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Northwest Pipeline Corporation, Duke Energy Trading and Marketing, L.L.C.; Notice of Joint Petition for Expedited Grant of Limited Waivers

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Start Preamble September 7, 2004.

Take notice that on September 1, 2004, pursuant to Rule 207 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, Northwest Pipeline Corporation (Northwest) and Duke Energy Trading and Marketing, L.L.C. (DETM) tendered for filing a Joint Petition for Expedited Grant of Limited Waivers.

Northwest and DETM petition the Commission for a grant of a limited waiver, to the extent required, of: (i) Certain of Northwest's capacity release tariff provisions; and (ii) the Commission's Order No. 636-A policy regarding the “tying” of gas delivery contracts to released transportation capacity. Northwest and DETM state that the requested waivers will enable them to permanently transfer DETM's portfolio of Northwest transportation capacity and dependent gas delivery contracts to DETM's Prearranged Replacement Shipper or to some other third-party replacement shipper who may prevail in the capacity release bidding process. Northwest and DETM further request expedited action on the requested waivers, so that the transportation releases may be made effective no later than November 1, 2004.

Northwest states that copy of this filing has been served on Northwest's jurisdictional customers and upon affected State regulatory commissions.

Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). 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 proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the date as indicated below. Anyone filing an intervention or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Anyone filing an intervention or protest on or before the intervention or protest date need not serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant.

The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the “eFiling” link at Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

This filing is accessible on-line at, using the “eLibrary” link and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an “eSubscription” link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

Comment Date: 5 p.m. eastern standard time on September 14, 2004.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E4-2172 Filed 9-13-04; 8:45 am]