Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.; Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Enhancement by Compression Project, 32257-32258 [2021-12786]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 115 / Thursday, June 17, 2021 / Notices Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is July 1, 2021. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. 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Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–12775 Filed 6–16–21; 8:45 am] lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 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 Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Enhancement by Compression Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Enhancement by Compression Project (Project), proposed by Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. (Iroquois) in the above-referenced docket. Iroquois requests authorization to construct and operate natural gas transmission facilities in New York and Connecticut. The Project is designed to provide a total of 125,000 dekatherms per day of incremental firm transportation service for two existing customers of Iroquois, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. and KeySpan Gas East Corporation doing business as National Grid. The draft EIS responds to comments that were received on the Commission’s September 30, 2020 Environmental Assessment (EA) 1 and discloses downstream greenhouse gas emissions for the Project. With the exception of greenhouse gas emissions, the FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed Project, with the mitigation measures recommended in this EIS, would not result in significant environmental impacts. FERC staff continues to be unable to come to a determination of significance with regards to greenhouse gas emissions. The draft EIS incorporates the above referenced EA, which addressed the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the following Project facilities: • Athens Compressor Station— installation of one new 12,000 horsepower (hp) natural gas turbine (Unit A2) in a new building with associated cooling, filter separators, and other facilities connecting to Iroquois’ existing 24-inch-diameter mainline within the existing fenced compressor station boundary (Greene County, New York). • Dover Compressor Station— installation of one new 12,000 hp natural gas turbine (Unit A2) in a new building with associated cooling, filter 1 The Project’s Environmental Assessment is available on eLibrary under accession no. 20200930–3011. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Jun 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32257 separators, and other facilities connecting to Iroquois’ existing 24-inchdiameter mainline and expansion of the existing compressor station fenceline within the property boundary (Dutchess County, New York). • Brookfield Compressor Station— construction of a control/office building, addition of two new, natural gas 12,000 hp turbines (Unit B1 and Unit B2) in a new building with associated cooling, filter separators, and other typical facilities connecting to Iroquois’ existing 24-inch-diameter mainline. Additionally, Iroquois would install incremental cooling at Plant 2–A to allow for compressed discharge gas to be cooled, prior to being compressed at the proposed downstream compressors (Units B1 and B2). Iroquois would also replace existing turbine stacks on the existing compressor units (Unit-A1 and Unit-A2) and add other noise reduction measures (e.g., louvers, seals) to minimize existing noise at the site. Modifications at this site would require expansion of the existing compressor station fenceline within the property boundary (Fairfield County, Connecticut). • Milford Compressor Station— addition of gas cooling to existing compressor units and associated piping to allow for compressed discharge gas to be cooled within the current fenced boundaries of the existing compressor station, where no gas cooling facilities currently exist (New Haven County, Connecticut). The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Enhancement by Compression Project 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 draft EIS is only available in electronic format. It may be viewed and downloaded from the FERC’s website (www.ferc.gov), on the natural gas environmental documents page (https://www.ferc.gov/industriesdata/natural-gas/environment/ environmental-documents). In addition, the draft EIS may be accessed by using the eLibrary link on the FERC’s website. Click on the eLibrary link (https:// elibrary.ferc.gov/eLibrary/search) select ‘‘General Search’’ and enter the docket number in the ‘‘Docket Number’’ field (i.e. CP20–48). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 32258 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 115 / Thursday, June 17, 2021 / Notices or toll free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. The draft EIS is not a decision document. It presents Commission staff’s independent analysis of the environmental issues for the Commission to consider when addressing the merits of all issues in this proceeding. Any person wishing to comment on the draft EIS may do so. Your comments should focus on draft EIS’s disclosure and discussion of potential environmental effects, including climate impacts due to downstream greenhouse gas emissions, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. To ensure consideration of your comments on the proposal in the final EIS, it is important that the Commission receive your comments on or before 5:00pm Eastern Time on August 2, 2021. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to submit 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 FERC Online. This 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 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.’’ If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’ as the filing type; or (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the Commission. Be sure to reference the Project docket number (CP20–48–000) 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. Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:41 Jun 16, 2021 Jkt 253001 intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR part 385.214). Motions to intervene are more fully described at https://www.ferc.gov/ferconline/ferc-online/how-guides. Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing or judicial review of the Commission’s decision. The Commission grants 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. Questions 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 that 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 https://www.ferc.gov/ ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription. Dated: June 11, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–12786 Filed 6–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC21–101–000. Applicants: Kingfisher Wind, LLC, DIF Infra 6 US LLC. Description: Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act of Kingfisher Wind, LLC, et al. Filed Date: 6/11/21. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Accession Number: 20210611–5013. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/2/21. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER10–3069–009; ER10–3070–009. Applicants: Alcoa Power Generating Inc., Alcoa Power Marketing LLC. Description: Triennial Market Power Analysis for Central Region of Alcoa Power Generating Inc., et al. Filed Date: 6/10/21. Accession Number: 20210610–5153. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 8/9/21 Docket Numbers: ER21–787–002. Applicants: ISO New England Inc. Description: Compliance filing: ISO– NE; Comp Filing (Updates to CONE, Net CONE & Cap Performance Payment Rate) to be effective 5/29/2021. Filed Date: 6/11/21. Accession Number: 20210611–5048. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 7/2/21. Docket Numbers: ER19–1575–005; ER10–2488–021; ER10–3050–007; ER10–3052–006; ER10–3053–007; ER10–3245–013; ER10–3249–013; ER10–3250–013; ER11–2639–014; ER13–1586–017; ER14–2871–016; ER15–110–015; ER15–463–015; ER15– 621–015; ER15–622–015; ER16–182– 011; ER16–72–011; ER16–902–008 ER17–47–008; ER17–48–009; ER18– 2013–005; ER18–2240–004; ER18–2241– 004; ER18–47–007; ER19–1660–004; ER19–1662–004; ER19–1667–004; ER19–426–004; ER19–427–004; ER20– 71–003; ER20–72–003; ER20–75–003; ER20–76–005; ER20–77–003; ER20–79– 003. Applicants: Alta Oak Realty, LLC, Cabazon Wind Partners, LLC, Cameron Ridge, LLC, Cameron Ridge II, LLC, Coachella Hills Wind, LLC, Coachella Wind Holdings, LLC, DifWind Farms LTD VI, Foote Creek II, LLC, Foote Creek III, LLC, Foote Creek IV, LLC, Garnet Wind, LLC, LUZ Solar Partners VIII, Ltd., LUZ Solar Partners IX, Ltd., Mojave 3/4/5 LLC, Mojave 16/17/18 LLC, Oasis Alta, LLC, Oasis Power Partners, LLC, Pacific Crest Power, LLC, Painted Hills Wind Holdings, LLC, Ridge Crest Wind Partners, LLC, Ridgetop Energy, LLC, Rock River I, LLC, San Gorgonio Westwinds II, LLC, San Gorgonio Westwinds II— Windustries, LLC, Tehachapi Plains Wind, LLC, Terra-Gen Dixie Valley, LLC, Terra-Gen Energy Services, LLC, Terra-Gen Mojave Windfarms, LLC, Terra-Gen VG Wind, LLC,TGP Energy Management, LLC, Voyager Wind I, LLC, Voyager Wind II, LLC, Voyager Wind IV Expansion, LLC, Whitewater Hill Wind Partners, LLC, Yavi Energy, LLC. E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 115 (Thursday, June 17, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-12786]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP20-48-000]


Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.; Notice of Availability of 
the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Enhancement 
by Compression Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) 
for the Enhancement by Compression Project (Project), proposed by 
Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. (Iroquois) in the above-
referenced docket. Iroquois requests authorization to construct and 
operate natural gas transmission facilities in New York and 
Connecticut. The Project is designed to provide a total of 125,000 
dekatherms per day of incremental firm transportation service for two 
existing customers of Iroquois, Consolidated Edison Company of New 
York, Inc. and KeySpan Gas East Corporation doing business as National 
Grid.
    The draft EIS responds to comments that were received on the 
Commission's September 30, 2020 Environmental Assessment (EA) \1\ and 
discloses downstream greenhouse gas emissions for the Project. With the 
exception of greenhouse gas emissions, the FERC staff concludes that 
approval of the proposed Project, with the mitigation measures 
recommended in this EIS, would not result in significant environmental 
impacts. FERC staff continues to be unable to come to a determination 
of significance with regards to greenhouse gas emissions.
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    \1\ The Project's Environmental Assessment is available on 
eLibrary under accession no. 20200930-3011.
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    The draft EIS incorporates the above referenced EA, which addressed 
the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation 
of the following Project facilities:
     Athens Compressor Station--installation of one new 12,000 
horsepower (hp) natural gas turbine (Unit A2) in a new building with 
associated cooling, filter separators, and other facilities connecting 
to Iroquois' existing 24-inch-diameter mainline within the existing 
fenced compressor station boundary (Greene County, New York).
     Dover Compressor Station--installation of one new 12,000 
hp natural gas turbine (Unit A2) in a new building with associated 
cooling, filter separators, and other facilities connecting to 
Iroquois' existing 24-inch-diameter mainline and expansion of the 
existing compressor station fenceline within the property boundary 
(Dutchess County, New York).
     Brookfield Compressor Station--construction of a control/
office building, addition of two new, natural gas 12,000 hp turbines 
(Unit B1 and Unit B2) in a new building with associated cooling, filter 
separators, and other typical facilities connecting to Iroquois' 
existing 24-inch-diameter mainline. Additionally, Iroquois would 
install incremental cooling at Plant 2-A to allow for compressed 
discharge gas to be cooled, prior to being compressed at the proposed 
downstream compressors (Units B1 and B2). Iroquois would also replace 
existing turbine stacks on the existing compressor units (Unit-A1 and 
Unit-A2) and add other noise reduction measures (e.g., louvers, seals) 
to minimize existing noise at the site. Modifications at this site 
would require expansion of the existing compressor station fenceline 
within the property boundary (Fairfield County, Connecticut).
     Milford Compressor Station--addition of gas cooling to 
existing compressor units and associated piping to allow for compressed 
discharge gas to be cooled within the current fenced boundaries of the 
existing compressor station, where no gas cooling facilities currently 
exist (New Haven County, Connecticut).
    The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability of the 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Enhancement by 
Compression Project 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 draft EIS is only available in 
electronic format. It may be viewed and downloaded from the FERC's 
website (www.ferc.gov), on the natural gas environmental documents page 
(https://www.ferc.gov/industries-data/natural-gas/environment/environmental-documents). In addition, the draft EIS may be accessed by 
using the eLibrary link on the FERC's website. Click on the eLibrary 
link (https://elibrary.ferc.gov/eLibrary/search) select ``General 
Search'' and enter the docket number in the ``Docket Number'' field 
(i.e. CP20-48). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. 
For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at 
[email protected]

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or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.
    The draft EIS is not a decision document. It presents Commission 
staff's independent analysis of the environmental issues for the 
Commission to consider when addressing the merits of all issues in this 
proceeding. Any person wishing to comment on the draft EIS may do so. 
Your comments should focus on draft EIS's disclosure and discussion of 
potential environmental effects, including climate impacts due to 
downstream greenhouse gas emissions, and measures to avoid or lessen 
environmental impacts. To ensure consideration of your comments on the 
proposal in the final EIS, it is important that the Commission receive 
your comments on or before 5:00pm Eastern Time on August 2, 2021.
    For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to submit 
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 
FERC Online. This 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 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.'' If you 
are filing a comment on a particular project, please select ``Comment 
on a Filing'' as the filing type; or
    (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to 
the Commission. Be sure to reference the Project docket number (CP20-
48-000) 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.
    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 part 385.214). Motions to intervene are 
more fully described at https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/ferc-online/how-guides. Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing or 
judicial review of the Commission's decision. The Commission grants 
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.

Questions

    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 that 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 https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/overview to 
register for eSubscription.

    Dated: June 11, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-12786 Filed 6-16-21; 8:45 am]
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