Venture Global CP2 LNG, LLC; Venture Global CP Express, LLC; Notice of Scoping Period Requesting Comments on Environmental Issues for the Planned CP2 LNG and CP Express Project and Notice of Public Scoping Sessions, 23708-23711 [2021-09342]

Download as PDF 23708 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 4, 2021 / Notices BL LF ( tj ) = O.S · q = . 55 (9S °F) BL+ 3.412 · EFcomp,off q55 (tj) AWEF + . 3.412 · EFcomp,off = LJ=1BL(tj) "f.j= 1 E(tj) BL(tj) = BL· nj khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Where: BLis the non-equipment-related box load LF is the load factor And other symbols are as defined in AHRI 1250–2009. (3) Representations. Air Innovations may not make representations about the efficiency of a basic model listed in paragraph (1) of this Order for compliance, marketing, or other purposes unless the basic model has been tested in accordance with the provisions set forth above and such representations fairly disclose the results of such testing. (4) This waiver shall remain in effect according to the provisions of 10 CFR 431.401. (5) This Order is issued on the condition that the statements, representations, and information provided by Air Innovations are valid. If Air Innovations makes any modifications to the controls or configurations of a basic model subject to this Order, such modifications will render the waiver invalid with respect to that basic model, and Air Innovations will either be required to use the current Federal test method or submit a new application for a test procedure waiver. DOE may rescind or modify this waiver at any time if it determines the factual basis underlying the petition for waiver is incorrect, or the results from the alternate test procedure are unrepresentative of a basic model’s true energy consumption characteristics. 10 CFR 431.401(k)(1). Likewise, Air Innovations may request that DOE rescind or modify the waiver if Air Innovations discovers an error in the information provided to DOE as part of its petition, determines that the waiver is no longer needed, or for other appropriate reasons. 10 CFR 431.401(k)(2). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 May 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 (6) Air Innovations remains obligated to fulfill any applicable requirements set forth at 10 CFR part 429. DOE makes decisions on waivers and interim waivers for only those basic models specifically set out in the petition, not future models that may be manufactured by the petitioner. Air Innovations may submit a new or amended petition for waiver and request for grant of interim waiver, as appropriate, for additional basic models of Walk-in Cooler Refrigeration Systems. Alternatively, if appropriate, Air Innovations may request that DOE extend the scope of a waiver or an interim waiver to include additional basic models employing the same technology as the basic model(s) set forth in the original petition consistent with 10 CFR 431.401(g). Signed in Washington, DC, on April 28, 2021. Treena V. Garrett, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy. Signing Authority The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an environmental document that will discuss the environmental impacts of the CP2 LNG and CP Express Project involving construction and operation of facilities by Venture Global CP2 LNG, LLC (CP2 LNG) and Venture Global CP Express, LLC (CP Express) in Jasper and Newton Counties, Texas and Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes, Louisiana. The Commission will use this environmental document in its decision-making process to determine whether the project is in the public interest. This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested agencies regarding the project. As part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process, the Commission takes into account concerns the public may have about proposals and the environmental impacts that could result This document of the Department of Energy was signed on April 27, 2021, by Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, pursuant to delegated authority from the Secretary of Energy. That document with the original signature and date is maintained by DOE. For administrative purposes only, and in compliance with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the undersigned DOE Federal Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to sign and submit the document in electronic format for publication, as an official document of the Department of Energy. This administrative process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon publication in the Federal Register. PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2021–09272 Filed 5–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. PF21–1–000] Venture Global CP2 LNG, LLC; Venture Global CP Express, LLC; Notice of Scoping Period Requesting Comments on Environmental Issues for the Planned CP2 LNG and CP Express Project and Notice of Public Scoping Sessions E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 EN04MY21.001</GPH> BILLING CODE 6450–01–C khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 4, 2021 / Notices from its action whenever it considers the issuance of an Authorization. This gathering of public input is referred to as ‘‘scoping.’’ The main goal of the scoping process is to focus the analysis in the environmental document on the important environmental issues. Additional information about the Commission’s NEPA process is described below in the NEPA Process and Environmental Document section of this notice. By this notice, the Commission requests public comments on the scope of issues to address in the environmental document. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please submit your comments so that the Commission receives them in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 27, 2021. Comments may be submitted in written or oral form. Further details on how to submit comments are provided in the Public Participation section of this notice. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. Your input will help the Commission staff determine what issues they need to evaluate in the environmental document. Commission staff will consider all written and oral comments during the preparation of the environmental document. If you submitted comments on this project to the Commission before the opening of this docket on February 17, 2021, you will need to file those comments in Docket No. PF21–1–000 to ensure they are considered. This notice is being sent to the Commission’s current environmental mailing list for this project. State and local government representatives should notify their constituents of this planned project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern. If you are a landowner receiving this notice, a pipeline company representative may contact you about the acquisition of an easement to construct, operate, and maintain the planned facilities. The company would seek to negotiate a mutually acceptable easement agreement. You are not required to enter into an agreement. However, if the Commission approves the project, section 7(h) of the Natural Gas Act conveys the right of eminent domain to the company for the natural gas pipeline facilities. Therefore, if you and the company do not reach an easement agreement, the pipeline company could initiate condemnation proceedings in court. In such instances, compensation would be determined by VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 May 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 a judge in accordance with state law. The Commission does not subsequently grant, exercise, or oversee the exercise of that eminent domain authority. The courts have exclusive authority to handle eminent domain cases; the Commission has no jurisdiction over these matters. A fact sheet prepared by the FERC entitled ‘‘An Interstate Natural Gas Facility On My Land? What Do I Need To Know?’’ addresses typically asked questions, including the use of eminent domain and how to participate in the Commission’s proceedings. This fact sheet along with other landowner topics of interest are available for viewing on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov) under the links to Natural Gas Questions or Landowner Topics. Public Participation There are four methods you can use to submit your comments to the Commission. Please carefully follow these instructions so that your comments are properly recorded. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has staff available to assist you at (866) 208–3676 or FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature, which is located on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to FERC Online. Using eComment is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can file your comments electronically by using the eFiling feature, which is located on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to FERC Online. 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 will be asked to select the type of filing you are making; a comment on a particular project is considered a ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’; (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the Commission. Be sure to reference the project docket number (PF21–1–000) on your letter. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852; or PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23709 (4) In lieu of sending written comments, the Commission invites you to attend one of the virtual public scoping sessions its staff will conduct by telephone, scheduled as follows: Date and Time Tuesday May 11, 2021, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST. Call in number: 888– 324–3812. Participant passcode: 9560652. Wednesday May 12, 2021, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST. Call in number: 888– 324–3812. Participant passcode: 9560652. Thursday May 13, 2021, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST. Call in number: 888– 324–3812. Participant passcode: 9560652. The primary goal of these scoping sessions is to have you identify the specific environmental issues and concerns that should be considered in the environmental document. Individual oral comments will be taken on a one-on-one basis with a court reporter present on the line. This format is designed to receive the maximum amount of oral comments, in a convenient way during the timeframe allotted, and is in response to the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic. Each scoping session is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time. You may call at any time after 5:00 p.m. at which time you will be placed on mute and hold. Calls will be answered in the order they are received. Once answered, you will have the opportunity to provide your comment directly to a court reporter with FERC staff or representative present on the line. A time limit of five minutes will be implemented for each commentor. Transcripts of all comments received during the scoping sessions will be publicly available on FERC’s eLibrary system (see the last page of this notice for instructions on using eLibrary). It is important to note that the Commission provides equal consideration to all comments received, whether filed in written form or provided orally at a virtual scoping session. Additionally, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription, which makes it easy to stay informed of all issuances and submittals regarding the dockets/projects to which you subscribe. These instant email notifications are the fastest way to receive notification and provide a link to the document files which can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings. Go to https:// www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription. E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 23710 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 4, 2021 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Summary of the Planned Project CP2 LNG plans to construct and operate a new 20 million tonnes per annum liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The LNG terminal site would be on the mainland, while the marine facilities would be constructed on Monkey Island between Calcasieu Pass and the Calcasieu Ship Channel. CP Express would also construct and operate approximately 85 miles of new 48-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline originating in Jasper County, Texas and terminating at the CP2 LNG terminal. In addition, a 6-mile-long, 24-inchdiameter lateral pipeline and 127,000 horsepower (hp) Vinton Compressor Station would be constructed in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. The pipeline facilities would be capable of transporting 4 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to the LNG terminal. CP2 LNG and CP Express would construct the project in two phases; Phase 1 would consist of construction of the pipelines, 23,500 hp compression at the Vinton Compressor Station, and about half of the CP2 LNG terminal facilities. Phase 2 would consist of the remaining 103,500 hp compression at the compressor station and the remaining CP2 LNG facilities. According to CP2 LNG and CP Express, its project would transport domestically produced natural gas for liquefaction, storage, and export to overseas markets. The CP2 LNG and CP Express Project would consist of the following facilities: • A liquefaction plant consisting of 18 liquefaction blocks and support facilities; • six pretreatment systems; • four 200,000 cubic meter LNG storage tanks; • a combined-cycle natural gas turbine power plant capable of generating 1,440 megawatts; • two LNG loading docks; • two marine berths capable of receiving ocean-going LNG carriers; • a 1.2-mile-long aboveground trestle that would support two 36-inchdiameter cryogenic LNG transfer lines connecting the marine facilities on Monkey Island to the mainland LNG terminal site; • one 85-mile-long, 48-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline; • one 6-mile-long, 24-inch-diameter natural gas lateral pipeline; • one new 127,000 hp compressor station near Vinton, Louisiana; • six meter stations at interconnects with existing pipelines; • a gas gate station within the LNG terminal site; and • other appurtenant facilities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 May 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 The general location of the project facilities is shown in appendix 1.1 Land Requirements for Construction Construction of the planned facilities would disturb about 547 acres of land for the LNG terminal facilities and 1,620 acres for the pipeline facilities. Following construction, CP2 LNG and CP Express would maintain about 535 acres for permanent operation of the LNG terminal and 555 acres for operation of the pipeline facilities; the remaining acreage would be restored and revert to former uses. About 44 percent of the planned pipeline route parallels existing pipeline, utility, or road rights-of-way. NEPA Process and the Environmental Document Any environmental document issued by Commission staff will discuss impacts that could occur as a result of the construction and operation of the planned project under the relevant general resource areas: • Geology and soils; • water resources and wetlands; • vegetation and wildlife; • threatened and endangered species; • cultural resources; • socioeconomics; • land use; • air quality and noise; and • reliability and safety. Commission staff have identified several issues that deserve attention based on a preliminary review of the planned facilities and the environmental information provided by CP2 LNG and CP Express. This preliminary list of issues may change based on your comments and our analysis. Commission staff will also evaluate reasonable alternatives to the planned project or portions of the project and make recommendations on how to lessen or avoid impacts on the various resource areas. Your comments will help Commission staff identify and focus on the issues that might have an effect on the human environment and potentially eliminate others from further study and discussion in the environmental document. 1 The appendices referenced in this notice will not appear in the Federal Register. Copies of the appendices were sent to all those receiving this notice in the mail and are available at www.ferc.gov using the link called ‘‘eLibrary’’. For instructions on connecting to eLibrary, refer to the last page of this notice. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (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 TTY (202) 502–8659. PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Although no formal application has been filed, Commission staff have already initiated a NEPA review under the Commission’s pre-filing process. The purpose of the pre-filing process is to encourage early involvement of interested stakeholders and to identify and resolve issues before the Commission receives an application. As part of the pre-filing review, Commission staff will contact federal and state agencies to discuss their involvement in the scoping process and the preparation of the environmental document. If a formal application is filed, Commission staff will then determine whether to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EA or the EIS will present Commission staff’s independent analysis of the environmental issues. If Commission staff prepares an EA, a Notice of Schedule for the Preparation of an Environmental Assessment will be issued. The EA may be issued for an allotted public comment period. The Commission would consider timely comments on the EA before making its determination on the proposed project. If Commission staff prepares an EIS, a Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS/ Notice of Schedule will be issued once an application is filed, which will open an additional public comment period. Staff will then prepare a draft EIS that will be issued for public comment. Commission staff will consider all timely comments received during the comment period on the draft EIS, and revise the document, as necessary, before issuing a final EIS. Any EA or draft and final EIS will be available in electronic format in the public record through eLibrary 2 and the Commission’s natural gas environmental documents web page (https://www.ferc.gov/industries-data/ natural-gas/environment/ environmental-documents). If eSubscribed, you will receive instant email notification when the environmental document is issued. With this notice, the Commission is asking agencies with jurisdiction by law and/or special expertise with respect to the environmental issues related to this project to formally cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document.3 Agencies that would like to request cooperating agency status should follow the instructions for filing 2 For instructions on connecting to eLibrary, refer to the last page of this notice. 3 The Council on Environmental Quality regulations addressing cooperating agency responsibilities are at Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1501.8. E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 84 / Tuesday, May 4, 2021 / Notices comments provided under the Public Participation section of this notice. Currently, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Ocean Atmospheric Administration have expressed their intention to participate as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the environmental document to satisfy its NEPA responsibilities related to this project. The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration would also participate as cooperating agencies. Consultation Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act In accordance with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s implementing regulations for section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Commission is using this notice to initiate consultation with the applicable State Historic Preservation Offices, and to solicit their views and those of other government agencies, interested Indian tribes, and the public on the project’s potential effects on historic properties.4 The environmental document for this project will document our findings on the impacts on historic properties and summarize the status of consultations under section 106. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Environmental Mailing List The environmental mailing list includes federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American Tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. This list also includes all affected landowners (as defined in the Commission’s regulations) who are potential right-of-way grantors, whose property may be used temporarily for project purposes, or who own homes within certain distances of aboveground facilities, and anyone who submits comments on the project and includes a mailing address with their comments. Commission staff will update the environmental mailing list as the analysis proceeds to ensure that Commission notices related to this environmental review are sent to all individuals, organizations, and government entities interested in and/or 4 The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation regulations are at Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 800. Those regulations define historic properties as any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, structure, or object included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:13 May 03, 2021 Jkt 253001 potentially affected by the planned project. If you need to make changes to your name/address, or if you would like to remove your name from the mailing list, please complete one of the following steps: (1) Send an email to GasProjectAddressChange@ferc.gov stating your request. You must include the docket number PF21–1–000 in your request. If you are requesting a change to your address, please be sure to include your name and the correct address. If you are requesting to delete your address from the mailing list, please include your name and address as it appeared on this notice. This email address is unable to accept comments. OR (2) Return the attached ‘‘Mailing List Update Form’’ (appendix 2). Becoming an Intervenor Once CP2 LNG and CP Express file their applications with the Commission, you may want to become an ‘‘intervenor’’ which is an official party to the Commission’s proceeding. Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing of the Commission’s decision and be heard by the courts if they choose to appeal the Commission’s final ruling. An intervenor formally participates in the proceeding by filing a request 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 https://www.ferc.gov/ resources/guides/how-to.asp. Please note that the Commission will not accept requests for intervenor status at this time. You must wait until the Commission receives a formal application for the project, after which the Commission will issue a public notice that establishes an intervention deadline. Additional Information 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. Click on the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General Search’’ and enter the docket number in the ‘‘Docket Number’’ field. 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. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of all formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23711 Public sessions or site visits will be posted on the Commission’s calendar located at https://www.ferc.gov/newsevents/events along with other related information. Dated: April 27, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–09342 Filed 5–3–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 15109–000] Turnagain Arm Tidal Energy Corp.; Notice of Preliminary Permit Application Accepted for Filing and Soliciting Comments, Motions To Intervene, and Competing Applications On April 13, 2021, the Turnagain Arm Tidal Energy Corp filed an amended application for a preliminary permit, pursuant to section 4(f) of the Federal Power Act, proposing to study the feasibility of the proposed Turnagain Arm Tidal Electric Generation Project (TATEG) No. 15109–000, to be located on Turnagain Arm and adjacent lands of the Municipality of Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The sole purpose of a preliminary permit, if issued, is to grant the permit holder priority to file a license application during the permit term. A preliminary permit does not authorize the permit holder to perform any land-disturbing activities or otherwise enter upon lands or waters owned by others without the owners’ express permission. The proposed project would consist of the following: (1) Six 0.5-mile-long, 300foot-wide tidal power stations, with five stations containing 40, 10-megawatt (MW) tidal-to-electrical energy generating units and one station containing 42, 10–MW tidal-to-electrical energy generating units for a total installed capacity of 2,420 MW; (2) a transmission network consisting of 29.81 miles of undersea transmission lines connecting the six power stations and coming onshore at Point Campbell in Anchorage and near Possession Point on Kenai Peninsula Borough land; (3) a 7.5-mile-long, aboveground transmission line extending from Point Campbell through South Anchorage to a control building and step-up facility in South Anchorage; (4) a 2.91-mile-long, 230-kilovolt (kV) aboveground transmission line extending from the Anchorage control building to a 40,000square-foot industrial battery array with E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 84 (Tuesday, May 4, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-09342]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. PF21-1-000]


Venture Global CP2 LNG, LLC; Venture Global CP Express, LLC; 
Notice of Scoping Period Requesting Comments on Environmental Issues 
for the Planned CP2 LNG and CP Express Project and Notice of Public 
Scoping Sessions

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) will prepare an environmental document that will discuss 
the environmental impacts of the CP2 LNG and CP Express Project 
involving construction and operation of facilities by Venture Global 
CP2 LNG, LLC (CP2 LNG) and Venture Global CP Express, LLC (CP Express) 
in Jasper and Newton Counties, Texas and Calcasieu and Cameron 
Parishes, Louisiana. The Commission will use this environmental 
document in its decision-making process to determine whether the 
project is in the public interest.
    This notice announces the opening of the scoping process the 
Commission will use to gather input from the public and interested 
agencies regarding the project. As part of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA) review process, the Commission takes into account 
concerns the public may have about proposals and the environmental 
impacts that could result

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from its action whenever it considers the issuance of an Authorization. 
This gathering of public input is referred to as ``scoping.'' The main 
goal of the scoping process is to focus the analysis in the 
environmental document on the important environmental issues. 
Additional information about the Commission's NEPA process is described 
below in the NEPA Process and Environmental Document section of this 
notice.
    By this notice, the Commission requests public comments on the 
scope of issues to address in the environmental document. To ensure 
that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please submit your 
comments so that the Commission receives them in Washington, DC on or 
before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 27, 2021. Comments may be 
submitted in written or oral form. Further details on how to submit 
comments are provided in the Public Participation section of this 
notice.
    Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, 
reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental 
impacts. Your input will help the Commission staff determine what 
issues they need to evaluate in the environmental document. Commission 
staff will consider all written and oral comments during the 
preparation of the environmental document.
    If you submitted comments on this project to the Commission before 
the opening of this docket on February 17, 2021, you will need to file 
those comments in Docket No. PF21-1-000 to ensure they are considered.
    This notice is being sent to the Commission's current environmental 
mailing list for this project. State and local government 
representatives should notify their constituents of this planned 
project and encourage them to comment on their areas of concern.
    If you are a landowner receiving this notice, a pipeline company 
representative may contact you about the acquisition of an easement to 
construct, operate, and maintain the planned facilities. The company 
would seek to negotiate a mutually acceptable easement agreement. You 
are not required to enter into an agreement. However, if the Commission 
approves the project, section 7(h) of the Natural Gas Act conveys the 
right of eminent domain to the company for the natural gas pipeline 
facilities. Therefore, if you and the company do not reach an easement 
agreement, the pipeline company could initiate condemnation proceedings 
in court. In such instances, compensation would be determined by a 
judge in accordance with state law. The Commission does not 
subsequently grant, exercise, or oversee the exercise of that eminent 
domain authority. The courts have exclusive authority to handle eminent 
domain cases; the Commission has no jurisdiction over these matters.
    A fact sheet prepared by the FERC entitled ``An Interstate Natural 
Gas Facility On My Land? What Do I Need To Know?'' addresses typically 
asked questions, including the use of eminent domain and how to 
participate in the Commission's proceedings. This fact sheet along with 
other landowner topics of interest are available for viewing on the 
FERC website (www.ferc.gov) under the links to Natural Gas Questions or 
Landowner Topics.

Public Participation

    There are four methods you can use to submit your comments to the 
Commission. Please carefully follow these instructions so that your 
comments are properly recorded. The Commission encourages electronic 
filing of comments and has staff available to assist you at (866) 208-
3676 or [email protected].
    (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment 
feature, which is located on the Commission's website (www.ferc.gov) 
under the link to FERC Online. Using eComment is an easy method for 
submitting brief, text-only comments on a project;
    (2) You can file your comments electronically by using the eFiling 
feature, which is located on the Commission's website (www.ferc.gov) 
under the link to FERC Online. 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 will be asked to select the type of filing you 
are making; a comment on a particular project is considered a ``Comment 
on a Filing'';
    (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to 
the Commission. Be sure to reference the project docket number (PF21-1-
000) on your letter. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must 
be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. 
Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly 
D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins 
Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852; or
    (4) In lieu of sending written comments, the Commission invites you 
to attend one of the virtual public scoping sessions its staff will 
conduct by telephone, scheduled as follows:

Date and Time

    Tuesday May 11, 2021, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST. Call in number: 
888-324-3812. Participant passcode: 9560652.
    Wednesday May 12, 2021, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST. Call in number: 
888-324-3812. Participant passcode: 9560652.
    Thursday May 13, 2021, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST. Call in number: 
888-324-3812. Participant passcode: 9560652.
    The primary goal of these scoping sessions is to have you identify 
the specific environmental issues and concerns that should be 
considered in the environmental document. Individual oral comments will 
be taken on a one-on-one basis with a court reporter present on the 
line. This format is designed to receive the maximum amount of oral 
comments, in a convenient way during the timeframe allotted, and is in 
response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
    Each scoping session is scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 
Central Time. You may call at any time after 5:00 p.m. at which time 
you will be placed on mute and hold. Calls will be answered in the 
order they are received. Once answered, you will have the opportunity 
to provide your comment directly to a court reporter with FERC staff or 
representative present on the line. A time limit of five minutes will 
be implemented for each commentor.
    Transcripts of all comments received during the scoping sessions 
will be publicly available on FERC's eLibrary system (see the last page 
of this notice for instructions on using eLibrary).
    It is important to note that the Commission provides equal 
consideration to all comments received, whether filed in written form 
or provided orally at a virtual scoping session.
    Additionally, the Commission offers a free service called 
eSubscription, which makes it easy to stay informed of all issuances 
and submittals regarding the dockets/projects to which you subscribe. 
These instant email notifications are the fastest way to receive 
notification and provide a link to the document files which can reduce 
the amount of time you spend researching proceedings. Go to https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription.

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Summary of the Planned Project

    CP2 LNG plans to construct and operate a new 20 million tonnes per 
annum liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Cameron Parish, 
Louisiana. The LNG terminal site would be on the mainland, while the 
marine facilities would be constructed on Monkey Island between 
Calcasieu Pass and the Calcasieu Ship Channel. CP Express would also 
construct and operate approximately 85 miles of new 48-inch-diameter 
natural gas pipeline originating in Jasper County, Texas and 
terminating at the CP2 LNG terminal. In addition, a 6-mile-long, 24-
inch-diameter lateral pipeline and 127,000 horsepower (hp) Vinton 
Compressor Station would be constructed in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. 
The pipeline facilities would be capable of transporting 4 billion 
cubic feet of natural gas per day to the LNG terminal. CP2 LNG and CP 
Express would construct the project in two phases; Phase 1 would 
consist of construction of the pipelines, 23,500 hp compression at the 
Vinton Compressor Station, and about half of the CP2 LNG terminal 
facilities. Phase 2 would consist of the remaining 103,500 hp 
compression at the compressor station and the remaining CP2 LNG 
facilities. According to CP2 LNG and CP Express, its project would 
transport domestically produced natural gas for liquefaction, storage, 
and export to overseas markets.
    The CP2 LNG and CP Express Project would consist of the following 
facilities:
     A liquefaction plant consisting of 18 liquefaction blocks 
and support facilities;
     six pretreatment systems;
     four 200,000 cubic meter LNG storage tanks;
     a combined-cycle natural gas turbine power plant capable 
of generating 1,440 megawatts;
     two LNG loading docks;
     two marine berths capable of receiving ocean-going LNG 
carriers;
     a 1.2-mile-long aboveground trestle that would support two 
36-inch-diameter cryogenic LNG transfer lines connecting the marine 
facilities on Monkey Island to the mainland LNG terminal site;
     one 85-mile-long, 48-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline;
     one 6-mile-long, 24-inch-diameter natural gas lateral 
pipeline;
     one new 127,000 hp compressor station near Vinton, 
Louisiana;
     six meter stations at interconnects with existing 
pipelines;
     a gas gate station within the LNG terminal site; and
     other appurtenant facilities.
    The general location of the project facilities is shown in appendix 
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    \1\ The appendices referenced in this notice will not appear in 
the Federal Register. Copies of the appendices were sent to all 
those receiving this notice in the mail and are available at 
www.ferc.gov using the link called ``eLibrary''. For instructions on 
connecting to eLibrary, refer to the last page of this notice. At 
this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission's 
Public Reference Room due to the proclamation declaring a National 
Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), 
issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact 
FERC at [email protected] or call toll free, (886) 208-3676 
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Land Requirements for Construction

    Construction of the planned facilities would disturb about 547 
acres of land for the LNG terminal facilities and 1,620 acres for the 
pipeline facilities. Following construction, CP2 LNG and CP Express 
would maintain about 535 acres for permanent operation of the LNG 
terminal and 555 acres for operation of the pipeline facilities; the 
remaining acreage would be restored and revert to former uses. About 44 
percent of the planned pipeline route parallels existing pipeline, 
utility, or road rights-of-way.

NEPA Process and the Environmental Document

    Any environmental document issued by Commission staff will discuss 
impacts that could occur as a result of the construction and operation 
of the planned project under the relevant general resource areas:
     Geology and soils;
     water resources and wetlands;
     vegetation and wildlife;
     threatened and endangered species;
     cultural resources;
     socioeconomics;
     land use;
     air quality and noise; and
     reliability and safety.
    Commission staff have identified several issues that deserve 
attention based on a preliminary review of the planned facilities and 
the environmental information provided by CP2 LNG and CP Express. This 
preliminary list of issues may change based on your comments and our 
analysis.
    Commission staff will also evaluate reasonable alternatives to the 
planned project or portions of the project and make recommendations on 
how to lessen or avoid impacts on the various resource areas. Your 
comments will help Commission staff identify and focus on the issues 
that might have an effect on the human environment and potentially 
eliminate others from further study and discussion in the environmental 
document.
    Although no formal application has been filed, Commission staff 
have already initiated a NEPA review under the Commission's pre-filing 
process. The purpose of the pre-filing process is to encourage early 
involvement of interested stakeholders and to identify and resolve 
issues before the Commission receives an application. As part of the 
pre-filing review, Commission staff will contact federal and state 
agencies to discuss their involvement in the scoping process and the 
preparation of the environmental document.
    If a formal application is filed, Commission staff will then 
determine whether to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) or an 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The EA or the EIS will present 
Commission staff's independent analysis of the environmental issues. If 
Commission staff prepares an EA, a Notice of Schedule for the 
Preparation of an Environmental Assessment will be issued. The EA may 
be issued for an allotted public comment period. The Commission would 
consider timely comments on the EA before making its determination on 
the proposed project. If Commission staff prepares an EIS, a Notice of 
Intent to Prepare an EIS/Notice of Schedule will be issued once an 
application is filed, which will open an additional public comment 
period. Staff will then prepare a draft EIS that will be issued for 
public comment. Commission staff will consider all timely comments 
received during the comment period on the draft EIS, and revise the 
document, as necessary, before issuing a final EIS. Any EA or draft and 
final EIS will be available in electronic format in the public record 
through eLibrary \2\ and the Commission's natural gas environmental 
documents web page (https://www.ferc.gov/industries-data/natural-gas/environment/environmental-documents). If eSubscribed, you will receive 
instant email notification when the environmental document is issued.
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    With this notice, the Commission is asking agencies with 
jurisdiction by law and/or special expertise with respect to the 
environmental issues related to this project to formally cooperate in 
the preparation of the environmental document.\3\ Agencies that would 
like to request cooperating agency status should follow the 
instructions for filing

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comments provided under the Public Participation section of this 
notice. Currently, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Ocean 
Atmospheric Administration have expressed their intention to 
participate as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the 
environmental document to satisfy its NEPA responsibilities related to 
this project. The U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Department of 
Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration 
would also participate as cooperating agencies.
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cooperating agency responsibilities are at Title 40, Code of Federal 
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Consultation Under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation 
Act

    In accordance with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's 
implementing regulations for section 106 of the National Historic 
Preservation Act, the Commission is using this notice to initiate 
consultation with the applicable State Historic Preservation Offices, 
and to solicit their views and those of other government agencies, 
interested Indian tribes, and the public on the project's potential 
effects on historic properties.\4\ The environmental document for this 
project will document our findings on the impacts on historic 
properties and summarize the status of consultations under section 106.
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    \4\ The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation regulations 
are at Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 800. Those 
regulations define historic properties as any prehistoric or 
historic district, site, building, structure, or object included in 
or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic 
Places.
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Environmental Mailing List

    The environmental mailing list includes federal, state, and local 
government representatives and agencies; elected officials; 
environmental and public interest groups; Native American Tribes; other 
interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. This list also 
includes all affected landowners (as defined in the Commission's 
regulations) who are potential right-of-way grantors, whose property 
may be used temporarily for project purposes, or who own homes within 
certain distances of aboveground facilities, and anyone who submits 
comments on the project and includes a mailing address with their 
comments. Commission staff will update the environmental mailing list 
as the analysis proceeds to ensure that Commission notices related to 
this environmental review are sent to all individuals, organizations, 
and government entities interested in and/or potentially affected by 
the planned project.
    If you need to make changes to your name/address, or if you would 
like to remove your name from the mailing list, please complete one of 
the following steps:
    (1) Send an email to [email protected] stating your 
request. You must include the docket number PF21-1-000 in your request. 
If you are requesting a change to your address, please be sure to 
include your name and the correct address. If you are requesting to 
delete your address from the mailing list, please include your name and 
address as it appeared on this notice. This email address is unable to 
accept comments.

OR

    (2) Return the attached ``Mailing List Update Form'' (appendix 2).

Becoming an Intervenor

    Once CP2 LNG and CP Express file their applications with the 
Commission, you may want to become an ``intervenor'' which is an 
official party to the Commission's proceeding. Only intervenors have 
the right to seek rehearing of the Commission's decision and be heard 
by the courts if they choose to appeal the Commission's final ruling. 
An intervenor formally participates in the proceeding by filing a 
request 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 https://www.ferc.gov/resources/guides/how-to.asp. 
Please note that the Commission will not accept requests for intervenor 
status at this time. You must wait until the Commission receives a 
formal application for the project, after which the Commission will 
issue a public notice that establishes an intervention deadline.

Additional Information

    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. Click on the 
eLibrary link, click on ``General Search'' and enter the docket number 
in the ``Docket Number'' field. 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. The eLibrary link also provides 
access to the texts of all formal documents issued by the Commission, 
such as orders, notices, and rulemakings.
    Public sessions or site visits will be posted on the Commission's 
calendar located at https://www.ferc.gov/news-events/events along with 
other related information.

    Dated: April 27, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-09342 Filed 5-3-21; 8:45 am]
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