Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization and Establishing Intervention and Protest Deadline, 56260-56261 [2021-22066]

Download as PDF 56260 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 193 / Friday, October 8, 2021 / Notices appropriate action to be taken on the Application. All protests, comments, motions to intervene, or notices of intervention must meet the requirements specified by the regulations in 10 CFR part 590. As noted, DOE is only accepting electronic submissions at this time. Please email the filing to fergas@ hq.doe.gov. All filings must include a reference to ‘‘Docket No. 21–98–LNG’’ or ‘‘Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. et al. Application’’ in the title line. Please Note: Please include all related documents and attachments (e.g., exhibits) in the original email correspondence. Please do not include any active hyperlinks or password protection in any of the documents or attachments related to the filing. All electronic filings submitted to DOE must follow these guidelines to ensure that all documents are filed in a timely manner. Any hardcopy filing submitted greater in length than 50 pages must also include, at the time of the filing, a digital copy on disk of the entire submission. The Application and any filed protests, motions to intervene, notices of interventions, and comments will also be available electronically by going to the following DOE web address: https:// www.energy.gov/fecm/division-naturalgas-regulation. A decisional record on the Application will be developed through responses to this Notice by parties, including the parties’ written comments and replies thereto. Additional procedures will be used as necessary to achieve a complete understanding of the facts and issues. If an additional procedure is scheduled, notice will be provided to all parties. If no party requests additional procedures, a final Opinion and Order may be issued based on the official record, including the Application and responses filed by parties pursuant to this Notice, in accordance with 10 CFR 590.316. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Signed in Washington, DC, on October 5, 2021. Amy Sweeney, Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Resource Sustainability. [FR Doc. 2021–22018 Filed 10–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP21–499–000] Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization and Establishing Intervention and Protest Deadline Take notice that on September 23, 2021, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 1300, Houston, Texas 77002–2700, filed in the above referenced docket, a prior notice pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208 and 157.216 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act, requesting authorization to replace a portion of its existing line 1485 consisting of approximately 1.78 miles of 20-inch diameter bare steel pipeline, to replace launcher and receiver facilities, located in Allegheny and Washington Counties, Pennsylvania (Line 1485 Replacement Project). Columbia proposes to replace the facilities under authorities granted by its blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82–480–000.1 The proposed replacement will have no impact on Colombia’s existing customers or affect its existing storage operations. The estimated cost for the Project is approximately $23.3 million, all as more fully set forth in the request which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. 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:// 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 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions concerning this application should be directed to David A. Alonzo, Manager Project Authorizations, Columbia Gas 1 Michigan Wisconsin Pipe Line Company, 20 FERC ¶ 62,595 (1982). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Oct 07, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Transmission, LLC, 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 1300, Houston, Texas 77002–2700, or by phone at 832.320.5477, or by email at David_ alonzo@tcenergy.com. Pursuant to Section 157.9 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure,2 within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental review and place it into the Commission’s public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff’s issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or environmental assessment (EA) for this proposal. The filing of an EA in the Commission’s public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s FEIS or EA. Public Participation There are three ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of this project: You can file a protest to the project, you can file a motion to intervene in the proceeding, and you can file comments on the project. There is no fee or cost for filing protests, motions to intervene, or comments. The deadline for filing protests, motions to intervene, and comments is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 3, 2021. How to file protests, motions to intervene, and comments is explained below. Protests Pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission’s regulations under the NGA,3 any person 4 or the Commission’s staff may file a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed or if a protest is filed and then withdrawn within 30 days after the allowed time for filing a protest, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be 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 2 18 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 157.9. CFR 157.205. 4 Persons include individuals, organizations, businesses, municipalities, and other entities. 18 CFR 385.102(d). 3 18 E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM 08OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 193 / Friday, October 8, 2021 / Notices authorization will be considered by the Commission. Protests must comply with the requirements specified in section 157.205(e) of the Commission’s regulations,5 and must be submitted by the protest deadline, which is December 3, 2021. A protest may also serve as a motion to intervene so long as the protestor states it also seeks to be an intervenor. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Interventions 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 6 and the regulations under the NGA 7 by the intervention deadline for the project, which is December 3, 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) of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. Comments Any person wishing to comment on the project may do so. The Commission 5 18 CFR 157.205(e). CFR 385.214. 7 18 CFR 157.10. 6 18 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Oct 07, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 December 3, 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. How To File Protests, Interventions, and Comments There are two ways to submit protests, motions to intervene, and comments. In both instances, please reference the Project docket number CP21–499–000 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 8 (2) You can file a paper copy of your submission by mailing it to the address below. Your submission must reference the Project docket number CP21–499– 000. To mail via USPS, use the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426 To mail via any other courier, use the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852 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 or email (with a link to the document) at: David A. Alonzo, Manager Project Authorizations, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 1300, Houston, Texas 77002–2700, or by phone at 832.320.5477, or by email at David_ alonzo@tcenergy.com. Any subsequent submissions by an intervenor must be served on the applicant and all other 8 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. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56261 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: October 4, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–22066 Filed 10–7–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 7590–015] City of Nashua, New Hampshire; Notice of Effectiveness of Withdrawal of Exemption Amendment Application On June 1, 2021, the City of Nashua, New Hampshire (City of Nashua) filed an application to amend the exemption from licensing for the Jackson Mills Project No. 7590. On September 14, 2021, the City of Nashua notified the Commission that it was withdrawing its application. No motion in opposition to the notice of withdrawal has been filed, and the Commission has taken no action to disallow the withdrawal. Pursuant to Rule 216(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure,1 the withdrawal of the amendment application became effective on September 29, 2021, and this proceeding is hereby terminated. 1 18 E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM CFR 385.216(b) (2020). 08OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 193 (Friday, October 8, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP21-499-000]


Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket 
Authorization and Establishing Intervention and Protest Deadline

    Take notice that on September 23, 2021, Columbia Gas Transmission, 
LLC, 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 1300, Houston, Texas 77002-2700, filed 
in the above referenced docket, a prior notice pursuant to sections 
157.205, 157.208 and 157.216 of the Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission's regulations under the Natural Gas Act, requesting 
authorization to replace a portion of its existing line 1485 consisting 
of approximately 1.78 miles of 20-inch diameter bare steel pipeline, to 
replace launcher and receiver facilities, located in Allegheny and 
Washington Counties, Pennsylvania (Line 1485 Replacement Project). 
Columbia proposes to replace the facilities under authorities granted 
by its blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82-480-000.\1\ The 
proposed replacement will have no impact on Colombia's existing 
customers or affect its existing storage operations. The estimated cost 
for the Project is approximately $23.3 million, all as more fully set 
forth in the request which is on file with the Commission and open to 
public inspection.
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    \1\ Michigan Wisconsin Pipe Line Company, 20 FERC ] 62,595 
(1982).
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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://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 the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission at [email protected] or call toll-free, 
(886) 208-3676 or TYY, (202) 502-8659.
    Any questions concerning this application should be directed to 
David A. Alonzo, Manager Project Authorizations, Columbia Gas 
Transmission, LLC, 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 1300, Houston, Texas 
77002-2700, or by phone at 832.320.5477, or by email at 
[email protected].
    Pursuant to Section 157.9 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and 
Procedure,\2\ within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will 
either: Complete its environmental review and place it into the 
Commission's public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a 
Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule 
for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other 
milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff's issuance of 
the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or environmental 
assessment (EA) for this proposal. The filing of an EA in the 
Commission's public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a 
Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify 
federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all 
necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal 
authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission 
staff's FEIS or EA.
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    \2\ 18 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 157.9.
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Public Participation

    There are three ways to become involved in the Commission's review 
of this project: You can file a protest to the project, you can file a 
motion to intervene in the proceeding, and you can file comments on the 
project. There is no fee or cost for filing protests, motions to 
intervene, or comments. The deadline for filing protests, motions to 
intervene, and comments is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 3, 2021. 
How to file protests, motions to intervene, and comments is explained 
below.

Protests

    Pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission's regulations under 
the NGA,\3\ any person \4\ or the Commission's staff may file a protest 
to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed or if a 
protest is filed and then withdrawn within 30 days after the allowed 
time for filing a protest, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be 
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

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    \3\ 18 CFR 157.205.
    \4\ Persons include individuals, organizations, businesses, 
municipalities, and other entities. 18 CFR 385.102(d).
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    Protests must comply with the requirements specified in section 
157.205(e) of the Commission's regulations,\5\ and must be submitted by 
the protest deadline, which is December 3, 2021. A protest may also 
serve as a motion to intervene so long as the protestor states it also 
seeks to be an intervenor.
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    \5\ 18 CFR 157.205(e).
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Interventions

    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 \6\ and the regulations under the NGA \7\ by the 
intervention deadline for the project, which is December 3, 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.
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    \6\ 18 CFR 385.214.
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    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) of all 
documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties.

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 December 3, 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.

How To File Protests, Interventions, and Comments

    There are two ways to submit protests, motions to intervene, and 
comments. In both instances, please reference the Project docket number 
CP21-499-000 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 \8\
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    \8\ 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.
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    (2) You can file a paper copy of your submission by mailing it to 
the address below. Your submission must reference the Project docket 
number CP21-499-000.

To mail via USPS, use the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, 
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, 
Washington, DC 20426
To mail via any other courier, use the following address: Kimberly D. 
Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins 
Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852

    The Commission encourages electronic filing of submissions (option 
1 above) and has eFiling staff available to assist you at (202) 502-
8258 or [email protected]
    Protests and motions to intervene must be served on the applicant 
either by mail or email (with a link to the document) at: David A. 
Alonzo, Manager Project Authorizations, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, 
700 Louisiana Street, Suite 1300, Houston, Texas 77002-2700, or by 
phone at 832.320.5477, or by email at [email protected]. Any 
subsequent submissions by an intervenor must be served on the 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: October 4, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-22066 Filed 10-7-21; 8:45 am]
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