[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 209 (Wednesday, October 29, 1997)]
[Page 56155]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-28579]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket No. CP96-213-006]

Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation; Notice of Amendment to 

October 23, 1997.
    Take notice that on October 16, 1997, Columbia Gas Transmission 
Corporation (Columbia), a Delaware corporation, having its principal 
place of business at 1700 MacCorkle Avenue, S.E., Charleston, West 
Virginia 25314-1599, filed a letter with attachments, originally filed 
October 14, 1997, that proposes to amend, pursuant to Section 7(c) of 
the Natural Gas Act, its certificate previously issued by the 
Commission in an Order Denying Rehearing And Issuing Certificates on 
May 14, 1997 in Docket Nos. CP96-213-000, et al., Columbia's Market 
Expansion Project (MEP).
    Columbia states that, due to service level changes requested by two 
of its customers, UGI Utilities, Inc., and Columbia Gas of 
Pennsylvania, Inc., Columbia finds that it can delete several of the 
projects previously approved by the Commission's May 14, Order.
    Specifically, the above customers have requested a change in 
service from Rate Schedules FSS and SST (storage and storage 
transportation service) to Rate Schedule FTS (firm transportation 
service)  in  the  aggregate  of  54,261 Dth/d. Columbia states that, 
because of this change in service, it can delete several new wells, 
enhancement wells, new lines and replacement lines in its McArthur, 
Coco A and Coco C Storage Fields, and defer the construction of certain 
wells in its Crawford Storage Field; thus reducing the original cost 
estimate of the MEP by $16,153,137.
    Any person desiring to be heard or to make any protest with 
reference to said application should on or before November 12, 1997, 
file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, 
N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426, a motion to intervene or a protest 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 
Natural Gas Act (18 CFR 157.10). All protests filed with the Commission 
will be considered by it in determining the appropriate action to be 
taken, but will not serve to make the protestants parties to the 
proceedings. Any person wishing to become a party to a proceeding or to 
participate as a party in any hearing therein must file a motion to 
intervene in accordance with the Commission's Rules.
    Take further notice that, pursuant to the authority contained in 
and subject to the jurisdiction conferred upon the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission by Sections 7 and 15 of the Natural Gas Act and 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, a hearing will be held 
without further notice before the Commission or its designee on this 
application if no motion to intervene is filed within the time required 
herein, if the Commission on its own review of the matter finds that a 
grant of the certificate is required by the public convenience and 
necessity. If a motion for leave to intervene is timely filed, or if 
the Commission on its own motion believes that a formal hearing is 
required, further notice of such hearing will be duly given.
    Under the procedure herein provided for, unless otherwise advised, 
it will be unnecessary for Columbia to appear or be represented at the 
Lois D. Cashell,
[FR Doc. 97-28579 Filed 10-28-97; 8:45 am]