PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order, 54600 [2019-22182]

Download as PDF 54600 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 197 / Thursday, October 10, 2019 / Notices Dated: October 4, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2019–22120 Filed 10–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RP20–41–000] PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order Take notice that on October 4, 2019, pursuant to Rule 207 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207 (2019), PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC, filed a petition for declaratory order (petition) and for expedited action requesting that the Commission issue an order interpreting the Natural Gas Act’s eminent domain authority in Section 7(h), and concluding that: (1) Under NGA Section 7(h), a certificate holder’s authority to ‘‘condemn the necessary right-of-way to construct, operate, and maintain a [natural gas] pipeline’’ and the ‘‘necessary land or other property, in addition to right-of-way, for the location of compressor stations [and other associated equipment],’’ applies to property in which a state holds an interest; (2) in NGA Section 7(h), Congress delegated the federal government’s eminent domain authority to certificate holders; and (3) in delegating the federal government’s eminent domain authority in NGA Section 7(h), Congress necessarily delegated to certificate holders the federal government’s exemption from claims of state sovereign immunity, all as more fully explained in the petition. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the eFiling link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the eLibrary link and is available for 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 Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: In light of the petitioner’s request for expedited treatment, and the significance of the issues presented, the comment due date is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 18, 2019. Dated: October 4, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–22182 Filed 10–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Notice of Applications Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Comments, Protests and Motions To Intervene Project Nos. Northbrook Wisconsin, LLC ............................................................................................................................................................. City of Norway, Michigan ................................................................................................................................................................. City of Crystal Falls, Michigan ......................................................................................................................................................... Wisconsin Electric Power Company ................................................................................................................................................ Take notice that the following hydroelectric applications have been filed with the Commission and are available for public inspection: a. Type of Proceeding: Extension of License Terms. b. Project Nos.: P–2536–093, P–2720– 067, P–11402–076, and P–2486–087. c. Dates Filed: June 13, 2019 and July 16, 2019. d. Licensees: Northbrook Wisconsin, LLC (P–2536–093), City of Norway, Michigan (P–2720–067), City of Crystal Falls, Michigan (P–11402–076), and Wisconsin Electric Power Company (P– 2486–087). e. Names and Locations of the Projects: The Little Quinnesec Falls (P– 2536) and Sturgeon Falls (P–2720) hydroelectric projects located on the Menominee River, in Dickinson County, Michigan and Marinette County, Wisconsin. The Crystal Falls VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:50 Oct 09, 2019 Jkt 250001 Hydroelectric Project No. 11402 located on the Paint River, in Iron County, Michigan and the Pine Hydroelectric Project No. 2486 located on the Pine River, in Florence County, Wisconsin. f. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. g. Licensees Contact Information: (P– 2536–093) Mr. Michael Scarzello, Regulatory Director, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, 116 State Street, P.O. Box 167, Neshkoro, WI 54960, (973) 998–8403, michael.scarzello@ eaglecreekre.com; (P–2720–067) Mr. Ray Anderson, City Manager, 915 Main Street, P.O. Box 99, Norway, MI 49870, (906) 563–9961, Ext. 205; (P–11402– 076) Mr. David Graff, Electric Department Supervisor, City of Crystal Falls Electrical Department, 401 Superior Avenue, Crystal Falls, MI 49920, (906) 284–3394; (P–2486–087) Mr. Mike Grisar, Principal PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2536–093 2720–067 11402–076 2486–087 Environmental Consultant, WEC Business Services LLC, 231 West Michigan Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203, (414) 221–5426, mike.grisar@ wecenergygroup.com. h. FERC Contact: Mr. Ashish Desai, (202) 502–8370, Ashish.Desai@ferc.gov. i. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene and protests is 30 days from the issuance date of this notice by the Commission. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, comments, and recommendations, 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 E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RP20-41-000]


PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC; Notice of Petition for 
Declaratory Order

    Take notice that on October 4, 2019, pursuant to Rule 207 of the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) Rules of Practice 
and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207 (2019), PennEast Pipeline Company, LLC, 
filed a petition for declaratory order (petition) and for expedited 
action requesting that the Commission issue an order interpreting the 
Natural Gas Act's eminent domain authority in Section 7(h), and 
concluding that: (1) Under NGA Section 7(h), a certificate holder's 
authority to ``condemn the necessary right-of-way to construct, 
operate, and maintain a [natural gas] pipeline'' and the ``necessary 
land or other property, in addition to right-of-way, for the location 
of compressor stations [and other associated equipment],'' applies to 
property in which a state holds an interest; (2) in NGA Section 7(h), 
Congress delegated the federal government's eminent domain authority to 
certificate holders; and (3) in delegating the federal government's 
eminent domain authority in NGA Section 7(h), Congress necessarily 
delegated to certificate holders the federal government's exemption 
from claims of state sovereign immunity, all as more fully explained in 
the petition.
    Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must 
file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be 
considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to 
be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the 
proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of 
intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, 
motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. 
Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of 
that document on the Petitioner.
    The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and 
interventions in lieu of paper using the eFiling link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an 
original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 
20426.
    This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the 
eLibrary link and is available for 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 Online service, please email [email protected], or call 
(866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.
    Comment Date: In light of the petitioner's request for expedited 
treatment, and the significance of the issues presented, the comment 
due date is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 18, 2019.

    Dated: October 4, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-22182 Filed 10-9-19; 8:45 am]
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