Idaho Irrigation District and New Sweden Irrigation District; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment, 54181-54182 [2021-21267]

Download as PDF LOTTER on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 187 / Thursday, September 30, 2021 / Notices authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request for authorization will be considered by the Commission. Protests must comply with the requirements specified in section 157.205(e) of the Commission’s regulations,3 and must be submitted by the protest deadline, which is November 23, 2021. A protest may also serve as a motion to intervene so long as the protestor states it also seeks to be an intervenor. of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. Interventions How To File Protests, Interventions, and Comments Any person has the option to file a motion to intervene in this proceeding. Only intervenors have the right to request rehearing of Commission orders issued in this proceeding and to subsequently challenge the Commission’s orders in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal. To intervene, you must submit a motion to intervene to the Commission in accordance with Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure 4 and the regulations under the NGA 5 by the intervention deadline for the project, which is November 23, 2021. As described further in Rule 214, your motion to intervene must state, to the extent known, your position regarding the proceeding, as well as your interest in the proceeding. For an individual, this could include your status as a landowner, ratepayer, resident of an impacted community, or recreationist. You do not need to have property directly impacted by the project in order to intervene. For more information about motions to intervene, refer to the FERC website at https:// www.ferc.gov/resources/guides/how-to/ intervene.asp. All timely, unopposed motions to intervene are automatically granted by operation of Rule 214(c)(1). Motions to intervene that are filed after the intervention deadline are untimely and may be denied. Any late-filed motion to intervene must show good cause for being late and must explain why the time limitation should be waived and provide justification by reference to factors set forth in Rule 214(d) of the Commission’s Rules and Regulations. A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies (paper or electronic) 3 18 CFR 157.205(e). CFR 385.214. 5 18 CFR 157.10. 4 18 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Sep 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 Comments Any person wishing to comment on the project may do so. The Commission considers all comments received about the project in determining the appropriate action to be taken. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please submit your comments on or before November 23, 2021. The filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. To become a party, you must intervene in the proceeding. There are two ways to submit protests, motions to intervene, and comments. In both instances, please reference the Project docket number CP21–497–000 in your submission. (1) You may file your protest, motion to intervene, and comments by using the Commission’s eFiling feature, which is located on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on ‘‘eRegister.’’ You will be asked to select the type of filing you are making; first select General’’ and then select ‘‘Protest’’, ‘‘Intervention’’, or ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’; or 6 (2) You can file a paper copy of your submission by mailing it to the address below.7 Your submission must reference the Project docket number CP21–497– 000. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426 The Commission encourages electronic filing of submissions (option 1 above) and has eFiling staff available to assist you at (202) 502–8258 or FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. Protests and motions to intervene must be served on the applicant either by mail at: 1001 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002 or email (with a link to the document) at debbie_ kalisek@kindermorgan.com. Any subsequent submissions by an intervenor must be served on the 6 Additionally, you may file your comments electronically by using the eComment feature, which is located on the Commission’s website at www.ferc.gov under the link to Documents and Filings. Using eComment is an easy method for interested persons to submit brief, text-only comments on a project. 7 Hand-delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54181 applicant and all other parties to the proceeding. Contact information for parties can be downloaded from the service list at the eService link on FERC Online. Tracking the Proceeding Throughout the proceeding, additional information about the project will be 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 as described above. 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 which 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. For more information and to register, go to www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp. Dated: September 24, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–21269 Filed 9–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 14513–003] Idaho Irrigation District and New Sweden Irrigation District; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment On September 29, 2020, the Idaho Irrigation District and New Sweden Irrigation District filed an application for an original license to construct and operate the 2.5-megawatt County Line Road Hydroelectric Project No. 14513 (project). The proposed project would be located on the Snake River in Bonneville and Jefferson Counties, Idaho. The project would not occupy federal lands. In accordance with the Commission’s regulations, on July 14, 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 E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1 54182 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 187 / Thursday, September 30, 2021 / Notices action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. Therefore, staff intends to prepare a draft and final Environmental Assessment (EA) on the application to license the project. 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 final licensing decision. The application will be processed according to the following schedule. Revisions to the schedule may be made as appropriate. Milestone Commission issues draft EA ......... Comments on draft EA .................. Commission issues final EA .......... Target date April 2022.1 May 2022. October 2022. Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to Matt Cutlip at (503) 552–2762 or matt.cutlip@ferc.gov. Dated: September 24, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–21267 Filed 9–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP19–502–000; CP19–502– 001] Commonwealth LNG, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Commonwealth LNG Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Revised Schedule for Environmental Review LOTTER on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) that will discuss the environmental impacts of the Commonwealth LNG Project (Project) involving construction and operation of facilities by Commonwealth LNG, LLC (Commonwealth LNG) in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The Commission will use this EIS in its decision-making process to determine whether the Project is in the public convenience and necessity. The schedule for preparation 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 County Line Road Hydroelectric Project. Therefore, in accordance with CEQ’s regulations, the EA must be issued within 1 year of the issuance date of this notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Sep 29, 2021 Jkt 253001 of the EIS is discussed in the Schedule for Environmental Review section of this notice. As part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process, the Commission takes into account concerns the public may have about proposals and the environmental impacts that could result whenever it considers the issuance of an authorization. This gathering of public input is referred to as ‘‘scoping.’’ By notice issued on February 22, 2018, in Docket No. PF17–8, the Commission opened a scoping period during the prefiling review process for the Project; and staff intends to prepare an EIS that will address the concerns raised during that previous scoping period as well as comments received in response to this notice based on Commonwealth LNG’s Project application filing, as supplemented, in Docket No. CP19–502. Therefore, the Commission requests comments on potential alternatives and impacts, and any relevant information, studies, or analyses of any kind concerning impacts affecting the quality of the human environment. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please submit your comments so that the Commission receives them in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 25, 2021. Further details on how to submit comments are provided in the Public Participation section of this notice. As mentioned above, the Commission previously opened a scoping period which expired on March 26, 2018. All substantive written and oral comments provided during the previous scoping period will be addressed in the EIS. Therefore, if you submitted comments on this Project to the Commission during the previous scoping period, you do not need to file those comments again. Commonwealth LNG provided landowners with a fact sheet prepared by the FERC entitled ‘‘An Interstate Natural Gas Facility On My Land? What Do I Need To Know?’’ which addresses typically asked questions, including how to participate in the Commission’s proceedings. This fact sheet along with other landowner topics of interest are available for viewing on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov) under the Natural Gas Questions or Landowner Topics link. Public Participation There are three methods you can use to submit your comments to the Commission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has staff available to PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 assist you at (866) 208–3676 or FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. Please carefully follow these instructions so that your comments are properly recorded. (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature, which is located on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to FERC Online. Using eComment is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can file your comments electronically by using the eFiling feature, which is also on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to FERC Online. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on ‘‘eRegister.’’ You will be asked to select the type of filing you are making; a comment on a particular project is considered a ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’; or (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the Commission. Be sure to reference the Project docket numbers (CP19–502–000; CP19–502–001) on your letter. 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, MD 20852. Additionally, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. This service provides automatic notification of filings made to subscribed dockets, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to https:// www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription. Summary of the Proposed Project Commonwealth LNG proposes to construct and operate a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and accompanying natural gas pipeline on the west side of the Calcasieu Ship Channel at its entrance to the Gulf of Mexico. The LNG export terminal would consist of six natural gas liquefaction trains (with nominal liquefaction and production capacities of 1.4 million metric tonnes per annum each), six LNG storage tanks (with storage capacities of 50,000 cubic meters each), and one marine berth capable of accommodating LNG carriers with capacities up to 216,000 cubic meters. Commonwealth LNG would construct a E:\FR\FM\30SEN1.SGM 30SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 187 (Thursday, September 30, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54181-54182]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-21267]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 14513-003]


Idaho Irrigation District and New Sweden Irrigation District; 
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Assessment

    On September 29, 2020, the Idaho Irrigation District and New Sweden 
Irrigation District filed an application for an original license to 
construct and operate the 2.5-megawatt County Line Road Hydroelectric 
Project No. 14513 (project). The proposed project would be located on 
the Snake River in Bonneville and Jefferson Counties, Idaho. The 
project would not occupy federal lands.
    In accordance with the Commission's regulations, on July 14, 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

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action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. 
Therefore, staff intends to prepare a draft and final Environmental 
Assessment (EA) on the application to license the project.
    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 final licensing decision.
    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 draft EA...............  April 2022.\1\
Comments on draft EA.....................  May 2022.
Commission issues final EA...............  October 2022.
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    Any questions regarding this notice may be directed to Matt Cutlip 
at (503) 552-2762 or [email protected].
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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 
County Line Road Hydroelectric Project. Therefore, in accordance 
with CEQ's regulations, the EA must be issued within 1 year of the 
issuance date of this notice.

    Dated: September 24, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-21267 Filed 9-29-21; 8:45 am]
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