[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 208 (Wednesday, October 28, 2015)]
[Page 65998]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27399]

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP16-3-000]

Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Application

    Take notice that on October 8, 2015, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP 
(Texas Eastern) 5400 Westheimer Court, Houston, Texas 77056-5310, filed 
an application pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) 
and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) regulations 
seeking authorization to: (1) Construct, install, own, operate, and 
maintain approximately 15.8 miles of 36-inch diameter pipeline at three 
locations in Ohio; (2) install a new 16,875 horsepower compressor unit 
at an existing compressor station in Tompkinsville, Kentucky; and (3) 
modify 12 existing compressor stations to allow for reverse flow 
capabilities in various states. These facilities are more fully 
described herein and comprise the Access South Project, Adair Southwest 
Project and the Lebanon Extension Project (Projects), all as more fully 
described in the application which is on file with the Commission and 
open to 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, contact FERC at 
[email protected] or call toll-free, (866) 208-3676 or TTY, 
(202) 502-8659.
    Any questions regarding this application should be directed to 
Steven Hellman, Associate General Counsel, Texas Eastern Transmission, 
LP, P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas 77251-1642, or call (713) 627-5215, 
or fax (713) 386-4405, or by email [email protected].
    On March 31, 2015, Commission staff granted Texas Eastern's request 
to use the pre-filing process and assigned Docket No. PF15-17-000 to 
staff activities involving the Projects. Now, as of the filing of this 
application on October 8, 2015, the NEPA Pre-Filing Process for this 
project has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be 
conducted in Docket No. CP16-3-000 as noted in the caption of this 
    Texas Eastern states the Projects will enable it to transport up to 
an additional 622,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of natural gas on 
Texas Eastern's existing mainline facilities from a receipt point in 
Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Specifically, the Access South Project would 
provide up to 320,000 Dth/d of capacity to transport supply from a 
receipt point in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to delivery points in Texas 
Eastern's Access Area Zone ELA and Market Zone M1 in Attala County, 
Mississippi. The Adair Southwest Project would provide up to 200,000 
Dth/d of capacity to transport supply from a receipt point in 
Uniontown, Pennsylvania to delivery points in Texas Eastern's Market 
Zone M2 in Adair County, Kentucky. Finally, the Lebanon Extension 
Project would provide up to 102,000 Dth/d of capacity to transport 
supply from the Uniontown, Pennsylvania receipt point to delivery 
points in Market Zone M2 in or near Lebanon, Ohio. Texas Eastern has 
executed Precedent Agreements for long-term firm transportation service 
for the total capacity of all three Projects and has made standalone 
contractual commitments with the customers of each Project to construct 
the facilities required to provide service under each of the Projects, 
as necessary.
    Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission's rules, 18 CFR 157.9, 
within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: 
complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the 
Commission's public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a 
Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule 
for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other 
milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff's issuance of 
the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this 
proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission's public record for 
this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review will 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 FEIS or EA.
    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 in the proceeding with the Commission 
and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party. 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 commentors 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 commentors will not be required to serve copies of filed 
documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors 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: November 12, 2015.

    Dated: October 22, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2015-27399 Filed 10-27-15; 8:45 am]