Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC; Notice of Availability of The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for The Proposed East Lateral Xpress Project, 35082-35083 [2021-14067]

Download as PDF 35082 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 124 / Thursday, July 1, 2021 / Notices For further information, contact Holly Frank at (202) 502–6833, or by email at holly.frank@ferc.gov. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Dated: June 25, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [Project No. 2042–191] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, Washington; Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380, the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed an application submitted by Public Utility District No. 1 of Pend Oreille County, Washington to amend the license for the Box Canyon Project No. 2042, and has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed amendment. The licensee proposes an amendment of the project license to be consistent with the terms of an Amended Settlement Agreement and to incorporate revised mandatory conditions submitted by the U.S. Department of the Interior under section 4(e) and section 18 of the Federal Power Act. The project is located on the Pend Oreille River in Pend Oreille County, Washington, and Bonner County, Idaho and occupies lands within the Kalispel Indian Reservation and lands within the Colville National Forest. The EA contains Commission staff’s analysis of the potential environmental effects of the proposed amendment to the license, and concludes that the proposed amendment, with appropriate environmental protective measures, would not constitute a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment. The EA may be viewed on the Commission’s website at www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number (P–2042) in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov or toll-free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. You may also register online at www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/esubscription.asp to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Jun 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2021–14066 Filed 6–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP20–527–000] Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC; Notice of Availability of The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for The Proposed East Lateral Xpress Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the East Lateral XPress Project (Project), proposed by Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC (Columbia Gulf) in the above-referenced docket. Columbia Gulf requests authorization to construct and operate natural gas transmission facilities in Louisiana. The Project is designed to provide a total of 725 million standard cubic feet per day of firm transportation capacity, through a combination of incremental and existing capacity on Columbia Gulf’s interstate natural gas pipeline system, to an interconnect with Venture Global Gator Express, LLC, for ultimate delivery as feed gas for Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC’s facility in Plaquemines Parish. The draft EIS responds to comments that were received on the Commission’s March 16, 2021 Environmental Assessment (EA) 1 and discloses downstream greenhouse gas emissions for the Project. With the exception of climate change impacts, 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 determine significance with regards to climate change impacts. The draft EIS incorporates the above referenced EA, which addressed the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the following Project facilities: • 8.1 miles of 30-inch-diameter pipeline lateral within Barataria Bay in 1 The Project’s Environmental Assessment is available on eLibrary under accession no. 20210316–3010. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Jefferson and Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana; • Centerville Compressor Station—a new 23,470-horsepower (hp) compressor station at an abandoned Columbia Gulf compressor station site in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana; • Golden Meadow Compressor Station—a new 23,470-hp compressor station adjacent to an existing tie-in facility in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana; • a point of delivery meter station in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana; and • a tie-in facility with two mainline valves and other appurtenances on a new platform in Barataria Bay, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed East Lateral Xpress 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., CP20–527). 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 the draft EIS’s disclosure and discussion of potential environmental effects, including climate impacts, measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts, and completeness of the submitted alternatives, information and analyses. 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 16, 2021. E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 124 / Thursday, July 1, 2021 / Notices 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 (CP20–527–000) 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/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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 Jun 30, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 25, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–14067 Filed 6–30–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 35083 Additional comments may be submitted on or before August 2, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, referencing Docket ID Number EPA– HQ–OECA–2013–0327, online using www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by mail to: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes profanity, threats, information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Submit written comments and recommendations to OMB for the proposed information collection within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OECA–2013–0327; FRL–10025– 82–OMS] Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NSPS for Portland Cement Plants (Renewal) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has submitted an information collection request (ICR), NSPS for Portland Cement Plants (EPA ICR Number 1051.15, OMB Control Number 2060–0025), to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, which is currently approved through August 31, 2021. Public comments were previously requested, via the Federal Register (85 FR 28003), on May 12, 2020 during a 60day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. A fuller description of the ICR is given below, including its estimated burden and cost to the public. An agency may neither conduct nor sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Patrick Yellin, Monitoring, Assistance, and Media Programs Division, Office of Compliance, Mail Code 2227A, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 564– 2970; fax number: (202) 564–0050; email address: yellin.patrick@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supporting documents, which explain in detail the information that the EPA will be collecting, are available in the public docket for this ICR. The docket can be viewed online at www.regulations.gov, or in person, at the EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC. The telephone number for the Docket Center is 202–566–1744. For additional information about EPA’s public docket, visit: http:// www.epa.gov/dockets. Abstract: Owners and operators of affected facilities are required to comply with reporting and record keeping requirements for the General Provisions (40 CFR part 60, subpart A), as well as for the specific requirements at 40 CFR part 60, subpart F. This includes submitting initial notifications, performance tests and periodic reports and results, and maintaining records of the occurrence and duration of any startup, shutdown, or malfunction in the operation of an affected facility, or any period during which the monitoring system is inoperative. These reports are E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 124 (Thursday, July 1, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35082-35083]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP20-527-000]


Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC; Notice of Availability of The 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for The Proposed East Lateral 
Xpress Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) 
for the East Lateral XPress Project (Project), proposed by Columbia 
Gulf Transmission, LLC (Columbia Gulf) in the above-referenced docket. 
Columbia Gulf requests authorization to construct and operate natural 
gas transmission facilities in Louisiana. The Project is designed to 
provide a total of 725 million standard cubic feet per day of firm 
transportation capacity, through a combination of incremental and 
existing capacity on Columbia Gulf's interstate natural gas pipeline 
system, to an interconnect with Venture Global Gator Express, LLC, for 
ultimate delivery as feed gas for Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC's 
facility in Plaquemines Parish.
    The draft EIS responds to comments that were received on the 
Commission's March 16, 2021 Environmental Assessment (EA) \1\ and 
discloses downstream greenhouse gas emissions for the Project. With the 
exception of climate change impacts, 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 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. 20210316-3010.
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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:
     8.1 miles of 30-inch-diameter pipeline lateral within 
Barataria Bay in Jefferson and Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana;
     Centerville Compressor Station--a new 23,470-horsepower 
(hp) compressor station at an abandoned Columbia Gulf compressor 
station site in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana;
     Golden Meadow Compressor Station--a new 23,470-hp 
compressor station adjacent to an existing tie-in facility in Lafourche 
Parish, Louisiana;
     a point of delivery meter station in Plaquemines Parish, 
Louisiana; and
     a tie-in facility with two mainline valves and other 
appurtenances on a new platform in Barataria Bay, Jefferson Parish, 
Louisiana.
    The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability of the 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed East Lateral 
Xpress 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., CP20-527). 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 the draft EIS's disclosure and discussion 
of potential environmental effects, including climate impacts, measures 
to avoid or lessen environmental impacts, and completeness of the 
submitted alternatives, information and analyses. 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 16, 2021.

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    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-
527-000) 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 25, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-14067 Filed 6-30-21; 8:45 am]
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