Double E Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Double E Pipeline Project, 17869-17870 [2020-06675]

Download as PDF 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 17870 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 62 / Tuesday, March 31, 2020 / Notices 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 (CP19–495– 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 eLibrary link. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of all formal documents issued by the Commission, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Mar 30, 2020 Jkt 250001 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: March 24, 2020. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–06675 Filed 3–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dated: March 25, 2020. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. Combined Notice of Filings [FR Doc. 2020–06673 Filed 3–30–20; 8:45 am] Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Docket Numbers: RP20–676–000. Applicants: Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Amendment to a Negotiated Rate Filing—Mercuria Energy America to be effective 4/1/2020. Filed Date: 3/24/20. Accession Number: 20200324–5007. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/6/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–677–000. Applicants: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Rate Schedules LSS and SS–2 Tracker Filing eff 4/1/2020 to be effective 4/1/2020. Filed Date: 3/24/20. Accession Number: 20200324–5025. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/6/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–678–000. Applicants: Enable Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Fuel Tracker Filing—Effective May 1, 2020 to be effective 5/1/2020. Filed Date: 3/24/20. Accession Number: 20200324–5028. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/6/20. Docket Numbers: RP20–679–000. Applicants: Transwestern Pipeline Company, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Negotiated Rate Filing (Hartree Partners) filed on 3–24–20 to be effective 4/1/ 2020. Filed Date: 3/24/20. Accession Number: 20200324–5096. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 4/6/20. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP20–48–000] Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Enhancement by Compression Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an environmental assessment (EA) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the Enhancement by Compression Project involving construction and operation of facilities by Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. (Iroquois) in Greene and Dutchess Counties, New York, and Fairfield and New Haven Counties, Connecticut. The Commission will use this EA in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public convenience and necessity. This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies about issues regarding the project. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires the Commission to take into account the environmental impacts that could result from its action whenever it considers the issuance of a Certificate of E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 62 (Tuesday, March 31, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-06675]


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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:
     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 [email protected] 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.

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    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 [email protected]. 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 
(CP19-495-000) 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 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/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.

    Dated: March 24, 2020.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2020-06675 Filed 3-30-20; 8:45 am]
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