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Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation; Notice of Compliance Filing

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Start Preamble January 3, 2002.

Take notice that on December 28, 2001, Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation (Columbia) tendered for filing as part of its FERC Gas Tariff, Second Revised Volume No. 1, the following revised tariff sheets bearing a proposed effective date of February 1, 2002:

Fifty-fifth Revised Sheet No. 25

Fifty-fifth Revised Sheet No. 26

Fifty-fifth Revised Sheet No. 27

Forty-eighth Revised Sheet No. 28

Sixth Revised Sheet No. 28B

Seventeenth Revised Sheet No. 29

Twenty-fifth Revised Sheet No. 30A

Columbia states that this filing is being submitted pursuant to an order issued September 15, 1999, by the Commission approving an uncontested settlement that resolves environmental cost recovery issues in the above-referenced proceeding. Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation, 88 FERC 61,217 (1999). The settlement established environmental cost recovery through unit components of base rates, all as more fully set forth in Article VI of the settlement agreement filed April 5, 1999 (Phase II Settlement).

Columbia is required to file annually a limited NGA Section 4 filing to adjust its environmental unit components effective February 1 to recover its environmental costs covered by the Phase II Settlement, within agreed-upon ceilings and recovery percentages. For the annual period February 1, 2002 through January 31, 2003, the Phase II Settlement permits Columbia to collect “no more than $14 million annually in Main Program Costs”, and “no more than $3 million annually in Storage Well Program Costs.” per Article VI(B) of the Phase II Settlement. The instant filing satisfies that requirement. It provides for the February 1, 2002 effectiveness of revised unit components designed to collect $12 million in Main Program Costs and to flowback an overrecovery of $ 0.5 million of Storage Well Program Costs.

Columbia states that copies of its filing have been mailed to all firm customers, interruptible customers and affected state commissions.

Any person desiring to protest said filing should file a protest with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with section 385.211 of the Commission's Rules and Regulations. All such protests must be filed in accordance with section 154.210 of the Commission's Regulations. 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 proceedings. Copies of this filing are on file with the Commission and are available for public inspection. This filing may also be viewed on the web at 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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Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,

Acting Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-465 Filed 1-8-02; 8:45 am]