Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Enhancement By Compression Project and Schedule for Environmental Review, 29769-29770 [2021-11661]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Notices Dated: May 27, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–11663 Filed 6–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2997–031] South Sutter Water District; Notice of Waiver Period for Water Quality Certification Application On May 17, 2021, South Sutter Water District submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) a copy of its application for a Clean Water Act Section 401(a)(1) water quality certification filed with the California State Water Resources Control Board (California Water Board), in conjunction with the above captioned project. Pursuant to 40 CFR 121.6, we hereby notify the California Water Board of the following: Date of Receipt of the Certification Request: May 17, 2021. Reasonable Period of Time to Act on the Certification Request: One year. Date Waiver Occurs for Failure to Act: May 17, 2022. If the California Water Board fails or refuses to act on the water quality certification request by the above waiver date, then the agency’s certifying authority is deemed waived pursuant to Section 401(a)(1) of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1341(a)(1). Dated: May 19, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–11666 Filed 6–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. CP20–48–000] Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Enhancement By Compression Project and Schedule for Environmental Review The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Enhancement by Compression Project (Project), proposed by Iroquois VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jun 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 Gas Transmission System, L.P. (Iroquois) in Greene and Dutchess Counties, New York and Fairfield and New Haven Counties, Connecticut. The EIS will tier off Commission staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) and its findings and conclusions for the Project issued on September 30, 2020, and respond to comments filed on the EA.1 The EIS will assist the Commission in its consideration of the Project’s contribution to climate change and its decision-making process to determine whether Iroquois’ proposed Project is in the public convenience and necessity. The schedule for preparation of the EIS is discussed in the ‘‘Schedule for Environmental Review’’ section of this notice. The National Environmental Policy Act Process The production of the EIS is part of the Commission’s overall National Environmental Policy Act review process. Commission staff will independently analyze the proposed Project and prepare a draft EIS, which 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 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). Schedule for Environmental Review This notice identifies the Commission staff’s planned schedule for completion of a final EIS for the Project, which is based on an issuance of the draft EIS in June 2021. Issuance of Notice of Availability of the final EIS September 3, 2021 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline December 2, 2021 If a schedule change becomes necessary for the final EIS, an additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Environmental Mailing List This notice is being sent to the Commission’s current environmental mailing list for the Project which includes federal, state, and local 1 The EA for the Project is filed in Docket No. CP20–48–000 under Accession No. 20200930–3011. 2 For instructions on connecting to eLibrary, refer to the ‘‘Additional Information’’ section of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29769 government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries. 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 proposed 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 CP20–48–000 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 1). Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EIS 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 https://www.ferc.gov/ ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription. Additional information about the Project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC website at 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 E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 29770 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 105 / Thursday, June 3, 2021 / Notices appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or (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. Dated: May 27, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. Dated: May 27, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–11708 Filed 6–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OGC–2021–0351; FRL–10024–26– OGC] Proposed Consent Decree, Clean Air Act Citizen Suit [FR Doc. 2021–11661 Filed 6–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed consent decree; request for public comment. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Docket Numbers: RP21–686–001. Applicants: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC. Description: Compliance filing Compliance Filing—Crediting of Storage Reservation Charges to be effective 5/1/ 2021. Filed Date: 5/26/21. Accession Number: 20210526–5164. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/7/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–843–000. Applicants: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: ROFR Agreement Definition Modification to be effective 6/25/2021. Filed Date: 5/26/21. Accession Number: 20210526–5206. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 6/7/21. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system (https:// elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/ fercgensearch.asp) by 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 comment date. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:23 Jun 02, 2021 In accordance with section the Clean Air Act, as amended (‘‘CAA’’ or the ‘‘Act’’), notice is given of a proposed consent decree in Association of Irritated Residents v. EPA, No. 4:21– cv–426–JST (N.D. CA.). On January 17, 2021, Plaintiff filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division, alleging that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to perform several mandatory duties under the CAA. On May 10, 2019, the State of California submitted a SIP revision to EPA with two components titled ‘‘2018 Plan for the 1997, 2006, and 2012 PM2.5 Standards’’ and ‘‘San Joaquin Valley Supplement to the 2016 State Strategy for the State Implementation Plan’’ (together, the ‘‘SJV PM2.5 Plan’’) to address CAA requirements for attainment of the PM2.5 NAAQS in the SJV Area. The SJV PM2.5 Plan includes measures intended to control emissions of fine particulate matter and its precursors within the San Joaquin Valley for purposes of attaining the 1997 annual and 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS, 2006 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS and 2012 annual PM2.5 NAAQS. The proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to take final actions on the portions of the SJV PM2.5 Plan that address requirements for the various PM2.5 NAAQS by specific dates. DATES: Written comments on the proposed consent decree must be received by July 6, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID number EPA– HQ–OGC–2021–0351, online at https:// www.regulations.gov (EPA’s preferred method). Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket ID number for this action. Comments received may be posted without change to https:// SUMMARY: Combined Notice of Filings Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on sending comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the ‘‘Additional Information about Commenting on the Proposed Consent Decree’’ heading under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Out of an abundance of caution for members of the public and our staff, the EPA Docket Center and Reading Room are closed to the public, with limited exceptions, to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID–19. Our Docket Center staff will continue to provide remote customer service via email, phone, and webform. We encourage the public to submit comments via https:// www.regulations.gov, as there may be a delay in processing mail and faxes. Hand-deliveries and couriers may be received by scheduled appointment only. For further information on EPA Docket Center services and the current status, please visit us online at https:// www.epa.gov/dockets. EPA continues to carefully and continuously monitor information from the CDC, local area health departments, and our federal partners so that we can respond rapidly as conditions change regarding COVID–19. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Geoffrey L. Wilcox, Air and Radiation Law Office (2344A), Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone: (202) 564–5601; email address: wilcox.geoffrey@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Obtaining a Copy of the Proposed Consent Decree The official public docket for this action (identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OGC–2021–0351) contains a copy of the proposed consent decree. The electronic version of the public docket for this action contains a copy of the proposed consent decree and is available through https:// www.regulations.gov. You may use https://www.regulations.gov to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, key in the appropriate docket identification number then select ‘‘search.’’ II. Additional Information About the Proposed Consent Decree The proposed consent decree would establish deadlines for EPA to take final E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 105 (Thursday, June 3, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-11661]


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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 Impact Statement for the Proposed Enhancement 
By Compression Project and Schedule for Environmental Review

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for 
the Enhancement by Compression Project (Project), proposed by Iroquois 
Gas Transmission System, L.P. (Iroquois) in Greene and Dutchess 
Counties, New York and Fairfield and New Haven Counties, Connecticut. 
The EIS will tier off Commission staff's Environmental Assessment (EA) 
and its findings and conclusions for the Project issued on September 
30, 2020, and respond to comments filed on the EA.\1\ The EIS will 
assist the Commission in its consideration of the Project's 
contribution to climate change and its decision-making process to 
determine whether Iroquois' proposed Project is in the public 
convenience and necessity. The schedule for preparation of the EIS is 
discussed in the ``Schedule for Environmental Review'' section of this 
notice.
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    \1\ The EA for the Project is filed in Docket No. CP20-48-000 
under Accession No. 20200930-3011.
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The National Environmental Policy Act Process

    The production of the EIS is part of the Commission's overall 
National Environmental Policy Act review process. Commission staff will 
independently analyze the proposed Project and prepare a draft EIS, 
which 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 
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).
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    \2\ For instructions on connecting to eLibrary, refer to the 
``Additional Information'' section of this notice.
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Schedule for Environmental Review

    This notice identifies the Commission staff's planned schedule for 
completion of a final EIS for the Project, which is based on an 
issuance of the draft EIS in June 2021.

Issuance of Notice of Availability of the final EIS September 3, 2021
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline December 2, 2021

    If a schedule change becomes necessary for the final EIS, an 
additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are 
kept informed of the Project's progress.

Environmental Mailing List

    This notice is being sent to the Commission's current environmental 
mailing list for the Project which 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. 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 
proposed 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 CP20-48-000 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 1).

Additional Information

    In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EIS 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 https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription.
    Additional information about the Project is available from the 
Commission's Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208-FERC, or on the 
FERC website at 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

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appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online 
Support at [email protected] or (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.

    Dated: May 27, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-11661 Filed 6-2-21; 8:45 am]
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