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Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation; Notice of Application

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Start Preamble April 1, 2003.

Take notice that on March 27, 2003, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation (Transco), filed in Docket No. CP03-73-000 an application, in abbreviated form, pursuant to section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act, as amended, and the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, for an order permitting and approving abandonment of certain firm sales service provided to Piedmont Natural Gas Company (Piedmont) under Transco's Rate Schedule FS, as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection.

In such application, Transco states that it entered into a firm sales agreement with United Cities Gas Company, South Carolina Division, on August 1, 1991, under which Transco sells gas to Piedmont, successor to United Cities Gas Company, under Rate Schedule FS, with Buyer's Daily Sales Entitlement amount listed on Exhibit “A” to the agreement (FS Agreement).

In accordance with Paragraph 1 of Article IV of the FS Agreement, Transco delivers gas to Piedmont at various upstream points of delivery. Transco acts as agent for Piedmont for the purpose of arranging for the transportation of gas purchased from the points of delivery to the points of redelivery identified in the FS Agreement.

In the instant application, Transco seeks authorization to abandon the FS Agreement to Piedmont, effective April 1, 2004, pursuant to Piedmont's election to terminate its FS Agreement.

Transco states that the Primary Term of the FS Agreement ended on March 31, 2001. By letter dated March 6, 2002, Piedmont provided Transco with a two-year notice to terminate the subject FS Agreement as of April 1, 2004.

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 385.314 or 385.211 of the Commission's Rules and Regulations. All such motions and protests must be filed on or before the comment date. 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. This filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the “FERRIS” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll-free at (866) 208-3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502-8659. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site under the “e-Filing” link.

Comment Date: April 22, 2003.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 03-8455 Filed 4-7-03; 8:45 am]

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