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Southern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Amendment

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Start Preamble September 8, 2000.

Take notice that on August 31, 2000, Southern Natural Gas Company (Southern), Post Office Box 2563, Birmingham, Alabama 35202-2563, filed in Docket No. CP00-233-001 an amendment to its pending application filed in Docket No. CP00-233-000, to modify certain compression facilities from gas-fired to electric more driven and to reduce the length of one of the proposed loops, all as more fully set forth in the application to amend which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. This filing may be viewed on the web at​online/​htm (call 202-208-2222 for assistance).

Southern proposes the following modifications to its initial application: (1) At the York Compressor Station (Phase I), delete the 4,700 horsepower Solar Centaur 40 turbine driven Centrifugal compressor and substitute a 15,000 horsepower, electric motor-driven Centrifugal compressor; (2) at the Auburn Compressor Station (Phase I), delete the 10,310 horsepower, Solar Taurus 70 turbine-driven Centrifugal compressor and substitute a 15,000 horsepower electric motor-driven Centrifugal compressor; (3) at the Selma Compressor Station (Phase II), delete the 10,310 horsepower, Solar Taurus 70 driven Centrifugal compressor and substitute a 15,000 horsepower motor driven Centrifugal compressor; and (4) reduce the length of the Phase II extension of Loop I by 5.69 miles so that Phase II, Loop would consist of approximately 4.70 miles of 30-inch South Main 3rd Loop Line extending from milepost 72.899 to milepost 77.6 in Clarke County, Mississippi.

Southern states that the change to electric motor-driven compression will require the installation of approximately 10.5 miles of non-jurisdictional power transmission lines to be installed and owned by Alabama Power Company (APC), an affiliate of Southern Company Services, Inc., one of the shippers for the South System Expansion project. It is indicated that the electricity will be supplied by APC under its Retail Rate Schedule LPTL, Light and Power-Time of Use-Large which is on file with the Alabama Public Service Commission.

Any questions regarding the amendment should be directed to Patrick B. Pope at (205) 325-7126.

Any person desiring to be heard or to make any protest with reference to said application should on or before September 29, 2000, 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 385.211 and 385.214) and the regulations under the Natural Gas Act (18 CFR 157.10). All Start Printed Page 55515protests 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.

A person obtaining intervenor 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 every one of the intervenors. An intervenor can file for rehearing of any Commission order and can petition for court review of any such order. However, an intervenor must submit copies of comments or any filing it makes with the Commission to every other intervenor in the proceeding, as well as 14 copies with the Commission.

A person does not have to intervene, however, in order to have comments considered. A person, instead, may submit two copies of comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Commenters will be placed on the Commission's environmental mailing list, will receive copies of environmental documents and will be able to participate in meetings associated with the Commission's environmental review process. Commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, commenters will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission and will not have the right to seek rehearing or appeal the Commission's final order to a federal court.

The Commission will consider all comments and concerns equally, whether filed by commenters or those requesting intervenor status.

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 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 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 Southern to appear or to be represented at the hearing.

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David P. Boergers,


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[FR Doc. 00-23597 Filed 9-13-00; 8:45 am]