[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 22 (Wednesday, February 3, 2016)]
[Page 5739]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01915]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP15-513-000]

Texas Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Availability of the 
Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Northern Supply Access 

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared this environmental assessment (EA) for the 
Northern Supply Access Project (Project) proposed by Texas Gas 
Transmission, LLC (Texas Gas) in the above-referenced docket. Texas Gas 
requests authorization to construct and operate natural gas facilities 
in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana 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 
existing system.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the 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 Project involves 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 construct one new 23,877 horsepower compressor station 
in Hamilton County, Ohio.
    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 within 0.5 mile of the above ground 
facilities; interested individuals and groups; newspapers and libraries 
in the project area; and parties to this proceeding. Everyone on our 
environmental mailing list will receive a CD version of the EA. 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 
25, 2016.
    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 (CP15-513-000) 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 located 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 
    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 
numbers excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field 
(i.e., CP15-513). 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 27, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-01915 Filed 2-2-16; 8:45 am]