in a timely manner. If seeking to intervene out-oftime, the movant is required to ‘‘show good cause why the time limitation should be waived,’’ and should provide justification by reference to factors set forth in Rule 214(d)(1) of the Commission’s Rules and Regulations.2 The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http:// www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 3 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 10, 2018. Dated: November 19, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–25637 Filed 11–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14887–000] Southeast Oklahoma Power Corporation; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications 1. On July 31, 2018, Southeast Oklahoma Power Corporation, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Southeast Oklahoma Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project (project) to be located on the Kiamichi River, near the town of Whitesboro, in LeFlore County, Oklahoma. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. 2. The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A 2,165-foot-long, 302-foot-high concrete-faced rockfill upper dam with a 196.85-foot-long emergency spillway with a 600-foot1 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., 162 FERC ¶61,167 at ¶50 (2018). 2 18 CFR 385.214(d)(1). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Nov 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 long, 30-foot-wide channel; (2) an upper reservoir with a surface area of 488.52 acres and a storage capacity of 43,633 acre-feet; (3) a 98.4-foot-long, 39.4-foothigh concrete upper intake/outlet structure; (4) a 6,370-foot-long, 27.8foot-diameter steel and concrete headrace tunnel; (5) a 545-foot-long, 90foot-wide, 185.4-foot-high underground concrete pumping station/powerhouse containing four pump/generating units with a total capacity of 1,200 megawatts; (6) a 7,439-foot-long, 27.8-foot-diameter tailrace tunnel; (7) a 98.4-foot-long, 39.4-foot-high concrete lower intake/ outlet structure; (8) a 9,957-foot-long, 52.5-foot-high earthen lower dam with a 33-foot-long, 13-foot-high emergency spillway with a 1,640-foot-long tunnel to the Kiamichi River; (9) a lower reservoir with a surface area of 727 acres, and a storage capacity of 37,965 acre-feet; (10) two 20-inch-diameter, 675-foot-long pipes with 110 kilowatt pumps from the lower reservoir to the regulating reservoir; (11) a regulating reservoir with a surface area of 40 acres, and a storage capacity of 1,216 acre-feet; (12) two 20-inch-diameter, 690-foot-long pipes with two 110 kilowatt pumps from the Kiamichi River to the regulating reservoir; (13) a 40-foot-long, 40-foot-wide funnel shaped intake structure on the Kiamichi River, located 1.5-foot above the bottom of the Kiamichi River tapering down to 10foot-long, 10-foot-wide section where it connects to the two pipes; and (14) a 124-mile-long transmission line to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas grid. The proposed project would relocate State Road 248 (Post Oar Road) and 583rd Street because the lower reservoir would otherwise inundate them. The proposed project would have an estimated average annual generation of 4,368,000 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Mr. John Bobenic, Southeast Oklahoma Power Corporation, c/o Daytona Power Corp, 1800, 421–7 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta Canada T2P 4K9; phone: (578) 433–4933. FERC Contact: Michael Spencer, (202) 502–6093, michael.spencer@ferc.gov. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications using the Commission’s eFiling system at http:// PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60421 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 http://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 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–14887–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14887) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: November 16, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–25585 Filed 11–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP18–525–000] Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP—Willis Lateral Project On July 13, 2018, Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP (Gulf South) filed an application in Docket No. CP18–525– 000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the Willis Lateral Project (Project), and would provide about 200 million cubic feet of natural gas per day to Entergy Texas, Inc.’s Montgomery County Power Station Project near Willis, Texas. On July 26, 2018, 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) E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP19-14-000; PF18-4-000]


Notice of Application; Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC

    Take notice that on November 6, 2018, Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC 
(Mountain Valley), 625 Liberty Avenue, Suite 2000, Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania 15222, filed in Docket No. CP19-14-000 an application 
pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Parts 157 and 
284 of the Commission's regulations for authorization to construct, own 
and operate its Southgate Project located in Virginia and North 
Carolina. Specifically, Mountain Valley proposes to construct: (i) 
Approximately 73 miles of new 24-inch and 16-inch-diameter pipeline, 
(ii) the 28,915 horsepower Lambert Compressor Station in Pittsylvania 
County, Virginia, and (iii) associated valves, piping, pig launching 
and receiving facilities, and appurtenant facilities. The proposed 
Southgate Project facilities commence near the City of Chatham, in 
Pittsylvania County, Virginia and terminate at a delivery point with 
Public Service Company of North Carolina, Inc. (PSNC) near the City of 
Graham in Alamance County, North Carolina. The Project is designed to 
create 375,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d). Mountain Valley estimates 
the cost of the Southgate Project to be $468,459,509. Mountain Valley 
requests a separate rate zone and initial recourse rates for the 
Southgate Project facilities, all as more fully set forth in the 
application which is on file with the Commission and open to public 
inspection.
    Commission staff has determined that this project qualifies as a 
Major Infrastructure Project pursuant to the Memorandum of 
Understanding Implementing One Federal Decision Under Executive Order 
13807 (MOU) signed on April 10, 2018. Major Infrastructure Projects are 
defined as projects for which multiple authorizations by Federal 
agencies will be required and the lead Federal agency has determined 
that it will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the 
National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.
    The filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public 
Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's website web 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 at 
[email protected] or call toll-free, (886) 208-3676 or TYY, 
(202) 502-8659.
    Any questions regarding this application should be directed to 
William Lavarco, NextEra Energy, Inc., 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 
220, Washington, DC 20004, by telephone at (202) 347-7127, or by email 
at [email protected].
    On May 15, 2018, the Commission staff granted Mountain Valley's 
request to utilize the Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF18-
4-000 to staff activities involved in the Southgate Project. Now, as of 
the filing of the November 6, 2018 application, the Pre-Filing Process 
for this project has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding 
will be conducted in Docket No. CP19-14-000, as noted in the caption of 
this Notice.
    Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission's rules (18 CFR 157.9), 
within 90 days of this Notice, the Commission staff will either: 
Complete its environmental impact statement (EIS) and place it into the 
Commission's public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a 
Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule 
for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other 
milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff's issuance of 
the final EIS for this proposal. The filing of the final EIS in the 
Commission's public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a 
Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify 
federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all 
necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal 
authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission 
staff's FEIS.
    There are two ways to become involved in the Commission's review of 
this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by 
becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or 
before the comment date stated below, file with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, a 
motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 
385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person 
obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by 
the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all 
documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must 
submit 3 copies of filings made with the Commission and must provide a 
copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only 
parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders 
in the proceeding.
    However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have 
comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with 
the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and 
two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. 
The Commission will consider these comments in determining the 
appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will 
not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission's 
rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project 
provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly 
involved in the protest.
    Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of 
this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments 
to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commentors will be 
placed on the Commission's environmental mailing list and will be 
notified of any meetings associated with the Commission's environmental 
review process. Environmental commentors will not be required to serve 
copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party 
commentors will not receive copies of all documents filed by other 
parties or issued by the Commission and will not have the right to seek 
court review of the Commission's final order.
    As of the February 27, 2018 date of the Commission's order in 
Docket No. CP16-4-001, the Commission will apply its revised practice 
concerning out-of-time motions to intervene in any new Natural Gas Act 
section 3 or section

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7 proceeding.\1\ Persons desiring to become a party to a certificate 
proceeding are to intervene in a timely manner. If seeking to intervene 
out-of-time, the movant is required to ``show good cause why the time 
limitation should be waived,'' and should provide justification by 
reference to factors set forth in Rule 214(d)(1) of the Commission's 
Rules and Regulations.\2\
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    \1\ Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., 162 FERC ]61,167 at 
]50 (2018).
    \2\ 18 CFR 385.214(d)(1).
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    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 
protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ``eFiling'' link 
at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should 
submit an original and 3 copies of the protest or intervention to the 
Federal Energy regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, 
DC 20426.
    Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 10, 2018.

    Dated: November 19, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-25637 Filed 11-23-18; 8:45 am]
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