[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 94 (Friday, May 15, 1998)]
[Pages 27063-27064]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-12923]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket No. CP98-521-000]

Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation; Notice of Application

May 11, 1998.
    Take notice that on May 5, 1998, Columbia Gas Transmission 
Corporation (Columbia), P.O. Box 10146, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, filed 
an application pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) 
and Part 157 of the Commission's Regulations thereunder for an order 
granting permission and approval to abandon by transfer certain natural 
gas facilities, all as more fully set forth in the application on file 
with the Commission and open to public inspection.
    Columbia proposes to abandon twenty (20) meters used to measure 
receipts of volumes from independent producers located in Ohio, 
Pennsylvania and New York. On July 31, 1991, Columbia filed for 
protection under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. In 
the process of liquidating claims, Columbia entered into settlement 
agreements with individual producers which involved, among other 
things, Columbia's agreement to transfer to the settling producers 
certain receipt meters. These meters were no longer needed by Columbia 
to support gas purchase activity but were of interest to the producers 
who would continue to introduce gas into Columbia's system for 
    Any person desiring to be heard or to make any protest with 
reference to said application should on or before June 1, 1998, file 
with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20426, a petition to intervene or a protest in 
accordance with the requirements of the Commission's Rules of Practice 

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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 a 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 or its designee on 
this application if no petition 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 petition for leave 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 provided for, unless otherwise advised, it will 
be unnecessary for Columbia to appear or be represented at the hearing.
David P. Boergers,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 98-12923 Filed 5-14-98; 8:45 am]