[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 7 (Monday, January 12, 1998)]
[Pages 1844-1845]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-635]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket No. RP98-99-000]

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company; Notice of Filing

January 6, 1998.
    Take notice that on December 30, 1997, Tennessee Gas Pipeline 
Company (Tennessee), pursuant to Section 4 of the Natural Gas Act and 
Part 154 of the Regulations of the Federal Energy Regulation Commission 
filed original and revised tariff sheets setting forth a new rate 
schedule, Rate Schedule FT-BH, under which Tennessee will provide a new 
type of firm backhaul transportation service in addition to the firm 
backhaul service currently available under Tennessee's Rate Schedules 
FT-G, FT-GS, and FT-A. The new service will be performed under Part 284 
of the Commission's regulations and is proposed to be effective March 
1, 1998. A list of the tariff sheets comprising Rate Schedule FT-BH and 
a list of the revised tariff sheets is set forth in Appendix A to the 
    Tennessee states that the proposed tariff sheets provide for a 
specialized, firm backhaul service at a rate that is lower than 
Tennessee's generally available maximum firm transportation rate. By 
limiting the availability and utilization of the FT-BH service, 
Tennessee can take advantage of conditions that exist on its system to 
meet the needs of its customers by offering an additional 
transportation option that it otherwise could not offer.
    Tennessee states that the proposed tariff sheets also provide that 
FT-BH service will be a firm point-to-point service with limited Part 
284 rights. The FT-BH service will not include the right to utilize 
secondary receipt and delivery points, and therefore will be limited to 
the use of primary receipt and delivery points only. Tennessee states 
that shippers will not have the right to segment their capacity rights 
nor the ability to do so because of this limitation. Tennessee explains 
that these limitations are necessary because given secondary rights, a 
shipper could utilize a secondary receipt point located upstream of a 
primary delivery point to effect a forward haul transaction.
    Tennessee states that offering this service with the primary point 
restriction is the only way it can be offered at all to avoid impacting 
secondary rights for firm forward haul shippers under other rate 
    Any person desiring to be heard or to protest said filing should 
file a motion to intervene or protest with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426, 
in accordance with Sections 385.211 and 385.214 of the Commission's 
Rules and Regulations. All such motions or protests should be filed in 
accordance with Section 154.210 of the Commission's Regulations. 
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

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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 
in the Public Reference Room.
Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 98-635 Filed 1-9-98; 8:45 am]