Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Marshall County Mine Panels 19e and 20e Project, 9753-9754 [2020-03388]

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[FR Doc. 2020–03367 Filed 2–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Docket Numbers: RP20–512–000. Applicants: Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company, LP. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rates Filing on 2–11–20 to be effective 3/1/2020. Filed Date: 2/11/20. Accession Number: 20200211–5010. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/24/20. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Docket Numbers: RP20–513–000. Applicants: Saavi Energy Solutions, LLC, Sempra Gas & Power Marketing, LLC. Description: Joint Petition For Limited Waiver, et al. of Saavi Energy Solutions, LLC, et al. under RP20–513. Filed Date: 2/10/20. Accession Number: 20200210–5199. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/24/20. On September 4, 2019, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern) filed an application in Docket No. CP19–509– 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 in Marshal County, West Virginia. On December 19, 2019, Texas Eastern amended its application in Docket No. CP19–509–001. The proposed project, known as the Marshal County Mine Panels 19E and 20E Project (Project), would ensure safe and efficient operation of existing Texas Eastern pipeline facilities for the duration of planned longwall mining activities. On September 17, 2019 and January 6, 2020, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued two separate Notice of Applications for the Project as amended. Among other things, the notices 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. Docket Numbers: RP20–514–000. Applicants: Rockies Express Pipeline LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: REX 2020–02–11 Non-Conforming Negotiated Rate Amendment to be effective 2/12/2020. Filed Date: 2/11/20. Accession Number: 20200211–5154. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/24/20. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the links or querying the docket number. 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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [FR Doc. 2020–03384 Filed 2–19–20; 8:45 am] Combined Notice of Filings BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:48 Feb 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 9753 PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP19–509–000; CP19–509– 001] Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Marshall County Mine Panels 19e and 20e Project Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA—March 27, 2020 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—June 25, 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 Texas Eastern proposes to excavate, elevate, and replace certain sections of four natural gas transmission pipelines due to longwall mining activities in Marshall County, West Virginia. The Project would allow for safe and efficient operation of Texas Eastern’s existing pipeline facilities for the duration of the longwall mining activities planned by Marshall County Coal Company in the area beneath Texas E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 9754 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 34 / Thursday, February 20, 2020 / Notices Eastern’s pipelines. The four mainline segments will remain in-service and be elevated using sandbags and skids for about two years until the longwall mining activities have completed and any potential ground subsidence has settled. On October 1, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Marshall County Mine Panel 19E Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The Commission issued an additional NOI on January 13, 2020, following the Texas Eastern’s Marshal County Mine Panel 20E amendment application. The NOIs were sent to affected landowners; owners of minerals rights; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. Comment letters were received from the Osage Nation Historic Preservation Office and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in response to the NOIs. The primary issues raised in the comments are impacts on streams and wetlands and permitting requirements. All substantive comments will be addressed in the EA. Additional Information lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2020–03388 Filed 2–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Background 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., CP19–501), 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Dated: February 13, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. 19:48 Feb 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2587–065] Northern States Power CompanyWisconsin; Notice of Intent To File License Application, Filing of PreApplication 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.: 2587–065. c. Date Filed: December 30, 2019. d. Submitted By: Northern States Power Company—Wisconsin (Northern States Power). e. Name of Project: Superior Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the Montreal River, in Iron County, Wisconsin and Gogebic County, Michigan. No federal lands are occupied by the project works or located within the project boundary. g. Filed Pursuant to: 18 CFR 5.3 and 5.5 of the Commission’s regulations. h. Potential Applicant Contact: James Zyduck, Northern States Power Company, 1414 West Hamilton Avenue, Post Office Box 8, Eau Claire, WI 54702– 0008; (715) 737–1136; email at James.Zyduck@XcelEnergy.com. i. Lee Emery at (202) 502–8379; or email at lee.emery@ferc.gov. j. Northern States Power filed its request to use the Traditional Licensing Process on December 30, 2019 and provided public notice of the request on December 26, 2019. In a letter dated February 13, 2020, the Director of the Division of Hydropower Licensing approved Northern States Power’s request to use the Traditional Licensing Process. k. With this notice, we are initiating informal consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and/or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and the joint agency regulations thereunder at 50 CFR part 402; and NOAA Fisheries under section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and implementing regulations at 50 CFR 600.920. We are also initiating consultation with the Michigan and PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Wisconsin State Historic Preservation Officers as required by section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and implementing regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation at 36 CFR 800.2. l. With this notice, we are designating Northern States Power as the Commission’s non-federal representative for carrying out informal consultation pursuant to section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and section 305(b) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act; and consultation pursuant to section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. m. On December 30, 2019, Northern States Power 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. 2587. 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 December 31, 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 13, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–03390 Filed 2–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 34 (Thursday, February 20, 2020)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP19-509-000; CP19-509-001]


Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review of the Marshall County Mine Panels 19e and 20e 
Project

    On September 4, 2019, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas 
Eastern) filed an application in Docket No. CP19-509-000 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 in Marshal County, West Virginia. On December 
19, 2019, Texas Eastern amended its application in Docket No. CP19-509-
001. The proposed project, known as the Marshal County Mine Panels 19E 
and 20E Project (Project), would ensure safe and efficient operation of 
existing Texas Eastern pipeline facilities for the duration of planned 
longwall mining activities.
    On September 17, 2019 and January 6, 2020, the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued two separate Notice 
of Applications for the Project as amended. Among other things, the 
notices 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--March 27, 2020
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--June 25, 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

    Texas Eastern proposes to excavate, elevate, and replace certain 
sections of four natural gas transmission pipelines due to longwall 
mining activities in Marshall County, West Virginia. The Project would 
allow for safe and efficient operation of Texas Eastern's existing 
pipeline facilities for the duration of the longwall mining activities 
planned by Marshall County Coal Company in the area beneath Texas

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Eastern's pipelines. The four mainline segments will remain in-service 
and be elevated using sandbags and skids for about two years until the 
longwall mining activities have completed and any potential ground 
subsidence has settled.

Background

    On October 1, 2019, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Marshall County 
Mine Panel 19E Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues 
(NOI). The Commission issued an additional NOI on January 13, 2020, 
following the Texas Eastern's Marshal County Mine Panel 20E amendment 
application. The NOIs were sent to affected landowners; owners of 
minerals rights; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected 
officials; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local 
libraries and newspapers. Comment letters were received from the Osage 
Nation Historic Preservation Office and the U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers in response to the NOIs. The primary issues raised in the 
comments are impacts on streams and wetlands and permitting 
requirements. All substantive comments 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., CP19-501), 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: February 13, 2020.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-03388 Filed 2-19-20; 8:45 am]
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