[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 210 (Thursday, October 30, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Page 58727]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-28695]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket No. CP98-35-000]


El Paso Natural Gas Company; Notice of Application

October 24, 1997.
    Take notice that on October 17, 1997, El Paso Natural Gas Company 
(El Paso) P.O. Box 1492, El Paso, Texas, 79978, filed in Docket No. 
CP98-35-000 an abbreviated application pursuant to Section 7(b) of the 
Natural Gas Act, as amended, and Sections 157.7 and 157.18 of the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) regulations 
thereunder, for permission and approval to abandon from interstate 
service two compressor with appurtenances, all as more fully set forth 
in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to 
public inspection.
    El Paso states that it has converted the twenty-inch O. D. Schafer 
Plant Line, on which the Panoma No. 1, from an east-west directional 
flow line to one with bi-directional flow capability. El Paso further 
states that it is seeking abandonment authorization for Units No. 6 and 
7 at the Panoma Plant No. 1 because these compressors are not 
configured to handle bi-directional flow. El Paso indicates that it 
proposes to abandon these facilities by removal. El Paso asserts that 
the abandonment will have no impact on El Paso's rates.
    Any person desiring to be heard or to make any protest with 
reference to said application should on or before November 14, 1997, 
file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. 
20426, a petition 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 proceeding. Any 
person wishing to become a party to the proceeding or to participate as 
a party in any hearing therein must file a petition 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 
the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, a hearing will be 
held without further notice before the Commission on this application 
if no petition to intervene is filed within the time required herein, 
and if the Commission on its own review of the matter finds that the 
abandonment is required by the public convenience and necessity. If a 
petition for leave to intervene is timely filed, or if the Commission 
on its motion believes that a formal hearing is required, further 
notice of such hearing will be duly given.
    Under the procedure herein provide for, unless otherwise advised, 
it will be unnecessary for El Paso to appear or be represented at the 
hearing.
Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-28695 Filed 10-29-97; 8:45 am]
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