Take notice that on April 1, 2003, Overland Trail Transmission, LLC (OTTCO) filed pursuant to section 284.123(b)(2) of the Commission's regulations, a petition for rate approval requesting that the Commission approve the proposed rates as fair and equitable for transportation services performed under section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 (NGPA).
OTTCO requests that the Commission approve as fair and equitable a maximum System-wide transportation rate of $0.4574 per MMBtu plus pro rata fuel, effective April 1, 2003. In addition, OTTCO requests approval of its new Wapiti Service transportation rate of $0.0591 per MMBtu plus pro rata fuel. OTTCO will offer both System-wide Service and Wapiti Service on both a firm and interruptible basis. Furthermore, OTTCO requests an effective date for its respective firm service options of May 1, 2003, for transportation services performed under section 311(a)(2) of the NGPA.
Pursuant to section 284.123(b)(2)(ii), if the Commission does not act within 150 days of the date of this filing, the rates will be deemed to be fair and equitable and not in excess of an amount which interstate pipelines would be permitted to charge for similar transportation service. The Commission may, prior to the expiration of the 150 day period, extend the time for action or institute a proceeding to afford parties an opportunity for written comments and for the oral presentation of views, data, and arguments.
Any person desiring to participate in this rate proceeding must file a motion to intervene or 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 with the Secretary of the Commission 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 petition for rate approval 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, call (202) 502-8222 or for TTY, (202) 502-8659. Comments, protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings. See 18 CFR 385.2001(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site under the “e-Filing” link.Start Printed Page 19800
Comment Date: April 30, 2003.Start Signature
Magalie R. Salas,
[FR Doc. 03-9814 Filed 4-21-03; 8:45 am]
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