Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Extension of Time Request, 55840-55841 [2021-21942]

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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 environmental mailing list as the 3 The Council on Environmental Quality regulations addressing cooperating agency responsibilities are at Title 40, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1501.8. 4 The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s regulations are at 36 CFR 800. Those regulations define historic properties as any prehistoric or historic district, site, building, structure, or object included in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. 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Additional Information 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. Public sessions or site visits will be posted on the Commission’s calendar located at https://www.ferc.gov/newsevents/events along with other related information. Dated: October 1, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–21945 Filed 10–6–21; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP19–477–000] Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Extension of Time Request Take notice that on September 29, 2021, Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC (Mountain Valley) requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) grant an extension of time, until October 13, 2022, to place the Greene Interconnect in service. Mountain Valley states that the Greene Interconnect facilities were mechanically complete and ready for service in late February 2021.1 Mountain Valley is unable to place the Greene Interconnect in service until the Mountain Valley mainline facilities are completed. Mountain Valley has not completed construction of the mainline due to unforeseen litigation and permitting which Mountain Valley says is needed to provide natural gas flows to the Greene Interconnect. The Commission issued an order on October 9, 2020 granting Mountain Valley an extension of time until October 13, 2022 to complete construction and place the mainline facilities in service.2 To align project completion deadlines, Mountain Valley requests that an extension of time until October 13, 2022 to place the Greene Interconnect in service. This notice establishes a 15-calendar day intervention and comment period deadline. Any person wishing to comment on Mountain Valley’s request for an extension of time may do so. No 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).3 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. For those extension requests that are BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 1 See Weekly Construction Report No. 23, Docket No. CP19–477–000 (filed March 25, 2021). 2 Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, 173 FERC ¶ 61,026 (2020). 3 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). Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 192 / Thursday, October 7, 2021 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 contested,4 the Commission will aim to issue an order acting on the request within 45 days.5 The Commission will address all arguments relating to whether the applicant has demonstrated there is good cause to grant the extension.6 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.7 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.8 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 (https:// 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 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 ‘‘eFile’’ link at https://www.ferc.gov. 4 Contested proceedings are those where an intervenor disputes any material issue of the filing. 18 CFR 385.2201(c)(1) (2019). 5 Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ¶ 61,144, at P 40 (2020). 6 Id. at P 40. 7 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. 8 Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ¶ 61,144, at P 40 (2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 Oct 06, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 18, 2021. Dated: October 1, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–21942 Filed 10–6–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OAR–2021–0669; FRL–9116–01– OAR] Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Notice of 2022 Allowance Allocations for Production and Consumption of Regulated Substances Under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Environmental Protection Agency has issued calendar year 2022 allowances for the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons in accordance with the Agency’s regulations established under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020. The American Innovation and Manufacturing Act directs the Environmental Protection Agency by October 1 of each calendar year to determine the quantity of production and consumption allowances for the following calendar year. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andy Chang, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Stratospheric Protection Division, telephone number: 202–564–6658; email address: chang.andy@epa.gov. You may also visit EPA’s website at https://www.epa.gov/ climate-hfcs-reduction for further information. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Subsection (e)(2)(D)(i) of the American PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55841 Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020 (AIM Act) directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine, by October 1 of each calendar year, the quantity of allowances for the production and consumption of regulated substances that may be used for the following calendar year. EPA has codified the production and consumption baselines and phasedown schedules for regulated substances in 40 CFR 84.7. Under the phasedown schedule, for 2022, total production allowances may not exceed 344,299,157 metric tons of exchange value equivalent (MTEVe) and total consumption allowances may not exceed 273,498,315 MTEVe. EPA’s rulemaking titled Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Establishing the Allowance Allocation and Trading Program under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act, signed September 23, 2021, describes the process by which EPA determines the number of allowances each entity is allocated. EPA has posted allowance allocations consistent with this process for calendar year 2022 allowances on its website at https://www.epa.gov/climatehfcs-reduction. An allowance allocated under the AIM Act does not constitute a property right and is a limited authorization for the production or consumption of a regulated substance. For 2022, EPA has set aside 2.5 million MTEVe (MMTEVe) of allowances for production and 7.5 MMTEVe of allowances for consumption that it intends to allocate no later than March 31, 2022. EPA has codified the procedure for calculating the application-specific allowance allocation in 40 CFR 84.13. These allowances are drawn from both the production and consumption allowance pools. EPA is issuing ‘‘application-specific allowances’’ to end users in six applications established by the AIM Act: Propellants in metered dose inhalers, defense sprays, structural composite preformed polyurethane foam for marine use and trailer use, etching of semiconductor material or wafers and the cleaning of chemical vapor deposition chambers within the semiconductor manufacturing sector, mission-critical military end uses, and onboard aerospace fire suppression. EPA has allocated 2022 applicationspecific allowances as shown in Table 1. E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 192 (Thursday, October 7, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55840-55841]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-21942]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP19-477-000]


Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Extension of Time 
Request

    Take notice that on September 29, 2021, Mountain Valley Pipeline, 
LLC (Mountain Valley) requested that the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission (Commission) grant an extension of time, until October 13, 
2022, to place the Greene Interconnect in service.
    Mountain Valley states that the Greene Interconnect facilities were 
mechanically complete and ready for service in late February 2021.\1\ 
Mountain Valley is unable to place the Greene Interconnect in service 
until the Mountain Valley mainline facilities are completed. Mountain 
Valley has not completed construction of the mainline due to unforeseen 
litigation and permitting which Mountain Valley says is needed to 
provide natural gas flows to the Greene Interconnect. The Commission 
issued an order on October 9, 2020 granting Mountain Valley an 
extension of time until October 13, 2022 to complete construction and 
place the mainline facilities in service.\2\ To align project 
completion deadlines, Mountain Valley requests that an extension of 
time until October 13, 2022 to place the Greene Interconnect in 
service.
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    \1\ See Weekly Construction Report No. 23, Docket No. CP19-477-
000 (filed March 25, 2021).
    \2\ Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC, 173 FERC ] 61,026 (2020).
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    This notice establishes a 15-calendar day intervention and comment 
period deadline. Any person wishing to comment on Mountain Valley's 
request for an extension of time may do so. No 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).\3\
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    \3\ 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. For those extension requests that are

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contested,\4\ the Commission will aim to issue an order acting on the 
request within 45 days.\5\ The Commission will address all arguments 
relating to whether the applicant has demonstrated there is good cause 
to grant the extension.\6\ 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.\7\ 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.\8\ The OEP 
Director, or his or her designee, will act on all of those extension 
requests that are uncontested.
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    \4\ Contested proceedings are those where an intervenor disputes 
any material issue of the filing. 18 CFR 385.2201(c)(1) (2019).
    \5\ Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, 170 FERC ] 61,144, at P 40 
(2020).
    \6\ Id. at P 40.
    \7\ 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.
    \8\ 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 (https://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 ``eFile'' link at 
https://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 18, 2021.

    Dated: October 1, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-21942 Filed 10-6-21; 8:45 am]
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