[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 216 (Tuesday, November 9, 1999)]
[Pages 61099-61100]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-29272]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket No. CP00-13-000]

Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation; Notice of Application

November 3, 1999.
    Take notice that on October 27, 1999, Columbia Gas Transmission 
Corporation (Columbia Gas), 12801 Fair Lakes Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia 
22030-0146, filed in Docket No. CP00-13-000 an application pursuant to 
Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) for authority to uprate an 
existing compressor unit at Columbia Gas' Flat Top Compressor Station, 
located in Summers County, West Virginia, to provide new firm 
transportation service to Equitable Production Company (Equitable). 
Columbia Gas identifies this filing as a companion to the Joint 
Stipulation and Agreement (settlement) filed on October 8, 1999, in 
Docket No. CP99-137-000, and Columbia Gas specifically request that the 
Commission act upon this application in conjunction with action on the 
settlement, 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.us/online/rims.htm (call 202-
208-2222 for assistance).
    Communications concerning this filing should be addressed to: 
Fredric J. George, Attorney, Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation, 
Post Office Box 1273, Charleston, West Virginia 25325-1273, Telephone: 
304-357-2359, Fax: 304-357-3206.
    Columbia Gas proposes to uprate the Flat Top Compressor Station 
horsepower(hp) from 4,700 hp to 6,960 hp, in order to provide 65,000 
Dekatherms of new firm transportation service to Equitable each day, 
for a three-year primary term beginning December 1, 1999. The proposed 
uprate is estimated to cost approximately $25,000.00, and Columbia Gas 
requests that such estimated cost be rolled into Columbia Gas' rate 
base, in Columbia Gas' next general Section 4(e) rate proceeding, so 
that no existing customers will be burdened with a rate increase 
resulting from the cost of this project.
    The Joint Stipulation and Agreement that Columbia Gas filed on 
October 8, 1999, is with the Equitable Gas Company, Equitable 
Production Company and Kentucky-West Virginia Gas Company, L.L.C. (the 
Equitable Companies), and provides for the uprating of Columbia Gas' 
Flat Top Compressor Station, among other things. Columbia Gas 
accordingly requests, Commission approval without modification, of the 
October 8, 1999 settlement filed in Docket No. CP99-137-000.
    Columbia Gas states that its Flat Top Compressor Station is 
situated near the intersection of Lines KA-8 and KA in Summers County, 
WV. It is averred that the Flat Top units pump mainline transmission 
gas on Line KA, as well as

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locally produced gas from line on Line KA-8.
    Columbia Gas states that this proposal will provide additional 
operating and design flexibility, enable additional supplies to be 
delivered to markets on the eastern portion of Columbia Gas' pipeline 
system, and provide the basis for a three year transportation 
arrangement with Equitable. Columbia Gas states that it has been 
striving for years, to find a way to take the Beaver Creek Compressor 
Station out of operation without adversely affecting firm service to 
the Equitable companies. By order issued on September 15, 1999, the 
Commission granted Columbia Gas' request to abandon its Beaver Creek 
Compressor Station, in 88 FERC para. 62,238 (1999).
    Any person desiring to be heard or to make any protest with 
reference to said application should on our before November 24, 1999, 
file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 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. 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.
    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 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 Gas to appear or be represented at 
the hearing.
David P. Boergers,
[FR Doc. 99-29272 Filed 11-8-99; 8:45 am]