Adelphia Gateway, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Marcus Hook Electric Compression Project, 33268-33269 [2021-13303]

Download as PDF 33268 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 119 / Thursday, June 24, 2021 / Notices The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Marcus Hook Electric Compression Project (Project), proposed by Adelphia Gateway, LLC (Adelphia) in the above-referenced docket. Adelphia requests authorization to construct and operate an additional compressor unit and ancillary facilities at its Marcus Hook Compressor Station in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The Project purpose is to increase the certificated capacity of Adelphia’s pipeline system to provide an additional 16,500 dekatherms per day of firm transportation service for a new shipper on Adelphia’s system to an interconnection with Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC’s pipeline system in New Castle County, Delaware. The draft EIS incorporates by reference the Commission’s February 9, 2021 Environmental Assessment (EA),1 which addressed the potential environmental effects of the installation and operation of an electric motordriven 3,000-horsepower compressor unit and ancillary facilities at the Marcus Hook Compressor Station. The draft EIS also responds to a protest and comments that were filed following issuance of the EA, provides additional discussion of climate change impacts in the region, and includes disclosure of downstream greenhouse gas emissions for the Project. With the exception of climate change impacts, the FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed Project would not result in significant environmental impacts. FERC staff continues to be unable to determine significance with regards to climate change impacts. The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Marcus Hook Electric 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 2 Interventions may also be filed electronically via the internet in lieu of paper. See the previous discussion on filing comments electronically. 1 The Project’s Environmental Assessment is available on eLibrary under accession no. 20210209–3004. purpose of receiving comments on the draft SEIS. Instead, we are soliciting written comments, which must be filed within 60 days of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments using the Commission’s eFiling system at https://www.ferconline.ferc.gov/ eFiling.aspx. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at https:// ferconline.ferc.gov/ QuickComment.aspx. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support. In lieu of electronic filing, you may submit a paper copy. 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. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2146–111. Anyone may intervene in this proceeding based on this draft SEIS (18 CFR 380.10). You must file your request to intervene as specified above.2 You do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. For further information, please contact Aaron Liberty at (202) 502–6862 or at aaron.liberty@ferc.gov. Dated: June 17, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–13298 Filed 6–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP21–14–000] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Adelphia Gateway, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Marcus Hook Electric Compression Project VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jun 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (i.e., CP21–14). 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 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 completeness of the submitted alternatives, information and analyses, including climate impacts, 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 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 9, 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 (CP21–14–000) 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 E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 119 / Thursday, June 24, 2021 / Notices 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/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 17, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–13303 Filed 6–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. IC21–16–000] Commission Information Collection Activities (FERC–582); Comment Request; Extension Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of Energy. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:19 Jun 23, 2021 Jkt 253001 Notice of information collection and request for comments. ACTION: In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) is soliciting public comment on a renewal of currently approved information collection FERC 582 (Electric Fees, Annual Charges, Waivers, and Exemptions), which will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. DATES: Comments on the collection of information are due July 26, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on FERC–582 to OMB through www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Attention: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Desk Officer. Please identify the OMB Control Number (1902–0132) in the subject line of your comments. Comments should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Please submit copies of your comments to the Commission. You may submit copies of your comments (identified by Docket No. IC21–16–000) by one of the following methods: Electronic filing through http:// www.ferc.gov, is preferred. • Electronic Filing: Documents must be filed in acceptable native applications and print-to-PDF, but not in scanned or picture format. • For those unable to file electronically, comments may be filed by USPS mail or by hand (including courier) delivery. Æ Mail via U.S. Postal Service Only: Addressed to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Secretary of the Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Æ Hand (including courier) delivery: Deliver to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852. Instructions: OMB submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Using the search function under the ‘‘Currently Under Review’’ field, select Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; click ‘‘submit,’’ and select ‘‘comment’’ to the right of the subject collection. FERC submissions must be formatted and filed in accordance with submission guidelines at: http://www.ferc.gov. For user assistance, contact FERC Online Support by email at ferconlinesupport@ ferc.gov, or by phone at: (866) 208–3676 (toll-free). SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33269 Docket: Users interested in receiving automatic notification of activity in this docket or in viewing/downloading comments and issuances in this docket may do so at https://www.ferc.gov/ferconline/overview. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Brown may be reached by email at DataClearance@FERC.gov, telephone at (202) 502–8663. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: FERC–582, Electric Fees, Annual Charges, Waivers, and Exemptions. OMB Control No.: 1902–0132. Type of Request: Three-year extension of the FERC–582 information collection requirements with no changes to the current reporting requirements. Abstract: The information required by FERC–582 is contained in Title 18 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Parts 381 1 and 382.2 The Commission uses the FERC–582 to implement the statutory provisions of the Independent Offices Appropriation Act of 1952 (IOAA) 3 which authorizes the Commission to establish fees for its services. In addition, the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986 (OBRA) 4 authorizes the Commission to assess and collect fees and annual charges in any fiscal year in amounts equal to all the costs incurred by the Commission in that fiscal year. To comply with the FERC–582, respondents submit to the Commission the sum of the megawatt-hours (MWh) of all unbundled transmission (including MWh delivered in wheeling transactions and MWh delivered in exchange transactions) and the megawatt-hours of all bundled wholesale power sales (to the extent the bundled wholesale power sales were not separately reported as unbundled transmission). The data collected in the FERC–582 are drawn directly from the FERC Form 1 (Annual Report of Major Electric Utilities, Licensees and Others) 5 transmission data. The Commission sums the costs of its electric regulatory program and subtracts all electric regulatory program filing fee collections to determine the total collectible electric regulatory program costs. Then, the Commission uses the data submitted under FERC– 582 to determine the total megawatthours of transmission of electric energy 1 18 CFR, Sections 381.105, 381.106, 381.108, 381.302, and 381.305. 2 18 CFR, Sections 382.102, 382.103, 382.105, 382.106, and 382.201. 3 31 U.S.C. 9701. 4 42 U.S.C. 7178. 5 OMB Control No. 1902–0021, described in 18 CFR 141.1. E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP21-14-000]


Adelphia Gateway, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Draft 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Marcus Hook Electric 
Compression Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) 
for the Marcus Hook Electric Compression Project (Project), proposed by 
Adelphia Gateway, LLC (Adelphia) in the above-referenced docket. 
Adelphia requests authorization to construct and operate an additional 
compressor unit and ancillary facilities at its Marcus Hook Compressor 
Station in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The Project purpose is to 
increase the certificated capacity of Adelphia's pipeline system to 
provide an additional 16,500 dekatherms per day of firm transportation 
service for a new shipper on Adelphia's system to an interconnection 
with Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC's pipeline system in New Castle 
County, Delaware.
    The draft EIS incorporates by reference the Commission's February 
9, 2021 Environmental Assessment (EA),\1\ which addressed the potential 
environmental effects of the installation and operation of an electric 
motor-driven 3,000-horsepower compressor unit and ancillary facilities 
at the Marcus Hook Compressor Station. The draft EIS also responds to a 
protest and comments that were filed following issuance of the EA, 
provides additional discussion of climate change impacts in the region, 
and includes disclosure of downstream greenhouse gas emissions for the 
Project. With the exception of climate change impacts, the FERC staff 
concludes that approval of the proposed Project would not result in 
significant environmental impacts. FERC staff continues to be unable to 
determine significance with regards to climate change impacts.
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    \1\ The Project's Environmental Assessment is available on 
eLibrary under accession no. 20210209-3004.
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    The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability of the 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Marcus Hook 
Electric 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., CP21-14). 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 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 completeness 
of the submitted alternatives, information and analyses, including 
climate impacts, 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 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 9, 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 (CP21-
14-000) 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, 
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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 17, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
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