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Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation; Notice of Application

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Start Preamble June 4, 2002.

Take notice that on May 24, 2002, Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation (Columbia), 12801 Fair Lakes Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-0146, filed in Docket No. CP02-375-000 an application pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to reclassify injection/withdrawal Well No. 7368 to observation status and for permission and approval to abandon associated Well line 7368 consisting of 0.18 mile of 4-inch pipeline all located in Preston County, West Virginia in Columbia's Terra Alta Storage Field, all as more fully set forth in the application.

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 http://www.ferc.gov using the “Rims” link, select “Docket#” and follow the instructions (call 202-208-2222 for assistance).

Columbia states that given the insignificant contribution of the well to storage deliverability, further expenditure to maintain these facilities as active injection/withdrawal facilities is not justified. Columbia further states that the well itself can still perform a valuable function if converted to observation status. Columbia avers that such actions would not result in any change in the deliverability or annual turnover of the Terra Alta Storage Field.

Any questions regarding the application should be directed to Fredric J. George, Senior Attorney, Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation, P.O. Box 1273, Charleston, West Virginia 25315-1273 at (304) 357-2359, fax (304) 357-3206.

There are two ways to become involved in the Commission's review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before June 25, 2002, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE. Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party 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 all other parties. A party must submit 14 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding.

However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission's rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest. However, the non-party commenters will not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission's final order.

Comments, protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. See, 18 CFR385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's web site under the “e-filing” link.

If the Commission decides to set the application for a formal hearing before an Administrative Law Judge, the Commission will issue another notice describing that process. At the end of the Commission's review process, a final Commission order approving or denying a certificate will be issued.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 02-14468 Filed 6-7-02; 8:45 am]

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