North Baja Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed North Baja XPress Project, 59702-59703 [2021-23482]

Download as PDF jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 59702 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 206 / Thursday, October 28, 2021 / Notices 35.13(a)(2)(iii: Joint Section 205 filing of TPIA among NYISO, ConEdison and Transco SA No. 2654 to be effective 10/ 8/2021. Filed Date: 10/22/21. Accession Number: 20211022–5128. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/12/21. Docket Numbers: ER22–190–000. Applicants: California Independent System Operator Corporation. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2021–10–22 Joint Owned Unit Pilot Agreement to be effective 12/22/2021. Filed Date: 10/22/21. Accession Number: 20211022–5131. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/12/21. Docket Numbers: ER22–191–000. Applicants: Tidal Energy Marketing (U.S.) L.L.C. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Application for MBR Authorization to be effective 12/22/2021. Filed Date: 10/22/21. Accession Number: 20211022–5144. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/12/21. Docket Numbers: ER22–192–000. Applicants: Evolugen Trading and Marketing LP. 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Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Oct 27, 2021 Jkt 256001 docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: October 22, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–23480 Filed 10–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP20–27–000] North Baja Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed North Baja XPress Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the North Baja XPress Project (Project), proposed by North Baja Pipeline, LLC (North Baja) in the abovereferenced docket. North Baja requests authorization to modify an existing compressor station in La Paz County, Arizona, as well as install additional flow measurement facilities and piping modifications at two existing meter stations in La Paz County, Arizona and Imperial County, California, respectively. North Baja states that the purpose of the Project is enable the transport of 495,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas to the United States/ Mexico border for its shipper, Sempra LNG international, LLC. 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 September 8, 2020 Environmental Assessment (EA) and July 9, 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 the EIS, would not 1 The Project’s EA is available on eLibrary under accession no. 20200908–3009, and the draft EIS is available under accession no. 20210709–3005. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 result in significant environmental impacts. FERC staff continues to be unable to determine significance with regards to climate change impacts. The U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) participated as a cooperating agency in the preparation of the EA and the EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the National Environmental Policy Act analysis. The BLM may adopt and use the EA and EIS to consider the issuance of a right-ofway grant for the use of a temporary workspace requested by North Baja on BLM-administered public lands adjacent to the Ogilby Meter Station in Imperial County, California. The final EIS incorporates the abovereferenced EA, which addressed the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the following Project facilities: • One new 31,900-horsepower compressor unit and restaging of two existing 7,700-horsepower compressor units at North Baja’s existing Ehrenberg Compressor Station in La Paz County, Arizona; and • flow measurement facilities and piping modifications at North Baja’s existing El Paso and Ogilby Meter Stations in La Paz County, Arizona and Imperial County, California, respectively. The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed North Baja XPress 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. CP20–27–000). 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. E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 206 / Thursday, October 28, 2021 / Notices 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 summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to https://www.ferc.gov/ ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription. Dated: October 22, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–23482 Filed 10–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 2883–000] jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Aquenergy Systems, LLC; Notice of Authorization for Continued Project Operation On May 30, 2018, Aquenergy Systems, LLC, licensee for the Fries Hydroelectric Project No.2883, filed an Application for a New Major License pursuant to the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the Commission’s regulations thereunder. The Fries Hydroelectric Project is located on the New River in the Town of Fries, Grayson County, Virginia. The license for Project No. 2883 was issued for a period ending May 31, 2020. Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee(s) under the terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project’s prior license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project has filed an application for a subsequent VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Oct 27, 2021 Jkt 256001 license, the licensee may continue to operate the project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project. If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 2883 is issued to Aquenergy Systems, LLC for a period effective June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2021 or until the issuance of a new license for the project or other disposition under the FPA, whichever comes first. If issuance of a new license (or other disposition) does not take place on or before May 31, 2021, notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.18(c), an annual license under section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is renewed automatically without further order or notice by the Commission, unless the Commission orders otherwise. If the project is not subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that Aquenergy Systems, LLC is authorized to continue operation of the Fries Hydroelectric Project, until such time as the Commission acts on its application for a new major license. Dated: October 19, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–23486 Filed 10–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Number: PR22–2–000. Applicants: Southern California Gas Company. Description: Submits tariff filing per 284.123(b),(e)+(g): Offshore_Delivery_ Service_Rate_Revision_October_2021 to be effective 10/1/2021 under PR22–2 Filing. Filed Date: 10/22/2021. Accession Number: 20211022–5000. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/12/21. 284.123(g) Protests Due: 5 p.m. ET 12/ 21/21. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59703 Docket Numbers: RP22–67–000. Applicants: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP. Description: Compliance filing: TETLP OFO October 2021 Penalty Disbursement Report to be effective N/ A. Filed Date: 10/20/21. Accession Number: 20211020–5105. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/1/21. Docket Numbers: RP22–68–000. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 10.21.21 Negotiated Rates—Castleton Commodities Merchant Trading H– 4010–89 to be effective 11/1/2021. Filed Date: 10/21/21. Accession Number: 20211021–5025. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/2/21. Docket Numbers: RP22–69–000. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 10.21.21 Negotiated Rates—Castleton Commodities Merchant Trading R– 4010–30 to be effective 11/1/2021. Filed Date: 10/21/21. Accession Number: 20211021–5026. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/2/21. Docket Numbers: RP22–70–000. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 10.21.21 Negotiated Rates—Freepoint Commodities LLC R–7250–39 to be effective 11/1/2021. Filed Date: 10/21/21. Accession Number: 20211021–5027. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/2/21. Docket Numbers: RP22–71–000. Applicants: Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Description: § 4(d) Rate Filing: 10.21.21 Negotiated Rates—Freepoint Commodities LLC R–7250–40 to be effective 11/1/2021. Filed Date: 10/21/21. Accession Number: 20211021–5028. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/2/21. Docket Numbers: RP22–72–000. Applicants: Egan Hub Storage, LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Egan Hub Order 587–Z (Docket No. RM96–1– 042) Compliance Filing to be effective 6/ 1/2022. Filed Date: 10/21/21. Accession Number: 20211021–5032. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/2/21. Docket Numbers: RP22–73–000. Applicants: Bobcat Gas Storage. Description: Compliance filing: BGS Order 587–Z (Docket No. RM96–1–042) Compliance Filing to be effective 6/1/ 2022. Filed Date: 10/21/21. Accession Number: 20211021–5039. E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP20-27-000]


North Baja Pipeline, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Final 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed North Baja XPress 
Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) 
for the North Baja XPress Project (Project), proposed by North Baja 
Pipeline, LLC (North Baja) in the above-referenced docket. North Baja 
requests authorization to modify an existing compressor station in La 
Paz County, Arizona, as well as install additional flow measurement 
facilities and piping modifications at two existing meter stations in 
La Paz County, Arizona and Imperial County, California, respectively. 
North Baja states that the purpose of the Project is enable the 
transport of 495,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas to the United 
States/Mexico border for its shipper, Sempra LNG international, LLC.
    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 September 8, 2020 Environmental Assessment (EA) and July 
9, 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 the EIS, would not result in 
significant environmental impacts. FERC staff continues to be unable to 
determine significance with regards to climate change impacts.
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    \1\ The Project's EA is available on eLibrary under accession 
no. 20200908-3009, and the draft EIS is available under accession 
no. 20210709-3005.
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    The U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
participated as a cooperating agency in the preparation of the EA and 
the EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special 
expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the 
proposal and participate in the National Environmental Policy Act 
analysis. The BLM may adopt and use the EA and EIS to consider the 
issuance of a right-of-way grant for the use of a temporary workspace 
requested by North Baja on BLM-administered public lands adjacent to 
the Ogilby Meter Station in Imperial County, California.
    The final EIS incorporates the above-referenced EA, which addressed 
the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation 
of the following Project facilities:
     One new 31,900-horsepower compressor unit and restaging of 
two existing 7,700-horsepower compressor units at North Baja's existing 
Ehrenberg Compressor Station in La Paz County, Arizona; and
     flow measurement facilities and piping modifications at 
North Baja's existing El Paso and Ogilby Meter Stations in La Paz 
County, Arizona and Imperial County, California, respectively.
    The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability of the 
Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed North Baja XPress 
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. CP20-27-000). 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.

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

    Dated: October 22, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-23482 Filed 10-27-21; 8:45 am]
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