Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Cheyenne Connector, LLC Cheyenne Connector Pipeline and Rockies Express Pipeline LLC Cheyenne Hub Enhancement Projects, 66693-66694 [2018-27958]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2018 / Notices Signed in Washington, DC, on December 6, 2018. Nanda Srinivasan, Director, Office of Survey Development and Statistical Integration, U. S. Energy Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–28062 Filed 12–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Docket Nos. CP18–102–000;CP18–103–000] khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Cheyenne Connector, LLC Cheyenne Connector Pipeline and Rockies Express Pipeline LLC Cheyenne Hub Enhancement Projects The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Cheyenne Connector Pipeline Project and the Cheyenne Hub Enhancement Project, proposed respectively by Cheyenne Connector, LLC and Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (Rockies Express) in the above-referenced docket. The applicants request authorization to construct approximately 71 miles of new 36-inch-diameter pipeline, five new meter and regulating stations, and one new compressor station, as described further below. All proposed facilities would be in Weld County, Colorado. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Cheyenne Connector Pipeline and Cheyenne Hub Enhancement Projects in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed projects, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The Cheyenne Connector Pipeline Project includes the following facilities: • Approximately 71 miles of 36-inchdiameter pipeline with ancillary facilities including three mainline valves; and • five associated meter and regulating stations. The Cheyenne Hub Enhancement Project includes the following facilities: • One new approximately 32,100 horsepower compressor station; • enhancements to modify Rockies Express’ existing Cheyenne Hub interconnect facilities, including VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Dec 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 installation of pipe, valves, fittings, filters, and ancillary equipment; and • ancillary facilities constructed at Rockies Express’ existing Cheyenne Hub pursuant to 18 CFR 2.55(a), consisting of station piping, vibration reducing equipment, compressor and electrical buildings, valves, and gas cooling equipment. The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability for the EA to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups; and newspapers and libraries in the projects’ areas. The EA 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 EA 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., CP18–102 or CP18–103). 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 EA may do so. Your comments should focus on the EA’s disclosure and discussion of potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To ensure that the Commission has the opportunity to consider your comments prior to making its decision on these projects, it is important that we receive your comments in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 17, 2019. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file your comments to the Commission. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66693 method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can also file your comments electronically 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.’’ You must select the type of filing you are making. If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’; 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 (CP18–102– 000 and/or CP18–103–000) with your submission: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. 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 385.214). Motions to intervene are more fully described at http://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 may grant 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. 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 which 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 documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 66694 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2018 / Notices Dated: December 18, 2018. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–27958 Filed 12–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #2 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER13–1589–002. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. submits tariff filing per 35.19a(b): Refund Report_RockGen Energy to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 12/18/18. Accession Number: 20181218–5299. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/8/19. Docket Numbers: ER18–642–002. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. submits tariff filing per 35.19a(b): Refund Report_Settlers Trail Wind Farm to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 12/18/18. Accession Number: 20181218–5298. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/8/19. Docket Numbers: ER18–2477–000. Applicants: DXT Commodities North America LLC. Description: Response of DXT Commodities North America LLC to November 2, 2018 Deficiency Letter. Filed Date: 12/17/18. Accession Number: 20181217–5398. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/7/19. Docket Numbers: ER18–2520–002. Applicants: California Independent System Operator Corporation. Description: Compliance filing: 2018– 12–18 Aliso Canyon Phase 4 Compliance to be effective 11/30/2018. Filed Date: 12/18/18. Accession Number: 20181218–5284. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/8/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–328–001. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Tariff Amendment: 2018–12–18_Amendment to Schedule 28 revisions related to Order 831 to be effective 12/31/9998. Filed Date: 12/18/18. Accession Number: 20181218–5281. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/8/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–587–000. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Dec 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 Applicants: ALLETE, Inc., Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2018–12–18_SA 3210 MP–SWLP TALA to be effective 8/25/2010. Filed Date: 12/18/18. Accession Number: 20181218–5110. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/8/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–588–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Revised SA No. 1313 NITSA Among PJM and Central Virginia Electric Cooperative to be effective 12/1/2018. Filed Date: 12/18/18. Accession Number: 20181218–5122. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/8/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–589–000. Applicants: New York Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 205 filing of SGIA among NYISO, LIPA and Riverhead SA No. 2436 to be effective 11/29/2018. Filed Date: 12/18/18. Accession Number: 20181218–5175. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/8/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–590–000. Applicants: The Connecticut Light and Power Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Cricket Valley Energy Center Related Facilities Agreement to be effective 2/ 17/2019. Filed Date: 12/18/18. Accession Number: 20181218–5296. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/8/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–591–000. Applicants: Cedars Rapids Transmission Company Limit. Description: Tariff Cancellation: Notice of Cancellation of Market-Based Rate Tariff to be effective 2/17/2019. Filed Date: 12/18/18. Accession Number: 20181218–5330. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 1/8/19. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: December 18, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–27967 Filed 12–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2512–078] Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Recreation Flow Release Plan. b. Project No: 2512–078. c. Date Filed: November 1, 2018. d. Applicant: Hawks Nest Hydro, LLC. e. Name of Project: Hawks Nest Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on the New River, just upstream of the confluence of the New and Gauley Rivers, near the Town of Ansted in Fayette County, West Virginia. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Marshall Olson, Compliance Manager, 40325 Hoops Court, Albemarle, NC 28001, (865) 255– 4240. i. FERC Contact: Shawn Halerz, (202) 502–6360, Shawn.Halerz@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: January 21, 2019. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, and protests using the Commission’s eFiling system at http://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 E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 247 (Thursday, December 27, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66693-66694]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27958]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Docket Nos. CP18-102-000;CP18-103-000]


Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the 
Proposed Cheyenne Connector, LLC Cheyenne Connector Pipeline and 
Rockies Express Pipeline LLC Cheyenne Hub Enhancement Projects

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the 
Cheyenne Connector Pipeline Project and the Cheyenne Hub Enhancement 
Project, proposed respectively by Cheyenne Connector, LLC and Rockies 
Express Pipeline LLC (Rockies Express) in the above-referenced docket. 
The applicants request authorization to construct approximately 71 
miles of new 36-inch-diameter pipeline, five new meter and regulating 
stations, and one new compressor station, as described further below. 
All proposed facilities would be in Weld County, Colorado.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the Cheyenne Connector Pipeline and 
Cheyenne Hub Enhancement Projects in accordance with the requirements 
of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff 
concludes that approval of the proposed projects, with appropriate 
mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action 
significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.
    The Cheyenne Connector Pipeline Project includes the following 
facilities:
     Approximately 71 miles of 36-inch-diameter pipeline with 
ancillary facilities including three mainline valves; and
     five associated meter and regulating stations.
    The Cheyenne Hub Enhancement Project includes the following 
facilities:
     One new approximately 32,100 horsepower compressor 
station;
     enhancements to modify Rockies Express' existing Cheyenne 
Hub interconnect facilities, including installation of pipe, valves, 
fittings, filters, and ancillary equipment; and
     ancillary facilities constructed at Rockies Express' 
existing Cheyenne Hub pursuant to 18 CFR 2.55(a), consisting of station 
piping, vibration reducing equipment, compressor and electrical 
buildings, valves, and gas cooling equipment.
    The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability for the 
EA to federal, state, and local government representatives and 
agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; 
Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other 
interested individuals and groups; and newspapers and libraries in the 
projects' areas. The EA 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 EA 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., CP18-102 or CP18-103). 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 EA may do so. Your comments 
should focus on the EA's disclosure and discussion of potential 
environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid 
or lessen environmental impacts. The more specific your comments, the 
more useful they will be. To ensure that the Commission has the 
opportunity to consider your comments prior to making its decision on 
these projects, it is important that we receive your comments in 
Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 17, 2019.
    For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file 
your comments to the Commission. 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 also file your comments electronically 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.'' You must select the type of filing you are making. If 
you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select 
``Comment on a Filing''; 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 
(CP18-102-000 and/or CP18-103-000) with your submission: Kimberly D. 
Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street 
NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426.
    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 385.214). Motions to intervene are more 
fully described at http://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 may grant 
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.
    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 which 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 documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.


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    Dated: December 18, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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