Magnolia LNG, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed; Magnolia LNG Production Capacity Amendment, 5424-5425 [2020-01693]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 5424 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2020 / Notices Any questions regarding the request or Amendment Application may be directed to Kimberly A.E. Pritchard, Senior Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company, One Corporate Drive, Suite 600, Shelton, Connecticut 06484, phone: 203–944–7032, email: Kimberly_ Pritchard@iroquois.com. 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 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 EA. 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 1 Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., 162 FERC ¶ 61,167 at ¶ 50 (2018). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Jan 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. Comments Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 7, 2020. Dated: January 23, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–01598 Filed 1–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–19–000] Magnolia LNG, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed; Magnolia LNG Production Capacity Amendment The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a final supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Production Capacity Amendment, proposed by Magnolia LNG, LLC (Magnolia LNG) in the above-referenced docket. Magnolia LNG requests authorization to increase the liquefied natural gas (LNG) production capacity of the previously authorized Magnolia LNG Project in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (Docket No. CP14–347–000) from 8 million metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) to 8.8 MTPA. The increased LNG production capacity would be achieved through the optimization of Magnolia LNG’s final design for the terminal, including additional and modified process equipment. The final supplemental EIS assesses the potential changes to the air and noise emissions, and our reliability and safety engineering analyses associated with the construction and operation of the Production Capacity Amendment from what was presented in the final EIS in Docket No. CP14–347–000 for the Magnolia LNG Project. The FERC staff concludes that the proposed modifications, with the additional mitigation measures recommended in 2 PO 00000 18 CFR 385.214(d)(1). Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the supplemental EIS, would continue to avoid or reduce impacts to less than significant levels. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Department of Energy participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the supplemental EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the analysis conducted under the National Environmental Policy Act. The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability for the final supplemental EIS 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 final supplemental EIS 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 final supplemental EIS 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., CP19–19). 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. 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 that 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. E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 20 / Thursday, January 30, 2020 / Notices Dated: January 24, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FR Doc. 2020–01693 Filed 1–29–20; 8:45 am] [Project No. 15020–000] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Gridflex Energy, LLC; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Docket Numbers: RP20–445–000. Applicants: Enable Mississippi River Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rate Filing—City of Bismark RP18–923 & RP20–131 Settlement to be effective 1/1/2019. Filed Date: 1/22/20. Accession Number: 20200122–5010. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/3/20. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Docket Numbers: RP20–446–000. Applicants: Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, L.L.C. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: MNUS Cleanup Filing—Removing NC Agrmt K210198 to be effective 2/22/2020. Filed Date: 1/22/20. Accession Number: 20200122–5041. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/3/20. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified date(s). Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: January 23, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–01592 Filed 1–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Jan 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 On January 6, 2020, Gridflex Energy, LLC (Gridflex) 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 Eldorado Pumped Storage Project to be located in Clark County, Nevada. Gridflex subsequently amended its application on January 10, 2020. 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 land-disturbing 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) An upper reservoir having a total storage capacity of 5,500 acre feet at elevation of 3,520 feet mean sea level (msl), and a surface area of 104 acres; (2) two upper reservoir dams, the first dam would be 110-foot-high and the second would be 60-foot-high, each upper reservoir dam would have a crest length of 1,100 feet; (3) a lower reservoir having a total storage capacity of 5,500 acre feet at elevation of 2,100 msl and a surface area of 102 acres (Alternative A) or a lower reservoir having a total storage capacity of 5,500 acre feet at elevation of 2,420 msl and a surface area of 95 acres (Alternative B); (4) a lower reservoir dam with a maximum height of 55 feet and a crest length of 8,720 feet (Alternative A) or a lower reservoir dam with a maximum height of 120 feet and having a crest length of 5,600 feet (Alternative B); (5) a 1,300-foot-long, 22foot-diameter vertical power shaft, a 5,000-foot-long, 22-foot-diameter headrace tunnel, and a 7,000-foot-long, 25-foot-diameter tailrace tunnel (Alternative A) or a 1,000-foot-long, 19foot-diameter vertical power shaft, a 4,000-foot-long, 19-foot-diameter headrace tunnel, and a 5,000-foot-long, 22-foot-diameter tailrace tunnel (Alternative B); (6) an underground 400foot-long, 80-foot-wide, 120-foot-high, underground powerhouse (Alternative A) or a 350-foot-long, 80-foot-wide, 120foot-high, underground powerhouse (Alternative B); (7) three 250-Megawatt (MW) variable speed reversible pump PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5425 turbines and motor-generators (Alternative A) or three 200-Megawatt (MW) variable speed reversible pump turbines and motor-generators (Alternative B), with a 1,420-feet or 1,100-feet of operating head, respectively; (8) a new twin circuit 230 kilovolt (kV), 5.5-mile-long transmission line with an interconnection at the Eldorado Substation near Boulder City, Nevada; and (9) appurtenant facilities. The applicant is considering multiple sources of water for the initial fill and makeup water including the Southern Nevada Water Authority. The estimated annual generation of the Project would be 1,314,000 Megawatt-hours MWh (Alternative A) or 1,051,200 MWh (Alternative B). Applicant Contact: Mr. Matthew Shapiro, CEO, Gridflex Energy, LLC, 424 W Pueblo St., #A, Boise, ID 83702; (208) 246–9925. FERC Contact: Benjamin Mann; Email: benjamin.mann@ferc.gov; phone: (202) 502–8127. Deadline for filing comments, motions to intervene, competing applications (without notices of intent), or notices of intent to file competing applications: Sixty (60) days from the issuance of this notice. Competing applications and notices of intent must meet the requirements of 18 CFR 4.36. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments, motions to intervene, notices of intent, and competing applications 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 Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–15020–000. More information about this project, including a copy of the application, can be viewed or printed on the eLibrary link of Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp. Enter the docket number (P–15020) in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. E:\FR\FM\30JAN1.SGM 30JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 20 (Thursday, January 30, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5424-5425]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-01693]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP19-19-000]


Magnolia LNG, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed; Magnolia 
LNG Production Capacity Amendment

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared a final supplemental environmental impact 
statement (EIS) for the Production Capacity Amendment, proposed by 
Magnolia LNG, LLC (Magnolia LNG) in the above-referenced docket. 
Magnolia LNG requests authorization to increase the liquefied natural 
gas (LNG) production capacity of the previously authorized Magnolia LNG 
Project in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (Docket No. CP14-347-000) from 8 
million metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) to 8.8 MTPA. The increased LNG 
production capacity would be achieved through the optimization of 
Magnolia LNG's final design for the terminal, including additional and 
modified process equipment.
    The final supplemental EIS assesses the potential changes to the 
air and noise emissions, and our reliability and safety engineering 
analyses associated with the construction and operation of the 
Production Capacity Amendment from what was presented in the final EIS 
in Docket No. CP14-347-000 for the Magnolia LNG Project. The FERC staff 
concludes that the proposed modifications, with the additional 
mitigation measures recommended in the supplemental EIS, would continue 
to avoid or reduce impacts to less than significant levels.
    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous 
Materials Safety Administration, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. 
Department of Energy participated as cooperating agencies in the 
preparation of the supplemental EIS. Cooperating agencies have 
jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources 
potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the analysis 
conducted under the National Environmental Policy Act.
    The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability for the 
final supplemental EIS 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 final supplemental EIS 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 
final supplemental EIS 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., CP19-19). 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.
    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 that 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.


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    Dated: January 24, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-01693 Filed 1-29-20; 8:45 am]
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