Federal Register: January 11, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 7)
DOCID: FR Doc 05-531
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
CGD ID: [CGD 01-04-154]
ACTION: Waterfront facilities; letters of recommendation:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of meeting.
Notice, Announcement of Public Meeting; Letter of Recommendation, Keyspan LNG Facility Providence, RI
DATES: Public meetings will be held on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 and Wednesday, January 12, 2005.
In response to public comments on the proposed Keyspan Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in Providence, RI, the Coast Guard is cosponsoring two public hearings. This action will afford the public and the owner or operator additional time and opportunity to provide the Coast Guard with information regarding the proposed Keyspan LNG facility.
Keyspan LNG Facility, Providence, R.I.; public meeting,
Request for Comments
In accordance with the requirements in 33 CFR 127.009, the U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) Providence is preparing a Letter of Recommendation as to the suitability of the Narragansett Bay waterways for liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine traffic. The Letter of Recommendation will be issued in response to a Letter of Intent to operate a LNG facility at the Keyspan facility in Providence, RI. On September 1, 2004, the COTP Providence published a Federal Register Notice seeking comments on the suitability of Narragansett Bay and the Providence River to accommodate LNG marine traffic. (See the Federal Register, Vol. 69, No. 169, Wednesday, September 1, 2004, pages 53454 53455.) A total of 4 public comments were received by the November 1, 2004 deadline, of which only one of them requested that the Coast Guard hold a public meeting. Consequently, the Coast Guard will cosponsor two public hearings at the time and place described in the Public Meeting paragraph below.
We intend to hold two public meetings to receive comments on
navigation safety issues pertaining to the proposed LNG facility at the
Keyspan, Providence, RI site. The times, dates, and locations for this meeting are:
(1) 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at the Roger Williams Middle School, 278 Thurbers Avenue, Providence, Rhode Island. (2) 6:45 p.m., Wednesday, January 12, 2005 at the Gaudet Middle School, 1113 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, Rhode Island.
Additional information about the Keyspan LNG project is available
from FERC's Office of External Affairs at 1866208FERC or on the FERC
internet Web site (http://www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Click
on the eLibrary link, then click on ``General Search'' and enter FERC's
docket number excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number
field (i.e., CP0436). For assistance, please contact FERC online
support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at 18662083676, or for TTY contact 12025028659.
Dated: January 3, 2005.
Captain, U.S. Coast Guard, Captain of the Port, Providence. [FR Doc. 05531 Filed 1605; 3:17 pm]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Ms. Erin Lamby, Marine Safety Office Providence at (401) 4352355.