[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 24, 2013)]
[Pages 24190-24191]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-09616]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP13-132-000]

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of 

    Take notice that on April 9, 2013, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line 
Company, LLC (Transco), Post Office Box 1396, Houston, Texas 77251, 
filed in Docket No. CP13-132-000 an application under Section 7 of the 
Natural Gas Act and Part 157 the Commission's Rules and Regulations for 
all the necessary authorizations required to construct, own and operate 
its Northeast Connector Project (Project) in New York. The Project is 
an expansion of Transco's existing pipeline system which will enable 
Transco provide an additional 100,000 dekatherms per day of firm 
transportation service from Transco's existing Compressor Station 195 
to an interconnection between Transco's existing Lower New York Bay 
Lateral at or near milepost 34.31 in New York State waters and the 
proposed Rockaway Delivery Lateral.
    The Project will include compressor unit modifications and the net 
addition of 16,940 horsepower of compression at three existing 
compressor stations, and construction or modification of related 
appurtenant underground and above ground facilities. No expansion of 
the pipeline is required. In addition to the firm service to be 
provided by the Project, National Grid NY can use its secondary rights 
to make deliveries to other points in Zone 6, including the existing 
Narrows delivery point and the existing Manhattan and Central Manhattan 
delivery points via the New York Facilities Group, all as more fully 
set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and 
open to public inspection.
    Copies of this filing are available for review at the Commission in 
the Public Reference Room, or may be viewed on the Commission's Web 
site Web at http://www.ferc.gov using the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the 
docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number 
field to access the document. For assistance, contact FERC at 
[email protected] or call toll-free, (886) 208-3676 or TTY, 
(202) 502-8659.
    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.
    Questions regarding this application should be directed to Bill 
Hammons, P.O. Box 1396, Houston, Texas 77251; phone (713) 215-2130. 
Transco has also established a public Web site for the Rockaway Project 
(http://www.williams.com/rockaway), a toll-free phone number (1-866-
455-9103) so that parties can call with questions about the Rockaway 
Project, and an email support address ([email protected]).
    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, before the 
comment date of this notice, 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

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will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all 
other parties. A party must submit 5 copies of filings made with the 
Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other 
party in the proceeding. 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 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.
    Comments, 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'' 
    Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 2013.

    Dated: April 17, 2013.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2013-09616 Filed 4-23-13; 8:45 am]