Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P.; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Cameron Extension Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, 62519-62521 [2019-24815]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2019 / Notices effect policies and procedures to ensure that the State meets each of the conditions found in 20 U.S.C. 1412. Information collection 1820–0030 allows States to proved assurances that it either has or does not have in effect policies and procedures to meet the eligibility requirements of Part B of th Act as found in Public Law 108–446. Information Collection 1820–0030 is being revised to include the reporting requirement in 34 CFR 300.647(b)(7). This requirement is pursuant to the significant disproportionality rules promulgated on December 19, 2016. Dated: November 12, 2019. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–24823 Filed 11–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Intent to Revise Power Marketing Policy Kerr-Philpott System of Projects Southeastern Power Administration (Southeastern), DOE. ACTION: Notice of Intention to begin a public process. AGENCY: Pursuant to its Procedure for Public Participation in the Formulation of Marketing Policy, published in the Federal Register of July 6, 1978, Southeastern Power Administration (Southeastern) intends to revise its marketing policy by including provisions regarding renewable energy certificates from its Kerr-Philpott System of Projects. The current power marketing policy was published on July 29, 1985, for the Southeastern KerrPhilpott System and is reflected in contracts for the sale of system power, which are maintained in Southeastern’s headquarters office. Southeastern solicits written comments and proposals in formulating the proposed marketing policy revision. DATES: Comments and proposals must be submitted on or before January 14, 2020. SUMMARY: Written comments or proposals should be submitted to Kenneth E. Legg, Administrator, Southeastern Power Administration, 1166 Athens Tech Road, Elberton, GA 30635–6711, (706) 213–3800, Comments@sepa.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leon Jourolmon IV, General Counsel, (706) 213–3800, Comments@ sepa.doe.gov. ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 14, 2019 Jkt 250001 A ‘‘Final Power Marketing Policy Kerr-Philpott System of Projects’’ was developed and published in the Federal Register on July 29, 1985, 50 FR 30752, by Southeastern. The policy establishes the marketing area for system power and addresses the utilization of area utility systems for essential purposes. The policy also addresses wholesale rates, resale rates, and conservation measures, but does not address renewable energy certificates. Under Section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), Southeastern is responsible for the transmission and disposition of electric power and energy from reservoir projects operated by the Department of the Army. Furthermore, Southeastern must transmit and dispose of such power and energy in such manner as to encourage the most widespread use at the lowest possible rates to consumers consistent with sound business principles. Rate schedules are drawn having regard to the recovery of the cost of producing and transmitting such electric energy. The Kerr-Philpott System consists of two projects, the John H. Kerr Project and the Philpott Project. The power from the projects is currently marketed to Preference Customers located in the service areas of Dominion Energy, Duke Energy Progress, American Municipal Power, and American Electric Power. Both the John H. Kerr Project and the Philpott Project are located within the regional footprint served by the regional transmission organization PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (PJM) footprint, as are the Virginia-based Preference Customers with power allocations. Southeastern owns no transmission assets in the area of the Kerr-Philpott System and relies on PJM transmission resources to dispose of power and energy from the projects. As such, Southeastern joined PJM in 2005. As the projects are located within the PJM region and potentially satisfy Renewable Portfolio Standards in a number of states, Southeastern has subscribed to the PJM Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS). The GATS provides an unbundled, certificates-based tracking system that reports certain operating attributes of electricity generators selling energy through the PJM Market Settlement System. The attributes are unbundled from the megawatt-hour of energy produced and recorded onto a certificate. These certificates may be used by electricity suppliers and other energy market participants to comply with relevant state policies and regulatory programs and to support SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62519 voluntary ‘‘green’’ electricity markets. Southeastern is considering distributing the GATS-created certificates to current Preference Customers with allocations of power from the Kerr-Philpott System. Upon formulating a proposed revision to the Kerr-Philpott System marketing policy to address renewable energy certificates, Southeastern will publish the proposal in the Federal Register and begin a sixty-day comment period pursuant to its Procedures for Public Participation in the Formulation of Marketing Policy. Dated: November 7, 2019. Kenneth E. Legg, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–24819 Filed 11–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–512–000] Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P.; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Cameron Extension Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the Cameron Extension Project involving construction of a new 30,000 horsepower compressor station by Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P. (Texas Eastern), in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. The Commission will use this EA in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity. This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies about issues regarding the project. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires the Commission to take into account the environmental impacts that could result from its action whenever it considers the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. NEPA also requires the Commission to discover concerns the public may have about proposals. This process is referred to as ‘‘scoping.’’ The main goal of the scoping process is to focus the analysis in the EA on the important environmental issues. By this notice, the Commission requests public comments on the scope of the issues to address in E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 62520 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2019 / Notices the EA. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please submit your comments so that the Commission receives them in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 9, 2019. You can make a difference by submitting your specific comments or concerns about the project. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. Your input will help the Commission staff determine what issues they need to evaluate in the EA. Commission staff will consider all filed comments during the preparation of the EA. If you sent comments on this project to the Commission before the opening of this docket on September 26, 2019, you will need to file those comments in Docket No. CP19–512–000 to ensure they are considered as part of this proceeding. This notice is being sent to the Commission’s current environmental mailing list for this project. State and local government representatives should notify their constituents of this proposed project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. If you are a landowner receiving this notice, a pipeline company representative may contact you about the acquisition of an easement to construct, operate, and maintain the proposed facilities. The company would seek to negotiate a mutually acceptable easement agreement. You are not required to enter into an agreement. However, if the Commission approves the project, that approval conveys with it the right of eminent domain. Therefore, if you and the company do not reach an easement agreement, the pipeline company could initiate condemnation proceedings in court. In such instances, compensation would be determined by a judge in accordance with state law. Texas Eastern provided landowners with a fact sheet prepared by the FERC entitled ‘‘An Interstate Natural Gas Facility On My Land? What Do I Need To Know?’’ This fact sheet addresses a number of typically asked questions, including the use of eminent domain and how to participate in the Commission’s proceedings. It is also available for viewing on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov) at https:// www.ferc.gov/resources/guides/gas/ gas.pdf. Public Participation The Commission offers a free service called eSubscription which makes it easy to stay informed of all issuances VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 14, 2019 Jkt 250001 and submittals regarding the dockets/ projects to which you subscribe. These instant email notifications are the fastest way to receive notification and provide a link to the document files which can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings. To sign up go to www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to submit 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, which is located on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. Using eComment is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can file your comments electronically by using the eFiling feature, which is also 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 will be asked to select the type of filing you are making; a comment on a particular project is considered a ‘‘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 (CP19–512– 000) with your submission: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Summary of the Proposed Project Texas Eastern proposes to construct and operate a new compressor station (East Calcasieu Compressor Station) in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. The new compressor station is comprised of one 30,000 ISO-rated horsepower, natural gas-driven turbine compressor unit and related appurtenances. The project would consist of the following new facilities: • Installation of a new delivery meter and regulatory (M&R) station and related facilities, including 0.2 mile of 30-inch-diameter piping to interconnect with TransCameron, LLC’s pipeline system in Cameron Parish, Louisiana; • installation of a receipt M&R station and related facilities at a new PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interconnect with Momentum Midstream, LLC in Beareugard Parish, Louisiana; • installation of a new bi-directional M&R station and related facilities at a new interconnect with Trunkline Gas Company, LLC in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana; • installation of equipment, including a filter separator and regulator at the Gillis Compressor Station in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana; • modifications to existing internal pipeline inspection launcher and receiver facilities, as well as two new bypass facilities at existing sites along Texas Eastern’s Line 41 in Cameron (Grand Chenier Compressor Station), Beuregard (Gillis Compressor Station), and Jefferson Davis (Iowa Plant) Parishes, Louisiana; and • other related auxiliary facilities and appurtenances. The project would reverse natural gas flow on a portion of Texas Eastern’s Line 41 mainline to provide natural gas from various sources to serve the Venture Global Calcasieu Pass Terminal, a liquefied natural gas export terminal project currently under development in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Texas Eastern proposes to provide 750 million cubic feet per day of firm transportation service. Texas Eastern proposes to complete and place this project into service by November 1, 2021. The general location of the project facilities is shown in appendix 1.1 Land Requirements for Construction Construction of the project would disturb about 156.8 acres (of which 81.7 acres would be within the existing fence line of the Gillis Compressor Station, Iowa Plant, and Grand Chenier Compressor Station facility). Texas Eastern would maintain 10.2 acres for permanent operation of the project’s facilities following construction. The remaining acreage would be restored and revert to former uses. The EA Process The EA will discuss impacts that could occur as a result of the construction and operation of the proposed project under these general headings: • Geology and soils; • water resources and wetlands; • vegetation and wildlife; 1 The appendices referenced in this notice will not appear in the Federal Register. Copies of appendices were sent to all those receiving this notice in the mail and are available at www.ferc.gov using the link called ‘‘eLibrary’’ or from the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, or call (202) 502– 8371. For instructions on connecting to eLibrary, refer to the last page of this notice. E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2019 / Notices • threatened and endangered species; • cultural resources; • land use; • air quality and noise; • public safety; and • cumulative impacts. Commission staff will also evaluate reasonable alternatives to the proposed project or portions of the project, and make recommendations on how to lessen or avoid impacts on the various resource areas. The EA will present Commission staffs’ independent analysis of the issues. The EA will be available in electronic format in the public record through eLibrary 2 and the Commission’s website (https:// www.ferc.gov/industries/gas/enviro/ eis.asp). If eSubscribed, you will receive instant email notification when the EA is issued. The EA may be issued for an allotted public comment period. Commission staff will consider all comments on the EA before making recommendations to the Commission. To ensure Commission staff have the opportunity to address your comments, please carefully follow the instructions in the Public Participation section, beginning on page 2. With this notice, the Commission is asking agencies with jurisdiction by law and/or special expertise with respect to the environmental issues of this project to formally cooperate in the preparation of the EA.3 Agencies that would like to request cooperating agency status should follow the instructions for filing comments provided under the Public Participation section of this notice. Consultation Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act In accordance with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s implementing regulations for section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Commission is using this notice to initiate consultation with the applicable State Historic Preservation Office, and to solicit their views and those of other government agencies, interested Indian tribes, and the public on the project’s potential effects on historic properties.4 The EA for this project will document findings 2 For instructions on connecting to eLibrary, refer to the last page of this notice. 3 The Council on Environmental Quality regulations addressing cooperating agency responsibilities are at Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1501.6. 4 The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s regulations are at Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 800. Those regulations define historic properties as any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, structure, or object included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Nov 14, 2019 Jkt 250001 62521 on the impacts on historic properties and summarize the status of consultations under section 106. Dated: November 8, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Environmental Mailing List [FR Doc. 2019–24815 Filed 11–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P The environmental mailing list includes: Federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; Native American Tribes; libraries; newspapers; and other interested parties. This list also includes all affected landowners (as defined in the Commission’s regulations) who are potential right-ofway grantors, whose property may be used temporarily for project purposes, or who own homes within certain distances of aboveground facilities, and anyone who submits comments on the project. Commission staff will update the environmental mailing list as the analysis proceeds to ensure that Commission notices related to this environmental review are sent to all individuals, organizations, and government entities interested in and/or potentially affected by the proposed project. If the Commission issues the EA for an allotted public comment period, a Notice of Availability of the EA will be sent to the environmental mailing list and will provide instructions to access the electronic document on the FERC’s website (www.ferc.gov). If you need to make changes to your name/address, or if you would like to remove your name from the mailing list, please return the attached ‘‘Mailing List Update Form’’ (appendix 2). Additional Information Additional information about the project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC website at www.ferc.gov using the eLibrary link. Click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General Search’’ and enter the docket number in the ‘‘Docket Number’’ field, excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP19–512). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of all formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. Public sessions or site visits will be posted on the Commission’s calendar located at www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/ EventsList.aspx along with other related information. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–479–000] Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Revised Schedule for Environmental Review of the Bushton to Clifton ALine Abandonment Project This notice identifies the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff’s revised schedule for the completion of the environmental assessment (EA) for Northern Natural Gas Company’s Bushton to Clifton ALine Abandonment Project. The first notice of schedule, issued on July 30, 2019, identified November 8, 2019 as the EA issuance date. Because affected landowners were inadvertently excluded from the environmental mailing list for the Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Bushton to Clifton A-line Abandonment Project issued by the Commission on July 15, 2019, we have issued a supplemental notice on November 6, 2019 to provide all affected landowners an opportunity to comment in this proceeding. As a result, staff has revised the schedule for issuance of the EA to extend the comment period and give the public an expanded opportunity to participate in the project’s design and implementation. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of Notice of Availability of the EA—December 17, 2019 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—March 16, 2019 If a schedule change becomes necessary, an additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the project’s progress. 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 E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP19-512-000]


Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P.; Notice of Intent To Prepare an 
Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Cameron Extension Project and 
Request for Comments on Environmental Issues

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) that will 
discuss the environmental impacts of the Cameron Extension Project 
involving construction of a new 30,000 horsepower compressor station by 
Texas Eastern Transmission, L.P. (Texas Eastern), in Calcasieu Parish, 
Louisiana. The Commission will use this EA in its decision-making 
process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience 
and necessity.
    This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the 
Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested 
agencies about issues regarding the project. The National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) requires the Commission to take into account the 
environmental impacts that could result from its action whenever it 
considers the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and 
Necessity. NEPA also requires the Commission to discover concerns the 
public may have about proposals. This process is referred to as 
``scoping.'' The main goal of the scoping process is to focus the 
analysis in the EA on the important environmental issues. By this 
notice, the Commission requests public comments on the scope of the 
issues to address in

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the EA. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, 
please submit your comments so that the Commission receives them in 
Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 9, 2019.
    You can make a difference by submitting your specific comments or 
concerns about the project. Your comments should focus on the potential 
environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid 
or lessen environmental impacts. Your input will help the Commission 
staff determine what issues they need to evaluate in the EA. Commission 
staff will consider all filed comments during the preparation of the 
EA.
    If you sent comments on this project to the Commission before the 
opening of this docket on September 26, 2019, you will need to file 
those comments in Docket No. CP19-512-000 to ensure they are considered 
as part of this proceeding.
    This notice is being sent to the Commission's current environmental 
mailing list for this project. State and local government 
representatives should notify their constituents of this proposed 
project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern.
    If you are a landowner receiving this notice, a pipeline company 
representative may contact you about the acquisition of an easement to 
construct, operate, and maintain the proposed facilities. The company 
would seek to negotiate a mutually acceptable easement agreement. You 
are not required to enter into an agreement. However, if the Commission 
approves the project, that approval conveys with it the right of 
eminent domain. Therefore, if you and the company do not reach an 
easement agreement, the pipeline company could initiate condemnation 
proceedings in court. In such instances, compensation would be 
determined by a judge in accordance with state law.
    Texas Eastern provided landowners with a fact sheet prepared by the 
FERC entitled ``An Interstate Natural Gas Facility On My Land? What Do 
I Need To Know?'' This fact sheet addresses a number of typically asked 
questions, including the use of eminent domain and how to participate 
in the Commission's proceedings. It is also available for viewing on 
the FERC website (www.ferc.gov) at https://www.ferc.gov/resources/guides/gas/gas.pdf.

Public Participation

    The Commission offers a free service called eSubscription which 
makes it easy to stay informed of all issuances and submittals 
regarding the dockets/projects to which you subscribe. These instant 
email notifications are the fastest way to receive notification and 
provide a link to the document files which can reduce the amount of 
time you spend researching proceedings. To sign up go to www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.
    For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to submit 
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, which is located on the Commission's website (www.ferc.gov) 
under the link to Documents and Filings. Using eComment is an easy 
method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project;
    (2) You can file your comments electronically by using the eFiling 
feature, which is also 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 will be asked to select the type of filing you 
are making; a comment on a particular project is considered a ``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 
(CP19-512-000) with your submission: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, 
Washington, DC 20426.

Summary of the Proposed Project

    Texas Eastern proposes to construct and operate a new compressor 
station (East Calcasieu Compressor Station) in Calcasieu Parish, 
Louisiana. The new compressor station is comprised of one 30,000 ISO-
rated horsepower, natural gas-driven turbine compressor unit and 
related appurtenances. The project would consist of the following new 
facilities:
     Installation of a new delivery meter and regulatory (M&R) 
station and related facilities, including 0.2 mile of 30-inch-diameter 
piping to interconnect with TransCameron, LLC's pipeline system in 
Cameron Parish, Louisiana;
     installation of a receipt M&R station and related 
facilities at a new interconnect with Momentum Midstream, LLC in 
Beareugard Parish, Louisiana;
     installation of a new bi-directional M&R station and 
related facilities at a new interconnect with Trunkline Gas Company, 
LLC in Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana;
     installation of equipment, including a filter separator 
and regulator at the Gillis Compressor Station in Beauregard Parish, 
Louisiana;
     modifications to existing internal pipeline inspection 
launcher and receiver facilities, as well as two new bypass facilities 
at existing sites along Texas Eastern's Line 41 in Cameron (Grand 
Chenier Compressor Station), Beuregard (Gillis Compressor Station), and 
Jefferson Davis (Iowa Plant) Parishes, Louisiana; and
     other related auxiliary facilities and appurtenances.
    The project would reverse natural gas flow on a portion of Texas 
Eastern's Line 41 mainline to provide natural gas from various sources 
to serve the Venture Global Calcasieu Pass Terminal, a liquefied 
natural gas export terminal project currently under development in 
Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Texas Eastern proposes to provide 750 
million cubic feet per day of firm transportation service. Texas 
Eastern proposes to complete and place this project into service by 
November 1, 2021.
    The general location of the project facilities is shown in appendix 
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    \1\ The appendices referenced in this notice will not appear in 
the Federal Register. Copies of appendices were sent to all those 
receiving this notice in the mail and are available at www.ferc.gov 
using the link called ``eLibrary'' or from the Commission's Public 
Reference Room, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, or call 
(202) 502-8371. For instructions on connecting to eLibrary, refer to 
the last page of this notice.
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Land Requirements for Construction

    Construction of the project would disturb about 156.8 acres (of 
which 81.7 acres would be within the existing fence line of the Gillis 
Compressor Station, Iowa Plant, and Grand Chenier Compressor Station 
facility). Texas Eastern would maintain 10.2 acres for permanent 
operation of the project's facilities following construction. The 
remaining acreage would be restored and revert to former uses.

The EA Process

    The EA will discuss impacts that could occur as a result of the 
construction and operation of the proposed project under these general 
headings:
     Geology and soils;
     water resources and wetlands;
     vegetation and wildlife;

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     threatened and endangered species;
     cultural resources;
     land use;
     air quality and noise;
     public safety; and
     cumulative impacts.
    Commission staff will also evaluate reasonable alternatives to the 
proposed project or portions of the project, and make recommendations 
on how to lessen or avoid impacts on the various resource areas.
    The EA will present Commission staffs' independent analysis of the 
issues. The EA will be available in electronic format in the public 
record through eLibrary \2\ and the Commission's website (https://www.ferc.gov/industries/gas/enviro/eis.asp). If eSubscribed, you will 
receive instant email notification when the EA is issued. The EA may be 
issued for an allotted public comment period. Commission staff will 
consider all comments on the EA before making recommendations to the 
Commission. To ensure Commission staff have the opportunity to address 
your comments, please carefully follow the instructions in the Public 
Participation section, beginning on page 2.
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    With this notice, the Commission is asking agencies with 
jurisdiction by law and/or special expertise with respect to the 
environmental issues of this project to formally cooperate in the 
preparation of the EA.\3\ Agencies that would like to request 
cooperating agency status should follow the instructions for filing 
comments provided under the Public Participation section of this 
notice.
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cooperating agency responsibilities are at Title 40, Code of Federal 
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Consultation Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation 
Act

    In accordance with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's 
implementing regulations for section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act, the Commission is using this notice to initiate 
consultation with the applicable State Historic Preservation Office, 
and to solicit their views and those of other government agencies, 
interested Indian tribes, and the public on the project's potential 
effects on historic properties.\4\ The EA for this project will 
document findings on the impacts on historic properties and summarize 
the status of consultations under section 106.
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    \4\ The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's regulations 
are at Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 800. Those 
regulations define historic properties as any prehistoric or 
historic district, site, building, structure, or object included in 
or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic 
Places.
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Environmental Mailing List

    The environmental mailing list includes: Federal, state, and local 
government representatives and agencies; elected officials; Native 
American Tribes; libraries; newspapers; and other interested parties. 
This list also includes all affected landowners (as defined in the 
Commission's regulations) who are potential right-of-way grantors, 
whose property may be used temporarily for project purposes, or who own 
homes within certain distances of aboveground facilities, and anyone 
who submits comments on the project. Commission staff will update the 
environmental mailing list as the analysis proceeds to ensure that 
Commission notices related to this environmental review are sent to all 
individuals, organizations, and government entities interested in and/
or potentially affected by the proposed project.
    If the Commission issues the EA for an allotted public comment 
period, a Notice of Availability of the EA will be sent to the 
environmental mailing list and will provide instructions to access the 
electronic document on the FERC's website (www.ferc.gov). If you need 
to make changes to your name/address, or if you would like to remove 
your name from the mailing list, please return the attached ``Mailing 
List Update Form'' (appendix 2).

Additional Information

    Additional information about the project is available from the 
Commission's Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208-FERC, or on the 
FERC website at www.ferc.gov using the eLibrary link. Click on the 
eLibrary link, click on ``General Search'' and enter the docket number 
in the ``Docket Number'' field, excluding the last three digits (i.e., 
CP19-512). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For 
assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at 
[email protected] or (866) 208-3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 
502-8659. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of all 
formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and 
rulemakings.
    Public sessions or site visits will be posted on the Commission's 
calendar located at www.ferc.gov/EventCalendar/EventsList.aspx along 
with other related information.

    Dated: November 8, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-24815 Filed 11-14-19; 8:45 am]
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