[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Page 27812]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12661]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP17-58-000]

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of Schedule 
for Environmental Review of the St. James Supply Project

    On February 6, 2017, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC 
(Transco) filed an application in Docket No. CP17-58-000 requesting a 
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 
7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to construct and operate certain natural 
gas pipeline facilities. The proposed project is known as the St. James 
Supply Project (Project), and would deliver 161,500 dekatherms per day 
of firm transportation capacity from Transco's existing mainline 
Compressor Station 65 in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana to the planned 
Yuhuang Chemical Plant in St. James Parish, Louisiana.
    On February 21, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. 
Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal 
authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and 
to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization 
within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's 
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice 
identifies the FERC staff's planned schedule for the completion of the 
EA for the Project.

Schedule for Environmental Review

    Issuance of EA--July 24, 2017.
    90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--October 22, 2017.
    If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be 
provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the 
Project's progress.

Project Description

    The St. James Supply Project would consist of 0.7 mile of 20-inch-
diameter pipeline, one new pig receiver site,\1\ a new interconnection 
to the planned Yuhuang Chemical Plant site, one new valve and piping to 
tie the Old River Road M&R Station into the existing Southeast Lateral 
Pipeline, and piping and valve modifications at existing Transco 
Compressor Stations 63 and 65.

    \1\ A pig is a tool that the pipeline company inserts into and 
pushes through the pipeline for cleaning the pipeline, conducting 
internal inspections, or other purposes.


    On March 17, 2017, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed St. James Supply 
Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI 
was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local government 
agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; 
Native American tribes; other interested parties; and local libraries. 
In response to the NOI, the Commission received letters from the 
Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, and the 
Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. No concerns about historic resources were 

Additional Information

    In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to 
keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, 
the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. 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 
    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, select General 
Search from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and Docket 
Number excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP17-58), and follow the 
instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can 
be reached at (866) 208-3676, TTY (202) 502-8659, or at 
[email protected]. The eLibrary link on the FERC Web site also 
provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the 
Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings.

    Dated: June 12, 2017.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2017-12661 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]