Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed East Lateral Xpress Project, 53650-53651 [2021-20995]

Download as PDF 53650 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / Notices Milestone Comments on EA ................. Target date February 2022. 1 The Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) regulations under 40 CFR 1501.10(b)(1) require that EAs be completed within 1 year of the federal action agency’s decision to prepare an EA. This notice establishes the Commission’s intent to prepare an EA for the Annandale Project. Therefore, in accordance with CEQ’s regulations, the EA must be issued within 1 year of the issuance date of this notice. Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to Monir Chowdhury at (202) 502–6736 or monir.chowdhury@ ferc.gov or Laurie Bauer at (202) 502– 6519 or Laurie Bauer@ferc.gov. Dated: September 22, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–21015 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AC21–153–000] Pacific Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Filing Take notice that on August 25, 2021, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) requested from the Chief Accountant of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) an interpretation of the Commission’s Uniform System of Accounts (USoA) that would allow PG&E to capitalize costs related to its Tower Coating Program. 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 and 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. 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[FR Doc. 2021–21022 Filed 9–27–21; 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 Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed East Lateral Xpress Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a final 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 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 final EIS responds to comments that were received on the Commission’s March 16, 2021 Environmental Assessment (EA) and June 25, 2021 draft EIS 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 final 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 Final 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 final 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/ 1 The Project’s EA is available on eLibrary under accession no. 20210316–3010 and the draft EIS is available under accession no. 20210625–3010. E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / Notices environmental-documents). In addition, the final 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. 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: September 21, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–20995 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER21–2474–001. Applicants: Pleinmont Solar 2, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Revised Rate Schedule FERC No. 1 to be effective 7/23/2021. Filed Date: 9/22/21. Accession Number: 20210922–5020. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/13/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2568–001. Applicants: Public Service Company of New Hampshire. Description: Tariff Amendment: Suplmnt Great Lakes Hydro American LLC Large Generator Interconnection Agreement to be effective 7/31/2021. Filed Date: 9/22/21. Accession Number: 20210922–5054. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Sep 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/13/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2597–000. Applicants: Rockhaven Wind Project, LLC. Description: Supplement to August 3, 2021 Rockhaven Wind Project, LLC tariff filing. Filed Date: 9/21/21. Accession Number: 20210921–5132. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/1/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2918–000. Applicants: PacifiCorp. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: OATT Revised Attach U (rev effective date 3.1.22) to be effective 3/1/2022. Filed Date: 9/21/21. Accession Number: 20210921–5123. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/12/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2919–000. Applicants: Camp Grove Wind Farm LLC. Description: Camp Grove Wind Farm LLC submits tariff filing per 35.12: Reactive Power Compensation Filing to be effective 9/23/2021. Filed Date: 9/22/21. Accession Number: 20210922–5031. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/13/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2920–000. Applicants: Southwestern Electric Power Company. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: SWEPCO–GSEC–LHEC TB Beard to Friendship Delivery Point Agreement to be effective 9/2/2021. Filed Date: 9/22/21. Accession Number: 20210922–5036. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/13/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2921–000. Applicants: California Independent System Operator Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2021–09–22 Transferred Frequency Response—City of Seattle to be effective 12/1/2021. Filed Date: 9/22/21. Accession Number: 20210922–5064. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/13/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2922–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2021–09–22_SA 2294 ATC–DTE Garden Wind 6th Rev GIA (J060 J061 J557 J928 J1183) to be effective 9/8/2021. Filed Date: 9/22/21. Accession Number: 20210922–5070. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/13/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2923–000. Applicants: PacifiCorp. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: UAMPS Agmt Re SS of Ancillary Serv Sched 5 and/or 6 Errata filing to be effective 9/17/2021. Filed Date: 9/22/21. Accession Number: 20210922–5085. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/13/21. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53651 Docket Numbers: ER21–2924–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Revisions to Attachment U— Compensation for Rescheduled Maintenance Costs to be effective 11/22/ 2021. Filed Date: 9/22/21. Accession Number: 20210922–5094. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/13/21. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric securities filings: Docket Numbers: ES21–82–000. Applicants: Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Description: Application Under Section 204 of the Federal Power Act for Authorization to Issue Securities of Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Filed Date: 9/21/21. Accession Number: 20210921–5133. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/12/21. Take notice that the Commission received the following public utility holding company filings: Docket Numbers: PH21–17–000. Applicants: Starwood Energy Group Global, L.L.C. Description: Starwood Energy Group Global, L.L.C., submits FERC 65–B Notice of Change in Fact to Waiver Notification. Filed Date: 9/22/21. Accession Number: 20210922–5087. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/13/21. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system (https:// elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/ fercgensearch.asp) by querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: September 22, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–21023 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 28, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53650-53651]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-20995]


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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 
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed East Lateral 
Xpress Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared a final 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 final EIS responds to comments that were received on the 
Commission's March 16, 2021 Environmental Assessment (EA) and June 25, 
2021 draft EIS \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 EA is available on eLibrary under accession 
no. 20210316-3010 and the draft EIS is available under accession no. 
20210625-3010.
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    The final 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 
Final 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 final 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/

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environmental-documents). In addition, the final 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.
    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: September 21, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-20995 Filed 9-27-21; 8:45 am]
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