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Neptune Regional Transmission System, LLC; Notice of Issuance of Order

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Start Preamble July 30, 2001.

Neptune Regional Transmission System, LLC (Neptune) filed with the Commission, in the above-docketed proceeding, a proposed tariff which provides for the transmission of electricity at rates established through negotiations and open seasons at market-based rates. Neptune's filing also requested certain waivers and authorizations. In particular, Neptune requested that the Commission grant blanket approval under 18 CFR Part 34 of all future issuances of securities and assumptions of liabilities by Neptune. On July 27, 2001, the Commission issued an Order Approving Proposal Subject To Conditions (Order), in the above-docketed proceeding.

The Commission's July 27, 2001 Order granted Neptune's request for blanket approval under Part 34, subject to the conditions found in Ordering Paragraphs (C), (D), and (E):

(C) Within 30 days of the date of issuance of this order, any person desiring to be heard or to protest the Commission's blanket approval of issuances of securities or assumptions of liabilities by Neptune should file a motion to intervene or protest with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214.

(D) Absent a request to be heard within the period set forth in Ordering Paragraph (C) above, Neptune is hereby authorized to issue securities and assume obligations and liabilities as guarantor, indorser, surety or otherwise in respect of any security of another person; provided that such issue or assumption is for some lawful object within the corporate purposes of Neptune, compatible with the public interest, and reasonably necessary or appropriate for such purposes. Start Printed Page 40687

(E) The Commission reserves the right to modify this order to require a further showing that neither public nor private interests will be adversely affected by continued Commission approval of Neptune's issuances of securities or assumptions of liabilities* * *.

Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing motions to intervene or protests, as set forth above, is August 27, 2001.

Copies of the full text of the Order are available from the Commission's Public Reference Branch, 888 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426. The Order may also be viewed on the on the web at http://www.ferc.gov using the “RIMS” link, select “Docket#” and follow the instructions (call 202-208-2222 for assistance). 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” link.

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David P. Boergers,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 01-19445 Filed 8-2-01; 8:45 am]

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