PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of The Penneast Pipeline Project Amendment, 16668 [2019-08015]

Download as PDF 16668 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 77 / Monday, April 22, 2019 / Notices Administering Part I of the Federal Power Act. Pursuant to the established process, the Chief of Revenue and Receivables, Financial Management Division, Office of the Executive Director, on October 5, 2018, issued a letter requesting the OFAs to submit their costs by December 31, 2018 using the OFA Cost Submission Form. Upon receipt of the agency submissions, the Commission posted the information in eLibrary, and issued, on March 14, 2019, a notice announcing the date for a technical conference to review the submitted costs. On March 28, 2019 the Commission held the technical conference. Technical conference transcripts, submitted cost forms, and detailed supporting documents are all available for review under Docket No. AD19–5. These documents are accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and are available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. Interested parties may file specific questions and comments on the FY 2018 OFA cost submissions with the Commission under Docket No. AD19–5, no later than April 30, 2019. Once filed, the Commission will forward the questions and comments to the OFAs for response. Anyone with questions pertaining to the technical conference or this notice should contact Raven A. Rodriguez at (202) 502–6276 (via email at raven.rodriguez@ferc.gov). Dated: April 16, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08014 Filed 4–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–78–000] amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of The Penneast Pipeline Project Amendment On February 1, 2019, PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC (PennEast) filed an application under section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to amend the certificate of public convenience and necessity and related authorizations issued by the Commission on January 19, 2018 in Docket No. CP15–558–000 (January 19th Order). In this application for amendment, PennEast has proposed four modifications that are outside the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Apr 19, 2019 Jkt 247001 certificated route. The modifications were designed to optimize the design of the PennEast Pipeline Project and respond to agency requests. On February 15, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued its Notice of Application for the PennEast Pipeline Project Amendment (Project Amendment). This current notice alerts agencies issuing federal authorization 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’s staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project Amendment. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for completion of an EA for the Project Amendment. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA—(September 20, 2019) 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—(December 19, 2019) If a schedule change becomes necessary for the EA, an additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project Amendment’s progress. Project Amendment Description The proposed four modifications in Pennsylvania include: Saylor Avenue Realignment in Luzerne County; Interstate 81 Workspace Adjustment in Luzerne County; Appalachian Trail PPL Electric Utilities Crossing Realignment in Carbon, Monroe, and Northampton Counties; and Freemansburg Avenue Realignment in Northampton County. PennEast’s proposed realignment of the project route crossing of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail would collocate the pipeline with an existing easement. Except for the realignment of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail crossing, all other realignments and adjustment are within 0.25 mile of the existing Project route approved in the January 19th Order. Background On March 15, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Penneast Pipeline Project Amendment, and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was sent to federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; affected landowners; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes and regional organizations; commentors and other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. Major issues raised during scoping that are specific to PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Project Amendment include project need, impacts on the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and private property rights. All substantive comments will be addressed in the EA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pennsylvania Field Office; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; and U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service 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 docket, 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 Amendment 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., CP19–78), 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: April 16, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08015 Filed 4–19–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2376–051] Eagle Creek Reusens Hydro, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process a. Type of Application: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP19-78-000]


PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review of The Penneast Pipeline Project Amendment

    On February 1, 2019, PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC (PennEast) 
filed an application under section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to amend 
the certificate of public convenience and necessity and related 
authorizations issued by the Commission on January 19, 2018 in Docket 
No. CP15-558-000 (January 19th Order). In this application for 
amendment, PennEast has proposed four modifications that are outside 
the certificated route. The modifications were designed to optimize the 
design of the PennEast Pipeline Project and respond to agency requests.
    On February 15, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(FERC or Commission) issued its Notice of Application for the PennEast 
Pipeline Project Amendment (Project Amendment). This current notice 
alerts agencies issuing federal authorization 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's staff's Environmental Assessment (EA) for 
the Project Amendment. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff's 
planned schedule for completion of an EA for the Project Amendment.

Schedule for Environmental Review

Issuance of EA--(September 20, 2019)
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--(December 19, 2019)

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

Project Amendment Description

    The proposed four modifications in Pennsylvania include: Saylor 
Avenue Realignment in Luzerne County; Interstate 81 Workspace 
Adjustment in Luzerne County; Appalachian Trail PPL Electric Utilities 
Crossing Realignment in Carbon, Monroe, and Northampton Counties; and 
Freemansburg Avenue Realignment in Northampton County. PennEast's 
proposed realignment of the project route crossing of the Appalachian 
National Scenic Trail would collocate the pipeline with an existing 
easement. Except for the realignment of the Appalachian National Scenic 
Trail crossing, all other realignments and adjustment are within 0.25 
mile of the existing Project route approved in the January 19th Order.

Background

    On March 15, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Penneast Pipeline 
Project Amendment, and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues 
(NOI).
    The NOI was sent to federal, state, and local government agencies; 
elected officials; affected landowners; environmental and public 
interest groups; Native American tribes and regional organizations; 
commentors and other interested parties; and local libraries and 
newspapers. Major issues raised during scoping that are specific to the 
Project Amendment include project need, impacts on the Appalachian 
National Scenic Trail, and private property rights. All substantive 
comments will be addressed in the EA. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pennsylvania Field Office; U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency; and U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Natural Resources Conservation Service 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 docket, 
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 Amendment 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., 
CP19-78), 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: April 16, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-08015 Filed 4-19-19; 8:45 am]
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