Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline, 62398 [2018-26146]

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Detailed records on the proposed Project are available at: https:// keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov. Marko Velikonja, Keystone XL Program Manager, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of State. 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. (202) 647–4828, VelikonjaMG@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 26, 2017, TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. (TransCanada) resubmitted its 2012 Presidential permit application for the border facilities for the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline. The Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs determined that issuance of a Presidential permit to TransCanada to construct, connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities at the northern border of the United States to transport crude oil from Canada to the United States would serve the national interest. Accordingly, on March 23, 2017, the Under Secretary issued a Presidential permit to TransCanada for the Keystone XL Pipeline border facilities. Subsequently, on November 20, 2017, the Nebraska Public Service Commission approved the Mainline Alternative Route for that pipeline in the State of Nebraska. TransCanada’s application to the Bureau of Land Management for a right-of-way remains pending with that agency. On July 30, 2018, the Department issued a Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Mainline Alternative Route in Nebraska (83 FR 36659). On September 24, 2018, the Department issued a Notice of Availability of the Draft SEIS for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline Mainline Alternative Route in Nebraska (83 FR 48358). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On November 8, 2018, the Federal District Court for the District of Montana ordered the Department to supplement the analysis in the 2014 Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL Pipeline relating to greenhouse gas emissions, oil spills, cultural resources, and market analysis. In response to this ruling, the Department intends to issue the updated SEIS referred to in this Federal Register Notice. Brian P. Doherty, Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2018–26146 Filed 11–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD [Docket No. AB 55 (Sub-No. 785X)] CSX Transportation, Inc.— Discontinuance of Service Exemption—in Vermilion County, Ill CSX Transportation, Inc. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 232 (Monday, December 3, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10624]


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline

ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of State (Department) issues this Notice 
of Intent (NOI) to announce that it will prepare a Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)--consistent with the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969--to analyze the potential 
environmental impacts of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Detailed records on the proposed 
Project are available at: https://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov.
    Marko Velikonja, Keystone XL Program Manager, Office of 
Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, U.S. Department of 
State. 2201 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20520. (202) 647-4828, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 26, 2017, TransCanada Keystone 
Pipeline, L.P. (TransCanada) resubmitted its 2012 Presidential permit 
application for the border facilities for the proposed Keystone XL 
Pipeline. The Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs determined 
that issuance of a Presidential permit to TransCanada to construct, 
connect, operate, and maintain pipeline facilities at the northern 
border of the United States to transport crude oil from Canada to the 
United States would serve the national interest. Accordingly, on March 
23, 2017, the Under Secretary issued a Presidential permit to 
TransCanada for the Keystone XL Pipeline border facilities. 
Subsequently, on November 20, 2017, the Nebraska Public Service 
Commission approved the Mainline Alternative Route for that pipeline in 
the State of Nebraska. TransCanada's application to the Bureau of Land 
Management for a right-of-way remains pending with that agency.
    On July 30, 2018, the Department issued a Notice of Availability of 
the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Keystone XL 
Pipeline Mainline Alternative Route in Nebraska (83 FR 36659).
    On September 24, 2018, the Department issued a Notice of 
Availability of the Draft SEIS for the Proposed Keystone XL Pipeline 
Mainline Alternative Route in Nebraska (83 FR 48358).
    On November 8, 2018, the Federal District Court for the District of 
Montana ordered the Department to supplement the analysis in the 2014 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Keystone XL 
Pipeline relating to greenhouse gas emissions, oil spills, cultural 
resources, and market analysis. In response to this ruling, the 
Department intends to issue the updated SEIS referred to in this 
Federal Register Notice.

Brian P. Doherty,
Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2018-26146 Filed 11-30-18; 8:45 am]
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