Rockies Express Pipeline LLC; Notice of Extension of Time Request, 36739-36740 [2021-14848]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 131 / Tuesday, July 13, 2021 / Notices document in electronic format for publication, as an official document of the Department of Energy. This administrative process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon publication in the Federal Register. Signed in Washington, DC, on July 8, 2021. Treena V. Garrett, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2021–14836 Filed 7–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–C DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Agency Information Collection Extension AGENCY: U.S. Department of Energy. Notice and request for OMB review and comment. ACTION: The Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on a proposed collection of information that DOE is developing for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Labor Relations Report collection. 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[FR Doc. 2021–14855 Filed 7–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36739 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP18–103–000] Rockies Express Pipeline LLC; Notice of Extension of Time Request Take notice that on June 23, 2021, Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (Rockies Express) requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) grant an extension of time, until September 20, 2023, to complete the construction of six new 5,350 horsepower (hp) natural gas reciprocating compressor units (32,100 hp total) at its existing Cheyenne Compressor Station (Cheyenne Hub Enhancement Project) in Weld County, Colorado, as authorized as part of the Cheyenne Hub Enhancement Project in the September 20, 2019 Order Issuing Certificates 1 (September 20 Order). The September 20 Order required Rockies Express to complete construction and make the facilities available for service within two years of the Order date. Rockies Express has since completed construction of four of the six authorized compressor units, placing units 1–3 into service on July 26, 2020,2 and unit 4 into service on December 17, 2020.3 Compressor units 5 and 6 remain unconstructed. Rockies Express states it has been delayed in reaching full commercialization for compressor units 5 and 6, with the economic slowdown and fallout from the COVID–19 pandemic. The final two compressor units that have not yet been constructed will be installed at the existing Cheyenne Compressor Station on land already owned by Rockies Express under the terms and conditions of the existing certificate. Rockies Express states that the extension of time will not result in any environmental impacts not already examined on the record in the certificate proceeding and will provide Rockies Express with the time necessary to install these remaining two units. This notice establishes a 15-calendar day intervention and comment period deadline. Any person wishing to comment on Rockies Express’ request for an extension of time may do so. No 1 Cheyenne Connector, LLC, 168 FERC ¶ 61,180 (2019), order amending certificate, 171 FERC ¶ 61,055 (2020). In the Order the Commission also approved the Cheyenne Connector Pipeline Project in Docket No. CP18–102–000. 2 Notice of Commencement of Service of Rockies Express Pipeline LLC, Docket No. CP18–103–000 (July 13, 2020). 3 Notice of Commencement of Service of Rockies Express Pipeline LLC, Docket No. CP18–103–000 (December 17, 2020). E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 131 (Tuesday, July 13, 2021)]
[Notices]
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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. CP18-103-000]


Rockies Express Pipeline LLC; Notice of Extension of Time Request

    Take notice that on June 23, 2021, Rockies Express Pipeline LLC 
(Rockies Express) requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission) grant an extension of time, until September 20, 
2023, to complete the construction of six new 5,350 horsepower (hp) 
natural gas reciprocating compressor units (32,100 hp total) at its 
existing Cheyenne Compressor Station (Cheyenne Hub Enhancement Project) 
in Weld County, Colorado, as authorized as part of the Cheyenne Hub 
Enhancement Project in the September 20, 2019 Order Issuing 
Certificates \1\ (September 20 Order). The September 20 Order required 
Rockies Express to complete construction and make the facilities 
available for service within two years of the Order date. Rockies 
Express has since completed construction of four of the six authorized 
compressor units, placing units 1-3 into service on July 26, 2020,\2\ 
and unit 4 into service on December 17, 2020.\3\ Compressor units 5 and 
6 remain unconstructed.
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    \1\ Cheyenne Connector, LLC, 168 FERC ] 61,180 (2019), order 
amending certificate, 171 FERC ] 61,055 (2020). In the Order the 
Commission also approved the Cheyenne Connector Pipeline Project in 
Docket No. CP18-102-000.
    \2\ Notice of Commencement of Service of Rockies Express 
Pipeline LLC, Docket No. CP18-103-000 (July 13, 2020).
    \3\ Notice of Commencement of Service of Rockies Express 
Pipeline LLC, Docket No. CP18-103-000 (December 17, 2020).
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    Rockies Express states it has been delayed in reaching full 
commercialization for compressor units 5 and 6, with the economic 
slowdown and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. The final two 
compressor units that have not yet been constructed will be installed 
at the existing Cheyenne Compressor Station on land already owned by 
Rockies Express under the terms and conditions of the existing 
certificate. Rockies Express states that the extension of time will not 
result in any environmental impacts not already examined on the record 
in the certificate proceeding and will provide Rockies Express with the 
time necessary to install these remaining two units.
    This notice establishes a 15-calendar day intervention and comment 
period deadline. Any person wishing to comment on Rockies Express' 
request for an extension of time may do so. No

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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\
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    \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).
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    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.
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    \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).
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    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 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 
[email protected] 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.
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