Sabine Pass LNG, L.P.; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the SPLNG Third Berth Expansion Project, 66696-66697 [2018-27956]

Download as PDF khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 66696 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2018 / Notices viewed on the Commission’s website 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. You may also register online at http://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, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in item (h) above. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. n. 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Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting, protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2010. Dated: December 19, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. EL09–61–004] [Docket No. CP19–11–000] Entergy Services, LLC; Notice of Filing Sabine Pass LNG, L.P.; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the SPLNG Third Berth Expansion Project Take notice that on December 17, 2018, Entergy Services, LLC submitted a Compliance Refund Report providing the final calculation of refunds due from Entergy Arkansas, Inc. to other Entergy Operating Companies, pursuant to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s October 18, 2018 Order.1 Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of 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 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the website that enables subscribers to 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 January 7, 2019. Dated: December 18, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 17:14 Dec 26, 2018 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FR Doc. 2018–27957 Filed 12–26–18; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2018–28054 Filed 12–26–18; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Jkt 247001 1 La. Pub. Serv. Comm’n v. Entergy Corp., et al., 165 FERC ¶ 61,022 (October 18, 2018). PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On October 29, 2018, Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. (SPLNG) filed an application in Docket No. CP19–11–000 requesting authorization pursuant to section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in Sabine Pass, Louisiana. The proposed project is known as the SPLNG Third Birth Expansion Project (Project) and would include an expansion of the existing Sabine Pass LNG facility (Terminal), located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana on the Sabine Pass Channel. On November 7, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) 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 the request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for completion of the EA for the Project. The forecasted schedule for the EA is based upon SPLNG providing complete and timely responses to any data requests. In addition, the schedule assumes that the cooperating agencies will provide input on their areas of responsibility on a timely basis. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA: (August 23, 2019). 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline: (November 21, 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 proposed expansion of the Terminal consists of the addition of a third marine berth (Third Berth) and supporting facilities. The Third Berth would be used to load LNG carriers for export and would be sized to accommodate vessels with a capacity of 125,000 cubic meters (m3) to 180,000 m3. The supporting facilities would E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2018 / Notices include tie-ins to the existing Terminal loading lines and boil-off gas lines associated with the five existing LNG tanks. The Project would also include the addition of piping, piperacks, utilities, and other additional infrastructure to transport LNG to the Third Berth. khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Background On March 8, 2018, the Commission staff granted SPLNG’s request to use the FERC’s pre-filing environmental review process and assigned the Project Docket No. PF18–3–000. On April 20, 2018, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Planned SPLNG Third Berth Expansion Project, and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was issued during the pre-filing review of the Project in Docket No. PF18–3–000 and was sent to federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; affected landowners; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes and regional organizations; commenters and other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. In response to the NOI, the Commission received comments from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the Choctaw Nation. The primary issues raised by the commenters include effects on threatened and endangered species, wetland mitigation, and water quality impacts. All substantive comments will be addressed in the EA. The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries; U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EA. 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Dec 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 ‘‘eLibrary’’ link, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ‘‘Docket Number’’ excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP19–11), 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 rulemakings. Dated: December 18, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–27956 Filed 12–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC19–13–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–715); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. ACTION: Notice of information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on the currently approved information collection, FERC– 715 (Annual Transmission Planning and Evaluation Report). DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due February 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments (identified by Docket No. IC19–13–000) by either of the following methods: • eFiling at Commission’s website: http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ efiling.asp • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Instructions: All submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http:// www.ferc.gov/help/submissionguide.asp. For user assistance, contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free), or (202) 502–8659 for TTY. Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66697 docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at http://www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/docs-filing.asp. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663, and fax at (202) 273– 0873. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–715, Annual Transmission Planning and Evaluation Report. OMB Control No.: 1902–0171. Abstract: Acting under FPA section 213,1 FERC requires each transmitting utility that operates integrated transmission system facilities rated above 100 kilovolts (kV) to submit annually: • Contact information for the FERC– 715; • Base case power flow data (if it does not participate in the development and use of regional power flow data); • Transmission system maps and diagrams used by the respondent for transmission planning; • A detailed description of the transmission planning reliability criteria used to evaluate system performance for time frames and planning horizons used in regional and corporate planning; • A detailed description of the respondent’s transmission planning assessment practices (including, but not limited to, how reliability criteria are applied and the steps taken in performing transmission planning studies); and • A detailed evaluation of the respondent’s anticipated system performance as measured against its stated reliability criteria using its stated assessment practices. The FERC–715 enables the Commission to use the information as part of their regulatory oversight functions which includes: • The review of rates and charges; • The disposition of jurisdictional facilities; • The consolidation and mergers; • The adequacy of supply and; • Reliability of the nation’s transmission grid. The FERC–715 enables the Commission to facilitate and resolve transmission disputes. Additionally, the Office of Electric Reliability (OER) uses the FERC–715 data to help protect and improve the reliability and security of the nation’s bulk power system. OER oversees the development and review of mandatory reliability and security standards and ensures compliance with 1 16 E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM U.S.C. 824l. 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 247 (Thursday, December 27, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66696-66697]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27956]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP19-11-000]


Sabine Pass LNG, L.P.; Notice of Schedule for Environmental 
Review of the SPLNG Third Berth Expansion Project

    On October 29, 2018, Sabine Pass LNG, L.P. (SPLNG) filed an 
application in Docket No. CP19-11-000 requesting authorization pursuant 
to section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain 
liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in Sabine Pass, Louisiana. The 
proposed project is known as the SPLNG Third Birth Expansion Project 
(Project) and would include an expansion of the existing Sabine Pass 
LNG facility (Terminal), located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana on the 
Sabine Pass Channel.
    On November 7, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC 
or Commission) 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 the request for a federal authorization 
within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's 
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice 
identifies the FERC staff's planned schedule for completion of the EA 
for the Project. The forecasted schedule for the EA is based upon SPLNG 
providing complete and timely responses to any data requests. In 
addition, the schedule assumes that the cooperating agencies will 
provide input on their areas of responsibility on a timely basis.

Schedule for Environmental Review

    Issuance of EA: (August 23, 2019).
    90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline: (November 21, 
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 proposed expansion of the Terminal consists of the addition of 
a third marine berth (Third Berth) and supporting facilities. The Third 
Berth would be used to load LNG carriers for export and would be sized 
to accommodate vessels with a capacity of 125,000 cubic meters (m\3\) 
to 180,000 m\3\. The supporting facilities would

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include tie-ins to the existing Terminal loading lines and boil-off gas 
lines associated with the five existing LNG tanks. The Project would 
also include the addition of piping, piperacks, utilities, and other 
additional infrastructure to transport LNG to the Third Berth.

Background

    On March 8, 2018, the Commission staff granted SPLNG's request to 
use the FERC's pre-filing environmental review process and assigned the 
Project Docket No. PF18-3-000. On April 20, 2018, the Commission issued 
a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the 
Planned SPLNG Third Berth Expansion Project, and Request for Comments 
on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was issued during the pre-filing 
review of the Project in Docket No. PF18-3-000 and was sent to federal, 
state, and local government agencies; elected officials; affected 
landowners; environmental and public interest groups; Native American 
tribes and regional organizations; commenters and other interested 
parties; and local libraries and newspapers. In response to the NOI, 
the Commission received comments from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the 
Choctaw Nation. The primary issues raised by the commenters include 
effects on threatened and endangered species, wetland mitigation, and 
water quality impacts. All substantive comments will be addressed in 
the EA.
    The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Louisiana Department of 
Wildlife and Fisheries; U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency are cooperating agencies in the 
preparation of the EA.

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 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, select 
``General Search'' from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date 
range and ``Docket Number'' excluding the last three digits (i.e., 
CP19-11), 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 rulemakings.

    Dated: December 18, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-27956 Filed 12-26-18; 8:45 am]
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