Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Request for Extension of Time, 16206-16207 [2021-06309]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 16206 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 57 / Friday, March 26, 2021 / Notices k. Green Mountain Power proposes to temporarily lower the Sugar Hill Reservoir approximately 27.5 feet from the current elevation to allow replacement of the outlet conduit. l. Locations of the Application: This filing may be viewed on the Commission’s website at 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. You may also 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, call 1–866–208–3676 or email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, for TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Agencies may obtain copies of the application directly from the applicant. m. 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Filing and Service of Documents: Any filing must (1) bear in all capital letters the title ‘‘COMMENTS’’, ‘‘PROTEST’’, or ‘‘MOTION TO INTERVENE’’ as applicable; (2) set forth in the heading the name of the applicant and the project number of the application to which the filing responds; (3) furnish the name, address, and telephone number of the person commenting, protesting or intervening; and (4) otherwise comply with the requirements of 18 CFR 385.2001 through 385.2005. All comments, motions to intervene, or protests must set forth their evidentiary basis. Any filing made by an intervenor must be accompanied by proof of service on all persons listed in the service list prepared by the Commission in this proceeding, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2010. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dated: March 22, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–06304 Filed 3–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–101–000] Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Request for Extension of Time Take notice that on March 19, 2021, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco) requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) grant an extension of time until May 3, 2023 to complete construction of, and place into service, its Northeast Supply Enhancement (NESE) Project located in Pennsylvania, onshore and offshore New Jersey, and offshore New York as authorized in the Order Issuing Certificate (Order) on May 3, 2019.1 Ordering Paragraph (B)(1) of the Order required Transco to complete the construction of the NESE Project facilities and make them available for service within two years of the date of the Order, or by May 3, 2021. On May 15, 2020, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) denied Transco’s application for a water quality certification under section 401 of the Clean Water Act. Simultaneously, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection denied Transco’s application for a water quality certification and other individual permits. As part of its denial, NYSDEC cites lack of demand for the NESE Project. Transco asserts that the market disruption caused by the COVID–19 pandemic is temporary and a need for additional firm transportation remains. Transco states that its binding precedent agreement with National Grid remains in full force and effect and Transco remains fully committed to constructing the NESE Project. Transco avers the COVID–19 pandemic is also having a direct and adverse impact on state and local areas resources and Transco’s development of the NESE Project. Moreover, Transco states that it plans to refile its section 401 applications later this year. Transco avers that postponement of the in-service date for the NESE Project has no impact on the 1 Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC, 167 FERC ¶ 61,110 (2019). PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 public interest findings in the Order and the environmental record is current and relevant. Accordingly, Transco now requests an additional two years, or until May 3, 2023, to complete the construction of the NESE Project and make it available for service. This notice establishes a 15-calendar day intervention and comment period deadline. Any person wishing to comment on Transco’s request for an extension of time may do so. No reply comments or answers will be considered. If you wish to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this request, you should, on or before the comment date stated below, file a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (18 CFR 157.10).2 As a matter of practice, the Commission itself generally acts on requests for extensions of time to complete construction for Natural Gas Act facilities when such requests are contested before order issuance. For those extension requests that are contested,3 the Commission will aim to issue an order acting on the request within 45 days.4 The Commission will address all arguments relating to whether the applicant has demonstrated there is good cause to grant the extension.5 The Commission will not consider arguments that re-litigate the issuance of the Order, including whether the Commission properly found the project to be in the public convenience and necessity and whether the Commission’s environmental analysis for the certificate complied with the National Environmental Policy Act.6 At the time a pipeline requests an extension of time, orders on certificates of public convenience and necessity are final and the Commission will not relitigate their issuance.7 The OEP Director, or his or her designee, will act 2 Only motions to intervene from entities that were party to the underlying proceeding will be accepted. Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ¶ 61,144, at P 39 (2020). 3 Contested proceedings are those where an intervenor disputes any material issue of the filing. 18 CFR 385.2201(c)(1) (2020). 4 Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ¶ 61,144, at P 40 (2020). 5 Id. P 40. 6 Similarly, the Commission will not re-litigate the issuance of an NGA section 3 authorization, including whether a proposed project is not inconsistent with the public interest and whether the Commission’s environmental analysis for the permit order complied with NEPA. 7 Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ¶ 61,144, at P 40 (2020). E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 57 / Friday, March 26, 2021 / Notices on those extension requests that are uncontested. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http:// ferc.gov) using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning COVID–19, issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFile’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. To mail via USPS, use the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. To mail via any other courier, use the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 6, 2021. Dated: March 22, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. BILLING CODE 6560–50–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; request for public comment. AGENCY: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [ER–FRL–9055–8] Environmental Impact Statements; Notice of Availability khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2021–06280 Filed 3–25–21; 8:45 am] Notice of Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Response Action by Prospective Purchaser BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Jkt 253001 In accordance with the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended by the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments (RCRA), and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERLCA), notice is hereby given by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), of an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Response Action by Prospective Purchaser (Settlement Agreement), with NP Falls Township Industrial 2, LLC SUMMARY: Responsible Agency: Office of Federal Activities, General Information 202– 564–5632 or https://www.epa.gov/nepa. Weekly receipt of Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) Filed March 15, 2021 10 a.m. EST Through March 22, 2021 10 a.m. EST Pursuant to 40 CFR 1506.9. Notice: Section 309(a) of the Clean Air Act requires that EPA make public its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies. EPA’s comment 17:14 Mar 25, 2021 Dated: March 22, 2021. Cindy S. Barger, Director, NEPA Compliance Division, Office of Federal Activities. [FRL 10022–02–Region 3] [FR Doc. 2021–06309 Filed 3–25–21; 8:45 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 letters on EISs are available at: https:// cdxnodengn.epa.gov/cdx-enepapublic/action/eis/search. EIS No. 20210034, Final, NPS, NY, Adoption—Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point Reformulation Study, Contact: Joe Neubauer 215–597–1903. The National Park Service (NPS) has adopted the Army Corps of Engineers Final EIS No. 20200043, filed 2/14/2020 with EPA. NPS was a cooperating agency on this project. Therefore, republication of the document is not necessary under Section 1506.3(b)(2) of the CEQ regulations. EIS No. 20210035, Final, NPS, NC, Cape Hatteras National Seashore Sediment Management Framework, Review Period Ends: 04/26/2021, Contact: Dave Hallac 252–475–9032. EIS No. 20210036, Final, BR, WA, Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Surface Water Intake Fish Screens and Fish Passage Project, Review Period Ends: 04/26/2021, Contact: Jason Sutter 208–378–5390. EIS No. 20210037, Draft, USACE, MT, Fort Peck Dam Test Releases, Comment Period Ends: 05/25/2021, Contact: Aaron Quinn 402–995–2669. PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16207 (Purchaser). The Settlement Agreement pertains to Purchaser’s acquisition of a 342.97-acre property (Property) at the 2799-acre U.S. Steel Mon Valley Works—Fairless Hills Facility, located at S Pennsylvania Avenue, Fairless Hills, PA (Facility). The Settlement Agreement requires performance of specified cleanup activities pursuant to EPA’s RCRA corrective action program at the Property and establishment of financial assurance for the benefit of EPA to ensure completion of the cleanup work. In return, the Settlement Agreement will resolve potential claims of the United States government for cleanup at the Facility under RCRA and CERCLA. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before April 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: The proposed Settlement Agreement is available at: https:// www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/ 2020-12/documents/us_steel_ northpoint_2_ppa_final_.pdf. Comments should be submitted to Linda Matyskiela, Remedial Project Manager, EPA Region 3, Mail Code 3LD20, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (215) 814–3420, Matyskiela.Linda@ epa.gov and should reference the Settlement Agreement. You may also send comments, identified by Docket ID No. CERCLA– RCRA–03–2021–0051PP to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Cinti, Senior Assistant Regional Counsel, Office of Regional Counsel, EPA Region III, Mail Code 3RC20, 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, (215) 814–2634, Cinti.Thomas@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA will receive written comments relating to the Settlement Agreement. EPA will consider all comments received and may modify or withdraw its consent to the Settlement Agreement if comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate that the Settlement Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from Regulations.gov. EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. If CBI exists, please contact Ms. Linda Matyskiela. Multimedia submissions (audio, video, etc.) must be accompanied by a written comment. The written comment is considered the official comment and should include discussion of all points E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 57 (Friday, March 26, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16206-16207]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-06309]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP17-101-000]


Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Request 
for Extension of Time

    Take notice that on March 19, 2021, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line 
Company, LLC (Transco) requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission) grant an extension of time until May 3, 2023 to 
complete construction of, and place into service, its Northeast Supply 
Enhancement (NESE) Project located in Pennsylvania, onshore and 
offshore New Jersey, and offshore New York as authorized in the Order 
Issuing Certificate (Order) on May 3, 2019.\1\ Ordering Paragraph 
(B)(1) of the Order required Transco to complete the construction of 
the NESE Project facilities and make them available for service within 
two years of the date of the Order, or by May 3, 2021.
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    \1\ Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC, 167 FERC ] 
61,110 (2019).
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    On May 15, 2020, the New York State Department of Environmental 
Conservation (NYSDEC) denied Transco's application for a water quality 
certification under section 401 of the Clean Water Act. Simultaneously, 
the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection denied Transco's 
application for a water quality certification and other individual 
permits. As part of its denial, NYSDEC cites lack of demand for the 
NESE Project. Transco asserts that the market disruption caused by the 
COVID-19 pandemic is temporary and a need for additional firm 
transportation remains. Transco states that its binding precedent 
agreement with National Grid remains in full force and effect and 
Transco remains fully committed to constructing the NESE Project. 
Transco avers the COVID-19 pandemic is also having a direct and adverse 
impact on state and local areas resources and Transco's development of 
the NESE Project. Moreover, Transco states that it plans to refile its 
section 401 applications later this year. Transco avers that 
postponement of the in-service date for the NESE Project has no impact 
on the public interest findings in the Order and the environmental 
record is current and relevant. Accordingly, Transco now requests an 
additional two years, or until May 3, 2023, to complete the 
construction of the NESE Project and make it available for service.
    This notice establishes a 15-calendar day intervention and comment 
period deadline. Any person wishing to comment on Transco's request for 
an extension of time may do so. No reply comments or answers will be 
considered. If you wish to obtain legal status by becoming a party to 
the proceedings for this request, you should, on or before the comment 
date stated below, file a motion to intervene in accordance with the 
requirements of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 
CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the Natural Gas Act 
(18 CFR 157.10).\2\
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    \2\ Only motions to intervene from entities that were party to 
the underlying proceeding will be accepted. Algonquin Gas 
Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ] 61,144, at P 39 (2020).
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    As a matter of practice, the Commission itself generally acts on 
requests for extensions of time to complete construction for Natural 
Gas Act facilities when such requests are contested before order 
issuance. For those extension requests that are contested,\3\ the 
Commission will aim to issue an order acting on the request within 45 
days.\4\ The Commission will address all arguments relating to whether 
the applicant has demonstrated there is good cause to grant the 
extension.\5\ The Commission will not consider arguments that re-
litigate the issuance of the Order, including whether the Commission 
properly found the project to be in the public convenience and 
necessity and whether the Commission's environmental analysis for the 
certificate complied with the National Environmental Policy Act.\6\ At 
the time a pipeline requests an extension of time, orders on 
certificates of public convenience and necessity are final and the 
Commission will not re-litigate their issuance.\7\ The OEP Director, or 
his or her designee, will act

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on those extension requests that are uncontested.
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    \3\ Contested proceedings are those where an intervenor disputes 
any material issue of the filing. 18 CFR 385.2201(c)(1) (2020).
    \4\ Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ] 61,144, at P 40 
(2020).
    \5\ Id. P 40.
    \6\ Similarly, the Commission will not re-litigate the issuance 
of an NGA section 3 authorization, including whether a proposed 
project is not inconsistent with the public interest and whether the 
Commission's environmental analysis for the permit order complied 
with NEPA.
    \7\ Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ] 61,144, at P 40 
(2020).
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    In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the 
Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an 
opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the 
internet through the Commission's Home Page (http://ferc.gov) using the 
``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three 
digits in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, 
the Commission has suspended access to the Commission's Public 
Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency 
concerning COVID-19, issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For 
assistance, contact FERC at [email protected] or call toll-
free, (886) 208-3676 or TYY, (202) 502-8659.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 
protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ``eFile'' link at 
http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically may mail 
similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. To mail 
via USPS, use the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, 
DC 20426. To mail via any other courier, use the following address: 
Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 
12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
    Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 6, 2021.

    Dated: March 22, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-06309 Filed 3-25-21; 8:45 am]
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