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Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America; Notice of Proposed Changes in FERC Gas Tariff

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Start Preamble May 6, 2002.

Take notice that on April 30, 2002, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America (Natural) tendered for filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission), certain tariff sheets to become part of its FERC Gas Tariff, Sixth Revised Volume No. 1 (Tariff). An effective date of June 1, 2002, is requested for this tariff sheet.

Natural states that the filing is submitted pursuant to Section 21 of the General Terms and Conditions (GT&C) of its Tariff as the eighteenth semiannual limited rate filing under section 4 of the Natural Gas Act and the Rules and Regulations of the Commission promulgated thereunder. The rate adjustments filed for are designed to recover Account No. 858 stranded costs incurred by Natural under contracts for transportation capacity on other pipelines. Costs for any Account No. 858 contracts specifically excluded under Section 21 are not reflected in this filing. The filing also includes a procedure for closing out the Section 21 mechanism.

Natural requests waivers of Section 21 of the GT&C of its Tariff and Commission Regulations to the extent necessary to permit Nineteenth Revised Sheet No. 22 to become effective June 1, 2002.

Natural states that copies of the filing are being mailed to its customers and interested state commissions.

Any person desiring to be heard or to protest said filing should file a motion to intervene or a protest with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Sections 385.214 or 385.211 of the Commission's Rules and Regulations. All such motions or protests must be filed in accordance Start Printed Page 31796with 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. Any person wishing to become a party must file a motion to intervene. 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.,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-11761 Filed 5-9-02; 8:45 am]