[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 145 (Wednesday, July 29, 1998)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40519-40520]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-20198]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket No. CP98-672-000]


NorAm Gas Transmission Company; Notice of Request Under Blanket 
Authorization

July 23, 1998.
    Take notice that on July 16, 1998, NorAm Gas Transmission Company 
(NGT), 1600 Smith Street, Houston, Texas 77002, filed in Docket No. 
CP98-672-000 a request pursuant to Sections 157.205 and 157.211 of the 
Commission's Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (18 CFR 157.205, 
157.211) for authorization to construct certain facilities in Howard 
County, Arkansas, under NGT's blanket certificate issued in Docket No. 
CP82-384-000 and CP82-384-001 pursuant to Section 7 of the Natural Gas 
Act, all as

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more fully set forth in the request that is on file with the Commission 
and open to public inspection.
    Specifically, NGT proposes to install a 6-inch tap on its Line AC 
in Pike County and construct approximately 16.7 miles of 6-inch pipe 
(Line ACT-5) to deliver additional gas to an existing customer in 
Howard County. NGT states that it will install this tap, Line ACT-5, a 
6-inch meter station and four 2-inch first-cut regulators to provide an 
incremental delivery of 3,000 Dth to James Hardie Gypsum, Inc. (Hardie 
Gypsum). NGT estimates the peak day and annual deliverability of gas 
through these facilities to be 8,000 Dth and 2.9 million Dth, 
respectively. The estimated cost of the facilities to be installed is 
approximately $2.2 million.
    NGT states that in lieu of reimbursement to NGT, Hardie Gypsum has 
executed a transportation agreement with initial contract demand of 
3,000 Dth per day and a primary term extending through December 31, 
2010. NGT states that it currently delivers 5,000 Dth to Hardie Gypsum 
through Line AM-165, but will file to abandon and relocate that point 
to Line ACT-5 upon completion of Hardie Gypsum's plant expansion.
    Any person or the Commission's staff may, within 45 days after 
issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 
214 of the Commission's Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to 
intervene or notice of intervention and pursuant to Section 157.205 of 
the Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (18 CFR 157.205) a protest to 
the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefor, 
the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the 
day after the time allowed for filing a protest. If a protest is filed 
and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a 
protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for 
authorization pursuant to Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act.
David P. Boergers,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. 98-20198 Filed 7-28-98; 8:45 am]
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