Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Happytown Abandonment Project, 58261-58262 [2021-22968]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 201 / Thursday, October 21, 2021 / Notices A ‘‘Final Power Marketing Policy Cumberland System of Projects’’ was developed and published in the Federal Register on August 5, 1993, 58 FR 41762, by Southeastern. The policy establishes the marketing area for system power and addresses the utilization of area utility systems for essential purposes. The policy also addresses wholesale rates, resale rates, and conservation measures, but does not address RECs. Under Section 5 of the Flood Control Act of 1944 (16 U.S.C. 825s), Southeastern is responsible for the transmission and disposition of electric power and energy from reservoir projects operated by the Department of the Army. Furthermore, Southeastern must transmit and dispose of such power and energy in a manner that offers the most widespread use at the lowest possible rates to consumers consistent with sound business principles. Rate schedules are drawn with regards to the recovery of the cost of producing and transmitting such electric energy. The Cumberland System consists of nine projects: Barkley, Center Hill, Cheatham, Cordell Hull, Dale Hollow, Laurel, Old Hickory, J. Percy Priest, and Wolf Creek. The power from the projects is currently marketed to Preference Customers located in the service areas of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Big Rivers Electric Corporation, Duke Energy Progress, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Kentucky Utilities, Municipal Electric Agency of Mississippi, Mississippi Delta Energy Agency, the seven-member Cooperative Energy currently receiving Cumberland power, and Southern Illinois Power Cooperative. Southeastern has been using the Generation Attribute Tracking System (GATS) provided through PJM Interconnection, LLC, for the KerrPhilpott System of Projects. The attributes are unbundled from the megawatt-hour of energy produced and recorded onto a certificate. These certificates may be used by electricity suppliers and other energy market participants to comply with relevant state policies and regulatory programs and to support voluntary ‘‘green’’ electricity markets. Southeastern is considering using the similar M–RETS® product or another product for distributing certificates to current Preference Customers with allocations of power from the Cumberland System. The REC tracking system Southeastern selects should be capable of tracking environmental attributes used for voluntary claims in all states, jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 20, 2021 Jkt 256001 provinces, and territories in North America. Upon formulating a proposed revision to the Cumberland System marketing policy to address RECs, Southeastern will publish the proposal in the Federal Register and begin a sixty-day comment period pursuant to its Procedures for Public Participation in the Formulation of Marketing Policy. Signing Authority This document of the Department of Energy was signed on October 12, 2021, by Virgil G. Hobbs III, Administrator for Southeastern Power Administration, pursuant to delegated authority from the Secretary of Energy. That document, with the original signature and date, is maintained by DOE. For administrative purposes only, and in compliance with requirements of the Office of the Federal Register, the undersigned DOE Federal Register Liaison Officer has been authorized to sign and submit the document in electronic format for publication, as an official document of the Department of Energy. This administrative process in no way alters the legal effect of this document upon publication in the Federal Register. 58261 On April 22, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA—January 7, 2022 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—April 7, 2022 If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Transco proposes to abandon approximately 29.6 miles of pipeline comprising of 8-, 10-, and 12-inchdiameter pipeline segments in Pointe Coupe´e Parish, Louisiana. Of the 29.6 miles, approximately 28.8 miles would be abandoned in place, and the remaining 0.8 mile of pipeline would be abandoned by removal. Additionally, Transco would remove meter stations 2040, 2328, 3267, and 2327 also located in Pointe Coupe´e Parish. According to Transco, the facilities proposed to be abandoned have not been utilized in over a year and are not expected to be used in the future. [Docket No. CP21–134–000] Background Signed in Washington, DC, on October 15, 2021. Treena V. Garrett, Federal Register Liaison Officer, U.S. Department of Energy. [FR Doc. 2021–22873 Filed 10–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Happytown Abandonment Project On April 8, 2021, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC filed an application in Docket No. CP21–134– 000 requesting authorization pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act to abandon certain natural gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the Happytown Abandonment Project (Project) and would involve abandoning pipeline segments totaling approximately 29.6 miles, as well as appurtenant facilities. The Project would abandon inactive facilities, which would have no impact on Transco’s operations and the ability of Transco’s Mainlines A, B, and C to provide natural gas service. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On August 19, 2021, the Commission issued a Notice of Scoping Period Requesting Comments on Environmental Issues for the Proposed Happytown Abandonment Project (NOS). The NOS was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. In response to the NOS, the Commission received comments from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the AlabamaCoushatta Tribe of Texas, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and a Mr. Dave F. Butler. The primary issues raised by the commentors are environmental justice and concern regarding the Louisiana black bear. All substantive comments will be addressed in the EA. E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 58262 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 201 / Thursday, October 21, 2021 / Notices Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. 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. Go to https://www.ferc.gov/ ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription. 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, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ‘‘Docket Number’’ excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP21–134), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208–3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC website also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: October 15, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–22968 Filed 10–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 12758–007] jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 BOST5 Hydroelectric LLC; Notice of Effectiveness of Withdrawal of Application for Amendment of License On February 9, 2021, BOST5 Hydroelectric LLC (BOST5) filed an application to amend the license for the Red River Lock and Dam No. 5 Hydroelectric Project. On September 20, 2021, BOST5 filed a notice of withdrawal of its application for amendment of license. 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 October 1 18 CFR 385.216(b) (2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 20, 2021 Jkt 256001 6, 2021, and this proceeding is hereby terminated. Dated: October 15, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–22962 Filed 10–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric corporate filings: Docket Numbers: EC22–3–000. Applicants: MPH AL Pierce, LLC. Description: Application for Authorization Under Section 203 of the Federal Power Act of MPH AL Pierce, LLC. Filed Date: 10/15/21. Accession Number: 20211015–5119. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/5/21. Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG22–8–000. Applicants: Sagebrush Line, LLC. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Sagebrush Line, LLC. Filed Date: 10/15/21. Accession Number: 20211015–5148. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/5/21. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER10–2532–017. Applicants: Crescent Ridge LLC. Description: Notice of Non-Material Change in Status of Crescent Ridge LLC. Filed Date: 9/16/21. Accession Number: 20210916–5175. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/5/21. Docket Numbers: ER20–1298–001. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: Compliance filing: 2021– 10–15_MISO TOs Order 864 Compliance Amendment filing to be effective 1/27/2020. Filed Date: 10/15/21. Accession Number: 20211015–5132. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/5/21. Docket Numbers: ER20–1505–004. Applicants: Basin Electric Power Cooperative. Description: Amendment to June 29, 2021 Triennial Market Power Analysis for Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Region of Basin Electric Power Cooperative. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Filed Date: 10/8/21. Accession Number: 20211008–5246. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 10/29/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–2888–001. Applicants: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Description: Tariff Amendment: Errata to Amendment to Rate Schedule FERC No. 71 to be effective 9/16/2021. Filed Date: 10/15/21. Accession Number: 20211015–5103. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/5/21. Docket Numbers: ER22–98–000. Applicants: Empire Offshore Wind LLC. Description: Request for Limited Waiver and Expedited Action of Empire Offshore Wind LLC. Filed Date: 10/13/21. Accession Number: 20211013–5208. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/3/21. Docket Numbers: ER22–112–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 3517R3 Plum Creek Wind, LLC GIA to be effective 9/29/2021. Filed Date: 10/15/21. Accession Number: 20211015–5014. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/5/21. Docket Numbers: ER22–113–000. Applicants: ISO New England Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: ISO– NE; 2022 Capital Budget & Rev Tariff Sheets for Recovery of 2022 Admin Costs to be effective 1/1/2022. Filed Date: 10/15/21. Accession Number: 20211015–5023. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/5/21. Docket Numbers: ER22–114–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: Original ISA, Service Agreement No. 6194; Queue AD1–140 to be effective 10/18/2021. Filed Date: 10/15/21. Accession Number: 20211015–5027. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/5/21. Docket Numbers: ER22–115–000. Applicants: Michigan Electric Transmission Company, LLC. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: METC Rate Schedule No. 79 TSA with Midland Cogeneration Venture to be effective 12/15/2021. Filed Date: 10/15/21. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 201 (Thursday, October 21, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58261-58262]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-22968]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP21-134-000]


Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule 
for Environmental Review of the Happytown Abandonment Project

    On April 8, 2021, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC filed 
an application in Docket No. CP21-134-000 requesting authorization 
pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act to abandon certain 
natural gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the 
Happytown Abandonment Project (Project) and would involve abandoning 
pipeline segments totaling approximately 29.6 miles, as well as 
appurtenant facilities. The Project would abandon inactive facilities, 
which would have no impact on Transco's operations and the ability of 
Transco's Mainlines A, B, and C to provide natural gas service.
    On April 22, 2021, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. 
Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal 
authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and 
to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization 
within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's 
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice 
identifies the FERC staff's planned schedule for the completion of the 
EA for the Project.

Schedule for Environmental Review

Issuance of EA--January 7, 2022
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--April 7, 2022

    If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be 
provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the 
Project's progress.

Project Description

    Transco proposes to abandon approximately 29.6 miles of pipeline 
comprising of 8-, 10-, and 12-inch-diameter pipeline segments in Pointe 
Coup[eacute]e Parish, Louisiana. Of the 29.6 miles, approximately 28.8 
miles would be abandoned in place, and the remaining 0.8 mile of 
pipeline would be abandoned by removal. Additionally, Transco would 
remove meter stations 2040, 2328, 3267, and 2327 also located in Pointe 
Coup[eacute]e Parish. According to Transco, the facilities proposed to 
be abandoned have not been utilized in over a year and are not expected 
to be used in the future.

Background

    On August 19, 2021, the Commission issued a Notice of Scoping 
Period Requesting Comments on Environmental Issues for the Proposed 
Happytown Abandonment Project (NOS). The NOS was sent to affected 
landowners; federal, state, and local government agencies; elected 
officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American 
tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. 
In response to the NOS, the Commission received comments from the U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency, the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas, 
the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and a Mr. Dave F. Butler. The primary 
issues raised by the commentors are environmental justice and concern 
regarding the Louisiana black bear. All substantive comments will be 
addressed in the EA.

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Additional Information

    In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to 
keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, 
the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. 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. Go to https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription.
    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, select 
``General Search'' from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date 
range and ``Docket Number'' excluding the last three digits (i.e., 
CP21-134), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to 
eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208-3676, TTY (202) 502-
8659, or at [email protected]. The eLibrary link on the FERC 
website also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by 
the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings.

    Dated: October 15, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-22968 Filed 10-20-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P