[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 102 (Thursday, May 26, 2016)]
[Pages 33523-33524]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-12406]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP16-461-000]

Southwest Gas Storage Company; Notice of Request Under Blanket 

    Take notice that on May 12, 2016 Southwest Gas Storage Company 
(Southwest), 1300 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002 filed a prior 
notice request pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208(c), 157.213(b) and 
157.216(b) of the Commission's regulations under the Natural Gas Act 
(NGA). Southwest seeks authorization to reenter and modify one existing 
injection/withdrawal vertical well (the Denkhaus 2-2) and drill dual 
horizontal wellbore extensions in the Howell storage reservoir from the 
existing wellbore with the expectation of enhancing the capability of 
the well. The Denkhaus 2-2 well is located in Livingston County, 
Michigan. Southwest is not seeking any change to the Howell storage 
field's certificated physical parameters. Southwest proposes to perform 
these activities under its blanket certificate issued in Docket No. 
CP83-83-000, all as more fully set forth 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 
Stephen T. Veatch, Senior Director of Certificates, Southwest Gas 
Storage Company, 1300 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002, by calling 
(713) 989-2024, or fax (713) 989-1205, or by email 
[email protected].
    Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant 
notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission's 
Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of 
intervention. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission's staff 
may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission's Regulations under 
the NGA (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest 
is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall 
be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for 
protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after 
the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be 
treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of 
the NGA.
    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.
    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

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Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenter's 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 commenter's will not be required to serve copies of filed 
documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentary, 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 via the Internet in lieu of paper. See 18 
CFR 385.2001(a) (1) (iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web 
site (www.ferc.gov) under the ``e-Filing'' link. Persons unable to file 
electronically should submit original and 5 copies of the protest or 
intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First 
Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.

    Dated: May 20, 2016.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2016-12406 Filed 5-25-16; 8:45 am]