Take notice that on January 4, 2006, Northwest Pipeline Corporation (Northwest), 295 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84158, filed an abbreviated application, pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 of the Commission's Rules and Regulations for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing Northwest to construct and operate its “Parachute Lateral Project” to transport up to 450,000 Dth per day for Williams Power Company, Inc. The Parachute Lateral Project will consist of: (1) Approximately 37.6 miles of 30-inch pipeline and appurtenant facilities in Garfield and Rio Blanco counties, Colorado, extending from Williams Production RMT Company Inc.'s (E&P) Parachute gas processing plant facilities to interconnects with Wyoming Interstate Company (WIC) and Colorado Interstate Gas Company (CIG), at the Greasewood Hub in Rio Blanco County, Colorado; and (2) the Starkey Gulch Receipt Meter Station, located at E&P's Parachute plant in Garfield County, Colorado, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open for public inspection. These filings are 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 “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 FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.
Any questions regarding this application may be directed to Steven W. Snarr, General Counsel, Northwest Pipeline Corporation, P.O. Box 58900, Salt Lake City, Utah 84158-0900 at (801) 584-7094 or by fax at (801) 584-7862 or Gary K. Kotter, Manager, Certificates and Tariffs, Northwest Pipeline Corporation, P.O. Box 58900, Salt Lake City, Utah 84158-0900, at (801) 584-7117 or by fax at (801) 584-7764.
Northwest states that the proposed facilities will have a firm design capacity of 450,000 Dth per day and an estimated total cost of $55.1 million. In order to meet a November 2006 in-service, Northwest requests that the Commission issue a final certificate order by July 1, 2006.
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 below listed 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.
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.
Motions to intervene, protests and comments may be filed electronically 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. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings.
Comment Date: February 10, 2006.Start Signature
Magalie R. Salas,
[FR Doc. E6-983 Filed 1-25-06; 8:45 am]
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