Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc.; Notice of Application, 59370-59371 [2019-23981]

Download as PDF 59370 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2019 / Notices k. Description of Project Facilities: The unconstructed project would include: (1) A 1,200-foot-long intake channel conveying flow to two equally sized intakes approximately 60 feet wide by 73 feet high; (2) a trash rack located in front of each of the generating unit intakes, with a bar spacing of approximately 8 inches; (3) a reinforced concrete powerhouse measuring approximately 258 feet long by 145 feet wide by 110 feet high, and housing two bulb-type turbine generator units with a total installed capacity of 50 megawatt; (4) a 900-foot-long tailrace channel; (5) a 2.41-mile-long, 138-kilovolt transmission line, and (6) appurtenant facilities. The transmission line would cross the Ohio River from the proposed power plant in Mason County, West Virginia to a point of connection at an existing American Electric Power substation near Apple Grove, West Virginia. l. Description of Request: The licensee proposes to surrender the license because it has determined that the project is no longer financially advantageous. No construction has occurred at the project since the license was issued on August 30, 2017. The project area would remain in its prelicensed, pre-construction condition. No ground disturbing activities would occur as a result of this surrender. m. This filing may be viewed on the Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. 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, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction in the Commission’s Public Reference Room located at 888 First Street NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. n. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. o. Comments, Protests, or Motions to Intervene: Anyone may submit comments, a protest, or a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.210, .211, .212 and .214. In determining the appropriate action to take, the Commission will consider all protests or other comments filed, but only those who file a motion to intervene in accordance with the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Nov 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 Commission’s Rules may become a party to the proceeding. Any comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be received on or before the specified comment date for the particular application. p. Filing and Service of Responsive Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (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 number of the person protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis and otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 4.34(b). All comments, motions to intervene, or protests should relate to the surrender application that is the subject of this notice. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. A copy of any protest or motion to intervene must be served upon each representative of the applicant specified in the particular application. If an intervener 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. A copy of all other filings in reference to this application 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. q. Agency Comments—Federal, state, and local agencies are invited to file comments on the described proceeding. If any agency does not file comments within the time specified for filing comments, it will be presumed to have no comments. Dated: October 28, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–23987 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP20–3–000] Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc.; Notice of Application Take notice that on October 11, 2019, Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc. (CMD), 121 Champion Way, Suite 100, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317, filed in Docket No. CP20–3–000 an application pursuant to section 7(f) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) requesting a service area determination so that it may expand or enlarge its facilities without further Commission authorization at a small location on the Pennsylvania/ Maryland border, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website web at 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. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Meagan Moore, Senior Counsel, or Kenneth W. Christman, Assistant General Counsel, Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc., 121 Champion Way, Suite 100, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317 by telephone at (724) 416–6347 (Moore) or (724) 416– 6315 (Christman); or by email at mbmoore@nisource.com (Moore) or kchrist@nisource.com (Christman). CMD is a local gas distribution company providing natural gas service to customers in northwestern Maryland that is regulated by the Maryland Public Service Commission. Specifically, CMD plans to acquire a regulator set at the Mt. Savage Point of Delivery (POD), located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and associated downstream distribution pipeline, which CMD currently accepts gas supplies from at the Pennsylvania/ Maryland border. CMD is seeking a service area determination to operate the approximately 60 feet of pipeline in Pennsylvania from the Mt. Savage POD to a point along the Maryland border where the existing piping downstream of the POD connects with CMD’s distribution piping in Allegany County, Maryland. CMD states it does not now or in the future intend to serve E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 213 / Monday, November 4, 2019 / Notices customers in Pennsylvania. CMD also requests that the Commission determine that CMD qualifies as a local distribution company for the purposes of transportation under section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 and that it be granted waiver of all reporting and accounting requirements, as well as other rules and regulations that are normally applicable to natural gas companies subject to the Commission’s jurisdiction. Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission’s rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. There are two ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 3 copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission and must provide a copy to the applicant and to every other party. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding. However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:48 Nov 01, 2019 Jkt 250001 comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission’s rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be placed on the Commission’s environmental mailing list and will be notified of any meetings associated with the Commission’s environmental review process. Environmental commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission’s final order. As of the February 27, 2018 date of the Commission’s order in Docket No. CP16–4–001, the Commission will apply its revised practice concerning out-of-time motions to intervene in any new Natural Gas Act section 3 or section 7 proceeding.1 Persons desiring to become a party to a certificate proceeding are to intervene in a timely manner. If seeking to intervene out-oftime, the movant is required to ‘‘show good cause why the time limitation should be waived,’’ and should provide justification by reference to factors set forth in Rule 214(d)(1) of the Commission’s Rules and Regulations.2 The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 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 3 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 18, 2019. Dated: October 28, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–23981 Filed 11–1–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 1 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., 162 FERC ¶ 61,167 at ¶ 50 (2018). 2 18 CFR 385.214(d)(1). PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59371 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 6398–024] Hackett Mills Hydro Associates; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: 6398–024. c. Date Filed: August 29, 2019. d. Submitted By: Hackett Mills Hydro Associates. e. Name of Project: Hackett Mills Project. f. Location: On the Little Androscoggin River in the towns of Poland and Minot, in Androscoggin County, Maine. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Michael Scarzello, Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, 116 N State Street, P.O. Box 167, Neshkoro, WI 54960– 0167; (973) 998–8400; email— Michael.Scarzello@eaglecreekre.com. i. FERC Contact: Karen Sughrue at (202) 502–8556; or email at karen.sughrue@ferc.gov. j. Hackett Mills Hydro Associates filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on August 29, 2019. Hackett Mills Hydro Associates provided public notice of its request on August 28, 2019. In a letter dated October 28, 2019, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Hackett Mills Hydro Associates’ request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402; and NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating consultation with the Maine State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106, National Historic Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating Hackett Mills Hydro Associates as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal E:\FR\FM\04NON1.SGM 04NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP20-3-000]


Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc.; Notice of Application

    Take notice that on October 11, 2019, Columbia Gas of Maryland, 
Inc. (CMD), 121 Champion Way, Suite 100, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 
15317, filed in Docket No. CP20-3-000 an application pursuant to 
section 7(f) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) requesting a service area 
determination so that it may expand or enlarge its facilities without 
further Commission authorization at a small location on the 
Pennsylvania/Maryland border, all as more fully set forth in the 
application which is on file with the Commission and open to public 
inspection.
    The filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public 
Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's website web at 
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. For assistance, contact FERC at 
[email protected] or call toll-free, (886) 208-3676 or TYY, 
(202) 502-8659.
    Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Meagan 
Moore, Senior Counsel, or Kenneth W. Christman, Assistant General 
Counsel, Columbia Gas of Maryland, Inc., 121 Champion Way, Suite 100, 
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 15317 by telephone at (724) 416-6347 (Moore) 
or (724) 416-6315 (Christman); or by email at [email protected] 
(Moore) or [email protected] (Christman).
    CMD is a local gas distribution company providing natural gas 
service to customers in northwestern Maryland that is regulated by the 
Maryland Public Service Commission. Specifically, CMD plans to acquire 
a regulator set at the Mt. Savage Point of Delivery (POD), located in 
Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and associated downstream distribution 
pipeline, which CMD currently accepts gas supplies from at the 
Pennsylvania/Maryland border. CMD is seeking a service area 
determination to operate the approximately 60 feet of pipeline in 
Pennsylvania from the Mt. Savage POD to a point along the Maryland 
border where the existing piping downstream of the POD connects with 
CMD's distribution piping in Allegany County, Maryland. CMD states it 
does not now or in the future intend to serve

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customers in Pennsylvania. CMD also requests that the Commission 
determine that CMD qualifies as a local distribution company for the 
purposes of transportation under section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy 
Act of 1978 and that it be granted waiver of all reporting and 
accounting requirements, as well as other rules and regulations that 
are normally applicable to natural gas companies subject to the 
Commission's jurisdiction.
    Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission's rules, 18 CFR 157.9, 
within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: 
Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the 
Commission's public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a 
Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule 
for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other 
milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff's issuance of 
the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this 
proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission's public record for 
this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of 
the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the 
subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days 
of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's FEIS or EA.
    There are two ways to become involved in the Commission's review of 
this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by 
becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or 
before the comment date stated below file with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, a 
motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 
385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person 
obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by 
the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all 
documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must 
submit 3 copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission 
and must provide a copy to the applicant and to every other party. Only 
parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders 
in the proceeding.
    However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have 
comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with 
the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and 
two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. 
The Commission will consider these comments in determining the 
appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will 
not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission's 
rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project 
provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly 
involved in the protest.
    Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of 
this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments 
to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be 
placed on the Commission's environmental mailing list and will be 
notified of any meetings associated with the Commission's environmental 
review process. Environmental commenters will not be required to serve 
copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party 
commenters will not receive copies of all documents filed by other 
parties or issued by the Commission and will not have the right to seek 
court review of the Commission's final order.
    As of the February 27, 2018 date of the Commission's order in 
Docket No. CP16-4-001, the Commission will apply its revised practice 
concerning out-of-time motions to intervene in any new Natural Gas Act 
section 3 or section 7 proceeding.\1\ Persons desiring to become a 
party to a certificate proceeding are to intervene in a timely manner. 
If seeking to intervene out-of-time, the movant is required to ``show 
good cause why the time limitation should be waived,'' and should 
provide justification by reference to factors set forth in Rule 
214(d)(1) of the Commission's Rules and Regulations.\2\
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    \1\ Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., 162 FERC ] 61,167 at 
] 50 (2018).
    \2\ 18 CFR 385.214(d)(1).
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    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 
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 3 copies of the protest or intervention to the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, 
DC 20426.
    Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 18, 2019.

    Dated: October 28, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-23981 Filed 11-1-19; 8:45 am]
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