Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Palmyra to South Sioux City A-Line Abandonment Project, 69740-69741 [2019-27416]

Download as PDF 69740 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2019 / Notices On July 30, 2019 (84 FR 41708), the Commission published a Notice in the Federal Register in Docket No. IC19– 31–000 requesting public comments. The Commission received no comments and is noting that in the related submittal to OMB. Type of Respondents: Jurisdictional natural gas companies. Estimate of Annual Burden: 2 The Commission estimates the annual public reporting 3 burden and cost 4 for the information collection as: FERC–547—GAS PIPELINE RATES: REFUND REPORT REQUIREMENTS Natural Gas Pipelines ............................................. Annual number of responses per respondent Total number of responses Average burden hrs. & cost ($) per response Total annual burden hours & total annual cost ($) Cost per respondent ($) (1) (2) (1) * (2) = (3) (4) (3) * (4) = (5) (5) ÷ (1) 19 2 38 2 hrs.; $160 76 hrs.; $6,080 $160 The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Palmyra to South Sioux City A-Line Abandonment Project, proposed by Northern Natural Gas Company (Northern) in the above-referenced docket. Northern requests authorization to abandon a segment of its A-Line Pipeline and construct, own, and operate two new natural gas pipeline loops.1 The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Palmyra to South Sioux City A-Line Abandonment Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 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 proposed Palmyra to South Sioux City A-Line Abandonment Project is in Nebraska and includes the following facilities: • Abandonment in place of 44.2 miles of 20-inch-diameter and 14.8 miles of 16-inch-diameter mainline in Otoe, Lancaster, Saunders, and Dodge Counties (M581A); • abandonment in place of 58.7 miles of 16-inch-diameter mainline in Dodge, Burt, Thurston, and Dakota Counties (M570A); • construction of 1.7 miles of new 24inch-diameter pipeline loop in Otoe County (Palmyra North D-Line Loop); • construction of 2.5 miles of new 24inch-diameter pipeline loop in Dodge County (Fremont North D-Line Loop); • construction of a new pig 2 launcher and two valve sites within the existing Palmyra Compressor Station at the beginning of the Palmyra D-Line Loop and a pig receiver and one valve site at the end of the pipeline loop; and • construction of a new pig launcher and one valve site within the existing Fremont Compressor Station and one valve site at the end of the Fremont North D-Line Loop. The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups; and newspapers and libraries in the project area. The EA is only available in electronic format. It may be viewed and downloaded from the 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., CP19–500). 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 2 ‘‘Burden’’ is defined as the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, or disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. For further explanation of what is included in the information collection burden, refer to 5 Code of Federal Regulations 1320.3. 3 The change in number of respondents is an update due to normal industry fluctuations. The changes to the estimated numbers for frequency of filing and burden per filing are due to improved estimates. 4 The Commission staff estimates that industry is similarly situated in terms of hourly cost (for wages plus benefits). Based on the Commission’s FY (Fiscal Year) 2019 average cost (for wages plus benefits), $80.00/hour is used. 1 A loop is a pipeline that is constructed adjacent to another pipeline for the purpose of increasing capacity in this portion of the system. 2 A ‘‘pig’’ is a tool that the pipeline company inserts into and pushes through the pipeline for cleaning the pipeline, conducting internal inspections, or other purposes. Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden and cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Dated: December 12, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–27322 Filed 12–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–500–000] Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Palmyra to South Sioux City A-Line Abandonment Project lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Number of respondents VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Dec 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 244 / Thursday, December 19, 2019 / Notices important that we receive your comments in Washington, DC, on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 13, 2020. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file 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 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 (CP19–500– 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 CFR 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:13 Dec 18, 2019 Jkt 250001 eLibrary link. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of all 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 summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Dated: December 13, 2019. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–27416 Filed 12–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OPP–2017–0751; FRL–10001–75] Pesticide Registration Review; Interim Decisions for Several Pesticides and Case Closure for Meat Meal; Notice of Availability Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of EPA’s interim registration review decision for the following chemicals: Aviglycine hydrochloride, Bacteriophage active against Xanthomonas campestris pv. vesicatoria and Bacteriophage active against Pseudomonas syringae pv. Tomato, bispyribac-sodium, diclosulam, flucarbazone-sodium, florasulam, imazamox, imazapic, imazaquin, imazethapyr, L-Glutamic Acid (LGA) and Gamma Aminobutyric Acid (GABA), penoxsulam, phosphorous acid and its salts, Polyoxin D Zinc Salt, penoxsulam, pyriproxyfen, and thiobencarb. In addition, it announces the closure of the registration review cases for meat meal because the last U.S. registrations for this pesticide have been canceled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For pesticide specific information, contact: The Chemical Review Manager for the pesticide of interest identified in the Table in Unit IV. For general information on the registration review program, contact: Melanie Biscoe, Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division (7508P), Office of Pesticide Programs, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69741 Washington, DC 20460–0001; telephone number: (703) 305–7106; email address: biscoe.melanie@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? This action is directed to the public in general and may be of interest to a wide range of stakeholders including environmental, human health, farm worker, and agricultural advocates; the chemical industry; pesticide users; and members of the public interested in the sale, distribution, or use of pesticides. Since others also may be interested, the Agency has not attempted to describe all the specific entities that may be affected by this action. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of this action to a particular entity, consult the pesticide specific contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. B. How can I get copies of the decision documents and other related information? The docket for this action, identified by docket identification (ID) number for the specific pesticide of interest as provided in the Table in Unit IV., is available at http://www.regulations.gov or at the Office of Pesticide Programs Regulatory Public Docket (OPP Docket) in the Environmental Protection Agency Docket Center (EPA/DC), West William Jefferson Clinton Bldg., Rm. 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460–0001. The Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566–1744, and the telephone number for the OPP Docket is (703) 305–5805. Please review the visitor instructions and additional information about the docket available at http://www.epa.gov/dockets. II. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP19-500-000]


Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Availability of the 
Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Palmyra to South Sioux City 
A-Line Abandonment Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the 
Palmyra to South Sioux City A-Line Abandonment Project, proposed by 
Northern Natural Gas Company (Northern) in the above-referenced docket. 
Northern requests authorization to abandon a segment of its A-Line 
Pipeline and construct, own, and operate two new natural gas pipeline 
loops.\1\
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    \1\ A loop is a pipeline that is constructed adjacent to another 
pipeline for the purpose of increasing capacity in this portion of 
the system.
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    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the Palmyra to South Sioux City A-Line 
Abandonment Project in accordance with the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 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 proposed Palmyra to South Sioux City A-Line Abandonment Project 
is in Nebraska and includes the following facilities:
     Abandonment in place of 44.2 miles of 20-inch-diameter and 
14.8 miles of 16-inch-diameter mainline in Otoe, Lancaster, Saunders, 
and Dodge Counties (M581A);
     abandonment in place of 58.7 miles of 16-inch-diameter 
mainline in Dodge, Burt, Thurston, and Dakota Counties (M570A);
     construction of 1.7 miles of new 24-inch-diameter pipeline 
loop in Otoe County (Palmyra North D-Line Loop);
     construction of 2.5 miles of new 24-inch-diameter pipeline 
loop in Dodge County (Fremont North D-Line Loop);
     construction of a new pig \2\ launcher and two valve sites 
within the existing Palmyra Compressor Station at the beginning of the 
Palmyra D-Line Loop and a pig receiver and one valve site at the end of 
the pipeline loop; and
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    \2\ A ``pig'' is a tool that the pipeline company inserts into 
and pushes through the pipeline for cleaning the pipeline, 
conducting internal inspections, or other purposes.
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     construction of a new pig launcher and one valve site 
within the existing Fremont Compressor Station and one valve site at 
the end of the Fremont North D-Line Loop.
    The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability to 
federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; 
elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native 
American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested 
individuals and groups; and newspapers and libraries in the project 
area. The EA is only available in electronic format. It may be viewed 
and downloaded from the 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., CP19-500). 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

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important that we receive your comments in Washington, DC, on or before 
5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 13, 2020.
    For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file 
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 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 
(CP19-500-000) 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 CFR 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 all 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 summaries, and direct links to 
the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.

    Dated: December 13, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2019-27416 Filed 12-18-19; 8:45 am]
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