[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 175 (Friday, September 10, 1999)]
[Page 49173]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-23523]

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket No. CP99-610-000]

Natural Gas Processing Company; Notice of Application

September 3, 1999.
    Take notice that on August 30, 1999, Natural Gas Processing Company 
(NGP), 101 Division Street, Worland, Wyoming 82401, filed in Docket No. 
CP99-610-000 an application pursuant to Section 7(f) of the Natural Gas 
Act (NGA) for a service area determination, a finding that NGP, 
operating through its division, Zia Natural Gas Company (Zia), 
qualifies as a local distribution company for purposes of Section 311 
of the Natural Gas Policy Act (NGPA), and for a waiver of the 
Commission's regulatory requirements, including reporting and 
accounting requirements applicable to natural gas companies under the 
NGA and NGPA, all as more fully set forth in the application which is 
on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. This filing 
may be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.fed.us/online/rims.httm 
(call 202-208-2222 for assistance).
    NGP proposes to connect a 4-inch pipeline to its existing 
distribution system and cross the New Mexico/Texas border, just outside 
the city limits of Hobbs, in Lea County, to serve an unincorporated 
subdivision located in Gaines County, Texas and immediately adjacent to 
the border. The service area, it is said, would be the subdivision NGP 
proposes to serve through Zia.
    NGP states that the grant of the requested service area 
determination would allow NGP to provide natural gas service to 
residents of Texas who have not been provided such service by any other 
    Zia, it is said, would provide the service at the same rates and 
under the same service rules as it does for its customers in Hobbs. It 
is further said that Zia has applied for and received the necessary 
authorizations and permits from the State of Texas to operate a natural 
gas distribution system in Texas, and it would be subject to the 
jurisdiction of the Texas Railroad Commission.
    It is stated that the total cost of the project is approximately 
    Any person desiring to participate in the hearing process or to 
make any protest with reference to said application should on or before 
September 24, 1999, 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 and 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 
parties directly involved. 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 granting the 
certificates 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 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 NGP to appear or to be represented at the 
David P. Boergers,
[FR Doc. 99-23523 Filed 9-9-99; 8:45 am]