Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Supplemental Scoping Period for the Proposed Amendment to the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, 36275 [2021-14626]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 129 / Friday, July 9, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP21–57–000] Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Supplemental Scoping Period for the Proposed Amendment to the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues On March 16, 2021, Commission staff issued a ‘‘Notice of Scoping Period and Requesting Comments on Environmental Issues for the Proposed Amendment to the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project’’ (Notice of Scoping). The Notice of Scoping is included as attachment 1.1 The scoping comment period ended on April 15, 2021. It has come to our attention that the entire environmental mailing list may not have received copies of the Notice of Scoping; therefore, the Commission is issuing this Notice of Supplemental Scoping Period to provide interested parties that did not receive the previous notice an opportunity to file comments on environmental issues. The supplemental scoping period will close on August 2, 2021. The staff of the Commission is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the proposed Amendment to the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project (Amendment Project) involving construction and operation of facilities by Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC (Mountain Valley) in Wetzel, Lewis, Webster, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Summers, and Monroe Counties, West Virginia and Giles, Montgomery, Roanoke, Franklin, and Pittsylvania Counties, Virginia. 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 EA. Commission staff will consider all written comments during the preparation of the EA. If you submitted comments in Docket No. CP21–57–000 during the previous scoping period, those comments will be considered and do not need to be resubmitted. On June 11, 2021, Commission staff issued a ‘‘Notice of Schedule for the Preparation of an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Amendment to the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project’’ (Notice of Schedule).2 As indicated in the Notice of Schedule, the EA is scheduled to be published on August 13, 2021. If a schedule change becomes necessary, the Commission will issue a revised schedule. Additional information on the Amendment Project including how to submit comments to the Commission, a summary of the proposed project, the NEPA Process, and information on the environmental mailing list can be found in the Notice of Scoping included in attachment 1. Additional information about the project is also 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 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: July 1, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–14626 Filed 7–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Jul 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 2 See accession number 20210611–3044. Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36275 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2322–069] Brookfield White Pine Hydro LLC; Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Assessment and Revised Procedural Schedule 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 the application for license for the Shawmut Hydroelectric Project, located on the Kennebec River in Kennebec and Somerset Counties, Maine, and has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (DEA) for the project. No federal land is occupied by project works or located within the project boundary. The DEA contains staff’s analysis of the potential environmental impacts of the project and concludes that licensing the project, with appropriate environmental protective measures, would not constitute a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment. The Commission provides all interested persons with an opportunity to view and/or print the EA via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http://www.ferc.gov/), using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number, excluding the last three digits 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 tollfree at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. You may also register online at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/ eSubscription.aspx to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. Any comments should be filed within 45 days from the date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file comments using the Commission’s eFiling system at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/ eFiling.aspx. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP21-57-000]


Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Supplemental Scoping 
Period for the Proposed Amendment to the Certificate of Public 
Convenience and Necessity for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project and 
Request for Comments on Environmental Issues

    On March 16, 2021, Commission staff issued a ``Notice of Scoping 
Period and Requesting Comments on Environmental Issues for the Proposed 
Amendment to the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for 
the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project'' (Notice of Scoping). The Notice 
of Scoping is included as attachment 1.\1\ The scoping comment period 
ended on April 15, 2021.
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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 
or TTY (202) 502-8659.
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    It has come to our attention that the entire environmental mailing 
list may not have received copies of the Notice of Scoping; therefore, 
the Commission is issuing this Notice of Supplemental Scoping Period to 
provide interested parties that did not receive the previous notice an 
opportunity to file comments on environmental issues. The supplemental 
scoping period will close on August 2, 2021.
    The staff of the Commission is preparing an environmental 
assessment (EA) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the 
proposed Amendment to the Certificate of Public Convenience and 
Necessity for the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project (Amendment Project) 
involving construction and operation of facilities by Mountain Valley 
Pipeline, LLC (Mountain Valley) in Wetzel, Lewis, Webster, Nicholas, 
Greenbrier, Summers, and Monroe Counties, West Virginia and Giles, 
Montgomery, Roanoke, Franklin, and Pittsylvania Counties, Virginia.
    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 EA. Commission staff will consider 
all written comments during the preparation of the EA. If you submitted 
comments in Docket No. CP21-57-000 during the previous scoping period, 
those comments will be considered and do not need to be resubmitted.
    On June 11, 2021, Commission staff issued a ``Notice of Schedule 
for the Preparation of an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed 
Amendment to the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for 
the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project'' (Notice of Schedule).\2\ As 
indicated in the Notice of Schedule, the EA is scheduled to be 
published on August 13, 2021. If a schedule change becomes necessary, 
the Commission will issue a revised schedule.
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    \2\ See accession number 20210611-3044.
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    Additional information on the Amendment Project including how to 
submit comments to the Commission, a summary of the proposed project, 
the NEPA Process, and information on the environmental mailing list can 
be found in the Notice of Scoping included in attachment 1.
    Additional information about the project is also 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 
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: July 1, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-14626 Filed 7-8-21; 8:45 am]
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