[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 21, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 80045-80046]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-31933]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP11-44-000; Docket No. CP11-47-000]


Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, Kinetica Partners, LLC; Notice of 
Application and Petition for Declaratory Order

December 14, 2010.
    Take notice that on December 3, 2010, Tennessee Gas Pipeline 
Company (Tennessee), 1001 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002, filed 
in Docket No. CP11-44-000 an application, pursuant to section 7(b) of 
the Natural Gas Act (NGA), for permission and approval to abandon by 
sale certain natural gas facilities located offshore in the Gulf of 
Mexico and onshore in the State of Louisiana (Production Area 
Facilities). Also take notice that on December 10, 2010, Kinetica 
Partners, LLC (Kinetica), Lyric Center, 440 Louisiana St., Suite 425, 
Houston, Texas 77002, filed in Docket No. CP11-47-000, a petition for a 
declaratory order finding that, upon Kinetica's acquisition from 
Tennessee, the Production Area Facilities will be non-jurisdictional 
gathering facilities pursuant to section 1(b) of the NGA, all as more 
fully set forth in the applications which are on file with the 
Commission and open to public inspection.
    Specifically, Tennessee proposes to sell to Kinetica certain 
pipeline systems consisting of approximately 800 miles of various 
diameter pipeline, three separation and dehydration facilities, and six 
offshore platforms. Kinetica asks that the Commission declare that all 
of the facilities will perform a gathering function. However, if the 
Commission determines that all but a small portion of the facilities 
are gathering, Kinetica requests that the Commission issue a limited 
jurisdiction certificate to cover such interstate transportation as 
Kinetica may perform on the facilities. Further, the facilities will be 
purchased at less than net book value. Tennessee filed, concurrently 
with its abandonment application in Docket No. CP11-44-000, an offer of 
settlement in Docket No. RP11-1597-000 addressing rate treatment and 
rate relief related to the proposed abandonment. Tennessee states that, 
because the effectiveness of the approval requested in each proceeding 
is precedent on approval in the other, it requests that the Commission 
consolidate its review of the application and offer of settlement for 
issuance of its findings in a single order. Kinetica requests that a 
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order be issued on its petition and Tennessee's application.
    Any questions regarding Tennessee's application in Docket No. CP11-
44-000 should be directed to Thomas G. Joyce, manager, Certificates, 
Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, 101 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 
77002, or by calling (713) 420-3299 or faxing (713) 420-1605 or e-mail 
tom.joyce@elpaso.com or to Ms. Shannon M. Miller, Principal, Prates and 
Regulatory Affairs, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, 101 Louisiana 
Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by calling (713) 420-5535 or faxing 
(713) 420-1605 or e-mail Shannon.miller@elpaso.com.
    Any questions regarding Kinetica's petition Docket No. CP11-47-000 
should be directed to counsel for Kinetica, Jennifer N. Waters, Crowell 
& Moring LLP, 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004; or 
phone at (202) 624-2715, or by fax at (202) 628-5116.
    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 an original and 7 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.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 
protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the ``eFiling'' link 
at http://www.ferc.gov. 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. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ``eLibrary'' link and is available for review 
in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is 
an ``eSubscription'' link on the Web site that enables subscribers to 
receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed 
docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For 
TTY, call (202) 502-8659.
    Comment Date: January 4, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2010-31933 Filed 12-20-10; 8:45 am]
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