Alaska Gasline Development Corporation; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Alaska LNG Project, 14470-14471 [2020-05071]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 14470 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 49 / Thursday, March 12, 2020 / Notices Applicants: Atlantic City Electric Company, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: ACE submits Revisions to OATT, Att. H–1A re: Accounting Changes for Materials an to be effective 3/6/2020. Filed Date: 3/6/20. Accession Number: 20200306–5044. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/27/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–1188–000. Applicants: Delmarva Power & Light Company, PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Delmarva submits Revisions to OATT, Att. H–3D re: Materials and Supplies to be effective 3/6/2020. Filed Date: 3/6/20. Accession Number: 20200306–5049. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/27/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–1189–000. Applicants: Southern California Edison Company. Description: Notice of Cancellation of Service Agreements (Nos. 1071 and 172) of Southern California Edison Company. Filed Date: 3/4/20. 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Applicants: Middletown Cogeneration Company LLC. Description: Compliance filing: baseline refile to be effective 1/1/2020. Filed Date: 3/6/20. Accession Number: 20200306–5086. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/27/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–1194–000. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Mar 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 Applicants: Haverhill Cogeneration Company LLC. Description: Compliance filing: baseline refiling to be effective 1/1/ 2020. Filed Date: 3/6/20. Accession Number: 20200306–5089. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/27/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–1195–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Amendment to ICSA, SA No. 4952; Queue No. AA2–119/AC1–055/AD2– 192 (amend) to be effective 6/25/2019. Filed Date: 3/6/20. Accession Number: 20200306–5092. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 3/27/20. Docket Numbers: ER20–1196–000. Applicants: American Municipal Power, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: EL18– 185 eTariff Settlement Compliance Filing to be effective 7/1/2018. Filed Date: 3/6/20. 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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 comment date. Protests may be considered, but PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: March 6, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–05075 Filed 3–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–178–000] Alaska Gasline Development Corporation; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Alaska LNG Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) with the participation of the cooperating agencies listed below, has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Alaska LNG Project (Project) proposed by the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC). Under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act, AGDC requests authorization to construct and operate new gas treatment facilities, an 806.9mile-long natural gas pipeline and associated aboveground facilities, and a 20 million-metric-ton per annum liquefaction facility to commercialize the natural gas resources of Alaska’s North Slope. The Project would have an annual average inlet design capacity of up to 3.7 billion standard cubic feet per day and a 3.9 billion standard cubic feet per day peak capacity. The EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of Project construction and operation in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). As described in the EIS, FERC staff concludes that approval of the Project would result in a number of significant environmental impacts; however, the majority of impacts would be less than significant based on the impact avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures proposed by AGDC; AGDC’s commitments to additional measures; and measures recommended by staff in the final EIS. However, some of the adverse impacts would be E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 49 / Thursday, March 12, 2020 / Notices significant even after the implementation of mitigation measures. The United States (U.S.) Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of Energy, and National Marine Fisheries Service participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of this final EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis. Although the cooperating agencies provided input to the conclusions and recommendations presented in the EIS, the agencies will present their own conclusions and recommendations in their respective Records of Decision for the Project. The BLM and NPS will adopt and use the EIS to consider issuing a right-ofway grant for the portions of the Project on BLM- and NPS-managed lands, respectively. Other cooperating agencies will use this EIS in their regulatory processes and to satisfy compliance with NEPA and other related federal environmental laws (e.g., the National Historic Preservation Act). Section 810(a) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, 16 United States Code 3120(a), also requires the BLM to evaluate the effects of the alternatives presented in the EIS on subsistence activities, and to hold public hearings if it finds that any alternative may significantly restrict subsistence uses. The evaluation of subsistence impacts indicates that the cumulative case analyzed in the EIS could significantly restrict subsistence uses for the communities of Nuiqsut, Kaktovik, Utqiagvik, and Anaktuvuk Pass. Therefore, the BLM held public hearings and solicited public testimony for these potentially affected communities. The Commission mailed a copy of the final EIS to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; Alaska Native tribal governments and Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Corporations; and local libraries and newspapers in the area of the Project. The final EIS was also mailed to property owners that could be affected by Project facilities, individuals requesting intervenor status in FERC’s proceedings, and other interested parties (i.e., individuals and environmental and public interest groups who provided scoping comments or asked to remain on the mailing list). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:31 Mar 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 Paper copy and CD versions of the final EIS were mailed to subsistence communities, libraries, and those specifically requesting them; all others received a CD version. The final EIS is also available in electronic format. It may be viewed and downloaded from FERC’s website (www.ferc.gov) on the Environmental Documents page (http://www.ferc.gov/ industries/gas/enviro/eis.asp). In addition, the final EIS may be accessed by using the eLibrary link on FERC’s website. Click on the eLibrary link (https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ elibrary.asp), then click on General Search and enter the docket number in the Docket Number field, excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP17–178). 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. Questions 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 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. Dated: March 6, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–05071 Filed 3–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2880–015] Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project, LLC; Notice Soliciting Scoping Comments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14471 a. Type of Application: New License. b. Project No.: 2880–015. c. Date filed: July 31, 2019. d. Applicant: Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project, LLC. e. Name of Project: Cherokee Falls Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: The existing project is located on the Broad River, in Cherokee County, South Carolina. The project does not affect federal land. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Beth E. Harris, Enel Green Power North America, Inc., 11 Anderson Street, Piedmont, SC 29673; Telephone (864) 846–0042 ext. 100; Beth.Harris@Enel.com. i. FERC Contact: Michael Spencer at (202) 502–6093, or at michael.spencer@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing scoping comments: April 5, 2020. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file scoping 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 Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2880–015. The Commission’s Rules of Practice require all intervenors filing documents with the Commission to serve a copy of that document on each person 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. This application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. Project Description: The Cherokee Falls Project consists of: (1) A 1,819foot-long granite masonry dam with a 1,701-foot-long spillway and 4-foot-high flashboards; (2) a reservoir with a surface area of 83 acres and a storage capacity of 140 acre-feet; (3) a trash rack intake; (4) a 130-foot-long powerhouse containing one generating unit with a capacity of 4,140 kilowatts and an annual generation of 9,354.9 megawatt- E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 49 (Thursday, March 12, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP17-178-000]


Alaska Gasline Development Corporation; Notice of Availability of 
the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Alaska LNG 
Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) with the participation of the cooperating agencies listed 
below, has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for 
the Alaska LNG Project (Project) proposed by the Alaska Gasline 
Development Corporation (AGDC). Under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act, 
AGDC requests authorization to construct and operate new gas treatment 
facilities, an 806.9-mile-long natural gas pipeline and associated 
aboveground facilities, and a 20 million-metric-ton per annum 
liquefaction facility to commercialize the natural gas resources of 
Alaska's North Slope. The Project would have an annual average inlet 
design capacity of up to 3.7 billion standard cubic feet per day and a 
3.9 billion standard cubic feet per day peak capacity.
    The EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of Project 
construction and operation in accordance with the requirements of the 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). As described in the EIS, FERC 
staff concludes that approval of the Project would result in a number 
of significant environmental impacts; however, the majority of impacts 
would be less than significant based on the impact avoidance, 
minimization, and mitigation measures proposed by AGDC; AGDC's 
commitments to additional measures; and measures recommended by staff 
in the final EIS. However, some of the adverse impacts would be

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significant even after the implementation of mitigation measures.
    The United States (U.S.) Department of Transportation Pipeline and 
Hazardous Material Safety Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service 
(NPS), U.S. Department of Energy, and National Marine Fisheries Service 
participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of this final 
EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise 
with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and 
participate in the NEPA analysis. Although the cooperating agencies 
provided input to the conclusions and recommendations presented in the 
EIS, the agencies will present their own conclusions and 
recommendations in their respective Records of Decision for the 
Project.
    The BLM and NPS will adopt and use the EIS to consider issuing a 
right-of-way grant for the portions of the Project on BLM- and NPS-
managed lands, respectively. Other cooperating agencies will use this 
EIS in their regulatory processes and to satisfy compliance with NEPA 
and other related federal environmental laws (e.g., the National 
Historic Preservation Act).
    Section 810(a) of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation 
Act, 16 United States Code 3120(a), also requires the BLM to evaluate 
the effects of the alternatives presented in the EIS on subsistence 
activities, and to hold public hearings if it finds that any 
alternative may significantly restrict subsistence uses. The evaluation 
of subsistence impacts indicates that the cumulative case analyzed in 
the EIS could significantly restrict subsistence uses for the 
communities of Nuiqsut, Kaktovik, Utqiagvik, and Anaktuvuk Pass. 
Therefore, the BLM held public hearings and solicited public testimony 
for these potentially affected communities.
    The Commission mailed a copy of the final EIS to federal, state, 
and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; 
Alaska Native tribal governments and Alaska Native Claims Settlement 
Act Corporations; and local libraries and newspapers in the area of the 
Project. The final EIS was also mailed to property owners that could be 
affected by Project facilities, individuals requesting intervenor 
status in FERC's proceedings, and other interested parties (i.e., 
individuals and environmental and public interest groups who provided 
scoping comments or asked to remain on the mailing list). Paper copy 
and CD versions of the final EIS were mailed to subsistence 
communities, libraries, and those specifically requesting them; all 
others received a CD version.
    The final EIS is also available in electronic format. It may be 
viewed and downloaded from FERC's website (www.ferc.gov) on the 
Environmental Documents page (http://www.ferc.gov/industries/gas/enviro/eis.asp). In addition, the final EIS may be accessed by using 
the eLibrary link on FERC's website. Click on the eLibrary link 
(https://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/elibrary.asp), then click on General 
Search and enter the docket number in the Docket Number field, 
excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP17-178). 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.

Questions

    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 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.

    Dated: March 6, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-05071 Filed 3-11-20; 8:45 am]
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