Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP-Willis Lateral Project, 60421-60422 [2018-25641]

Download as PDF 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 60422 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2018 / Notices for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA—March 4, 2019 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—June 2, 2019 If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description The Project would consist of the following facilities entirely within the state of Texas: • Construction of approximately 19 miles of 24-inch-diameter pipeline in Montgomery and San Jacinto Counties; • addition of a new 15,876 horsepower turbine engine to the existing Goodrich Compressor Station and construction of a new Meter and Regulator (M&R) station at the compressor station in Polk County; • construction of the Index 129 tie-in and pig 1 launcher facility in San Jacinto County; • construction of the new Willis M&R station at the terminus of the Project (including a pig receiver, filter separators with a liquid storage tank, and ancillary equipment) in Montgomery County; and • construction of a mainline valve facility in Montgomery County. Background On August 31, 2018, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Willis Lateral Project, And Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. In response to the Notice of Application, the Commission received comments from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regarding appropriate best management practices for construction and restoration, special status species, surface water, and impacts on vegetation and wildlife. All substantive comments will be addressed in the EA. No comments were received in response to the NOI. 1 A ‘‘pig’’ is a tool that the pipeline company inserts into and pushes through the pipeline for cleaning the pipeline, conducting internal inspections, or other purposes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Nov 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Additional information about the projects are available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs at (866) 208– FERC or on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov). Using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ‘‘Docket Number’’ excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP18–525), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208–3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC website also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: November 19, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–25641 Filed 11–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OLEM–2018–0543, FRL–9986–08– OEI] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Hazardous Remediation Waste Management Requirements (HWIR) Contaminated Media (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), Hazardous Remediation Waste Management Requirements (HWIR) Contaminated Media (EPA ICR No. 1775.08, OMB Control No. 2050–0161), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through November 30, 2018. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on August 3, 2018 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. 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: Additional comments may be submitted on or before December 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OLEM–2018–0543, to (1) EPA, either online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to rcradocket@epa.gov, or by mail to: RCRA Docket (2822T), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460; and (2) OMB via email to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Address comments to OMB Desk Officer for EPA. 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, 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 http://www.epa.gov/ dockets. Abstract: The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requires EPA to establish a national regulatory program to ensure that hazardous wastes are managed in a manner protective of human health and the environment. 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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)

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for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff's 
planned schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project.

Schedule for Environmental Review

Issuance of EA--March 4, 2019
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--June 2, 2019

    If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be 
provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the 
Project's progress.

Project Description

    The Project would consist of the following facilities entirely 
within the state of Texas:
     Construction of approximately 19 miles of 24-inch-diameter 
pipeline in Montgomery and San Jacinto Counties;
     addition of a new 15,876 horsepower turbine engine to the 
existing Goodrich Compressor Station and construction of a new Meter 
and Regulator (M&R) station at the compressor station in Polk County;
     construction of the Index 129 tie-in and pig \1\ launcher 
facility in San Jacinto County;
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    \1\ A ``pig'' is a tool that the pipeline company inserts into 
and pushes through the pipeline for cleaning the pipeline, 
conducting internal inspections, or other purposes.
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     construction of the new Willis M&R station at the terminus 
of the Project (including a pig receiver, filter separators with a 
liquid storage tank, and ancillary equipment) in Montgomery County; and
     construction of a mainline valve facility in Montgomery 
County.

Background

    On August 31, 2018, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Willis Lateral 
Project, And Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The 
NOI was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local 
government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public 
interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and 
local libraries and newspapers.
    In response to the Notice of Application, the Commission received 
comments from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department regarding 
appropriate best management practices for construction and restoration, 
special status species, surface water, and impacts on vegetation and 
wildlife. All substantive comments will be addressed in the EA. No 
comments were received in response to the NOI.

Additional Information

    In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to 
keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, 
the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. This can 
reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by 
automatically providing you with notification of these filings, 
document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to 
www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.
    Additional information about the projects are available from the 
Commission's
    Office of External Affairs at (866) 208-FERC or on the FERC website 
(www.ferc.gov). Using the ``eLibrary'' link, select ``General Search'' 
from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ``Docket 
Number'' excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP18-525), and follow 
the instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline 
can be reached at (866) 208-3676, TTY (202) 502-8659, or at 
[email protected]. The eLibrary link on the FERC website also 
provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the 
Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings.

    Dated: November 19, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-25641 Filed 11-23-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P