[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 235 (Monday, December 8, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Page 64580]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-31978]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket No. CP98-101-000]


Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company; Notice of Application for 
Abandonment

December 2, 1997.
    Take notice that on November 25, 1997, Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line 
Company (Panhandle), 5400 Westheimer Court, Houston, TX 77251-1642, 
filed, in Docket No. CP98-101-000, an application pursuant to Section 
7(b) of the Natural Gas Act and Part 157 of the Commission's 
Regulations for an order permitting and approving the abandonment by 
sale to Citizens Gas Fuel Company (Citizens), the Adrian lateral and 
appurtenant facilities located in Lenawee County, Michigan, as more 
fully set forth in the application, which is on file with the 
Commission and open for public inspection.
    Panhandle is seeking authorization to abandon the Adrian Lateral 
facilities which include: 8.1 miles of 4-inch pipeline and 8.1 miles of 
6-inch pipeline and appurtenant facilities, the existing metering 
facility and appurtenant equipment, with the exception of the 
electronic gas measurement equipment, all located in Lenawee County, 
Michigan. Panhandle indicates that its use of these facilities has been 
limited to delivering natural gas to Citizens in order to serve its 
various local distribution customers. Panhandle says that upon 
abandonment and transfer of the lateral, Citizens will include the 
facilities as part of its local distribution system and will continue 
to provide service to its customers. Panhandle states the facilities to 
be transferred are fully depreciated. Panhandle proposes to sell the 
facilities to Citizens for the sum of Ten Dollars ($10.00).
    Panhandle states that its total system capacity will not be 
affected by this abandonment; that no customers presently served by 
Panhandle will have service terminated; nor will there be any changes 
to Panhandle's existing tariff.
    Any person desiring to be heard or to make any protest with 
reference to said application should on or before December 23, 1997, 
file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 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 385.211 and 385.214) 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 in any proceeding herein 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 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 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 permission and 
approval for the proposed abandonment are 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 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 Panhandle to appear or to be represented at 
the hearing.
Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-31978 Filed 12-5-97; 8:45 am]
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