[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 86 (Friday, May 3, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 26101]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10563]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8311]


Scoping Period Extended for the Proposed Enbridge Energy 
Partners, Line 67 Capacity Expansion Project

April 30, 2013.
AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of decision to extend the scoping period for the 
proposed Enbridge Energy Partners, Line 67 Capacity Expansion Project 
to May 13, 2013.

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SUMMARY: The Department has decided to extend by two weeks the scoping 
period for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the 
proposed Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (Enbridge), Line 67 
Capacity Expansion Project. Scoping will now end at midnight EDT on May 
13th, 2013.
    The Department received a Presidential Permit application from 
Enbridge to amend the August 3, 2009 Presidential Permit issued to 
Enbridge by the Department authorizing the construction, operation, and 
maintenance of the Line 67 Pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border. 
Enbridge requests an amendment to its permit in order to operate Line 
67 up to its full design capacity of 880,000 barrels per day (bpd) of 
crude oil with an average annual capacity of 800,000 bpd of heavy 
crude.

DATES: The Department invites interested agencies, organizations, and 
members of the public to submit comments or suggestions to assist in 
identifying significant environmental issues, measures that might be 
adopted to reduce environmental impacts, and in determining the 
appropriate scope of the SEIS. The public scoping period began with the 
publication of a Notice of Intent to Prepare a Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement in the Federal Register on March 14, 
2013 and will continue until May 13, 2013. Written, electronic, and 
oral comments will be given equal weight and the Department will 
consider all comments received or postmarked by, May 13, 2013 in 
defining the scope of the SEIS. Comments received or postmarked after 
that date may be considered to the extent practicable.
    Public scoping periods are designed to provide opportunities to 
offer comments on the environmental review for the proposed project. 
Interested individuals and groups are encouraged to present comments on 
the environmental issues they believe should be addressed in the SEIS 
consistent with NEPA and its implementing regulations.
    During this public scoping period, the Department also plans to use 
the scoping process to help identify consulting parties and historic 
preservation issues for consideration consistent with Section 106 of 
the National Historic Preservation Act and its implementing regulations 
(36 CFR part 800).

ADDRESSES: Written comments or suggestions on the scope of the SEIS 
should be addressed to: Genevieve Walker, OES/EQT Room 2726, U.S. 
Department of State, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520. Comments 
may be submitted electronically to [email protected]. 
Public comments may be posted on the Web site identified below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the proposed 
project or to receive a copy of the draft SEIS when it is issued, 
contact Genevieve Walker at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section 
of this notice by electronic or regular mail as listed above, or by 
telephone (202) 647-9798 or by fax at (202) 647-5947.
    Project details and environmental information on the Enbridge 
Energy, Limited Partnership application for a Presidential Permit, as 
well as the Presidential Permit process, are downloadable from the 
following Web site: http://www.state.gov/e/enr/applicant/applicants/index.htm

    Dated: April 30, 2013.
George N. Sibley,
Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-10563 Filed 5-2-13; 8:45 am]
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