Notice: Notice and Opportunity to Comment on Requests for Consistency – Florida Gas Transmission, LLC (FGT)

November 03, 2017

November 03, 2017 00:00AM

Coastal Coordination Advisory Committee



On January 10, 1997, the State of Texas received federal approval of the Coastal Management Program (CMP) (62 Federal Register pp. 1439 - 1440). Under federal law, federal agency activities and actions affecting the Texas coastal zone must be consistent with the CMP goals and policies identified in 31 TAC Chapter 501. Requests for federal consistency review were deemed administratively complete for the following project(s) during the period of October 23, 2017 to October 30, 2017.  As required by federal law, the public is given an opportunity to comment on the consistency of proposed activities in the coastal zone undertaken or authorized by federal agencies.  Pursuant to 31 TAC §§506.25, 506.32, and 506.41, the public comment period extends 30 days from the date published on the Texas General Land Office web site. The notice was published on the web site on Friday, November 3, 2017.  The public comment period for this project will close at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

FEDERAL AGENCY ACTIONS:

Applicant: Florida Gas Transmission, LLC (FGT)

Location:  The project site is located Matagorda, Jefferson, and Orange Counties, Texas.

Project Description: FGT is proposing the East-West Project (Project) which would provide new capacity of 275 million cubic feet per day on FGT’s pipeline system in the western division to meet the demand for additional transportation and delivery of natural gas to the proposed Port Arthur - Motiva Meter and Regulator (M&R) Station and the Wilson - Coastal Bend M&R Station in Jefferson and Wharton Counties, Texas respectively. FGT would install two new receipt points and M&R stations, (Eunice-ANR and Gillis-Trunkline) on FGT’s mainline to provide the new capacity. FGT proposes to construct and operate about 13.3 miles of 12-inch-diameter lateral pipeline, about 12 miles 16-inch-diameter lateral and connection pipeline, and four new M&R stations and auxiliary and appurtenant facilities in Wharton, Matagorda, Jefferson, and Orange Counties, Texas, and Calcasieu and Acadia Parishes, Louisiana. FGT would also install station piping and valves at existing Compressor Station 6 in Orange County, Texas on FGT’s 24-inch-diameter mainline at MP 382.2 so that Compressor Station 6 would be able to flow gas bi-directionally on the mainline.

Type of Application: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Docket No. CP17-8-000, which will be reviewed pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA).

CMP Project No: 18-1049-F1

Pursuant to §306(d)(14) of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C.A. §§1451-1464), as amended, interested parties are invited to submit comments on whether a proposed action or activity is or is not consistent with the Texas Coastal Management Program goals and policies and whether the action should be referred to the Land Commissioner for review.

Further information on the applications listed above, including a copy of the consistency certifications or consistency determinations for inspection, may be obtained from Ms. Allison Buchtien, P.O. Box 12873, Austin, Texas 78711-2873, or via email at federal.consistency@glo.texas.gov.  Comments should be sent to Ms. Buchtien at the above address or by email.


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