Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Texas Eastern Transmission Company, L.P. Proposed Bernville Compressor Units Replacement Project, 53138-53139 [2019-21673]

Download as PDF 53138 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Notices the schedule will be made as appropriate. Commission issues Environmental Assessment May 2020 Comments on Environmental Assessment June 2020 Dated: September 30, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21675 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–191–000] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Texas Eastern Transmission Company, L.P. Proposed Bernville Compressor Units Replacement Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Bernville Compressor Units Replacement Project, proposed by Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P. (Texas Eastern) in the above-referenced docket. Texas Eastern requests authorization to replace two existing natural gas-fired turbine compressor engines and appurtenant facilities at its existing Bernville Compressor Station in Berks, Pennsylvania. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Bernville Compressor Units Replacement Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. 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 project would consist of the following new facilities: • Installation of one 26,000 horsepower (hp) and one 18,100 hp Solar Turbine Inc. natural gas-fired centrifugal turbine compressor units and associated auxiliary piping and equipment; • installation of related software controls that would limit the total hp of the 26,000 hp compressor unit to 23,700 hp; • conversion of an existing 3,070square-foot compressor unit building to an office building; and • other related appurtenances. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 The project would involve removing one 22,000 hp and one 19,800 hp natural gas-fired centrifugal turbine compressor unit and the associated auxiliary piping and equipment. Texas Eastern would also remove the 4,352square-foot building, which houses the existing 22,000 hp compressor unit, to allow for the installation of an 11,780square-foot building to house the two new replacement compressor units. The replacement activities would require the use of additional temporary workspace beyond the existing facility boundary. The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups, including commenters; and newspapers and libraries in the project area. The EA is only available in electronic format. It may be viewed and downloaded from 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., CP19–191). 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 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 31, 2019. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file your comments with 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. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature located 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 (CP19–191– 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 Code of Federal Regulations 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 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 E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Notices summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Dated: September 30, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–21673 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2622–013] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Turners Falls Hydro, LLC; Notice of Application Ready for Environmental Analysis and Soliciting Comments, Terms and Conditions, Recommendations, and Prescriptions Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License. b. Project No.: 2622–013. c. Date filed: February 4, 2019. d. Applicant: Turners Falls Hydro, LLC (Turners Falls Hydro). e. Name of Project: Turners Falls Project. f. Location: On the Connecticut River, in the power canal of the Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 1889, in Franklin County, Massachusetts. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Michael Scarzello, Director, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC, 65 Madison Avenue, Suite 500, Morristown, NJ 07960; Phone at (973) 998–8400, or email at michael.scarzello@ eaglecreekre.com. i. FERC Contact: Amanda Gill, (202) 502–6773 or amanda.gill@ferc.govj. Deadline for filing comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. All filings must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘REPLY COMMENTS,’’ ‘‘RECOMMENDATIONS,’’ ‘‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS,’’ or ‘‘PRESCRIPTIONS;’’ (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 number of the person submitting the filing; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, recommendations, terms and conditions or prescriptions must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. Each filing must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 4.34(b) and 385.2010. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and prescriptions 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–2622–013. The Commission’s Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor files comments or documents with the Commission relating to the merits of an issue that may affect the responsibilities of a particular resource agency, they must also serve a copy of the document on that resource agency. k. This application has been accepted for filing and is ready for environmental analysis at this time. l. Project Description: The proposed Turners Falls Project would consist of: (1) An existing 10-foot-long, 20-footwide, 12- to 22-foot-high forebay; (2) a 20-foot-wide, 22-foot-high trashrack with 1.5-inch clear-bar spacing; (3) two 9.75-foot-wide, 10.3-foot-high headgates; (4) an 8.5-foot-diameter, 50foot-long steel penstock; (5) a 77-footlong, 42-foot-wide powerhouse containing one 937-kilowatt vertical Francis-type turbine-generator unit; (6) a 50-foot-long, 10-foot-diameter draft tube; (7) an 80-foot-long, 10-foot-wide tailrace; (8) a 110-foot-long, 2.3-kilovolt generator lead line that connects the PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53139 generator to a step-up transformer; (9) and appurtenant facilities. When generating, the project withdraws up to 289 cubic feet per second from FirstLight Hydro Generating Company’s power canal for the Turners Falls Hydroelectric Project No. 1889, and discharges directly into the Connecticut River. Turners Falls Hydro operates the project in a run-ofriver mode with an average annual generation of approximately 1,512 megawatt-hours. Turners Falls Hydro proposes to continue operating the project in a run-of-river mode and does not propose any new construction or modifications to the project. m. A copy of the license application is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website (http:// www.ferc.gov), using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document (P–2622). For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the Montague Public Library, Carnegie Library Branch located at 201 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA 01376. You may also register online at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. Milestone Target date Filing of comments, recommendations, terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions. Commission issues Environmental Assessment. Comments on Environmental Assessment. November 2019. April 2020. May 2020. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of this notice. n. A license applicant must file no later than 60 days following the date of issuance of this notice: (1) A copy of the water quality certification; (2) a copy of the request for certification, including proof of the date on which the certifying agency received the request; or (3) evidence of waiver of water quality certification. E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 193 (Friday, October 4, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53138-53139]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP19-191-000]


Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the 
Texas Eastern Transmission Company, L.P. Proposed Bernville Compressor 
Units Replacement Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the 
Bernville Compressor Units Replacement Project, proposed by Texas 
Eastern Transmission, L.P. (Texas Eastern) in the above-referenced 
docket. Texas Eastern requests authorization to replace two existing 
natural gas-fired turbine compressor engines and appurtenant facilities 
at its existing Bernville Compressor Station in Berks, Pennsylvania.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the Bernville Compressor Units 
Replacement Project in accordance with the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act. 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 project would consist of the following new facilities:
     Installation of one 26,000 horsepower (hp) and one 18,100 
hp Solar Turbine Inc. natural gas-fired centrifugal turbine compressor 
units and associated auxiliary piping and equipment;
     installation of related software controls that would limit 
the total hp of the 26,000 hp compressor unit to 23,700 hp;
     conversion of an existing 3,070-square-foot compressor 
unit building to an office building; and
     other related appurtenances.
    The project would involve removing one 22,000 hp and one 19,800 hp 
natural gas-fired centrifugal turbine compressor unit and the 
associated auxiliary piping and equipment. Texas Eastern would also 
remove the 4,352-square-foot building, which houses the existing 22,000 
hp compressor unit, to allow for the installation of an 11,780-square-
foot building to house the two new replacement compressor units. The 
replacement activities would require the use of additional temporary 
workspace beyond the existing facility boundary.
    The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability to 
federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; 
elected officials; Native American tribes; potentially affected 
landowners and other interested individuals and groups, including 
commenters; and newspapers and libraries in the project area. The EA is 
only available in electronic format. It may be viewed and downloaded 
from 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., 
CP19-191). 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 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 31, 2019.
    For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file 
your comments with 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 located 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 
(CP19-191-000) 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 Code of Federal Regulations 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 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

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summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.

    Dated: September 30, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-21673 Filed 10-3-19; 8:45 am]
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