Department of State February 6, 2015 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Issuance of a Presidential Permit To Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada for NOVA Chemicals Inc. (Lines 16, 18, and 19)
Document Number: 2015-02479
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State issued a Presidential Permit to NOVA Chemicals Inc. (``NOVA Inc.'') on November 19, 2014, to connect, operate, and maintain three existing pipeline facilities (Lines 16, 18, and 19) it acquired at the border of the United States and Canada that transport proplylene, ethylene, and other natural gas liquids between the United States and Canada near Marysville, Michigan. The Department of State determined that issuance of this permit would serve the national interest. In making this determination and issuing the permit, the Department of State followed the procedures established under Executive Order 13337, and provided public notice and opportunity for comment.
Notice of Issuance of a Presidential Permit To Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada for NOVA Chemicals Inc. (Line 39)
Document Number: 2015-02477
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of State
The Department of State issued a Presidential Permit to NOVA Chemicals, Inc. (``NOVA'') on November 19, 2014, authorizing NOVA to connect, operate, and maintain existing pipeline facilities (Line 39) it acquired at the border of the United States and Canada near Marysville, Michigan for the transport of brine between the United States and Canada. The Department of State determined that issuance of this Permit would serve the national interest. In making this determination and issuing the Presidential Permit, the Department of State followed the procedures established under Executive Order 13337, and provided public notice and opportunity for comment.
Notice of Receipt From Pembina Prairie Pipeline (U.S.A.) Ltd., of a Notification Concerning Its Acquisition of Vantage Pipeline US LP, Which Holds a Presidential Permit To Operate and Maintain Pipeline Facilities on the Border of the United States and Canada
Document Number: 2015-02468
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-06
Agency: Department of State
Notice is hereby given that the Department of State (``Department'') has received from Pembina Prairie Pipeline (U.S.A.) Ltd. (``Pembina'') notice that Pembina has acquired Vantage Pipeline US LP (``Vantage''), which owns, operates, and maintains pipeline facilities (``Vantage Pipeline'') that are permitted under a 2013 Presidential Permit issued to Vantage. Vantage will continue to own and operate the Vantage Pipeline. Pembina's notification is available at http://www.state.gov/e/enr/ applicant/applicants/index.htm. Pembina U.S.A. is a corporation duly organized under the laws of Delaware with its headquarters at Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Pembina U.S.A. is owned by Pembina Prairie Pipeline Holdco Ltd., which is an Alberta corporation that is owned by Pembina Pipeline Corporation (``PPC''). PPC is the ultimate parent of Pembina U.S.A. Under E.O. 13337 the Secretary of State is designated and empowered to receive all applications for Presidential Permits for the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or from a foreign country. The Department of State is circulating this notification to concerned federal agencies for comment. The Department of State will assess the U.S. national interest with regard to permitting for the Vantage pipeline border facilities in light of the change in upstream ownership of the Vantage Pipeline. Consistent with Public Notice 5092, (Procedures for Issuance of a Presidential Permit Where There Has Been a Transfer of the Underlying Facility, Bridge or Border Crossing for Land Transportation, 70 FR30990, issued on May 31, 2005), the Department typically does not conduct environmental analysis when deciding whether to issue a permit that reflects a change in ownership or control of an existing border facility, where that change in ownership or control is not accompanied by changes to the facilities or their use as authorized by the existing permit unless information is brought to the Department's attention in connection with the application process that the transfer potentially would have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment.