Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC and Southern Natural Gas Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Evangeline Pass Expansion Project, 57419-57420 [2021-22516]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 197 / Friday, October 15, 2021 / Notices who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. 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. 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 (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 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Dated: October 8, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–22497 Filed 10–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP20–50–000; Docket No. CP20–51–000] Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC and Southern Natural Gas Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Evangeline Pass Expansion Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Evangeline Pass Expansion Project (Project), proposed by Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC (Tennessee) and Southern Natural Gas Company, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Oct 14, 2021 Jkt 256001 LLC (SNG) in the above-referenced dockets. Tennessee requests authorization to construct and operate about 13 miles of 36-inch-diameter pipeline and a new compressor station in St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes, Louisiana. SNG requests authorization to construct and operate a new compressor station and three new meter stations in Clarke and Smith, Counties, Mississippi; and St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. The Project would enable the transportation of up to 1,100,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas to an interconnect with Venture Global Gator Express, LLC’s Gator Express Pipeline to provide feed gas for Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC’s facility in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The final EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The final EIS is not a decision document. It presents Commission staff’s independent analysis of the environmental issues for the Commission to consider when addressing the merits of all issues in this proceeding. The final EIS responds to comments that were received on the Commission’s August 24, 2020 Environmental Assessment (EA) and July 16, 2021 draft EIS 1 and discloses downstream greenhouse gas emissions for the Project. With the exception of climate change impacts, FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed Project, with the mitigation measures recommended in this final 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, by the respective applicants: Tennessee • About 9 miles of 36-inch-diameter looping 2 pipeline in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana (Yscloskey Toca Lateral Loop); • about 4 miles of 36-inch-diameter looping pipeline in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana (Grand Bayou Loop); and • a new 23,470 horsepower (hp) compressor station consisting of one 1 The Project’s EA is available on eLibrary under accession no. 20200824–3066 and the draft EIS is available under accession no. 20210716–3005. 2 A pipeline loop is a segment of pipe constructed parallel to an existing pipeline to increase capacity. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57419 natural gas-fired Solar Turbines Titan 130 turbine driven compressor unit along Tennessee’s existing 500 line in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana (Compressor Station 529). SNG • A new 22,220 hp compressor station consisting of two natural gasfired Solar Taurus 70 turbines (11,110 hp each) in Clarke County, Mississippi (Rose Hill Compressor Station); and • three new meter stations: Rose Hill Receipt Meter Station in Clarke County, Mississippi; Midcontinent Express Pipeline Receipt Meter Station in Smith County, Mississippi; and Toca Delivery Meter Station in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Evangeline Pass Expansion 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/ 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. CP20–50–000 or CP20–51–000). 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 E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1 57420 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 197 / Friday, October 15, 2021 / Notices summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to https://www.ferc.gov/ ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription. Dated: October 8, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–22516 Filed 10–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 4202–025] KEI (Maine) Power Management (II) LLC; Notice of Application Tendered for Filing With the Commission and Soliciting Additional Study Requests and Establishing Procedural Schedule for Relicensing and a Deadline for Submission of Final Amendments Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License. b. Project No.: 4202–025. c. Date Filed: September 28, 2021. d. Applicant: KEI (Maine) Power Management (II), LLC (KEI Power). e. Name of Project: Lowell Tannery Project (project). f. Location: On the Passadumkeag River in Penobscot County, Maine. The project does not occupy any federal land. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791(a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Mr. Lewis C. Loon, KEI (Maine) Power Management (II), LLC c/o KEI (USA) Power Management Inc., 423 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, ME 04345; Phone at (207) 203–3025, or email at Lewis.Loon@ kruger.com. i. FERC Contact: Arash Barsari at (202) 502–6207, or arash.jalalibarsari@ ferc.gov. j. Cooperating Agencies: Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies with jurisdiction and/or special expertise with respect to environmental issues that wish to cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document should follow the instructions for filing such requests described in item l below. Cooperating agencies should note the Commission’s policy that agencies that cooperate in the preparation of the environmental document cannot also intervene. See 94 FERC ¶ 61,076 (2001). k. Pursuant to section 4.32(b)(7) of 18 CFR of the Commission’s regulations, if VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Oct 14, 2021 Jkt 256001 any resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person believes that an additional scientific study should be conducted in order to form an adequate factual basis for a complete analysis of the application on its merit, the resource agency, Indian Tribe, or person must file a request for a study with the Commission not later than 60 days from the date of filing of the application, and serve a copy of the request on the applicant. l. Deadline for filing additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status: November 27, 2021. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file additional study requests and requests for cooperating agency status using the Commission’s eFiling system at https:// ferconline.ferc.gov/FERCOnline.aspx. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). 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, MD 20852. All filings must clearly identify the project name and docket number on the first page: Lowell Tannery Project (P–4202–025). m. The application is not ready for environmental analysis at this time. n. Project Description: The existing Lowell Tannery Project consists of: (1) A 230-foot-long, 21.5-foot-high concrete gravity dam that includes the following sections: (a) A left abutment section; (b) a 30-foot-long primary spillway with 42inch-high flashboards and a crest elevation of 187.5 feet mean sea level (msl) at the top of the flashboards; (c) a 30.2-foot-long section with a seven-footwide log sluice and a ten-foot-wide tainter gate; (d) an 89-foot-long auxiliary spillway with 42-inch-high flashboards and a crest elevation of 187.5 feet msl at the top of the flashboards; (e) a 22.2foot-long intake structure with two 15.5foot-wide, 15.8-foot-high, angled trashracks with 1.5-inch clear bar spacing; and (f) a right abutment section; (2) an impoundment with a surface area of approximately 341 acres at an elevation of 187.5 feet msl; (3) a 69.4-foot-long, 26.7-foot-wide concrete powerhouse containing a 1,000-kilowatt vertical Kaplan turbine-generator unit; (4) a tailrace channel that discharges into the Passadumkeag River; (5) a 2.3/ PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12.5-kilovolt (kV) step-up transformer and a 200-foot-long, 12.5-kV transmission line that connects the generator to the local utility distribution system; and (6) appurtenant facilities. Article 19 of the current license requires the project to be operated in run-of-river mode. The average annual generation of the project was approximately 4,144 megawatt-hours from 2016 through 2020. The project creates an approximately 70-foot-long bypassed reach of the Passadumkeag River. Downstream fish passage is provided by a bypass facility located adjacent to the left side of the intake structure and powerhouse, and consists of a 3.7-footwide log sluice, a 5.1-foot-wide, 5.8foot-long concrete fish collection box, and a 69.7-foot-long, 18-inch-diameter fiberglass fish passage pipe that discharges into a plunge pool next to the tailrace. Upstream fish passage is provided by a 3-foot-wide Denil fishway located adjacent to the right side of the intake structure and powerhouse. KEI Power proposes to: (1) Continue to operate the project in a run-of-river mode; (2) install upstream and downstream eel passage facilities; (3) install seasonal trashrack overlays with 0.875 inch diameter holes; (4) modify the discharge location of the existing downstream fish passage pipe to discharge adjacent to the existing upstream fish passage entrance; and (5) develop a fishway operation and management plan. o. In addition to publishing the full text of this notice in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this notice, as well as other documents in the proceeding (e.g., license application) 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 (P–4202). For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676 or (202) 502– 8659 (TTY). You may also register online at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/ FERCOnline.aspx to be notified via email of new filings and issuances related to this or other pending projects. For assistance, contact FERC Online Support. p. Procedural Schedule: The application will be processed according to the following preliminary schedule. Revisions to the schedule will be made as appropriate. E:\FR\FM\15OCN1.SGM 15OCN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 197 (Friday, October 15, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57419-57420]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-22516]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP20-50-000; Docket No. CP20-51-000]


Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC and Southern Natural Gas 
Company, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Proposed Evangeline Pass Expansion Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) 
for the Evangeline Pass Expansion Project (Project), proposed by 
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC (Tennessee) and Southern Natural 
Gas Company, LLC (SNG) in the above-referenced dockets.
    Tennessee requests authorization to construct and operate about 13 
miles of 36-inch-diameter pipeline and a new compressor station in St. 
Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes, Louisiana. SNG requests authorization 
to construct and operate a new compressor station and three new meter 
stations in Clarke and Smith, Counties, Mississippi; and St. Bernard 
Parish, Louisiana. The Project would enable the transportation of up to 
1,100,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas to an interconnect with 
Venture Global Gator Express, LLC's Gator Express Pipeline to provide 
feed gas for Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC's facility in 
Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana.
    The final EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the Project in accordance with the 
requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The final EIS is 
not a decision document. It presents Commission staff's independent 
analysis of the environmental issues for the Commission to consider 
when addressing the merits of all issues in this proceeding.
    The final EIS responds to comments that were received on the 
Commission's August 24, 2020 Environmental Assessment (EA) and July 16, 
2021 draft EIS \1\ and discloses downstream greenhouse gas emissions 
for the Project. With the exception of climate change impacts, FERC 
staff concludes that approval of the proposed Project, with the 
mitigation measures recommended in this final EIS, would not result in 
significant environmental impacts. FERC staff continues to be unable to 
determine significance with regards to climate change impacts.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \1\ The Project's EA is available on eLibrary under accession 
no. 20200824-3066 and the draft EIS is available under accession no. 
20210716-3005.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The final EIS incorporates the above referenced EA, which addressed 
the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation 
of the following Project facilities, by the respective applicants:

Tennessee

     About 9 miles of 36-inch-diameter looping \2\ pipeline in 
St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana (Yscloskey Toca Lateral Loop);
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

    \2\ A pipeline loop is a segment of pipe constructed parallel to 
an existing pipeline to increase capacity.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

     about 4 miles of 36-inch-diameter looping pipeline in 
Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana (Grand Bayou Loop); and
     a new 23,470 horsepower (hp) compressor station consisting 
of one natural gas-fired Solar Turbines Titan 130 turbine driven 
compressor unit along Tennessee's existing 500 line in St. Bernard 
Parish, Louisiana (Compressor Station 529).

SNG

     A new 22,220 hp compressor station consisting of two 
natural gas-fired Solar Taurus 70 turbines (11,110 hp each) in Clarke 
County, Mississippi (Rose Hill Compressor Station); and
     three new meter stations: Rose Hill Receipt Meter Station 
in Clarke County, Mississippi; Midcontinent Express Pipeline Receipt 
Meter Station in Smith County, Mississippi; and Toca Delivery Meter 
Station in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.
    The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability of the 
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Evangeline Pass Expansion 
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/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. CP20-50-000 or 
CP20-51-000). 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

[[Page 57420]]

summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription.

    Dated: October 8, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-22516 Filed 10-14-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P