Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline LLC Acadiana Project and Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC Louisiana Xpress Project, 51533-51534 [2019-21140]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 189 / Monday, September 30, 2019 / Notices Upper Reservoir Alternative 2: Mill Canyon Reservoir The Mill Canyon Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 210-acre upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 30,344 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 6,600 feet msl; (2) a 385-foot-high, 2,223-footlong roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; (3) a 1.15-mile-long, 34foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.28-mile-long, 30-footdiameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; (5) a 7.6-mile-long, 30-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; (6) five 0.15-mile-long, 19-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) a 500-foot-long, 125-footwide, 150-foot-high concrete-lined powerhouse located in an underground cavern, housing five pump-turbine generator-motor units rated for 400 MW each; and (8) a 1.7-mile-long, 36-footdiameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the proposed DMAD 2 Reservoir. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Upper Reservoir Alternative 3: Williams Reservoir The Williams Reservoir alternative consists of: (1) A 180-acre upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 28,063 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 7,140 feet msl; (2) a 475-foot-high, 1,850-footlong roller compacted concrete upper reservoir dam; (3) a 1.1-mile-long, 30foot-diameter concrete-lined headrace tunnel; (4) a 0.4-mile-long, 27-footdiameter concrete-lined vertical shaft; (5) a 10.05-mile-long, 27-foot-diameter concrete-lined horizontal tunnel; (6) five 0.10-mile-long, 17-foot-diameter steel penstocks; (7) a 500-foot-long, 125-footwide, 150-foot-high concrete-lined powerhouse located in an underground cavern, housing five pump-turbine generator-motor units rated for 400 mW each; and (8) a 2.3-mile-long, 32-footdiameter concrete-lined tailrace tunnel discharging into the proposed DMAD 2 Reservoir. Lower Reservoir: DMAD 2 Reservoir The proposed DMAD 2 Reservoir would consist of: (1) A 3,186-acre lower reservoir having a total storage capacity 48,915 acre-feet at a normal maximum operating elevation of 4,700 feet msl; and (2) a 45-foot-high, 2,142-foot-long roller compacted concrete lower reservoir dam. Interconnection For each upper reservoir alternative, project power would be transmitted to the grid via: (1) Two new, approximately 11-mile-long, 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission lines extending from the powerhouse to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 Sep 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 existing Intermountain AC switchyard owned by Intermountain Power (the point of interconnection); and (2) appurtenant facilities. The estimated annual generation of the Intermountain Project under each of the alternatives would be 6,900 gigawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Victor M. Rojas, Managing Director, Premium Energy Holdings, LLC, 355 South Lemon Avenue, Suite A, Walnut, California 91789; phone: (909) 595–5314. FERC Contact: Kyle Olcott; phone: (202) 502–8963. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: 60 days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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 include docket number P–14993–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link of Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–14993) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: September 24, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21142 Filed 9–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 51533 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–484–000; Docket No. CP19–488–000] Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline LLC Acadiana Project and Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC Louisiana Xpress Project On June 28, 2019, Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline LLC (KMLP) filed an application in Docket No. CP19–484– 000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities in Louisiana. The proposed project is known as the Acadiana Project, and would increase the north-south natural gas delivery capacity on its pipeline system by approximately 894 million cubic feet per day. According to KMLP, its project would meet the needs of Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC at its liquefied natural gas export terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. On July 16, 2019, Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC (Columbia Gulf) filed an application in Docket No. CP19–488–000 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities in Louisiana. The proposed project is known as the Louisiana Xpress Project, and would provide open access firm transportation of about 850 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from a primary receipt point at Columbia Gulf’s Mainline Pool to a primary delivery point at an interconnection with KMLP in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. On July 12, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application (NOA) for the Acadiana Project, and on July 26, 2019, FERC issued its NOA for the Louisiana Xpress Project. Among other things, the notices alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and 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 projects. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the combined EA for both projects. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA—February 8, 2020 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 51534 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 189 / Monday, September 30, 2019 / Notices 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—May 9, 2020 If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the projects’ progress. Project Descriptions Acadiana Project KMLP proposes to install three new natural gas-fired compressor units (31,900 horsepower [hp] each) and rewheel two existing compressor units at its existing Compressor Station 760 in Acadia Parish, make modifications to meter piping and new control valves at its existing Columbia Gulf Meter Station in Evangeline Parish, as well as install auxiliary facilities at both locations. Louisiana Xpress Project Columbia Gulf proposes to construct and operate three new greenfield compressor stations, and modify one existing compressor station. Each new compressor station (Shelburn Compressor Station in East Carroll Parish, Red Mountain Compressor Station in Catahoula Parish, and Chicot Compressor Station in Evangeline Parish) would include two 23,470 hp natural gas turbine driven compressors (totaling 46,940 hp), filter/separators, gas cooling bays, 48-inch-diameter suction and 42-inch-diameter discharge piping, and related appurtenant facilities. Modifications to the existing Alexandria Compressor Station in Rapides Parish would include additional cooling bays with associated piping and appurtenant facilities. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On August 28, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Acadiana Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). Also on August 28, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Louisiana Xpress Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Session. The NOIs were 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 for the Acadiana Project, the Commission received comments from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Cheniere Energy. The primary VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:16 Sep 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 issues raised by the commentors are potential impacts on the wild coco orchid. The comment from Cheniere Energy was a statement in support of the Acadiana Project. In response to the NOI for the Louisiana Xpress Project, the Commission received comments from SKL Farm Inc., and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The primary issues raised by the commentors are adverse effects of artificial light, noise, and increased activity from the proposed compressor stations. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma requested GIS shapefiles, and the cultural resource surveys for the Louisiana Xpress Project. 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., CP19–484 or CP19–488), 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: September 24, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21140 Filed 9–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER19–2833–000] Power Supply Partners, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Power Supply Partners, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is October 10, 2019. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic 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 E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP19-484-000; Docket No. CP19-488-000]


Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Kinder Morgan 
Louisiana Pipeline LLC Acadiana Project and Columbia Gulf Transmission, 
LLC Louisiana Xpress Project

    On June 28, 2019, Kinder Morgan Louisiana Pipeline LLC (KMLP) filed 
an application in Docket No. CP19-484-000 requesting a Certificate of 
Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the 
Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline 
facilities in Louisiana. The proposed project is known as the Acadiana 
Project, and would increase the north-south natural gas delivery 
capacity on its pipeline system by approximately 894 million cubic feet 
per day. According to KMLP, its project would meet the needs of Sabine 
Pass Liquefaction, LLC at its liquefied natural gas export terminal in 
Cameron Parish, Louisiana.
    On July 16, 2019, Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC (Columbia Gulf) 
filed an application in Docket No. CP19-488-000 requesting a 
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 
7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural 
gas pipeline facilities in Louisiana. The proposed project is known as 
the Louisiana Xpress Project, and would provide open access firm 
transportation of about 850 million cubic feet of natural gas per day 
from a primary receipt point at Columbia Gulf's Mainline Pool to a 
primary delivery point at an interconnection with KMLP in Evangeline 
Parish, Louisiana.
    On July 12, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application (NOA) for the 
Acadiana Project, and on July 26, 2019, FERC issued its NOA for the 
Louisiana Xpress Project. Among other things, the notices alerted 
agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete 
all necessary reviews and 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 projects. This 
instant notice identifies the FERC staff's planned schedule for the 
completion of the combined EA for both projects.

Schedule for Environmental Review

Issuance of EA--February 8, 2020

[[Page 51534]]

90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--May 9, 2020

    If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be 
provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the 
projects' progress.

Project Descriptions

Acadiana Project

    KMLP proposes to install three new natural gas-fired compressor 
units (31,900 horsepower [hp] each) and re-wheel two existing 
compressor units at its existing Compressor Station 760 in Acadia 
Parish, make modifications to meter piping and new control valves at 
its existing Columbia Gulf Meter Station in Evangeline Parish, as well 
as install auxiliary facilities at both locations.

Louisiana Xpress Project

    Columbia Gulf proposes to construct and operate three new 
greenfield compressor stations, and modify one existing compressor 
station. Each new compressor station (Shelburn Compressor Station in 
East Carroll Parish, Red Mountain Compressor Station in Catahoula 
Parish, and Chicot Compressor Station in Evangeline Parish) would 
include two 23,470 hp natural gas turbine driven compressors (totaling 
46,940 hp), filter/separators, gas cooling bays, 48-inch-diameter 
suction and 42-inch-diameter discharge piping, and related appurtenant 
facilities.
    Modifications to the existing Alexandria Compressor Station in 
Rapides Parish would include additional cooling bays with associated 
piping and appurtenant facilities.

Background

    On August 28, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Acadiana Project 
and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). Also on August 
28, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an 
Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Louisiana Xpress Project, 
Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public 
Scoping Session. The NOIs were 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 for the Acadiana Project, the Commission 
received comments from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and 
Fisheries and Cheniere Energy. The primary issues raised by the 
commentors are potential impacts on the wild coco orchid. The comment 
from Cheniere Energy was a statement in support of the Acadiana 
Project. In response to the NOI for the Louisiana Xpress Project, the 
Commission received comments from SKL Farm Inc., and the Choctaw Nation 
of Oklahoma. The primary issues raised by the commentors are adverse 
effects of artificial light, noise, and increased activity from the 
proposed compressor stations. The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma requested 
GIS shapefiles, and the cultural resource surveys for the Louisiana 
Xpress Project. 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/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., 
CP19-484 or CP19-488), 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: September 24, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-21140 Filed 9-27-19; 8:45 am]
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