[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 250 (Wednesday, December 30, 2015)]
[Pages 81537-81538]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-32829]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP15-513-000]

Texas Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental 
Review of the Northern Supply Access Project

    On June 5, 2015, Texas Gas Transmission, LLC (Texas Gas) filed an 
application in Docket No. CP15-513 requesting a Certificate of Public 
Convenience and Necessity pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas 
Act to construct and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities. 
The proposed project is known as the Northern Supply Access Project 
(Project), and would allow Texas Gas to provide an additional 384,000 
million standard cubic feet per day of natural gas of north to south 
transportation capacity on Texas Gas's system while maintaining bi-
directional flow capability on its system.
    On June 17, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. 
Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal 
authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and 
to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization 
within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's 
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice 
identifies the FERC staff's planned schedule for the completion of the 
EA for the Project.

                    Schedule for Environmental Review
Issuance of EA........................  February 4, 2016.
90-day Federal Authorization Decision   May 4, 2016.

    If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be 
provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the 
Project's progress.

Project Description

    Texas Gas proposes to construct, install, own, operate, and 
maintain the proposed Northern Supply Access Project, which would 
involve modifications at eight existing compressor stations in 
Morehouse Parish, Louisiana; Coahoma County, Mississippi; Tipton 
County, Tennessee; Webster, Breckinridge, and Jefferson Counties, 
Kentucky; and Lawrence and Dearborn Counties, Indiana. Texas Gas would 
also add one new 23,877 horsepower compressor station in Hamilton 
County, Ohio.


    On September 4, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Northern Supply 
Access Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). 
The NOI was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local 
government agencies; elected officials; environmental and public 
interest groups; Native American tribes; other interested parties; and 
local libraries and newspapers. In response to the NOI, the Commission 
received consultation letters from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and Mississippi, 
Kentucky and Indiana State Historic Preservation Officer. The 
Commission also received comments from the City of Harrison, Great 
Parks of Hamilton County, and the Allegheny Defense Project/Center for 
Biological Diversity/Fresh Water Accountability Project/Heartwood/Ohio 
Valley Environmental Coalition. The primary issues raised by the 
commentors focused on the environmental impacts of operating the new 
Harrison Compressor Station near residences and the Miami Whitewater 
Forest and the indirect/cumulative impacts of shale gas development.

Additional Information

    In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to 
keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, 
the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. 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 
    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, select 
``General Search'' from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date 
range and ``Docket Number'' excluding the last three digits

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(i.e., CP15-513), and follow the instructions. For assistance with 
access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208-3676, TTY 
(202) 502-8659, or at [email protected]. The eLibrary link on 
the FERC Web site also provides access to the texts of formal documents 
issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings.

    Dated: December 23, 2015.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-32829 Filed 12-29-15; 8:45 am]