ANR Pipeline Company; Great Lakes Transmission Limited Partnership; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Alberta Xpress and Lease Capacity Abandonment Projects and Schedule for Environmental Review, 36740-36741 [2021-14846]

Download as PDF 36740 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 13, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES reply comments or answers will be considered. If you wish to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this request, you should, on or before the comment date stated below, file a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (18 CFR 157.10).4 As a matter of practice, the Commission itself generally acts on requests for extensions of time to complete construction for Natural Gas Act facilities when such requests are contested before order issuance.5 For those extension requests that are contested, the Commission will aim to issue an order acting on the request within 45 days.6 The Commission will address all arguments relating to whether the applicant has demonstrated there is good cause to grant the extension.7 The Commission will not consider arguments that re-litigate the issuance of the certificate order, including whether the Commission properly found the project to be in the public convenience and necessity and whether the Commission’s environmental analysis for the certificate complied with the National Environmental Policy Act.8 At the time a pipeline requests an extension of time, orders on certificates of public convenience and necessity are final and the Commission will not re-litigate their issuance.9 The OEP Director, or his or her designee, will act on all of those extension requests that are uncontested. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document 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 4 Only motions to intervene from entities that were party to the underlying proceeding will be accepted. Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ¶ 61,144, at P 39 (2020). 5 Contested proceedings are those where an intervenor disputes any material issue of the filing. 18 CFR 385.2201(c)(1) (2019). 6 Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ¶ 61,144, at P 40 (2020). 7 Id. at P 40. 8 Similarly, the Commission will not re-litigate the issuance of an NGA section 3 authorization, including whether a proposed project is not inconsistent with the public interest and whether the Commission’s environmental analysis for the permit order complied with NEPA. 9 Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ¶ 61,144, at P 40 (2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jul 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 access to 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 TYY, (202) 502–8659. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http:// www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and three copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 22, 2021. Dated: July 7, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–14848 Filed 7–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P whether ANR and Great Lakes proposed Projects are 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). ANR Pipeline Company; Great Lakes Transmission Limited Partnership; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Alberta Xpress and Lease Capacity Abandonment Projects and Schedule for Environmental Review 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 July 2020. Issuance of Notice of Availability of the final EIS—October 29, 2021 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—January 27, 2022 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. The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Alberta Xpress and Lease Capacity Abandonment Projects (Projects), proposed by ANR Pipeline Company (ANR) and Great Lakes Transmission Limited Partnership (Great Lakes) in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. The EIS will tier off Commission staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) and its findings and conclusions for the Project issued on December 4, 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 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; Native American Tribes; elected officials; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. 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 1 The EA for the Project is filed in Docket Nos. CP20–484–000 and CP20–485–000 under Accession No. 20201204–3004. 2 For instructions on connecting to eLibrary, refer to the ‘‘Additional Information’’ section of this notice. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP20–484–000; CP20–485– 000] PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 13, 2021 / Notices 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 numbers CP20–484–000 or CP20–485–000 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). jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 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 7, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. EL21–89–000; QF21–629–000] Hecate Energy Blair Road LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order Take notice that on July 6, 2021, pursuant to Rule 207 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure,1 Hecate Energy Blair Road LLC (Blair or Petitioner), filed a petition for declaratory order (Petition) requesting that the Commission issue a declaratory order providing limited waiver of the filing requirements applicable to small power production facilities set forth in Section 292.203(a)(3) of the Commission’s regulations (QF Filing Requirement) 2 for the time-period beginning when its qualifying small power production facility was placed into operation on December 29, 2017, and ending on March 30, 2021, and when Blair filed a QF self- certification with respect to such facility (Gap Period), as more fully explained in the petition. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http:// 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 [FR Doc. 2021–14846 Filed 7–12–21; 8:45 am] 1 118 BILLING CODE 6717–01–P 2 18 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Jul 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 CFR 385.207 (2020). CFR 292.203(a)(3). Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36741 assistance, contact the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http:// www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on August 5, 2021. Dated: July 7, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–14844 Filed 7–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP15–490–000, CP15–490– 001, CP16–20–000] Delfin LNG LLC; Notice of Request for Extension of Time Take notice that on June 30, 2021, Delfin LNG LLC (Delfin) requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) grant an extension of time, until September 28, 2022, to construct and place into service the facilities that were authorized in the original certificate authorization issued on September 28, 2017 (Certificate Order).1 The Certificate Order authorized certain ‘‘onshore facilities’’ that would be used exclusively to transport natural gas to Delfin’s deepwater port ‘‘offshore facilities’’ (collectively, the Project) in federal waters offshore Louisiana. The onshore facilities would be used to meet the requirements of the customers of the offshore facilities. The Certificate Order required Delfin to construct and place the facilities in service by September 28, 2019. Delfin states that on June 21, 2019, it requested an extension of time until March 28, 2023 to complete the construction of the onshore facilities in conjunction with construction of the offshore facilities. Delfin states that on July 8, 2019, the Commission’s Office of 1 Delfin E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM LNG LLC, 160 FERC ¶ 61,130 (2017). 13JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 131 (Tuesday, July 13, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36740-36741]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-14846]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP20-484-000; CP20-485-000]


ANR Pipeline Company; Great Lakes Transmission Limited 
Partnership; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Proposed Alberta Xpress and Lease Capacity 
Abandonment Projects 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 Alberta Xpress and Lease Capacity Abandonment Projects (Projects), 
proposed by ANR Pipeline Company (ANR) and Great Lakes Transmission 
Limited Partnership (Great Lakes) in Evangeline Parish, Louisiana. The 
EIS will tier off Commission staff's Environmental Assessment (EA) and 
its findings and conclusions for the Project issued on December 4, 
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 ANR 
and Great Lakes proposed Projects are 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 Nos. CP20-484-000 
and CP20-485-000 under Accession No. 20201204-3004.
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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 July 2020.

Issuance of Notice of Availability of the final EIS--October 29, 2021
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--January 27, 2022

    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; Native American Tribes; 
elected officials; other interested parties; and local libraries and 
newspapers. 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

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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 numbers CP20-484-000 or CP20-485-
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 
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 7, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-14846 Filed 7-12-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P