Golden Pass Terminal, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Golden Pass LNG Export Variance Request No. 15 Variance Amendment, 18014-18015 [2022-06572]

Download as PDF 18014 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices 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: March 23, 2022. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–06567 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. AD21–15–000] Joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission; Notice Announcing Meeting and Inviting Agenda Topics lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 On June 17, 2021, the Commission established a Joint Federal-State Task Force on Electric Transmission (Task Force) to formally explore transmissionrelated topics outlined in the Commission’s order.1 The Commission stated that the Task Force will convene for multiple formal meetings annually, which will be open to the public for listening and observing and on the record.2 The Task Force has convened for two public meetings: On November 10, 2021, in Louisville, Kentucky; 3 and on February 16, 2022, in Washington, DC.4 The third public meeting of the Task Force will be held virtually on May 6, 2022, from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. Commissioners may attend and participate in this meeting. The meeting will be open to the public for listening and observing and on the record. There is no fee for attendance and registration is not required. The public may attend via Webcast.5 This conference will be transcribed. Transcripts will be available for a fee from Ace Reporting, 202–347–3700. 1 Joint Fed.-State Task Force on Elec. Transmission, 175 FERC ¶ 61,224 (2021) (Establishing Order). 2 Id. P 4. 3 See Joint Fed.-State Task Force on Elec. Transmission, 176 FERC ¶ 61,131, at P 6 (2021); Joint Fed.-State Task Force on Elec. Transmission, Notice, Docket No. AD21–15–000 (issued Oct. 27, 2021). 4 See Joint Fed.-State Task Force on Elec. Transmission, Supplemental Notice, Docket No. AD21–15–000 (issued Feb. 15, 2022); Joint Fed.State Task Force on Elec. Transmission, Notice, Docket No. AD21–15–000 (issued Feb. 2, 2022); Joint Fed.-State Task Force on Elec. Transmission, Notice, Docket No. AD21–15–000 (issued Dec. 14, 2021). 5 A link to the Webcast will be available on the day of the event at https://www.ferc.gov/TFSOET. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 Commission conferences are accessible under section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For accessibility accommodations, please send an email to accessibility@ferc.gov or call toll free 1–866–208–3372 (voice) or 202–208–8659 (TTY), or send a fax to 202–208–2106 with the required accommodations. As explained in the Establishing Order, the Commission will issue agendas for each meeting of the Task Force, after consulting with all Task Force members and considering suggestions from state commissions.6 The Establishing Order set forth a broad array of transmission-related topics that the Task Force has the authority to examine with a focus on topics related to planning and paying for transmission, including transmission to facilitate generator interconnection, that provides benefits from a federal and state perspective.7 Discussion at the May 6, 2022 meeting will be focused on examining barriers to the efficient, expeditious, and reliable interconnection of new resources through the FERC-jurisdictional interconnection processes, including the allowance of participant funding for interconnection-related network upgrades in regional transmission organizations and independent system operators. All interested persons, including all state commissioners, are hereby invited to file comments in this docket suggesting agenda items relating to this topic by April 12, 2022. The Task Force members will consider the suggested agenda items in developing the agenda for the May 6, 2022 public meeting. The Commission will issue the agenda no later than April 22, 2022, for the meeting to be held on May 6, 2022. Comments may be filed electronically via the internet.8 Instructions are available on the Commission’s website, https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/ overview. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, (202) 502–8659. Although the Commission strongly encourages electronic filing, documents may also be paper-filed. To paper-file, submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office of the Secretary, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Office 6 Establishing Order, 175 FERC ¶ 61,224 at PP 4, 7. 7 Id. P 6. 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) (2021). 8 See PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the Secretary, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. More information about the Task Force, including frequently asked questions, is available here: https:// www.ferc.gov/TFSOET. For more information about this meeting, please contact: Gretchen Kershaw, 202–502– 8213, gretchen.kershaw@ferc.gov; or Jennifer Murphy, 202–898–1350, jmurphy@naruc.org. For information related to logistics, please contact Benjamin Williams, 202–502–8506, benjamin.williams@ferc.gov; or Rob Thormeyer, 202–502–8694, robert.thormeyer@ferc.gov. Dated: March 22, 2022. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–06509 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP14–517–001] Golden Pass Terminal, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Golden Pass LNG Export Variance Request No. 15 Variance Amendment The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the Golden Pass LNG Export Variance Request No. 15 Amendment (Amendment), proposed by Golden Pass LNG Terminal LLC (GPLNG) in the above referenced docket. GPLNG is requesting authority to increase the peak workforce in the Amendment, up to 7,700 workers per day. GPLNG is also requesting the authority to increase traffic volumes to accommodate the additional workforce, and a 7-day-per-week, 24-hour-per-day construction schedule for certain activities during the remaining construction period at the terminal site in Jefferson County, Texas. GPLNG anticipates completing the Golden Pass LNG Export Project in 2025. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the proposed construction modification of the Amendment in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed Amendment, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 29, 2022 / Notices significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. The EA incorporates by reference the Commission staff’s July 2016 Final Environmental Impact Statement issued in Docket No. CP14–517–000 and CP14– 518–000 for the Golden Pass LNG Export Project and the Commission’s findings and conclusions in its December 21, 2016 Order. The EA addresses the potential environmental effects of the Amendment on socioeconomics, environmental justice, visual resources, air quality, climate change, and noise. The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability for this EA to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners; and other interested individuals and groups. The EA 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 EA 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., CP14–517). 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. The EA 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 issues raised in this proceeding. Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your comments should focus on the EA’s disclosure and discussion of potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To ensure that the Commission has the opportunity to consider your comments prior to making its decision on this Amendment, it is important that we receive your comments in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 21, 2022. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to submit your comments to the Commission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has staff available to assist you at (866) 208–3676 or VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:01 Mar 28, 2022 Jkt 256001 FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. Please carefully follow these instructions so that your comments are properly recorded. (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to FERC Online. This is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can also file your comments electronically using the eFiling feature on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to FERC Online. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on ‘‘eRegister.’’ You must select the type of filing you are making. If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’; or (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the following address using the U.S. Postal Service. Be sure to reference the project docket number (CP14–517–001) with your submission: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent through carriers other than the U.S. Postal Service must be sent to 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852 for processing. Filing environmental comments will not give you intervenor status, but you do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing or judicial review of the Commission’s decision. At this point in this proceeding, the timeframe for filing timely intervention requests has expired. Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene out-of-time pursuant to Rule 214(b)(3) and (d) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.214(b)(3) and (d)) and show good cause why the time limitation should be waived. Motions to intervene are more fully described at https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/ferconline/how-guides. Additional information about the Golden Pass LNG Export Variance Request No. 15 Amendment is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208–FERC, or on the FERC website (www.ferc.gov) using eLibrary. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18015 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. Go to https://www.ferc.gov/ ferc-online/overview to register for eSubscription. Dated: March 23, 2022. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2022–06572 Filed 3–28–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER22–1385–000] BHER Market Operations, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of BHER Market Operations, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is April 12, 2022. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with internet access 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP14-517-001]


Golden Pass Terminal, LLC; Notice of Availability of the 
Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Golden Pass LNG Export 
Variance Request No. 15 Variance Amendment

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the 
Golden Pass LNG Export Variance Request No. 15 Amendment (Amendment), 
proposed by Golden Pass LNG Terminal LLC (GPLNG) in the above 
referenced docket.
    GPLNG is requesting authority to increase the peak workforce in the 
Amendment, up to 7,700 workers per day. GPLNG is also requesting the 
authority to increase traffic volumes to accommodate the additional 
workforce, and a 7-day-per-week, 24-hour-per-day construction schedule 
for certain activities during the remaining construction period at the 
terminal site in Jefferson County, Texas. GPLNG anticipates completing 
the Golden Pass LNG Export Project in 2025.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the proposed 
construction modification of the Amendment in accordance with the 
requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC 
staff concludes that approval of the proposed Amendment, with 
appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal 
action

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significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.
    The EA incorporates by reference the Commission staff's July 2016 
Final Environmental Impact Statement issued in Docket No. CP14-517-000 
and CP14-518-000 for the Golden Pass LNG Export Project and the 
Commission's findings and conclusions in its December 21, 2016 Order. 
The EA addresses the potential environmental effects of the Amendment 
on socioeconomics, environmental justice, visual resources, air 
quality, climate change, and noise.
    The Commission mailed a copy of the Notice of Availability for this 
EA to federal, state, and local government representatives and 
agencies; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners; and 
other interested individuals and groups. The EA 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 EA 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., CP14-
517). 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.
    The EA 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 issues raised in this 
proceeding. Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your 
comments should focus on the EA's disclosure and discussion of 
potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures 
to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. The more specific your 
comments, the more useful they will be. To ensure that the Commission 
has the opportunity to consider your comments prior to making its 
decision on this Amendment, it is important that we receive your 
comments in Washington, DC on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 
21, 2022.
    For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to submit 
your comments to the Commission. The Commission encourages electronic 
filing of comments and has staff available to assist you at (866) 208-
3676 or [email protected]. Please carefully follow these 
instructions so that your comments are properly recorded.
    (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment 
feature on the Commission's website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to 
FERC Online. This is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only 
comments on a project;
    (2) You can also file your comments electronically using the 
eFiling feature on the Commission's website (www.ferc.gov) under the 
link to FERC Online. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a 
variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. 
New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on 
``eRegister.'' You must select the type of filing you are making. If 
you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select 
``Comment on a Filing''; or
    (3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to 
the following address using the U.S. Postal Service. Be sure to 
reference the project docket number (CP14-517-001) with your 
submission: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. 
Submissions sent through carriers other than the U.S. Postal Service 
must be sent to 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852 for 
processing.
    Filing environmental comments will not give you intervenor status, 
but you do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered. 
Only intervenors have the right to seek rehearing or judicial review of 
the Commission's decision. At this point in this proceeding, the 
timeframe for filing timely intervention requests has expired. Any 
person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion 
to intervene out-of-time pursuant to Rule 214(b)(3) and (d) of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.214(b)(3) and 
(d)) and show good cause why the time limitation should be waived. 
Motions to intervene are more fully described at https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/ferc-online/how-guides.
    Additional information about the Golden Pass LNG Export Variance 
Request No. 15 Amendment is available from the Commission's Office of 
External Affairs, at (866) 208-FERC, or on the FERC website 
(www.ferc.gov) using eLibrary. The eLibrary link also provides access 
to the texts of 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. Go to https://www.ferc.gov/ferc-online/overview to 
register for eSubscription.

    Dated: March 23, 2022.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2022-06572 Filed 3-28-22; 8:45 am]
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