[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 6 (Friday, January 9, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1400-1401]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-00087]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP14-543-000]


Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the 
Proposed Jackson Prairie Storage Facility Project; Puget Sound Energy, 
Inc.

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the 
Jackson Prairie Storage Facility Project proposed by Puget Sound 
Energy, Inc. (Puget Energy) in the above-referenced docket. Puget 
Energy requests authorization to construct, operate, and abandon 
certain facilities at its existing Jackson Prairie Storage Facility in 
Lewis County, Washington.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the Jackson Prairie Storage Facility 
Project in accordance with the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act. The FERC staff concludes that approval of the 
proposed project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not 
constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality 
of the human environment.
    The proposed project includes the following activities:
     Permanently plug and abandon four gas wells (Well Nos. 1, 
11, 31, and 47) that have not been used in several years and may 
contribute to cushion gas

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migration from the principal storage zone (Zone 2) of the Jackson 
Prairie Storage Facility into the gas recapture zone (Zone 1);
     renew the authorization to convert an observation well 
(Well No. 52) to a gas recycle well in Zone 1 and to build 
approximately 500 feet of 3-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline to tie 
Well No. 52 into a gathering pipeline; and
     drill a new water withdrawal well (Well No. 91) and 
construct related facilities to continue normal maintenance water 
withdrawal.
    The FERC staff mailed copies of the EA to federal, state, and local 
government representatives and agencies; elected officials; Native 
American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested 
individuals and groups; newspapers and libraries in the project area; 
and parties to this proceeding. In addition, the EA is available for 
public viewing on the FERC's Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary 
link. A limited number of copies of the EA are available for 
distribution and public inspection at: Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Public Reference Room, 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, 
Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8371.
    Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your comments 
should focus on the 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 project, it is important 
that we receive your comments in Washington, DC on or before February 
2, 2015.
    For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file 
your comments with the Commission. In all instances please reference 
the project docket number (CP14-543-000) with your submission. The 
Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has expert 
staff available to assist you at 202-502-8258 or [email protected].
    (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment 
feature on the Commission's Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to 
Documents and Filings. 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 Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the 
link to Documents and Filings. 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: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 
20426.
    Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a 
motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.214).\1\ Only intervenors have the 
right to seek rehearing of the Commission's decision. The Commission 
grants affected landowners and others with environmental concerns 
intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a 
clear and direct interest in this proceeding which no other party can 
adequately represent. Simply filing environmental comments will not 
give you intervenor status, but you do not need intervenor status to 
have your comments considered.
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    Additional information about the project is available from the 
Commission's Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208-FERC, or on the 
FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Click on the 
eLibrary link, click on ``General Search,'' and enter the docket number 
excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field (i.e., CP14-
543). 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 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 www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.

    Dated: January 2, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-00087 Filed 1-8-15; 8:45 am]
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