[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 33 (Friday, February 19, 2010)]
[Pages 7470-7471]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-3102]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP04-379-003]

Pine Prairie Energy Center, LLC; Notice of Application

February 3, 2010.
    Take notice that on January 26, 2010, Pine Prairie Energy Center, 
LLC (Pine Prairie), 333 Clay Street, Suite 1100, Houston, TX 77002, 
filed an abbreviated application in Docket No. CP04-379-003, pursuant 
to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) as amended, for an order 
amending the certificate of public convenience and necessity issued in 
Docket Nos. CP04-379-000, CP04-379-001, and CP04-379-002, to authorize 
Pine Prairie to: (1) Install six 5,750 hp electric motor drive 
compressor units instead of the four 4,700 hp natural gas-fueled units 
previously authorized; (2) construct and operate a new electrical 
substation at the Pine Prairie Gas Handling Facility and approximately 
1,200 feet of aerial electric power lines between the new substation 
and the existing substation and (3) increase the authorized daily 
delivery capacity at Pine Prairie's existing interconnection with 
Columbia Gulf Transmission Company to permit higher rates of delivery 
at peak conditions. Pine Prairie also seeks reaffirmation of its 
authority to charge market based rates for storage and hub services, 
all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with 
the Commission and open for public inspection.
    Any questions concerning this application should be directed to 
James F. Bowe, Jr., Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, 1101 New York Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20005, 202-346-8000 (phone), 202-346-8102 (fax), or via 
e-mail at jbowe@dl.com.
    Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission's rules, 18 CFR 157.9, 
within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either complete 
its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission's 
public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of 
Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other 
milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff's issuance of 
the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this 
proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission's public record for 
this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of 
the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the 
subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days 
of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's FEIS or EA.
    This filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public 
Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ``e-Library'' link. Enter the docket number 
excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access 
the document. For assistance, contact FERC at 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208-3676, or for 
TTY, (202) 502-8659.
    There are two ways to become involved in the Commission's review of 
this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by 
becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or 
before the comment date stated below file with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, a 
motion to intervene 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 NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person 
obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by 
the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all 
documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must 
submit 14 copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission 
and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party. Only 
parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders 
in the proceeding.
    However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have 
comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with 
the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and 
two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. 
The Commission will consider these comments in determining the 
appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will 
not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission's 
rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project 
provide copies of their protests only to

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the party or parties directly involved in the protest.
    Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of 
this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments 
to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be 
placed on the Commission's environmental mailing list, will receive 
copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings 
associated with the Commission's environmental review process. 
Environmental commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed 
documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters will 
not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by 
the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents 
issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court 
review of the Commission's final order.
    Protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the 
Internet in lieu of paper; see, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the 
instructions on the Commission's Web site under the ``e-Filing'' link. 
The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings.
    Comment Date: February 24, 2010.

Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2010-3102 Filed 2-18-10; 8:45 am]