Portland Natural Gas Transmission System; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Westbrook Xpress Project, 2731-2732 [2020-00626]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 11 / Thursday, January 16, 2020 / Notices information or comments submitted by postal mail or delivery should be addressed to the Director of the Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, LBJ, Room 6W–208B, Washington, DC 20202–4537. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For specific questions related to collection activities, please contact Stephanie Valentine, 202–453–7061. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Education (ED), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), provides the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps the Department assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. 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Stephanie Valentine, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance, Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2020–00632 Filed 1–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP20–16–000] Portland Natural Gas Transmission System; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Westbrook Xpress Project On November 18, 2019, Portland Natural Gas Transmission System (PNGTS) filed an application in Docket No. CP20–16–000 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 Westbrook XPress Project (Project), and would provide about 131 million standard cubic feet of natural gas per day to New England using TransCanada PipeLines Limited’s Canadian Mainline and Trans-Quebec & Maritimes Pipeline to access North American supply basins. On December 2, 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—April 2, 2020 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—July 1, 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. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2731 Project Description The Westbrook XPress Project would consist of the following facilities, all of which are proposed in Cumberland County, Maine: • Installation of one new 15,900 horsepower natural gas fired turbine compressor unit and appurtenant facilities in a greenfield expansion area approximately 1,500 feet southwest of the currently developed Westbrook Compressor Station; • about 1,500 feet of 30-inch-diameter suction and discharge lines to connect the greenfield expansion area to the existing station; and • modifications at the existing Westbrook Metering and Regulating Station 30006, including replacement of existing piping, replacement of existing filter separator, building modifications, and appurtenant facilities. Background On December 12, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Westbrook XPress 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 received in response to the NOI will be addressed in the EA. 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., CP20–16), 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 E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1 2732 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 11 / Thursday, January 16, 2020 / Notices provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: January 8, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–00626 Filed 1–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 460–096] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES City of Tacoma, Washington; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Protests Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and is available for public inspection: a. Application Type: Non-Project Use of Project Lands. b. Project No: 460–096. c. Date Filed: December 20, 2019. d. Applicant: City of Tacoma, Washington. e. Name of Project: Cushman Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The project is located on the North Fork of the Skokomish River in Mason County, Washington. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C. 791a–825r. h. Applicant Contact: Bret Forrester, Wildlife and Lands Manager, Tacoma Power, 3628 South 35th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409; (253) 502–8782, or bforrest@ ci.tacoma.wa.us. i. FERC Contact: Mark Ivy at (202) 502–6156, or mark.ivy@ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, and protests: February 10, 2020. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, and comments 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 of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of electronic filing, please send a paper copy to: Secretary, Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jan 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–460–096. Comments emailed to Commission staff are not considered part of the Commission record. The Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person whose name appears on the official service list for the project. Further, if an intervenor 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. k. Description of Request: Tacoma Power requests Commission approval to continue to allow five parcels of leased land to be used as private community parks (Division 1 Park, Division 2 Park, Division 4 Park, Division 9 Park, and Division 14 Park). These parcels are leased to the Lake Cushman Development Company which created the parks to serve nearby residents who provide funds to operate the parks. Prior to the July 30, 1998 relicensing, which modified the project boundary, these parks were located entirely outside of the project boundary. Since portions of the parks were incorporated into the project boundary when the new license was issued, Tacoma Power filed a nonproject use of project lands application to keep the parks private. l. Locations of the Application: A copy of the application is available for inspection and reproduction at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, located at 888 First Street, NE, Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, or by calling (202) 502–8371. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission’s website 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. 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 at the address in item (h) above. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. Individuals desiring to be included on the Commission’s mailing list should so indicate by writing to the Secretary of the Commission. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 n. 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, .214, respectively. 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 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. o. Filing and Service of 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 commenting, 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. Any filing made by an intervenor 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 385.2010. Dated: January 10, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–00621 Filed 1–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 6544–004] Ampersand Collins Hydro, LLC, Dichotomy Collins Hydro, LLC; Notice of Transfer of Exemption 1. On January 2, 2020, Ampersand Collins Hydro, LLC exemptee for the Collins Hydroelectric Project No. 6544, filed a letter notifying the Commission that the project was transferred from Ampersand Collins Hydro, LLC to Dichotomy Collins Hydro, LLC. The exemption from licensing was originally issued on February 9, 1984.1 The project is located on Chicopee River in 1 I–MAXMAT Corporation, 26 FERC ¶ 62,112 (1984). The project was transferred to Ampersand Collins Hydro, LLC on July 8, 2014. E:\FR\FM\16JAN1.SGM 16JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 11 (Thursday, January 16, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2731-2732]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-00626]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP20-16-000]


Portland Natural Gas Transmission System; Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review of the Westbrook Xpress Project

    On November 18, 2019, Portland Natural Gas Transmission System 
(PNGTS) filed an application in Docket No. CP20-16-000 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 Westbrook 
XPress Project (Project), and would provide about 131 million standard 
cubic feet of natural gas per day to New England using TransCanada 
PipeLines Limited's Canadian Mainline and Trans-Quebec & Maritimes 
Pipeline to access North American supply basins.
    On December 2, 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--April 2, 2020
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--July 1, 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

    The Westbrook XPress Project would consist of the following 
facilities, all of which are proposed in Cumberland County, Maine:
     Installation of one new 15,900 horsepower natural gas 
fired turbine compressor unit and appurtenant facilities in a 
greenfield expansion area approximately 1,500 feet southwest of the 
currently developed Westbrook Compressor Station;
     about 1,500 feet of 30-inch-diameter suction and discharge 
lines to connect the greenfield expansion area to the existing station; 
and
     modifications at the existing Westbrook Metering and 
Regulating Station 30006, including replacement of existing piping, 
replacement of existing filter separator, building modifications, and 
appurtenant facilities.

Background

    On December 12, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Westbrook XPress 
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 received in response to the 
NOI will be addressed in the EA.

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., 
CP20-16), 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

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provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the 
Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings.

    Dated: January 8, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
 Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-00626 Filed 1-15-20; 8:45 am]
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