PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Penneast Pipeline Project Amendment, 50821-50822 [2019-20914]

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[FR Doc. 2019–20918 Filed 9–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–78–000] PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Penneast Pipeline Project Amendment The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the PennEast Pipeline Project Amendment (Amendment Project), proposed by E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 50822 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 187 / Thursday, September 26, 2019 / Notices PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC (PennEast) in the above-referenced docket. PennEast proposes to amend their certificate of public convenience and necessity for the previously approved PennEast Pipeline Project (Docket No. CP15–558–000) that was issued by the Commission on January 19, 2018. The Amendment Project would include four modifications to adjust certain aspects of the design, alignment, workspace, and construction methods for the PennEast Pipeline Project in Luzerne, Carbon, Monroe, and Northampton counties, Pennsylvania. The EA 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 proposed Project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Agriculture— Natural Resources Conservation Service participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EA. 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 Amendment Project would consist of the following four proposed modifications to the previously approved PennEast Pipeline Project, all in Pennsylvania: • Saylor Avenue Realignment [Plains Township (Twp.), Luzerne County]—a 0.4-mile-long pipeline realignment between milepost (MP) 8.5R3 and MP 8.9R3 to address construction feasibility and land use impacts; • Interstate 81 Workspace Adjustment (Plains Twp., Luzerne County)—a revised horizontal directional drill (HDD) design and workspace adjustment between MP 10.0R2 and 10.4R2 due to historic mines; • Appalachian Trail PPL Electric Utilities Crossing Realignment (Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon County, Eldred Twp., Monroe County, and Moore Twp., Northampton County)—a 5.5-mile-long pipeline re-route from MP 48.6R2 to MP 53.6R3 to collocate the crossing of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail along an existing utility corridor, relocation of the Blue Mountain Interconnect, and addition of a 0.5-mile-long, 4-inch-diameter Blue Mountain Lateral; and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:48 Sep 25, 2019 Jkt 247001 • Freemansburg Avenue Realignment (Bethlehem Twp., Northampton County)—a 0.6-mile-long pipeline realignment between MP 69.7R3 and MP 70.8R3 and redesign of construction method from HDD to open cut to avoid karst topography. 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 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. CP19–78). 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 this project, it is important that we receive your comments in Washington, DC on or before 5:00pm Eastern Time on October 21, 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; PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 (CP19–78– 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. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–20914 Filed 9–25–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\26SEN1.SGM 26SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 187 (Thursday, September 26, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP19-78-000]


PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the 
Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Penneast Pipeline Project 
Amendment

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the 
PennEast Pipeline Project Amendment (Amendment Project), proposed by

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PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC (PennEast) in the above-referenced 
docket. PennEast proposes to amend their certificate of public 
convenience and necessity for the previously approved PennEast Pipeline 
Project (Docket No. CP15-558-000) that was issued by the Commission on 
January 19, 2018. The Amendment Project would include four 
modifications to adjust certain aspects of the design, alignment, 
workspace, and construction methods for the PennEast Pipeline Project 
in Luzerne, Carbon, Monroe, and Northampton counties, Pennsylvania.
    The EA 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 proposed Project, with appropriate 
mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action 
significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, and U.S. Department of Agriculture--Natural Resources 
Conservation Service participated as cooperating agencies in the 
preparation of the EA. 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 Amendment Project would consist of the following four proposed 
modifications to the previously approved PennEast Pipeline Project, all 
in Pennsylvania:
     Saylor Avenue Realignment [Plains Township (Twp.), Luzerne 
County]--a 0.4-mile-long pipeline realignment between milepost (MP) 
8.5R3 and MP 8.9R3 to address construction feasibility and land use 
impacts;
     Interstate 81 Workspace Adjustment (Plains Twp., Luzerne 
County)--a revised horizontal directional drill (HDD) design and 
workspace adjustment between MP 10.0R2 and 10.4R2 due to historic 
mines;
     Appalachian Trail PPL Electric Utilities Crossing 
Realignment (Lower Towamensing Twp., Carbon County, Eldred Twp., Monroe 
County, and Moore Twp., Northampton County)--a 5.5-mile-long pipeline 
re-route from MP 48.6R2 to MP 53.6R3 to collocate the crossing of the 
Appalachian National Scenic Trail along an existing utility corridor, 
relocation of the Blue Mountain Interconnect, and addition of a 0.5-
mile-long, 4-inch-diameter Blue Mountain Lateral; and
     Freemansburg Avenue Realignment (Bethlehem Twp., 
Northampton County)--a 0.6-mile-long pipeline realignment between MP 
69.7R3 and MP 70.8R3 and redesign of construction method from HDD to 
open cut to avoid karst topography.
    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 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. CP19-78). 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.
    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 
this project, it is important that we receive your comments in 
Washington, DC on or before 5:00pm Eastern Time on October 21, 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 [email protected]. 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 
(CP19-78-000) 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.

Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-20914 Filed 9-25-19; 8:45 am]
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