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Ryckman Creek Resources, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization

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Take notice that on June 1, 2017, Ryckman Creek Resources, LLC (Ryckman), 3 Riverway, Suite 1110, Houston, Texas 77056, filed in Docket No. CP17-459-000 a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.213 of the Commission's regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), as amended, requesting authorization to perform certain activities at its natural gas storage field in Uinta County, Wyoming. Specifically, Ryckman proposes to: (i) Convert two existing observation wells to vertical injection/withdrawal (I/W) wells; (ii) re-enter and re-complete four former oil production wells for use as vertical I/W wells; (iii) convert two former oil production wells for use as observation wells; (iv) re-enter and re-complete a former oil production well for use as a saltwater disposal well; and (v) construct related connecting flowlines, access roads, and appurtenances. Ryckman states that the proposed project will have no impact on the storage field's certificated physical parameters, including total inventory, reservoir pressures, reservoir and buffer boundaries, and certificated capacity. Ryckman estimates the cost of the project to be approximately $6,500,000, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web at using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Kassey Dennis, Regulatory and Compliance Manager, Ryckman Creek Resources, LLC, 3535 Whitney Canyon/Sulfur Haul Road, Evanston, Wyoming 82930, by telephone at (307) 222-5981, by fax at (713) 974-5601, or by email at

Any person or the Commission's staff may, within 60 days after issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission's Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention and pursuant to section 157.205 of the regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205), a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for filing a protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the allowed time for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA.

Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission's rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission's public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff's issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission's public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's FEIS or EA.

Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenter's will be placed on the Commission's environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission's environmental review process. Environmental commenter's will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentary, will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Start Printed Page 27803Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission's final order.

The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the eFiling link at Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 7 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.

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Dated: June 12, 2017.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2017-12662 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]