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Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Application

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Take notice that on January 10, 2005, Northern Natural Gas Company (Northern), filed in Docket No. CP05-49-000 an application pursuant to section 7 of the Natural Gas Act and part 157 of the Commission's regulations, requesting a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct, modify and operate certain pipeline and compression facilities located in Wisconsin and Minnesota, all as more fully set forth in the request which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. This filing may also be viewed on the Web at 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 or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

Northern proposes to: (1) Construct and operate approximately 3.2 miles of 30-inch diameter pipeline in Lafayette County, Wisconsin at the Bluff Creek Interconnect, located at the terminus of Northern's East Leg pipeline system and (2) increase the horsepower (HP) at its existing Chatfield compressor station (Chatfield) located in Fillmore County, Minnesota by installing a new 2,500 HP electric motor reciprocating compressor on the Tomah Branch Line. Northern states that the proposed Wisconsin pipeline facilities will enable Northern to guarantee a 675 psig operating pressure requested by Wisconsin Gas LLC during two separate open seasons posted November 23 through December 8, 2004. Northern further states that the additional horsepower at Chatfield will increase the peak day capacity on the Tomah Line and is required to meet firm incremental service requested by Wisconsin Gas over a 5-year period of up to 1,785 Dth/d. Northern requests Commission approval no later than August 1, 2005, in order to meet an in-service date of November 1, 2005.

Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Michael T. Loeffler, Director, Certificates and Government Affairs for Northern, 1111 South 103rd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124, at (402) 398-7103 or Donna Martens, Senior Regulatory Analyst, at (402) 398-7138.

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 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 ( under the “e-Filing” link.

Comment Date: February 9, 2005.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E5-344 Filed 1-28-05; 8:45 am]