[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 38 (Friday, February 26, 2016)]
[Pages 9847-9848]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-04143]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP15-504-000]

Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission, L.L.C.; Notice of 
Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Columbia 
to Eastover Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared this environmental assessment for the Columbia 
to Eastover Project (Project) proposed by Dominion Carolina Gas 
Transmission, L.L.C. in the above-referenced docket. Dominion Carolina 
Gas requests authorization to construct, install, own, operate and 
maintain certain facilities located in Calhoun, Richland, and Lexington 
Counties, South Carolina. This Project would enable Dominion Carolina 
Gas to provide 18 million cubic feet per day of firm transportation 
service to the existing International Paper Plant in Eastover, South 
    Specifically, the proposed Project includes the following 
     28 miles of new 8-inch-diameter pipeline;

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     a pig launcher;
     a joint new pig receiver and meter and regulator station;
     cathodic protection; and
     eight mainline valves along the pipeline.
    The environmental assessment assesses the potential environmental 
effects of the construction and operation of the Project in accordance 
with 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 environmental assessment has been placed in the public files of 
the FERC and is available for public viewing on the FERC's Web site at 
www.ferc.gov using the eLibrary link. A limited number of copies of the 
environmental assessment are available for distribution and public 
inspection at: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Public Conference 
Room, 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-
    Copies of the environmental assessment have been mailed 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; libraries in the Project area; and parties to 
this proceeding.
    Any person wishing to comment on the environmental assessment 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 your comments are properly recorded and 
considered prior to a Commission decision on the proposal, it is 
important that the FERC receives your comments in Washington, DC on or 
before March 21, 2016.
    For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to submit 
your comments to the Commission. In all instances, please reference the 
Project docket number (CP15-504-000) with your submission. The 
Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has dedicated 
eFiling expert staff available to assist you at (202) 502-8258 or 
[email protected].
    (1) You may file your comments electronically by using the eComment 
feature, which is located on the Commission's Web site at www.ferc.gov 
under the link to Documents and Filings. An eComment is an easy method 
for interested persons to submit brief, text-only comments on a 
    (2) You may file your comments electronically by using the eFiling 
feature, which is located on the Commission's Web site at 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 will be asked to select the type of filing you 
are making. A comment on a particular project is considered a ``Comment 
on a Filing''; or
    (3) You may file a paper copy of your comments at the following 
address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, 888 First Street NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426.
    Although your comments will be considered by the Commission, simply 
filing comments will not serve to make the commentor a party to the 
proceeding. 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.

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

    Affected landowners and parties with environmental concerns may be 
granted intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they 
have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding which would not be 
adequately represented by any other parties. You do not need intervenor 
status to have your comments considered.
    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-
504). 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 http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.

    Dated: February 19, 2016.
 Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-04143 Filed 2-25-16; 8:45 am]