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Texas Eastern Transmission, LP; Notice of Application

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Take notice that on June 5, 2002, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern), 5400 Westheimer Court, Houston, Texas 77056-5310, filed in Docket No. CP02-381-000, an application pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), as amended, and Part 157 of the regulations of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission), for a certificate of public convenience and necessity and related authorizations, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. 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).

Texas Eastern states that it requests authorization to construct, install, own, operate and maintain certain natural gas transportation facilities (the M-1 Expansion Project) to ultimately provide up to 197,147 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of firm transportation service. Additionally, Texas Eastern states that it is seeking authorization to establish initial Section 7(c) recourse rates for annual and seasonal services using the proposed incremental facilities.

To provide an additional 197,147 Dth/d of firm transportation service, Texas Eastern is requesting authorization to (i) construct, install, own, operate and maintain three new 36-inch diameter pipeline loops totaling approximately 31.95 miles; and (ii) perform uprates at four existing compressor stations in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi to increase system horsepower (HP) by a total of 28,000 HP. To meet the specific requirements of Carolina Power & Light Company, Choctaw Gas Generation, LLC, and the City of Cartersville (the M-1 Expansion Shippers), Texas Eastern states that it has planned the construction of the M-1 Expansion Project facilities to provide for a phasing-in of the shippers' volumes between November 2003 and November 2004.

Texas Eastern also states that firm transportation service through the M-1 Expansion Project facilities will be rendered to the M-1 Expansion Shippers pursuant to Texas Eastern's Rate Schedule FT-1. The M-1 Expansion Shippers will pay incremental FT-1 rates to compensate Texas Eastern for the costs of the M-1 Expansion Project facilities, which are estimated to be approximately $66.125 million.

Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Steven E. Tillman, General Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, P.O. Box 1642, Houston, Texas 77251-1642, call (713) 627-5113 or fax (713) 627-5947.

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 July 5, 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.

Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be placed on the Commission's environmental mailing list, will receive copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings associated with the Commission's environmental review process. Environmental commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. 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 CFR 385.2001(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,


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[FR Doc. 02-15510 Filed 6-19-02; 8:45 am]