[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 161 (Wednesday, August 20, 1997)]
[Page 44267]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-21993]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket No. OR97-11-000]

State of Alaska v. Phillips Alaska Pipeline Corporation; Notice 
of Complaint

August 14, 1997.
    Take notice that on August 12, 1997, pursuant to sections 9, 13(1), 
and 15(1) of the Interstate Commerce Act, the State of Alaska filed a 
complaint against Phillips Alaska Pipeline Corporation and its FERC No. 
34 tariff. The State of Alaska also filed an untimely protest to FERC 
No. 34 that has been rejected.
    The State of Alaska raises issues challenging Phillips Alaska's 
FERC No. 34, filed July 30, 1997, and effective August 1, 1997. Alaska 
contends, as it did in opposing the Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) 
Carrier's mid-year tariffs that were accepted and suspended by order 
issued July 18, 1997 [80 FERC para. 61,083 (1997)], that the rates in 
Phillips Alaska's FERC No. 34 (1) are the product of the TAPS Carrier's 
unlawful pooling agreements, namely the TAPS Operating Agreements, the 
DRA Agreement, and the Capacity Settlement Agreement, and (2) 
improperly include costs to defend and settle the Exxon Valdez oil 
spill litigation and the accrued cost of post-employment benefits other 
than pensions (PBOPs).
    Any person desiring to be heard or to protest said complaint should 
file a motion to intervene or a protest with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426, 
in accordance with Rules 214 and 211 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 and 211). All such motions or 
protests should be filed on or before August 29, 1997. Protests will be 
considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to 
be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the 
proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a motion to 
intervene. Copies of this filing are on file with the Commission and 
are available for public inspection. Answers to this complaint shall be 
due on or before August 29, 1997.
Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-21993 Filed 8-19-97; 8:45 am]