Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC, Annova LNG Brownsville A, LLC, Annova LNG Brownsville B, LLC, Annova LNG Brownsville C, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Annova LNG Brownsville Project, 17824-17825 [2019-08380]

Download as PDF 17824 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 81 / Friday, April 26, 2019 / Notices Filed Date: 4/22/19. Accession Number: 20190422–5123. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/13/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–1637–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Revisions to Attachment AE to Allow DVERs to Utilize Control Status 3 to be effective 12/31/9998. Filed Date: 4/22/19. Accession Number: 20190422–5128. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/13/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–1638–000. Applicants: Tiverton Power LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Revised MBR Tariff & New eTariff Baseline to be effective 4/23/2019. Filed Date: 4/22/19. Accession Number: 20190422–5133. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/13/19. 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 other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: April 22, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08425 Filed 4–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. CP16–480–000] Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC, Annova LNG Brownsville A, LLC, Annova LNG Brownsville B, LLC, Annova LNG Brownsville C, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Annova LNG Brownsville Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a final VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Apr 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Annova LNG Brownsville Project (referred to as the Annova LNG Project, or Project). Annova LNG Common Infrastructure LLC, Annova LNG Brownsville A LLC, Annova LNG Brownsville B LLC, and Annova LNG Brownsville C, LLC (collectively referred to as Annova LNG) request authorization to site, construct, and operate liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities on the Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas. The Project would include a new LNG export terminal capable of producing up to 6.95 million metric tons per year of LNG for export. The LNG terminal would receive natural gas to the export facilities from a third party intrastate pipeline. The final EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the Project would result in adverse environmental impacts. With the mitigation measures recommended in the EIS and Annova’s proposed mitigation measures, most impacts in the Project area would be avoided or minimized and would not be significant. However, the Project would have significant construction noise impacts during the six months of nighttime pile-driving. In addition, the Annova LNG Project combined with other projects within the geographic scope, including the Texas LNG and Rio Grande LNG Projects, would contribute to potential significant cumulative impacts from construction noise during nighttime pile-driving, sediment/ turbidity and shoreline erosion within the Brownsville Ship Channel during operations from vessel transits; on the federally listed ocelot and jaguarundi from habitat loss in combination with past actions and potential for increased vehicular strikes during construction; on the federally listed aplomado falcon from habitat loss in combination with past actions; and on visual resources from the presence of aboveground structures. Construction and operation of the Project would result in mostly temporary or short-term environmental impacts; however, some long-term and permanent environmental impacts would occur. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Department of Transportation; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; National Parks Service; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fisheries Service; Federal Aviation Administration; and U.S. Department of Energy participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis. The final EIS addresses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the following Project facilities: • Pipeline meter station; • natural gas pretreatment and liquefaction facilities; • two LNG storage tanks; • marine and LNG transfer facilities; • control room, administration/ maintenance building; • site access road; and • utilities (power, water, and communication systems). The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability 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 Project area. The final EIS 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 final EIS 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., CP16–480). 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. 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 that 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 E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 81 / Friday, April 26, 2019 / Notices notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Dated: April 19, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08380 Filed 4–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–31–000] Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. Lines DT and DS Replacement Project On December 21, 2018, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. (Southern Star) filed an application in Docket No. CP19–31–000 requesting authorization pursuant to Section 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct, operate, and abandon certain natural gas pipeline facilities in Anderson and Franklin Counties, Kansas. The proposed project is known as the Lines DT and DS Replacement Project (Project) and would consist of the abandonment of two pipelines and construction of one larger diameter pipeline to replace the pipelines being abandoned. On January 4, 2019, 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) for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA (September 9, 2019) 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline (December 8, 2019) If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice would be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description Southern Star proposes the construction of 31.5 miles of new 36inch-diameter pipeline, designated as VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Apr 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 Line DPA, and three small-diameter (i.e., 2 to 4 inches) pipeline laterals, totaling about 5.9 miles. The new pipelines would replace Southern Star’s existing 20-inch-diameter pipeline, designated as Line DS (31.4 miles of which 29.4 miles would be removed and 2 miles would be abandoned in place), and existing 26-inch-diameter pipeline, designated as Line DT (31.8 miles of which 29 miles would be removed and 2.8 miles would be abandoned in place). As part of the Project, Southern Star would: Make modifications at two existing compressor stations (Ottawa Compressor Station and Welda Compressor Station) and five existing tie-ins; and construct one new regulator/ measuring station (Richmond Regulator Station), two new launchers and receivers, three new mainline valves, and four new tie-ins along the new pipeline laterals. Background On February 8, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Lines DT and DS Replacement 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 NOI, the Commission received a comment letter from Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism regarding impacts on state-listed wildlife species and designated critical habitats as well as impacts on statemanaged lands. All substantive comments will be addressed in 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 eLibrary link, select General Search from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and Docket Number excluding the last three digits (i.e., PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17825 CP19–31), 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 22, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–08434 Filed 4–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG19–92–000. Applicants: Seymour Hills Wind Project, LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Seymour Hills Wind Project, LLC. Filed Date: 4/19/19. Accession Number: 20190419–5087. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/10/19. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER19–1267–001. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc., Duke Energy Indiana, LLC. Description: Tariff Amendment: 2019–04–18_SA 3280 DEI-Roaming Bison Renewables E&P (J754) Substitute to be effective 3/14/2019. Filed Date: 4/18/19. Accession Number: 20190418–5179. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/9/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–1621–000. Applicants: Great American Gas & Electric, LLC. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Baseline New to be effective 6/1/2019. Filed Date: 4/18/19. Accession Number: 20190418–5205. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/9/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–1622–000. Applicants: Google Energy LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Revised Market Based Rate Tariff Filing to be effective 4/9/2019. Filed Date: 4/18/19. Accession Number: 20190418–5209. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 5/9/19. Docket Numbers: ER19–1623–000. E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 81 (Friday, April 26, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17824-17825]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08380]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP16-480-000]


Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC, Annova LNG Brownsville A, 
LLC, Annova LNG Brownsville B, LLC, Annova LNG Brownsville C, LLC; 
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Proposed Annova LNG Brownsville Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) 
for the Annova LNG Brownsville Project (referred to as the Annova LNG 
Project, or Project). Annova LNG Common Infrastructure LLC, Annova LNG 
Brownsville A LLC, Annova LNG Brownsville B LLC, and Annova LNG 
Brownsville C, LLC (collectively referred to as Annova LNG) request 
authorization to site, construct, and operate liquefied natural gas 
(LNG) export facilities on the Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron 
County, Texas. The Project would include a new LNG export terminal 
capable of producing up to 6.95 million metric tons per year of LNG for 
export. The LNG terminal would receive natural gas to the export 
facilities from a third party intrastate pipeline.
    The final EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the Project in accordance with the 
requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC 
staff concludes that approval of the Project would result in adverse 
environmental impacts. With the mitigation measures recommended in the 
EIS and Annova's proposed mitigation measures, most impacts in the 
Project area would be avoided or minimized and would not be 
significant. However, the Project would have significant construction 
noise impacts during the six months of nighttime pile-driving. In 
addition, the Annova LNG Project combined with other projects within 
the geographic scope, including the Texas LNG and Rio Grande LNG 
Projects, would contribute to potential significant cumulative impacts 
from construction noise during nighttime pile-driving, sediment/
turbidity and shoreline erosion within the Brownsville Ship Channel 
during operations from vessel transits; on the federally listed ocelot 
and jaguarundi from habitat loss in combination with past actions and 
potential for increased vehicular strikes during construction; on the 
federally listed aplomado falcon from habitat loss in combination with 
past actions; and on visual resources from the presence of aboveground 
structures. Construction and operation of the Project would result in 
mostly temporary or short-term environmental impacts; however, some 
long-term and permanent environmental impacts would occur.
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Department 
of Transportation; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service; National Parks Service; the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service; Federal 
Aviation Administration; and U.S. Department of Energy participated as 
cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EIS. Cooperating 
agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to 
resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the 
NEPA analysis.
    The final EIS addresses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the following Project facilities:
     Pipeline meter station;
     natural gas pretreatment and liquefaction facilities;
     two LNG storage tanks;
     marine and LNG transfer facilities;
     control room, administration/maintenance building;
     site access road; and
     utilities (power, water, and communication systems).
    The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability 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 Project 
area. The final EIS 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 final EIS 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., CP16-480). Be sure you have 
selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC 
Online Support at [email protected] or toll free at (866) 208-
3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.
    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 that 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

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notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to 
the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.

    Dated: April 19, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-08380 Filed 4-25-19; 8:45 am]
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