83 FR 43667 - Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. Sweden Valley Project

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Federal Register Volume 83, Issue 166 (August 27, 2018)

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FR Document2018-18464

Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 166 (Monday, August 27, 2018)
[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 166 (Monday, August 27, 2018)]
[Pages 43667-43668]
From the Federal Register Online  [www.thefederalregister.org]
[FR Doc No: 2018-18464]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP18-45-000]

Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Dominion 
Energy Transmission, Inc. Sweden Valley Project

    On January 10, 2018, Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc. (Dominion) 
filed an application in Docket No. CP18-45-000 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 Sweden Valley Project 
(Project), and involves the construction and operation of facilities 
located in Licking and Tuscarawas Counties, Ohio and Armstrong, 
Clinton, and Greene Counties, Pennsylvania. The Project would enable 
Dominion to provide 120,000 dekatherms per day of firm transportation 
service from Pennsylvania to Ohio for delivery to Tennessee Gas 
Pipeline Company, LLC.
    On January 24, 2018, 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--August 31, 2018
90-Day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--November 29, 2018

    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

    Dominion proposes to construct and operate the following facilities 
Ohio: construction of 1.7 miles 20-inch-diameter lateral to the new 

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Washington Metering and Regulation (M&R) delivery point in Tuscarawas 
County, re-wheel compressors on three existing centrifugal compression 
sets at Dominion's existing Newark Compressor Station in Licking 
County, and construction of a pig launcher/receiver south of the 
existing Gilmore M&R station in Tuscarawas County.
    In addition, Dominion proposes to construct and operate the 
following facilities in Pennsylvania: 3.2 miles of 24-inch-diameter 
pipeline looping in Greene County (TL-654 PA Loop), installation of 
regulation equipment at Dominion's existing South Bend Compressor 
Station in Armstrong County and Leidy M&R Station in Clinton County, 
and new mainline gate valves at the proposed TL-654 PA Loop in Greene 


    On March 13, 2018, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to 
Prepare an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Sweden Valley 
Project and Request for Comments on Environmental Issues (NOI). The NOI 
was sent to affected landowners; federal, state, and local governmental 
representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and 
public interest groups; potentially interested Indian tribes; and local 
libraries and newspapers. In response to the NOI, we received a total 
of 15 comments letters. The comments addressed support for the project, 
purpose and need, water resources and wetlands, geology, vegetation, 
wildlife, fisheries, threatened and endangered species, land use and 
recreation, air quality/greenhouse gas emissions, alternative analysis, 
tribal cultural resources and the National Historic Preservation Act, 
and cumulative impacts. All substantive comments will be addressed in 
the EA.
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a federal cooperating agency 
who is assisting us in preparing this EA because they have jurisdiction 
by law or special expertise with respect to environmental impacts 
associated with Dominion's proposal.

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 website (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. CP18-
45), 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 
website also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by 
the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings.

    Dated: August 21, 2018.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-18464 Filed 8-24-18; 8:45 am]

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