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Liberty Gas Storage LLC; Notice Of Application

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Start Preamble April 4, 2005.

Take notice that on March 25, 2005, Liberty Gas Storage LLC (Liberty), 101 Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101, filed in the above referenced dockets, an application pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), requesting: (1) A certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing Liberty to construct, own, operate, and maintain an underground natural gas storage facility at the Sulphur Mines salt dome and a related header pipeline in Calcasieu and Beauregard Parishes, Louisiana; (2) a blanket certificate pursuant to Part 157, Subpart F of the Commission's regulations; (3) a blanket certificate pursuant to Part 284, Subpart G of the Commission's regulations; (4) authorization to provide storage and hub services at market-based rates; (5) approval of a pro forma FERC Gas tariff; and (6) waiver of certain Commission regulations and requirements, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The 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 FERC Online Support at or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

Specifically, Liberty proposes to construct, own and operate a high-deliverability salt dome natural gas storage facility in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. When completed, the project will be capable of storing approximately 23.4 Bcf of natural gas (comprised of 17.6 Bcf of working gas and 5.8 Bcf of base gas). The facilities will be capable of injection and withdrawal rates of 500 MMcf per day and 1.0 Bcf per day, respectively. Liberty also proposes to construct, own and operate Start Printed Page 18386approximately 23.3 miles of 30-inch pipeline and compression facilities that will interconnect the storage facility to up to seven interstate pipelines.

Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Carlos F. Peña or Daniel A. King, Regulatory Counsel, HQ13 101 Ash Street, San Diego, CA 92101, phone (619) 699-5037.

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, 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.

Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of this project, or in support of or in opposition to 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. The Commission's rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the applicant. 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: April 25, 2005.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E5-1643 Filed 4-8-05; 8:45 am]