[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 1 (Monday, January 4, 2016)]
[Pages 85-86]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-33032]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP15-525-000]

UGI Sunbury, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental 
Assessment for the Proposed Sunbury Pipeline Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the 
Sunbury Pipeline Project (Project), proposed by UGI Sunbury, LLC 
(Sunbury) in the above referenced docket. Sunbury requests 
authorization to construct and operate a natural gas pipeline facility 
in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Montour and Lycoming Counties, 
Pennsylvania. The Project would provide 180,000 dekatherms of natural 
gas per day to the Hummel Station Generation Facility in Snyder County, 
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the proposed Project in accordance with 
the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). 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 U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and

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Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and The Pennsylvania 
Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) participated as cooperating agencies in 
the preparation of the EA. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by 
law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected 
by the proposal and participate in the NEPA analysis.
    Sunbury proposes to: Construct and operate a 34.4-mile-long 
pipeline from the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company LLC (Transco) 
and MARC I Pipeline operated by Central New York Oil & Gas Company, LLC 
(CNYOG), both in Lycoming County, to the proposed Hummel Station 
Generation Facility.
    The FERC staff mailed copies of the EA to federal, state, and local 
government representatives and agencies; elected officials; 
environmental and public interest groups; 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-
    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 January 
27, 2016.
    For your convenience, there are three methods in which you can use 
to file your comments to the Commission. In all instances, please 
reference the project docket numbers (CP15-525-000) 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 may 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 may 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 may file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to 
the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 
    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.

    \1\ See the previous discussion on the methods for filing 

    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., CP15- 
525). 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 now 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/esubscribenow.htm.

    Dated: December 28, 2015.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-33032 Filed 12-31-15; 8:45 am]