[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 206 (Friday, October 24, 2014)]
[Pages 63613-63614]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25325]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP14-554-000; PF14-2-000]

Florida Southeast Connection, LLC: Notice of Application

    Take notice that on September 26, 2014, Florida Southeast 
Connection, LLC (FSC), 700 Universe Boulevard, Juno Beach, FL 33408, 
filed an application under section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act and 
Parts 157 and 284 of the Commission's regulations requesting 
authorization to construct, own and operate a new natural gas pipeline 
system (FSC Project) consisting of approximately 126 miles of pipe, 
associated valves, piping, and appurtenant facilities, commencing at an 
interconnection with the proposed Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (Sabal 
Trail) pipeline near Intercession City, Florida, and terminating at a 
delivery point at the Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) Martin Clean 
Energy Center (Martin), near Indiantown, Florida. FSC will have an 
initial transportation capacity of 640,000 dekatherms per day.
    In addition, FSC requests that the Commission issue to FSC a 
blanket certificate authorizing FSC to construct, operate, and abandon 
certain facilities under Part 157, Subpart F of the Commission's 
regulations, a blanket certificate authorizing FSC to transport natural 
gas, on an open access and self-implementing basis, under Part 284, 
Subpart G of the Commission's regulations, and authorizations necessary 
to charge initial recourse rates for certain services to be rendered by 
FSC, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file 
with the Commission and open for public inspection. The filing may also 
be viewed on the Web at http://www.ferc.gov using the ``eLibrary'' 
link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the 
docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please 
contact FERC at [email protected] or toll free at (866) 208-
3676, or TTY, (202) 502-8659.
    Any questions regarding the proposed project should be directed to 
Robert E. Sharra, Director Business Development, Florida Southeast 
Connection, LLC, 700 Universe Boulevard, Juno Beach, Florida 33408, or 
by calling (561) 691-7274 (telephone) or (561) 304-5233 (fax) or email 
at [email protected].
    On October 16, 2013, the Commission staff granted FSC's request to 
utilize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pre-Filing Process 
and assigned Docket No. PF14-2-000 to staff activities involving the 
project. Now, as of the filing of this application on September 26, 
2014, the NEPA Pre-Filing Process for this project has ended. From this 
time forward, this proceeding will be conducted in Docket No. CP14-554-
000, as noted in the caption of this Notice.
    Because the environmental review of the FSC Project must also 
include both Sabal Trail (currently in the NEPA Pre-Filing Process 
under Docket No. PF14-1-000) and Transcontinental Gas Pipe

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Line Company LLC's Hillabee Expansion Project (currently in the NEPA 
Pre-Filing Process under Docket No. PF14-6-000), the Commission cannot 
begin preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to comply 
with the NEPA of 1969, until after both remaining applications are 
filed. Within 90 days after the Commission issues a Notice of 
Application for the final received application, the Commission staff 
will issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review that will 
indicate the anticipated date for the Commission's staff issuance of 
the final EIS analyzing all three proposals. The issuance of a Notice 
of Schedule for Environmental Review will also serve to notify federal 
and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary 
reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations 
within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's final 
    There are two ways to become involved in the Commission's review of 
this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by 
becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or 
before the comment date stated below, file with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, a 
motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 
385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person 
obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by 
the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all 
documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must 
submit 7 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a 
copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only 
parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders 
in the proceeding.
    However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have 
comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with 
the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and 
two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. 
The Commission will consider these comments in determining the 
appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will 
not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission's 
rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project 
provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly 
involved in the protest.
    Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of 
this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments 
to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be 
placed on the Commission's environmental mailing list, will receive 
copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings 
associated with the Commission's environmental review process. 
Environmental commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed 
documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters will 
not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by 
the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents 
issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court 
review of the Commission's final order.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 
protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ``eFiling'' link 
at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should 
submit an original and 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the 
Federal Energy regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426.
    Comment Date: October 31, 2014.

     Dated: October 10, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-25325 Filed 10-23-14; 8:45 am]