Bard College, New York; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment, 53649-53650 [2021-21015]

Download as PDF 53649 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / Notices 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 30 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, without prior registration, using the eComment system at https:// ferconline.ferc.gov/ QuickComment.aspx. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support. In lieu of electronic filing, you may submit a paper copy. 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. The first page of any filing should include docket number P–2530–057. For further information, contact Dianne Rodman at (202) 502–6077, or by email at dianne.rodman@ferc.gov. Dated: September 22, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–21014 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Sep 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP21–1135–000. Applicants: Texas Gas Transmission, LLC. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: Amendments to Neg Rate Agmts (BP 37587, 37586) to be effective 9/21/2021. Filed Date: 9/21/21. Accession Number: 20210921–5118. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/4/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–1136–000. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 9.22.21 Negotiated Rates—Freepoint Commodities LLC R–7250–36 to be effective 11/1/2021. Filed Date: 9/22/21. Accession Number: 20210922–5028. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/4/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–1137–000. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 9.22.21 Negotiated Rates—Freepoint Commodities LLC R–7250–37 to be effective 11/1/2021. Filed Date: 9/22/21. Accession Number: 20210922–5029. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/4/21. Docket Numbers: RP21–1138–000. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 9.22.21 Negotiated Rates—Freepoint Commodities LLC R–7250–38 to be effective 11/1/2021. Filed Date: 9/22/21. Accession Number: 20210922–5030. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/4/21. 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. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system (https:// elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/ fercgensearch.asp) by querying the docket number. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. 2021–21024 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 15021–000] Bard College, New York; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment On December 23, 2019, Bard College, New York filed an application for an exemption from licensing for the 10kilowatt Annandale Micro Hydropower Project (Annandale Project) (FERC No. 15021). The Annandale Project is located on the Saw Kill, a tributary of the Hudson River, in the Town of Red Hook, Dutchess County, New York. The project does not occupy federal land. In accordance with the Commission’s regulations, on July 9, 2021, Commission staff issued a notice that the project was ready for environmental analysis (REA notice). Based on the information in the record, including comments filed on the REA notice, staff does not anticipate that licensing the project would constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Therefore, staff intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) on the application to exempt the Annandale Project from licensing. The EA will be issued and circulated for review by all interested parties. All comments filed on the EA will be analyzed by staff and considered in the Commission’s decision on whether to issue an exemption from licensing for the project. The application will be processed according to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Commission issues EA ........ E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 Target date January 2022.1 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. 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 Applicant. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Sep 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 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 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 October 4, 2021. Dated: September 22, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [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

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 28, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53649-53650]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-21015]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 15021-000]


Bard College, New York; Notice of Intent To Prepare an 
Environmental Assessment

    On December 23, 2019, Bard College, New York filed an application 
for an exemption from licensing for the 10-kilowatt Annandale Micro 
Hydropower Project (Annandale Project) (FERC No. 15021). The Annandale 
Project is located on the Saw Kill, a tributary of the Hudson River, in 
the Town of Red Hook, Dutchess County, New York. The project does not 
occupy federal land.
    In accordance with the Commission's regulations, on July 9, 2021, 
Commission staff issued a notice that the project was ready for 
environmental analysis (REA notice). Based on the information in the 
record, including comments filed on the REA notice, staff does not 
anticipate that licensing the project would constitute a major federal 
action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. 
Therefore, staff intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) on 
the application to exempt the Annandale Project from licensing.
    The EA will be issued and circulated for review by all interested 
parties. All comments filed on the EA will be analyzed by staff and 
considered in the Commission's decision on whether to issue an 
exemption from licensing for the project.
    The application will be processed according to the following 
schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate.

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                Milestone                           Target date
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Commission issues EA....................  January 2022.\1\

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Comments on EA..........................  February 2022.
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\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 [email protected] or Laurie Bauer 
at (202) 502-6519 or Laurie [email protected].

    Dated: September 22, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-21015 Filed 9-27-21; 8:45 am]
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