Briar Hydro Associates, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process, 7990-7991 [2020-02812]

Download as PDF lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 7990 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / Notices Columbia Gulf requests authorization to construct and operate three new greenfield compressor stations (totaling 46,940 hp each) and modify one existing compressor station in East Carroll, Catahoula, Evangeline, and Rapides Parishes, Louisiana. The Louisiana Xpress Project would provide an additional 850 million cubic feet of open access firm transportation capacity from a primary receipt point at Columbia Gulf’s Mainline Pool to a primary delivery point at an interconnection with KMLP in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the projects in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed projects, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. 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 both project areas. 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. CP19–484 or CP19–488. 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 important that we receive your VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Feb 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 comments in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on March 9, 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 (CP19–484– 000 or CP19–488–000) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: February 6, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–02805 Filed 2–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 6689–017] Briar Hydro Associates, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of the Traditional Licensing Process a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process. b. Project No.: 6689–017. c. Date Filed: November 29, 2019. d. Submitted By: Briar Hydro Associates, LLC (Briar Hydro). e. Name of Project: Rolfe Canal Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Contoocook River, in the Village of Penacook and City of Concord, New Hampshire. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR5.3 and 5.5 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: Andrew J. Locke, Essex Hydro Associates, LLC, 55 Union Street, Boston, MA 02108; (617) 357–0032; email—alocke@essexhydro.com. i. FERC Contact: Jeanne Edwards at (202) 502–6181; or email at jeanne.edwards@ferc.gov. j. Briar Hydro filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on November 29, 2019. Briar Hydro provided public notice of its request on December 12, 2019. In a letter dated February 6, 2020, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Briar Hydro’s request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / Notices k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402. We are also initiating consultation with the New Hampshire State Historic Preservation Officer, as required by section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating Briar Hydro as the Commission’s nonfederal representative for carrying out informal consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. On November 28, 2019, Briar Hydro filed a Pre-Application Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission’s regulations. n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission’s website (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. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCONlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at the address in paragraph h. o. The licensee states its unequivocal intent to submit an application for a new license for Project No. 6689. Pursuant to 18 CFR 16.8, 16.9, and 16.10 each application for a new license and any competing license applications must be filed with the Commission at least 24 months prior to the expiration of the existing license. All applications for license for this project must be filed by November 30, 2022. p. 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, contact FERC Online Support. Dated: February 6, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–02812 Filed 2–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Feb 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. PF19–4–000] Venture Global Delta LNG, LLC; Venture Global Delta Express, LLC; Supplemental Notice of Intent for the Planned Delta LNG and Delta Express Pipeline Project Request for Comments on Environmental Issues Related to Project Modifications Under Consideration On January 22, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued a ‘‘Supplemental Notice of Intent for the Planned Delta LNG and Delta Express Pipeline Project Request for Comments on Environmental Issues Related to Project Modifications Under Consideration’’ (Notice). It has come to our 1 attention that the environmental mailing list was not provided copies of the Notice; therefore we are reissuing this Notice to extend the scoping period and provide additional time for interested parties to file comments on environmental issues. As previously noticed on July 30 and October 16, 2019, and supplemented herein, the staff of the Commission will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the Delta LNG and Delta Express Pipeline Project (Project) involving construction and operation of facilities by Venture Global Delta LNG, LLC and Venture Global Delta Express, LLC (collectively referred to as Delta LNG) in Richland, Franklin, Catahoula, Concordia, Avoyelles, St. Landry, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche, Jefferson, and Plaquemines Parishes, Louisiana. With this Notice we are specifically seeking comments on modifications to the Delta Express Pipeline proposed by Delta LNG on January 10, 2020. Delta LNG incorporated the modifications based on comments from regulatory agencies and landowners, and detailed environmental and constructability considerations. The Commission is issuing this Notice to provide previously and newly identified landowners and other stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the Project modifications. This Notice is being sent to the Commission’s current environmental mailing list for this Project, including newly affected landowners. State and 1 ‘‘We,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to the environmental staff of the FERC’s Office of Energy Projects. PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7991 local government representatives should notify their constituents of this planned Project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. If you are a newly affected landowner receiving this Notice, a Delta LNG representative may have already contacted you or may contact you soon about the acquisition of an easement to construct, operate, and maintain the planned facilities. The company would seek to negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement. However, if the Commission approves the Project, that approval conveys with it the right of eminent domain. Therefore, if the easement negotiations fail to produce an agreement, the company could initiate condemnation proceedings in accordance with applicable law. The FERC is the lead federal agency responsible for conducting the environmental review of the Project. As mentioned above, the Commission’s staff is preparing an EIS that discusses the environmental impacts of the Project. The EIS will be used to inform the Commission as it determines whether to approve the Project. This Notice announces the opening of an additional scoping period the Commission will use to gather input from landowners potentially affected by the Project. Comments may be submitted in writing as described in the public participation section of this Notice. Please note that the scoping period is now extended, and comments on this Notice should be filed with the Commission by March 9, 2020. If you sent comments on this Project prior to the opening of this additional comment period, you do not need to refile your comments. We have received your comments and will use the information in the preparation of the EIS. Information in this Notice was prepared to notify previously and newly affected landowners of the Project modifications, inform them about the Commission’s environmental review process, and instruct them on how to submit comments. To help potentially affected landowners better understand the Commission and its environmental review process, the ‘‘For Citizens’’ section of the FERC website (www.ferc.gov) provides information about getting involved in FERC jurisdictional projects. A citizens’ guide entitled ‘‘An Interstate Natural Gas Facility On My Land? What Do I Need to Know?’’ is also available in this section of the Commission’s website. This guide addresses a number of frequently asked questions, including the use of eminent domain and how to E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7990-7991]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02812]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 6689-017]


Briar Hydro Associates, LLC; Notice of Intent To File License 
Application, Filing of Pre-Application Document, and Approving Use of 
the Traditional Licensing Process

    a. Type of Filing: Notice of Intent to File License Application and 
Request to Use the Traditional Licensing Process.
    b. Project No.: 6689-017.
    c. Date Filed: November 29, 2019.
    d. Submitted By: Briar Hydro Associates, LLC (Briar Hydro).
    e. Name of Project: Rolfe Canal Hydroelectric Project.
    f. Location: On the Contoocook River, in the Village of Penacook 
and City of Concord, New Hampshire. No federal lands are occupied by 
the project works or located within the project boundary.
    g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR5.3 and 5.5 of the Commission's 
regulations.
    h. Potential Applicant Contact: Andrew J. Locke, Essex Hydro 
Associates, LLC, 55 Union Street, Boston, MA 02108; (617) 357-0032; 
[email protected]
    i. FERC Contact: Jeanne Edwards at (202) 502-6181; or email at 
[email protected].
    j. Briar Hydro filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing 
Process on November 29, 2019. Briar Hydro provided public notice of its 
request on December 12, 2019. In a letter dated February 6, 2020, the 
Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Briar Hydro's 
request to use the Traditional Licensing Process.

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    k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or NOAA Fisheries under section 
7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations 
thereunder at 50 CFR, Part 402. We are also initiating consultation 
with the New Hampshire State Historic Preservation Officer, as required 
by section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, and the 
implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic 
Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2.
    l. With this notice, we are designating Briar Hydro as the 
Commission's non-federal representative for carrying out informal 
consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and 
consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act.
    m. On November 28, 2019, Briar Hydro filed a Pre-Application 
Document (PAD; including a proposed process plan and schedule) with the 
Commission, pursuant to 18 CFR 5.6 of the Commission's regulations.
    n. A copy of the PAD is available for review at the Commission in 
the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's website 
(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. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at 
[email protected], (866) 208-3676 (toll free), or (202) 502-
8659 (TTY). A copy is also available for inspection and reproduction at 
the address in paragraph h.
    o. The licensee states its unequivocal intent to submit an 
application for a new license for Project No. 6689. Pursuant to 18 CFR 
16.8, 16.9, and 16.10 each application for a new license and any 
competing license applications must be filed with the Commission at 
least 24 months prior to the expiration of the existing license. All 
applications for license for this project must be filed by November 30, 
2022.
    p. 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, contact FERC 
Online Support.

    Dated: February 6, 2020.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-02812 Filed 2-11-20; 8:45 am]
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