[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 23 (Monday, February 4, 2013)]
[Page 7850]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02399]



[Public Notice 8174]

 Notice of Availability of Finding of No Significant Impact for 
the Proposed NOVA Chemicals Inc. Line 20 Facility Conversion Project

SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of the 
availability of the Department of State's Finding of No Significant 
Impact on the proposed NOVA Chemicals Inc. Line 20 Facilities 
Conversion Project. Under E.O. 13337 the Secretary of State is 
authorized to issue Presidential Permits for the construction, 
connection, operation, or maintenance at the borders of the United 
States, of facilities for the exportation or importation of liquid 
petroleum, petroleum products, or other non-gaseous fuels to or from a 
foreign country. NOVA Chemicals Inc. (NOVA) has applied to the 
Department of State (the Department) for reinstatement of a 
Presidential Permit authorizing it to operate and maintain existing 
pipeline facilities at the U.S.-Canada international boundary near 
Marysville, St. Clair County, Michigan.
    NOVA states that it intends to convert these pipeline facilities, 
consisting of approximately 1,350 feet of 12-inch diameter pipeline 
(the Line 20 Facilities), from natural gas transmission to natural gas 
liquids transportation service in order to transport natural gas 
liquids, principally ethane, from U.S. sources of supply to a 
petrochemical complex located in Corunna, Ontario, Canada. The Corunna 
complex is owned and operated by NOVA Chemicals (Canada) Ltd. (NOVA 
Ltd.) which, like NOVA Chemicals Inc., is a subsidiary of NOVA 
Chemicals Corporation (NOVA Corporation). According to NOVA its 
conversion of the Line 20 Facilities from natural gas to natural gas 
liquids service will return the Line 20 Facilities to the service for 
which a Presidential Permit was issued in 1986. Consistent with NEPA 
(42 U.S.C. 4321, et seq.), the regulations of the Council on 
Environmental Quality (40 CFR 1500-1508), and the Department's 
implementing regulations (22 CFR part 161, and in particular 22 CFR 
161.7(c)), the Department of State has found that issuance of a 
Presidential Permit authorizing the construction, connection, 
operation, and maintenance of the Cross Border Facility would not have 
a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. The 
Finding of No Significant Impact was signed by the Department on 
January 19, 2013.
    The Finding of No Significant Impact is available from the 
Department at: http://www.state.gov/e/enr/applicant/applicants/c54799.htm.

Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, Department of State, 
Washington, DC 20520, Tel: 202-647-9798, Email: walkerg@state.gov.

    Dated: January 29, 2012.
George N. Sibley,
Director, Office of Environmental Quality and Transboundary Issues, 
Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2013-02399 Filed 2-1-13; 8:45 am]