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2038 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

8 / Thursday, January 12, 2006 / Notices

Additional information about the Company (Overthrust) in Uinta and With this notice, we 1 are asking other
project is available from the Lincoln Counties, Wyoming. The project Federal, state, local, and tribal agencies
Commission’s Office of External Affairs, would consist of approximately 28 with jurisdiction and/or special
at 1–866–208–FERC (3372) or on the miles of 36-inch-diameter pipeline and expertise with respect to environmental
FERC Internet Web site (http:// ancilliary facilities that would connect issues to cooperate with us in the
www.ferc.gov). Using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ Overthrust’s existing pipeline with an preparation of the EA. Agencies that
link, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the existing Kern River Transmission would like to request cooperating status
eLibrary menu, enter the selected date Company (Kern River) pipeline. This EA should follow the instructions for filing
range and ‘‘Docket Number,’’ excluding will be used by the Commission in its comments provided below.
the last three digits in the Docket decision-making process to determine A fact sheet prepared by the FERC
Number field (i.e., CP05–388 and/or whether the project is in the public entitled ‘‘An Interstate Natural Gas
CP06–1), and follow the instructions. convenience and necessity. Facility on My Land? What Do I Need
You may also search using the phrase This notice announces the opening of to Know?’’ was attached to the project
‘‘Cypress Pipeline Project’’ or ‘‘FGT the scoping process that the notice Overthrust provided to
Phase VII Expansion Project’’ in the landowners. This fact sheet addresses a
Commission will use to gather
‘‘Text Search’’ field. For assistance with number of typically asked questions,
environmental input from the public
access to eLibrary, the helpline can be including the use of eminent domain
and interested agencies on the project.
reached at 1–866–208–3676, TTY (202) and how to participate in the
Your input will help determine which
502–8659, or at Commission’s proceedings. It is
issues need to be evaluated in the EA.
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The available for viewing on the FERC
Please note that the scoping period will
eLibrary link on the FERC Internet Internet Web site (http://www.ferc.gov).
close on January 30, 2006. Details on
website also provides access to the texts how to submit comments are provided Summary of the Proposed Project
of formal documents issued by the in the Public Participation section of Overthrust is seeking authority to
Commission, such as orders, notices, this notice. construct and operate a new 36-inch-
and rulemakings.
In addition, the Commission now The FERC will be the lead federal diameter pipeline, approximately 28
offers a free service called eSubscription agency for the preparation of the EA. miles long, to be located adjacent to
that allows you to keep track of all The document will satisfy the other existing pipeline facilities. The
formal issuances and submittals in requirements of the National proposed pipeline would extend from
specific dockets. This can reduce the Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Overthrust’s existing pipeline in Uinta,
amount of time you spend researching Overthrust Expansion Project is in the Wyoming to a Kern River interconnect
proceedings by automatically providing preliminary design state. At this time, located at Opal Market Center in
you with notification of these filings, no formal application has been filed Lincoln, Wyoming and would transport
document summaries, and direct links with the FERC. A docket number (PF06– up to 550,000 dekatherms of natural gas
to the documents. To register for this 9–000) has been established to place per day (Dth/d). Overthrust also
service, go to http://www.ferc.gov/ information filed by Overthrust, and proposes to construct interconnect
esubscribenow.htm. related documents issued by the facilities and other ancillary facilities
Information concerning the Commission, into the public record. along the proposed route including at
involvement of the COE is available Once a formal application is filed with the existing Blacks Fork Processing
from Jon Soderberg at 904–232–1472. the FERC, a new docket number will be Plant and the Roberson Creek delivery
established. point.
Magalie R. Salas, This notice is being sent to affected The proposed pipeline would cross
Secretary. landowners; federal, state, and local land owned by five private and public
[FR Doc. E6–186 Filed 1–11–06; 8:45 am] government agencies; elected officials; landowners, the public landowners
BILLING CODE 6717–01–P environmental and public interest being the Bureau of Land Management
groups; Native American tribes; other (BLM) and the State of Wyoming.
interested parties; and local libraries A general overview map of the major
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY and newspapers. State and local project facilities is provided in
government representatives are asked to Appendix 1.2
Federal Energy Regulatory notify their constituents of this planned The EA Process
Commission project and encourage them to comment NEPA requires the Commission to
[Docket No. PF06–9–000] on their areas of concern. take into account the environmental
If you are a landowner receiving this impacts that could result from an action
Overthrust Pipeline Company; Notice notice, you may be contacted by a
of Intent To Prepare an Environmental whenever it considers the issuance of a
pipeline company representative about Certificate of Public Convenience and
Assessment for the Proposed the acquisition of an easement to
Overthrust Expansion Project and Necessity. NEPA also requires us to
construct, operate, and maintain the discover and address concerns the
Request for Comments on proposed facilities. The pipeline
Environmental Issues public may have about proposals. This
company would seek to negotiate a
December 30, 2005. mutually acceptable agreement. 1 ’’We,’’ ‘‘us,’’ and ‘‘our’’ refer to the

The staff of the Federal Energy However, if the project is approved by environmental staff of the Office of Energy Projects.
2 The appendix referenced in this notice is not
Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission, that approval conveys
being printed in the Federal Register. A copy of this
Commission) will prepare an with it the right of eminent domain.
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notice is available on the Commission’s website at


environmental assessment (EA) that will Therefore, if easement negotiations fail the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link or from the Commission’s
discuss the environmental impacts of to produce an agreement, the pipeline Public Reference Room, 888 First St., NE.,
company could initiate condemnation Washington, DC 20426, or call (202) 502–8371. For
the Overthrust Expansion Project instructions on connecting to eLibrary refer to the
involving construction and operation of proceedings in accordance with state end of this notice. Copies of the appendix were sent
facilities by Overthrust Pipeline law. to all those receiving this notice in the mail.

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Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 8 / Thursday, January 12, 2006 / Notices 2039

process is referred to as ‘‘scoping.’’ The • Mail your comments so that they ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
main goal of the scoping process is to will be received in Washington, DC on AGENCY
focus the analysis in the EA on the or before January 30, 2006.
[EPA–HQ–OARM–2005–0001; FRL–8009–8]
important environmental issues. By this We will include all comments that we
Notice of Intent, we are requesting receive within a reasonable time frame Agency Information Collection
public comments on the scope of the Activities; Submission to OMB for
in our environmental analysis of the
issues that should be addressed in the Review and Approval; Comment
project. To expedite our receipt and
EA. We will consider all comments Request; General Administrative
received during scoping in the consideration of your comments, the
Commission strongly encourages Requirements for Assistance
preparation of the EA. Programs (Renewal), EPA ICR Number
Our independent analysis of the electronic submission of any comments
or interventions or protests to this 0938.11, OMB Control Number 2030–
issues will be in the EA. Depending on 0020
the comments received during the proceeding. See Title 18 Code of Federal
scoping process, the EA may be Regulations (CFR) 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) AGENCY: Environmental Protection
published and mailed to federal, state, and the instructions on the Agency (EPA).
and local agencies; elected officials; Commission’s website at http:// ACTION: Notice.
environmental and public interest www.ferc.gov under the ‘‘e-Filing’’ link
groups; other interested parties; affected and the link to the User’s Guide. Before SUMMARY: In compliance with the
landowners; Native American tribes; you can submit comments, you will Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C.
libraries, and newspapers; and the need to create a free account by clicking 30501 et seq.), this document announces
Commission’s official service list for on ‘‘Login to File’’ and then ‘‘New User that an Information Collection Request
this proceeding. A comment period will Account.’’ You will be asked to select (ICR) has been forwarded to the Office
be allotted for review if the EA is the type of filing you are making. This of Management and Budget (OMB) for
published. We will consider all filing is considered a Comment on review and approval. This is a request
comments on the EA before we make Filing. to renew an existing approved
our recommendations to the collection. This ICR is scheduled to
Commission. Availability of Additional Information expire on December 31, 2005. Under
OMB regulations, the Agency may
Currently Identified Environmental Additional information about the continue to conduct or sponsor the
Issues project is available from the collection of information while this
Commission’s Office of External Affairs submission is pending at OMB. This ICR
At this time no formal application has
been filed with the FERC. For this at 1–866–208 FERC or on the FERC describes the nature of the information
project, the FERC staff has initiated its Internet Web Site (http://www.ferc.gov) collection and its estimated burden and
NEPA review prior to receiving the using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Click on the cost.
application. The purpose of the eLibrary link, click on ‘‘General DATES: Additional comments may be
Commission’s Pre-Filing Process is to Search,’’ and enter the docket number submitted on or before February 13,
involve interested stakeholders early in excluding the last three digits in the 2006.
project planning and to identify and Docket Number field (i.e., PF06–9). Be
ADDRESSES: Submit your comments,
resolve issues before an application is sure you have selected an appropriate
referencing Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–
filed with the FERC. date range. For assistance, please
OARM–2005–0001, to (1) EPA online
contact FERC Online Support at using http://www.regulations.gov (our
Public Participation
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll preferred method), by e-mail to
You can make a difference by free at 1–866–208–3676, or for TTY, oei.docket@epa.gov, or by mail to: EPA
providing us with your specific contact (202) 502–8659. The eLibrary Docket Center, Environmental
comments or concerns about the link on the FERC Internet Web site also Protection Agency, Office of
proposal. By becoming a commentor, provides access to the texts of formal Environmental Information Docket, Mail
your concerns will be addressed in the documents issued by the Commission, Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave.,
EA and considered by the Commission. such as orders, notices, and rule NW., Washington, DC 20460, and (2)
You should focus on the potential makings. OMB at: Office of Information and
environmental effects of the proposal, Regulatory Affairs, Office of
alternatives to the proposal (including In addition, the FERC now offers a
free service called eSubscription that Management and Budget (OMB),
alternative locations), and measures to Attention: Desk Officer for EPA, 725
avoid or lessen environmental impact. allows you to keep track of all formal
issuances and submittals in specific 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC
The more specific your comments, the 20503.
more useful they will be. Please dockets. This can reduce the amount of
carefully follow these instructions to time you spend researching proceedings FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
ensure that your comments are received by automatically providing you with William G. Hedling, Office of Grants
in time and properly recorded: notification of these filings, document and Debarment, Grants Administration
• Send an original and two copies of summaries, and direct links to the Division, Mail Code 3903R,
your letter to: Magalie R. Salas, documents. To register for this service, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory go to http://www.ferc.gov/ Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington,
Commission, 888 First St., NE., Room esubscribenow.htm. DC 20460; telephone number: (202)
1A, Washington, DC 20426; 564–5377; fax number: (202) 565–2468;
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Magalie R. Salas, e-mail address:


• Label one copy of the comments for
the attention of the Gas Branch 1, DG2E; Secretary. Hedling.William@epa.gov.
and [FR Doc. E6–182 Filed 1–11–06; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has
• Reference Docket No. PF06–9–000 BILLING CODE 6717–01–P submitted the following ICR to OMB for
on the original and both copies. review and approval according to the

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