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[FR Doc No: 93-32044]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

18 CFR Parts 341, 342, 343, 344, 345, 347, 360, 361, and 375

[Docket No. RM93-11-001]

 

Revisions to Oil Pipeline Regulations Pursuant to the Energy 
Policy Act of 1992

Issued December 22, 1993
AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, DOE.

ACTION: Final rule; briefs on limited issue.

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SUMMARY: On October 22, 1993, the Commission issued a final rule in 
this proceeding, revising its regulations of oil pipelines to provide a 
simplified and generally applicable method for regulating oil pipeline 
rates by use of an index for setting rate ceilings for such rates. On 
December 9, 1993, Sinclair Oil Corporation and the National Council of 
Farmer Cooperatives filed a brief addressing the issue of the selection 
of an index for use in the indexing system adopted in the final rule. 
The Commission has determined that additional information on the choice 
of an index will add to the record of this rulemaking; therefore, the 
Commission is affording an opportunity for others to file briefs on 
this issue.

DATES: Briefs are due on or before January 21, 1994.

ADDRESSES: All filings should refer to Docket No. RM93-11-001 and 
should be addressed to: Office of the Secretary, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 825 North Capitol Street, NE., Washington, DC 
20426.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Harris S. Wood, Office of the General Counsel, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 825 North Capitol Street, NE., Washington, DC 
20426, (202) 208-0696.

Order Granting Rehearing for the Purpose of Further Consideration 
and Allowing Briefs on Limited Issue

    On October 22, 1993, the Commission issued Order No. 561, its Final 
Rule in this proceeding.\1\ Rehearing of Order No. 561 has been 
requested by numerous parties.
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    \1\65 FERC  61,109 (1993); 58 FR 58753 (November 4, 1993).
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    In order to afford additional time for consideration of the issues 
raised in the requests for rehearing, it is necessary to grant 
rehearing for the limited purpose of further consideration.
    On December 9, 1993, Sinclair Oil Corporation and the National 
Council of Farmer Cooperatives filed a motion to file a ``Brief in 
Response to Certain Issues Raised in Requests for Rehearing of Order 
No. 561.'' The brief addresses the issue of the selection of an index 
for use in the indexing system adopted in the Final Rule. On December 
16, 1993, Phillips Pipe Line Company filed an answer in opposition to 
the motion.
    Under Rule 713(d)(2) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and 
Procedure,2 the Commission may allow parties to file briefs on one 
or more issues presented by a request for rehearing. Thus, although 
answers to rehearing requests are not permitted by the rules, the 
consideration of briefs is an accepted procedure. The Commission has 
determined that additional information on the choice of an index will 
add to the record of this rulemaking. Therefore, the brief filed by 
Sinclair and the Farmer Cooperatives will be accepted for filing, and 
the Commission will afford an opportunity for others to file briefs on 
this issue.
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    \2\18 CFR 385.713(d)(2).
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The Commission orders:

    (A) Rehearing of the Commission's order issued on October 22, 1993, 
is hereby granted for the purpose of further consideration.
    (B) Interested parties may file briefs no later than January 21, 
1994, addressing the issue of what index should be used in the indexing 
system adopted in the Final Rule.

    By the Commission.
Lois D. Cashell,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 93-32044 Filed 12-30-93; 8:45 am]
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