DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket No. EL06-105-000]
NorthWestern Corporation; Notice of Filing
September 21, 2006.
Take notice that on September 12, 2006, NorthWestern Corporation filed a petition for declaratory order, pursuant to Rule 207 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure, requesting the Commission to approve the use of an electric transmission rate design to allocate cost responsibility for new transmission facilities constructed to satisfy transmission service requests from participants in an on-going Open Season.
Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 ofthe Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant.
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Comment Date:5 p.m. Eastern Time on October 20, 2006.
Magalie R. Salas,