WBI Energy Transmission, Inc.; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization and Establishing Intervention and Protest Deadline, 58073-58074 [2021-22844]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 20, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP22–4–000] lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 WBI Energy Transmission, Inc.; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization and Establishing Intervention and Protest Deadline Take notice that on October 5, 2021, WBI Energy Transmission, Inc. (WBI Energy) filed a prior notice request for authorization, in accordance with 18 CFR Sections 157.205(b) and 157.216(b) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations under the Natural Gas Act and WBI Energy’s blanket certificate issued in Docket Nos. CP82–487–000, et al., for the abandonment of natural gas storage facilities located at the Baker Storage Field in Fallon County, Montana. WBI Energy is proposing to plug and abandon six natural gas storage wells, to abandon in place the associated storage well pipelines and their associated measurement facilities. The proposed abandonments will have no impact on WBI Energy’s existing customers as their abandonment will not change the overall firm withdrawal capabilities of the Baker Storage Field, 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 Andrew Bates, Supervisor, Regulatory Affairs, WBI Energy Transmission, Inc., 1250 West Century Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58503, (701) 530–1576; or email at andrew.bates@wbienergy.com. Pursuant to Section 157.9 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Oct 19, 2021 Jkt 256001 Procedure,1 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. 58073 14, 2021. A protest may also serve as a motion to intervene so long as the protestor states it also seeks to be an intervenor. 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 5 and the regulations under the NGA 6 by the intervention deadline for the project, which is December 14, 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 Public Participation your interest in the proceeding. For an There are three ways to become individual, this could include your involved in the Commission’s review of status as a landowner, ratepayer, this project: You can file a protest to the resident of an impacted community, or project, you can file a motion to recreationist. You do not need to have intervene in the proceeding, and you property directly impacted by the can file comments on the project. There project in order to intervene. For more is no fee or cost for filing protests, information about motions to intervene, motions to intervene, or comments. The refer to the FERC website at https:// deadline for filing protests, motions to www.ferc.gov/resources/guides/how-to/ intervene, and comments is 5:00 p.m. intervene.asp. Eastern Time on December 14, 2021. All timely, unopposed motions to How to file protests, motions to intervene are automatically granted by intervene, and comments is explained operation of Rule 214(c)(1). Motions to below. intervene that are filed after the intervention deadline are untimely and Protests may be denied. Any late-filed motion to Pursuant to section 157.205 of the intervene must show good cause for Commission’s regulations under the being late and must explain why the NGA,2 any person 3 or the Commission’s time limitation should be waived and staff may file a protest to the request. If provide justification by reference to no protest is filed within the time factors set forth in Rule 214(d) of the allowed or if a protest is filed and then Commission’s Rules and Regulations. A withdrawn within 30 days after the person obtaining party status will be allowed time for filing a protest, the placed on the service list maintained by proposed activity shall be deemed to be the Secretary of the Commission and authorized effective the day after the will receive copies (paper or electronic) time allowed for protest. If a protest is of all documents filed by the applicant filed and not withdrawn within 30 days and by all other parties. after the time allowed for filing a Comments protest, the instant request for authorization will be considered by the Any person wishing to comment on Commission. the project may do so. The Commission Protests must comply with the considers all comments received about requirements specified in section the project in determining the 157.205(e) of the Commission’s appropriate action to be taken. To regulations,4 and must be submitted by ensure that your comments are timely the protest deadline, which is December and properly recorded, please submit your comments on or before December 1 18 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) § 157.9. 14, 2021. The filing of a comment alone 2 18 CFR 157.205. will not serve to make the filer a party 3 Persons include individuals, organizations, businesses, municipalities, and other entities. 18 CFR 385.102(d). 4 18 CFR 157.205(e). PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5 18 6 18 E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM CFR 385.214. CFR 157.10. 20OCN1 58074 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 20, 2021 / Notices to the proceeding. To become a party, you must intervene in the proceeding. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 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 CP22–4–000 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 7 (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 CP22–4–000. 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: Andrew Bates, Supervisor, Regulatory Affairs, WBI Energy Transmission, Inc., 1250 West Century Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58503; or email at: andrew.bates@wbienergy.com. 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 7 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Oct 19, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 14, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–22844 Filed 10–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–OGC–2020–0520; FRL–9142–01– OGC] Proposed Stipulated Partial Settlement Agreement, Endangered Species Act Claims Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of proposed stipulated partial settlement agreement; request for public comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator’s October 16, 2017, Directive Promoting Transparency and Public Participation in Consent Decrees and Settlement Agreements, notice is hereby given of a proposed stipulated partial settlement agreement in the case of Natural Resources Defense Council v. Wheeler, et al., in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (1:17–CV–02034). The Plaintiff filed its original case on October 3, 2017, alleging that EPA violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by failing to consult on the effects to listed species of certain pesticide product registrations containing one of three pesticide active ingredients— acetamiprid (Claim One), dinotefuran (Claim Two), and imidacloprid (Claim Three). EPA and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) are proposing to resolve this case through a stipulated partial settlement agreement. Defendant- SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Intervenor takes no position on this agreement. Written comments on the proposed stipulated partial settlement agreement must be received by November 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– OGC–2020–0520, online at https:// www.regulations.gov (EPA’s preferred method). Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket ID number for this action. Comments received may be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on sending comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the ‘‘Additional Information about Commenting on the Proposed Settlement Agreement’’ heading under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Out of an abundance of caution for members of the public and our staff, the EPA Docket Center and Reading Room are closed to the public, with limited exceptions, to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID– 19. Our Docket Center staff will continue to provide remote customer service via email, phone, and webform. We encourage the public to submit comments via https:// www.regulations.gov, as there may be a delay in processing mail and faxes. Hand-deliveries and couriers may be received by scheduled appointment only. For further information on EPA Docket Center services and the current status, please visit us online at https:// www.epa.gov/dockets. EPA continues to carefully and continuously monitor information from the CDC, local area health departments, and our federal partners so that we can respond rapidly as conditions change regarding COVID–19. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Knorr, Pesticides and Toxic Substances Law Office MC–2333A, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; telephone (202) 564–5631; email address knorr.michele@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Obtaining a Copy of the Proposed Settlement Agreement The official public docket for this action (identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OGC–2020–0520) contains a copy of the proposed settlement agreement. E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 20, 2021)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP22-4-000]


WBI Energy Transmission, Inc.; Notice of Request Under Blanket 
Authorization and Establishing Intervention and Protest Deadline

    Take notice that on October 5, 2021, WBI Energy Transmission, Inc. 
(WBI Energy) filed a prior notice request for authorization, in 
accordance with 18 CFR Sections 157.205(b) and 157.216(b) of the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) regulations under 
the Natural Gas Act and WBI Energy's blanket certificate issued in 
Docket Nos. CP82-487-000, et al., for the abandonment of natural gas 
storage facilities located at the Baker Storage Field in Fallon County, 
Montana. WBI Energy is proposing to plug and abandon six natural gas 
storage wells, to abandon in place the associated storage well 
pipelines and their associated measurement facilities. The proposed 
abandonments will have no impact on WBI Energy's existing customers as 
their abandonment will not change the overall firm withdrawal 
capabilities of the Baker Storage Field, 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 [email protected] or call toll-free, 
(886) 208-3676 or TYY, (202) 502-8659.
    Any questions concerning this application should be directed to 
Andrew Bates, Supervisor, Regulatory Affairs, WBI Energy Transmission, 
Inc., 1250 West Century Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58503, (701) 
530-1576; or email at [email protected].
    Pursuant to Section 157.9 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and 
Procedure,\1\ 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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    \1\ 18 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) Sec.  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 14, 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,\2\ any person \3\ 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 authorization 
will be considered by the Commission.
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    \2\ 18 CFR 157.205.
    \3\ 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,\4\ and must be submitted by 
the protest deadline, which is December 14, 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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    \4\ 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 \5\ and the regulations under the NGA \6\ by the 
intervention deadline for the project, which is December 14, 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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    \5\ 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 14, 2021. The filing of a comment alone will not 
serve to make the filer a party

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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 
CP22-4-000 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 \7\
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    \7\ 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 CP22-4-000.

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: Andrew Bates, 
Supervisor, Regulatory Affairs, WBI Energy Transmission, Inc., 1250 
West Century Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota 58503; or 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 14, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-22844 Filed 10-19-21; 8:45 am]
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