Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Lamar County Expansion Project, 65804 [2019-25914]

Download as PDF 65804 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2019 / Notices p. Final amendments to the application must be filed with the Commission no later than 30 days from the issuance date of the notice of ready for environmental analysis. Dated: November 22, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–25910 Filed 11–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Background [Docket No. CP19–517–000] Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Lamar County Expansion Project On September 30, 2019, Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP (Gulf South) filed an application in Docket No. CP19–517– 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. The proposed project is known as the Lamar County Expansion Project (Project) and would provide about 200,000 dekatherms of natural gas per day to Cooperative Energy’s generation facility in Lamar County, Mississippi. On October 15, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to 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 Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA—February 18, 2020. 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—May 18, 2020. If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description Gulf South proposes to construct and operate 3.4 miles of 20-inch-diameter pipeline, a new delivery meter station, and a new 5,000 horsepower VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:00 Nov 27, 2019 compressor station in Lamar and Forrest Counties, Mississippi. The Project would allow Gulf South to provide up to 200,000 dekatherms per day of new natural gas firm transportation service from Gulf South’s existing Index 299 pipeline to Cooperative Energy. This service would be primarily utilized for Cooperative Energy’s new 550-megawatt combined cycle gas turbine generation facility. According to Gulf South, the Project would allow Cooperative Energy’s power plant to switch from coal to natural gas as a power source. Jkt 250001 On November 4, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Lamar County Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI was 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. All substantive comments will be addressed in the EA. No comments have been received at this time. 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., CP19–517), 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. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: November 22, 2019. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–25914 Filed 11–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14973–000] Lock∂TM Hydro Friends Fund XX, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On March 1, 2019, Lock∂TM Hydro Friends Fund XX, LLC, filed an application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act (FPA), proposing to study the feasibility of the Blue Marsh Dam Hydropower Project to be located at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) Blue Marsh Dam on the Tulpehocken Creek in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any landdisturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) A new 30-foot-long, 30-foot-wide, 160-foot-high Large Frame Module; (2) two turbine-generator units with a total rated capacity of 1.75 megawatts; (3) a new 4-foot-long, 4-footwide, 3-foot-high pad-mounted transformer; (4) a new 1,650-foot-long, 13-kilovolt transmission line connecting the new transformer to an existing distribution line; and (5) appurtenant facilities. The proposed project would have an annual generation of 7,750 megawatt-hours. Applicant Contact: Wayne Krouse, Lock ∂TM Hydro Friends Fund XX, LLC, P.O. Box 43796, Birmingham, AL 35243; phone: 877–556–6566 ext. 709. FERC Contact: Woohee Choi; phone: (202) 502–6336. 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.1 1 The Commission is issuing a second notice for this project because some municipalities may not have been notified by the first notice issued on August 22, 2019. Any comments filed in response to either notice will be considered in evaluating the permit application. E:\FR\FM\29NON1.SGM 29NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP19-517-000]


Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP; Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review of the Lamar County Expansion Project

    On September 30, 2019, Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP (Gulf South) 
filed an application in Docket No. CP19-517-000 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. The proposed project is known as the Lamar 
County Expansion Project (Project) and would provide about 200,000 
dekatherms of natural gas per day to Cooperative Energy's generation 
facility in Lamar County, Mississippi.
    On October 15, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. 
Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal 
authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and 
to 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 Project. This instant notice 
identifies the FERC staff's planned schedule for the completion of the 
EA for the Project.

Schedule for Environmental Review

Issuance of EA--February 18, 2020.
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--May 18, 2020.

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

Project Description

    Gulf South proposes to construct and operate 3.4 miles of 20-inch-
diameter pipeline, a new delivery meter station, and a new 5,000 
horsepower compressor station in Lamar and Forrest Counties, 
Mississippi. The Project would allow Gulf South to provide up to 
200,000 dekatherms per day of new natural gas firm transportation 
service from Gulf South's existing Index 299 pipeline to Cooperative 
Energy. This service would be primarily utilized for Cooperative 
Energy's new 550-megawatt combined cycle gas turbine generation 
facility. According to Gulf South, the Project would allow Cooperative 
Energy's power plant to switch from coal to natural gas as a power 
source.

Background

    On November 4, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Lamar County 
Expansion Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues 
(NOI). The NOI was 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. All substantive comments will be 
addressed in the EA. No comments have been received at this time.

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., 
CP19-517), 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: November 22, 2019.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-25914 Filed 11-27-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 6717-01-P