Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Application
Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 228 (Tuesday, November 27, 2018)
Federal Register Volume 83, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 27, 2018)
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office www.gpo.gov
FR Doc No: 2018-25806
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Docket No. CP19-13-000
Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Application
Take notice that on November 5, 2018, Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC (Algonquin), 5400 Westheimer Court, Houston, Texas 77056, filed an application pursuant to section 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and the Commission's regulations seeking authorization to replace its existing Yorktown metering and regulation (M&R) station located in Westchester County, New York, with upgraded facilities for additional operation flexibility and reliability on its system. Algonquin states the project will be fully reimbursed by Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., all as more fully described 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 Lisa A. Connolly, Director, Rates and Certificates, Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC, P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas 77251, by telephone at (713) 627-4102, by fax at (713) 627-5947, or by email at email protected.
Specifically, Algonquin states that the proposed construction will include the (i) installation and subsequent removal of temporary bypass facilities, (ii) removal and replacement of the station building and housed facilities including two ultrasonic meters, one low flow meter, a flow control valve, and regulation facilities, (iii) replacement of the existing gas-fired heater. The proposed project will increase capacity on Algonquin's system to 31,200 Dekatherms per day. Algonquin states the replacement and upgrade of the metering facilities is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2020, with the completion of the meter replacement and facility upgrade by the fall of 2020.
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 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 EA.
There are two ways to become involved in the Commission's review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 3 copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission and must provide a copy to the applicant and to every other party. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding.
However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission's rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest.
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 Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commentors will be placed on the Commission's environmental mailing list and will be notified of any meetings associated with the Commission's environmental review process. Environmental commentors will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission's final order.
As of the February 27, 2018 date of the Commission's order in Docket No. CP16-4-001, the Commission will apply its revised practice concerning out-of-time motions to intervene in any new Natural Gas Act section 3 or section 7 proceeding.\1\ Persons desiring to become a party to a certificate proceeding are to intervene in a timely manner. If seeking to intervene out-of-time, the movant is required to ``show good cause why the time limitation should be waived,'' and should provide justification by reference to factors set forth in Rule 214(d)(1) (18 CFR 385.214(d)(1)) of the Commission's Rules and Regulations.
\1\ Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., 162 FERC 61,167 at P 50 (2018).
The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions in lieu of paper using the ``eFiling'' link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 3 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426.
Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on December 11, 2018.
Dated: November 20, 2018.
Kimberly D. Bose,
FR Doc. 2018-25806 Filed 11-26-18; 8:45 am
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