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Steel Reef Pipelines US LLC; Notice of Application for Section 3 Authorization and Presidential Permit

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Take notice that on December 8, 2017, Steel Reef Pipelines US LLC (Steel Reef), Suite 500, 407 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1E5 Canada, filed in the above referenced docket an application, pursuant to section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Subpart B of Section 153 of the Commission's regulations, seeking authorization to site, construct, operate and maintain certain natural gas pipeline border crossing facilities to export natural gas from the United States to Canada (Border Crossing Facilities). The Border Crossing Facilities consist of a segment of 10.75-inch outside diameter pipe that extends from an interconnection with upstream gathering facilities for 250 feet to the International Boundary. The Border Crossing Facilities are a part of the proposed approximately 2.2-mile pipeline that further extends to an existing natural gas processing plant in Canada. Additionally, Steel Reef requests a Presidential Permit for the Border Crossing Facilities, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. This filing may be also viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, call (202) 502-8222 or TTY, (202) 208-1659.

Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Chris Anderson, Steel Reef Infrastructure Corp. Suite 500—407, 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 1E5 Canada, or call (403) 263-8333 or email: chris.anderson@steelreef.ca.

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 Start Printed Page 61285for 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.

There are two ways to become involved in the Commission's review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 14 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding.

However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission's rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest.

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 commenters 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 commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (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.

Comments, protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the internet in lieu of paper. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's website under the e-Filing link.

Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 10, 2018.

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Dated: December 20, 2017.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2017-27919 Filed 12-26-17; 8:45 am]

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