[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 125 (Tuesday, June 30, 1998)]
[Pages 35583-35584]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-17326]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket No. CP98-596-000]

Columbia Gulf Transmission Company; Notice of Application

June 24, 1998.
    Take notice that on June 5, 1998, as supplemented on June 17, 1998, 
Columbia Gulf Transmission Company (Columbia Gulf), 2603 Augusta, Suite 
125, Houston, Texas 77057-5637, filed in Docket No. CP98-596-000, an 
application pursuant to Sections 7(b) and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act 

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and Part 157 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) 
regulations, for a certificate of public convenience and necessity 
authorizing the construction and operation of certain replacement 
facilities and for permission and approval to abandon the facilities 
being replaced, all as more fully set forth in the application which is 
on file with the Commission and open to public inspection.
    Columbia Gulf requests permission and approval to abandon by 
removal one 12,050 horsepower (Hp) International Organization for 
Standard (ISO) rated compressor unit and appurtenances located in 
Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi; one 12,050 Hp (ISO) rated 
compressor unit and appurtenances located in Inverness, Humphreys 
County, Mississippi; and one 14,000 Hp (ISO) rated compressor unit and 
appurtenances located in Hampshire, Maury County, Tennessee. As 
replacement for the aforementioned compressor units, Columbia Gulf 
proposes to construct and operate one 17,282 Hp (ISO) rated compressor 
unit and appurtenances at the Corinth Compressor Station; one 17,282 Hp 
(ISO) rated compressor unit and appurtenances at the Inverness 
Compressor Station; and one 14,550 Hp (ISO) rated compressor unit at 
the Hampshire Compressor Station. The total cost associated with the 
construction and operation of the compressor units is approximately 
    Columbia Gulf also proposes to increase the certificated Hp rating 
of the Corinth Compressor Station from 44,750 Hp (ISO) to 49,982 Hp 
(ISO); the Inverness Compressor Station from 38,100 Hp (ISO) to 45,832 
Hp (ISO); and the Hampshire Compressor Station from 40,050 Hp (ISO) to 
43,100 Hp (ISO).
    Finally, Columbia Gulf proposes to increase the maximum 
certificated capacity level of its mainline by 96,555 Dth per day to 
2,218,868 Dth per day.
    Any person desiring to be heard or to make any protest with 
reference to said application should on or before July 9, 1998, file 
with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 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 
proceeding. The Commission's rules require that protestors provide 
copies of their protests to the party or person to whom the protests 
are directed. 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.
    A person obtaining intervenor status will be placed on the service 
list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive 
copies of all documents issued by the Commission, filed by the 
applicant, or filed by all other intervenors. An intervenor can file 
for rehearing of any Commission order and can petition for court review 
of any such order. However, an intervenor must serve copies of comments 
or any other filing it makes with the Commission to every other 
intervenor in the proceeding, as well as filing an original and 14 
copies with the Commission.
    A person does not have to intervene, however, in order to have 
comments considered. A person, instead, may submit two copies of such 
comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Commenters will be placed 
on the Commission's environmental mailing list, will receive copies of 
environmental documents, and will be able to participate in meetings 
associated with the Commission's environmental review process. 
Commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on 
all other parties. However, commenters will not receive copies of all 
documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission, and will 
not have the right to seek rehearing or appeal the Commission's final 
order to a Federal court.
    The Commission will consider all comments and concerns equally, 
whether filed by commenters or those requesting intervenor status.
    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 NGA and the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, a hearing will be held 
without further notice before the Commission or its designee on these 
applications 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 Gulf to appear or be represented at 
the hearing.
Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 98-17326 Filed 6-29-98; 8:45 am]