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30432 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

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call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, Monte TerHaar at (202) 502–6035 or at liquid unloading line from the arms to
call (202) 502–8659. monte.terhaar@ferc.gov. the LNG storage tank;
Comments may be filed electronically • Two vapor return blowers, a 12-
Linda Mitry, via the Internet in lieu of paper. See 18 inch-diameter vapor arm, and an 8-inch-
Deputy Secretary. CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the diameter vapor return line;
[FR Doc. E5–2670 Filed 5–25–05; 8:45 am] instructions on the Commission’s Web • Four boil-off-gas compressors and a
BILLING CODE 6717–01–P site at http://www.ferc.gov under the e- boil-off gas condenser;
Filing link. The Commission strongly • A two-stage LNG pumping system;
encourages electronic filings. • An indirect fired vaporizer system
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY with a capacity of 375 million cubic feet
Linda Mitry,
per day (MMcfd);
Federal Energy Regulatory Deputy Secretary. • Operations control buildings;
Commission [FR Doc. E5–2665 Filed 5–25–05; 8:45 am] • Ancillary utilities and LNG
BILLING CODE 6717–01–P facilities;
[Project Nos. 11810–004, 5044–008, and • A 1.44-mile-long 24-inch-diameter
2935–015] natural gas pipeline;
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY • A receipt point meter station and
City of Augusta, Avondale Mills Inc., 30-inch-diameter pig launcher; and
Enterprise Mill LLC; Notice of Federal Energy Regulatory • A 24-inch-diameter tap valve and
Availability of Draft Environmental Commission 30-inch-diameter pig receiver at the
Assessment [Docket Nos. CP04–223–000, CP04–293– point where the new pipeline would tie
000, and CP04–358–000] into Algonquin’s existing G–12 Lateral
May 20, 2005.
pipeline system.
In accordance with the National KeySpan LNG, L.P., Algonquin Gas The purpose of KeySpan LNG’s
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and Transmission, L.L.C.; Notice of proposed upgrade is to convert the
the Federal Energy Regulatory Availability of the Final Environmental existing KeySpan LNG storage facility to
Commission (Commission or FERC) Impact Statement for the Proposed an LNG terminal capable of receiving
regulations contained in the Code of Keyspan LNG Facility Upgrade Project marine deliveries, increase the facility’s
Federal Regulations (CFR) (18 CFR part existing vaporization capacity from 150
380 [FERC Order No. 486, 52 FR May 20, 2005.
MMcfd to 525 MMcfd, augment the
47897]), the Office of Energy Projects The staff of the Federal Energy
Regulatory Commission (FERC or supply of LNG to fill the region’s LNG
staff (staff) reviewed the applications for storage facilities to meet peak day
an Original Major License for the Commission) has prepared a final
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) needs, and provide 375 MMcfd of new,
Augusta Canal Project, a New Major firm, reliable baseload supply of natural
License for the Sibley Mill Project, and on the liquefied natural gas (LNG)
import terminal and natural gas pipeline gas to Rhode Island and the New
a Subsequent Minor License for the England region.
Enterprise Mill Project. Staff prepared a facilities proposed by KeySpan LNG,
L.P. (KeySpan LNG) and Algonquin Gas The final EIS has been placed in the
single environmental assessment (EA) public files of the FERC and is available
for all three projects, which are located Transmission, L.L.C. (Algonquin),
respectively, in the above-referenced for distribution and public inspection
on the Canal, adjacent to the Savannah at: Federal Energy Regulatory
River, Richmond County, Augusta, GA. dockets (collectively referred to as the
KeySpan LNG Facility Upgrade Project). Commission, Public Reference Room,
The EA contains staff’s analysis of the 888 First Street NE., Room 2A,
The final EIS was prepared to satisfy
potential environmental effects of the Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8371.
the requirements of the National
projects and concludes that licensing A limited number of copies are
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The
the projects, with staff’s recommended available from the Public Reference
staff concludes that If KeySpan LNG is
measures, would not constitute a major Room identified above. In addition,
able to modify its facility so that current
federal action significantly affecting the copies of the final EIS have been mailed
federal safety standards are met, and if
quality of the human environment. the project is constructed and operated to federal, state, and local agencies;
A copy of the EA is available for in accordance with KeySpan LNG’s and public interest groups; individuals and
review at the Commission or may be Algonquin’s proposed mitigation and affected landowners who requested a
viewed on the Commission’s Web site at our recommended mitigation measures, copy of the final EIS; libraries;
http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘e- we believe that the proposed project newspapers; and parties to this
Library’’ link. Enter the docket number, would have limited adverse proceeding.
excluding the last three digits, to access environmental impact. The final EIS In accordance with the Council on
the document. For assistance, contact also evaluates alternatives to the Environmental Quality’s (CEQ)
FERC Online Support at proposal, including system alternatives, regulations implementing the NEPA, no
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll- alternative sites for the LNG import agency decision on a proposed action
free at (866) 208–3676, or for TTY, terminal, and pipeline alternatives. may be made until 30 days after the U.S.
contact (202) 502–8659. The final EIS addresses the potential Environmental Protection Agency
Any comments should be filed within environmental effects of the publishes a notice of availability of a
45 days from the date of this notice and construction and operation of the final EIS. However, the CEQ regulations
should be addressed to Magalie R. Salas, following LNG and natural gas pipeline provide an exception to this rule when
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory facilities in Providence, Rhode Island: an agency decision is subject to a formal
Commission, 888 First Street, NE., • A ship unloading facility with a internal appeal process which allows
Washington, DC 20426. Please affix single berth capable of receiving LNG other agencies or the public to make
Augusta Canal Project, P–11810; Sibley ships with cargo capacities of 71,500 to their views known. In such cases, the
Mill Project, P–5044; Enterprise Mill 145,000 cubic meters; agency decision may be made at the
Project, P–2935 to all comments. For • Two 16-inch-diameter liquid same time the notice of the final EIS is
further information, please contact unloading arms and a 24-inch-diameter published, allowing both periods to run

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