City of Seattle, Washington; Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment, 67047 [2021-25682]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 24, 2021 / Notices 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. Filings in Existing Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP22–328–000. Applicants: Sierrita Gas Pipeline LLC. Description: Compliance filing: Sierrita Operational Purchase and Sales Report 2021 to be effective N/A. Filed Date: 11/18/21. Accession Number: 20211118–5079. Comment Date: 5 p.m. ET 11/30/21. Any person desiring to protest in any the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rule 211 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system (https:// elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/ fercgensearch.asp) by querying the docket number. 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/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 18, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. by the U.S. National Park Service and the Mount Baker National Forest administered by the U.S. Forest Service. A Final Environmental Assessment (FEA) has been prepared as part of staff’s review of the proposal.1 The FEA contains the Commission staff’s analysis of the probable environmental effects of the proposed action and concludes that approval of the proposal, with Commission staff’s recommended measures, would not constitute a major federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment. The FEA may be viewed on the Commission’s website at http:// www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘elibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number (P–553) 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 FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or tollfree at 1–866–208–3372, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Dated: November 18, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–25682 Filed 11–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [FR Doc. 2021–25671 Filed 11–23–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP21–474–000] [Project No. 553–238] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES City of Seattle, Washington; Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Assessment In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) regulations, 18 CFR part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897), the Office of Energy Projects has reviewed an application submitted by the City of Seattle, Washington to construct a replacement fuel dock and associated infrastructure at Diablo Lake at the Skagit River Project No. 553. The Skagit River Project is located on the Skagit River in Snohomish, Skagit, and Whatcom counties, Washington. The project occupies a portion of the Ross Lake National Recreation Area administered VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:05 Nov 23, 2021 Jkt 256001 Rover Pipeline LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the North Coast Interconnect Project On July 20, 2021, Rover Pipeline LLC (Rover) filed an application in Docket No. CP21–474 requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the North Coast Interconnect Project (Project), whereby Rover would construct and operate a new delivery point on Rover’s mainline in Seneca County, Ohio. The 1 On July 16, 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) issued a final rule, Update to the Regulations Implementing the Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (Final Rule, 85 FR 43,304), which was effective as of September 14, 2020; however, the NEPA review of this project was in process at that time and was prepared pursuant to CEQ’s 1978 NEPA regulations. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67047 Rover-North Coast Interconnect would receive up to 108,000 dekatherms per day of pipeline quality natural gas from an interconnect with North Coast’s gathering system. On August 2, 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 27, 2022 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—April 27, 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 The North Coast Interconnect Project would consist of Rover constructing and operating a new hot tap, valve, and approximately 140 feet of 6-inchdiameter interconnect piping to connect the Rover Mainline B at milepost 19.5 to new metering facilities to be constructed by North Coast Gas Transmission. Background On September 8, 2021, the Commission issued a Notice of Scoping Period Requesting Comments on Environmental Issues for the Proposed North Coast Interconnect 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. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The primary issues raised by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concerned wetlands protection, revegetation with pollinator species, the potential presence of listed bat species, and the protection of bald eagles and migratory bird species. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency commented on identifying the Project purpose and need; and assessing impacts on E:\FR\FM\24NON1.SGM 24NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Project No. 553-238]


City of Seattle, Washington; Notice of Availability of Final 
Environmental Assessment

    In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 
and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) 
regulations, 18 CFR part 380 (Order No. 486, 52 FR 47897), the Office 
of Energy Projects has reviewed an application submitted by the City of 
Seattle, Washington to construct a replacement fuel dock and associated 
infrastructure at Diablo Lake at the Skagit River Project No. 553. The 
Skagit River Project is located on the Skagit River in Snohomish, 
Skagit, and Whatcom counties, Washington. The project occupies a 
portion of the Ross Lake National Recreation Area administered by the 
U.S. National Park Service and the Mount Baker National Forest 
administered by the U.S. Forest Service.
    A Final Environmental Assessment (FEA) has been prepared as part of 
staff's review of the proposal.\1\ The FEA contains the Commission 
staff's analysis of the probable environmental effects of the proposed 
action and concludes that approval of the proposal, with Commission 
staff's recommended measures, would not constitute a major federal 
action that would significantly affect the quality of the human 
environment.
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    \1\ On July 16, 2020, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) 
issued a final rule, Update to the Regulations Implementing the 
Procedural Provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act 
(Final Rule, 85 FR 43,304), which was effective as of September 14, 
2020; however, the NEPA review of this project was in process at 
that time and was prepared pursuant to CEQ's 1978 NEPA regulations.
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    The FEA may be viewed on the Commission's website at http://www.ferc.gov using the ``elibrary'' link. Enter the docket number (P-
553) 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 FERC Online 
Support at [email protected] or toll-free at 1-866-208-3372, 
or for TTY, (202) 502-8659.

    Dated: November 18, 2021.
Debbie-Anne A. Reese,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-25682 Filed 11-23-21; 8:45 am]
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