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National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation; Notice of Application; Notice of Application

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Start Preamble October 1, 2004.

Take notice that on September 29, 2004, National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (National Fuel), 6363 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221, filed in Docket No. CP04-421-000 an application pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and the Commission's Regulations, for authorization to abandon one (1) 225 horsepower (hp) compressor unit, with appurtenances, at the Nashville Compressor Station located in Chautauqua County, New York, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. This filing may be also viewed on the Web at http://www.ferc.gov using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERCOnline Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

National Fuel's application states that compressor Unit #2 at its Nashville Compressor Station has not been in use for several years and is no longer needed because its system has undergone changes in its operating configuration since the unit was initially installed in 1957. National Fuel asserts that the abandonment of facilities will not result in the abandonment of service to any of its existing shippers nor will the proposed abandonment adversely affect capacity, since the compression is no longer needed to meet current firm service obligations.[1] National Fuel also asserts minimal environmental impact.

Any questions regarding this application should be directed to David W. Reitz, Deputy General Counsel for National Fuel, 6363 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221 at (716) 857-7949.

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 Start Printed Page 60385to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below, 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.

The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions via the Internet in lieu of paper. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the “e-Filing” link.

Comment Date: October 22, 2004.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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Footnotes

1.  The remaining units at Nashville provide the necessary compression (Nashville compressors: Unit #1-660 hp, Unit #3-660 hp and Unit #4-2,000 hp, totaling 3,320 hp).

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[FR Doc. E4-2541 Filed 10-7-04; 8:45 am]

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