Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of a Proposed Amendment of the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project, 17868-17869 [2020-06672]

Download as PDF 17868 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 62 / Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / Notices Dated: March 25, 2020. Julia Marie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–06601 Filed 3–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel; Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting; Modification Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting; modification. AGENCY: On February 26, 2020, the DoD published a notice to announce the April 1, 2020 meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel. On March 9, 2020, the DoD published a notice that announced that the meeting time had changed. DoD is publishing this notice to announce that this federal advisory committee meeting has been modified to a remote access format. 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DoD is publishing this notice to announce that this federal advisory committee meeting has been modified to a remote access format. Written Statements: Pursuant to 41 CFR 102–3.10, and section 10(a)(3) of FACA, interested persons or organizations may submit written statements to the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel about its mission and/or the agenda to be addressed in this public meeting. Written statements should be submitted to the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel’s DFO. The DFO’s contact information can be found in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Written comments or statements must be received by the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel’s DFO at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting so they may be made available to the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel for its consideration prior to the meeting. The Designated Federal Officer will review all submitted written statements and provide copies to all Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel members. Dated: March 26, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. [FR Doc. 2020–06690 Filed 3–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP20–49–000] Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of a Proposed Amendment of the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project On January 31, 2020, Transcontinental Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco) filed an application in Docket No. CP20–49–000 requesting to amend the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) for the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project on May 3, 2019, in Docket No. CP17–101–000. Transco’s proposed amendment involves utilizing an alternative road for permanent access to Compressor Station 206 in Somerset County, New Jersey, rather than constructing the previously approved access road to the site. On February 5, 2020, the Commission issued its Notice of Application for the proposed amendment. 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 document for the project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed amendment. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA—May 15, 2020 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—August 13, 2020 If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of project progress. Project Description Transco proposes to amend the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project to utilize an alternative permanent access road to Compressor Station 206 (referred to as the Higgins Farm Access Road) that would involve the use and extension of an existing road rather than construction of the previously approved access road across property owned by Trap Rock Industries (referred to as the Trap Rock Access Road). Transco states the proposal would enable it to comply with requirements from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 62 / Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / Notices and reduce wetland impacts. The existing road crosses the Higgins Farm Superfund Site for approximately 1,819 feet, terminating at an enclosed groundwater remediation system operated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Transco would not modify the existing road, but would extend the road approximately 1,213 feet to the compressor station site. Approximately 331 feet of the extension would occur on the Higgins Farm Superfund Site and the remaining 882 feet would occur on land owned by Transco. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Background On February 19, 2020, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Document for a Proposed Amendment of the Northeast Supply Enhancement 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. In response to the NOI, the Commission received one comment letter related to the Higgins Farm Access Road from the Eastern Environmental Law Center. 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/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., CP20–49), 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 19:01 Mar 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 Dated: March 25, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–06672 Filed 3–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–495–000] Double E Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Double E Pipeline Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Double E Pipeline Project (Project), proposed by Double E Pipeline, LLC (Double E) in the above-referenced docket. Double E filed an application in Docket No. CP19–495–000 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. Double E requests authorization to construct and operate approximately 135 combined miles of varying diameter trunk-lines and lateral pipeline connecting the Delaware Basin production areas in New Mexico and Texas to the Waha Hub. The proposed trunkline and lateral pipelines run through Eddy County, New Mexico and Loving, Ward, Reeves, and Pecos Counties, Texas. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Double E Pipeline Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed Project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The U.S. Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) participated as a cooperating agency in the preparation of the EA. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis. The BLM will adopt and use the EA to issue a Right-of-Way Grant and Temporary Use Permits for the portion of the Project on federal lands. The proposed Double E Pipeline Project includes the following facilities: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17869 • Approximately 33.3 miles of new 30-inch-diameter T100 pipeline from Summit Midstream Partners, LP’s existing Lane Processing Plant located in Eddy County, New Mexico, to the proposed Poker Lake Meter Station site, also in Eddy County; • 84.2 miles of new 42-inch-diameter T200 pipeline from the proposed Poker Lake Meter Station in Eddy County, New Mexico through Loving, Ward, and Reeves Counties, Texas and terminating at the proposed Waha Receiver and Separation site in Reeves County, Texas; • 1.4 miles of new 42-inch-diameter T300 pipeline from the proposed Double E Waha Receiver and Separation site in Reeves County, Texas to the final delivery locations in Pecos County, Texas; and • 16.4 miles of new 30-inch-diameter L100 pipeline from the existing Loving Processing Plants to the proposed T100 pipeline in Eddy County, New Mexico. 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 the project area. 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. CP19–495). 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 comments in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 23, 2020. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP20-49-000]


Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule 
for Environmental Review of a Proposed Amendment of the Northeast 
Supply Enhancement Project

    On January 31, 2020, Transcontinental Pipe Line Company, LLC 
(Transco) filed an application in Docket No. CP20-49-000 requesting to 
amend the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity granted by 
the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) for the 
Northeast Supply Enhancement Project on May 3, 2019, in Docket No. 
CP17-101-000. Transco's proposed amendment involves utilizing an 
alternative road for permanent access to Compressor Station 206 in 
Somerset County, New Jersey, rather than constructing the previously 
approved access road to the site.
    On February 5, 2020, the Commission issued its Notice of 
Application for the proposed amendment. 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 document for the 
project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff's planned 
schedule for the completion of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 
proposed amendment.

Schedule for Environmental Review

Issuance of EA--May 15, 2020
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--August 13, 2020
    If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be 
provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of project 
progress.

Project Description

    Transco proposes to amend the Northeast Supply Enhancement Project 
to utilize an alternative permanent access road to Compressor Station 
206 (referred to as the Higgins Farm Access Road) that would involve 
the use and extension of an existing road rather than construction of 
the previously approved access road across property owned by Trap Rock 
Industries (referred to as the Trap Rock Access Road). Transco states 
the proposal would enable it to comply with requirements from the New 
Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

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and reduce wetland impacts. The existing road crosses the Higgins Farm 
Superfund Site for approximately 1,819 feet, terminating at an enclosed 
groundwater remediation system operated by the U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency. Transco would not modify the existing road, but 
would extend the road approximately 1,213 feet to the compressor 
station site. Approximately 331 feet of the extension would occur on 
the Higgins Farm Superfund Site and the remaining 882 feet would occur 
on land owned by Transco.

Background

    On February 19, 2020, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Document for a Proposed Amendment of the 
Northeast Supply Enhancement 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. In response to 
the NOI, the Commission received one comment letter related to the 
Higgins Farm Access Road from the Eastern Environmental Law Center. 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., CP20-49), 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: March 25, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-06672 Filed 3-30-20; 8:45 am]
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