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Bluewater Gas Storage, LLC; Notice of Application

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Start Preamble June 7, 2006.

Take notice that on May 26, 2006, Bluewater Gas Storage, LLC (Bluewater), 1333 Clay Street, Suite 1600, Houston, Texas 77210, filed in Docket Nos. CP06-351-000, CP06-367-000, CP06-368-000 an application pursuant to section 7 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), as amended, for authorization to own and operate in interstate commerce an existing natural gas storage facility located in St. Clair and Macomb County, Michigan all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission's Website 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, call toll-free (866) 208-3676 or for TTY (202) 502-8659.

Specifically, Bluewater seeks a certificate of public convenience and necessity to own and operate an existing high deliverability gas storage facility. Bluewater also requests a blanket certificated pursuant to subpart G of 18 CFR part 284 that will permit Bluewater to provide open-access firm and interruptible natural gas storage services on behalf of others with pre-granted abandonment of such services; a blanket certificate pursuant to subpart F of 18 CFR part 157 that will permit Bluewater to construct, acquire, operate, and abandon certain facilities following the construction of the proposed project; authorization to provide the proposed storage services at market based rates; and approval of a pro forma FERC Gas Tariff.

Any questions regarding this application should be directed to James F. Bowe, Jr., Dewey Ballantine LLP, 1775 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20006-4605, or call (202) 429-1444.

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 commentors 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 commentors will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors 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. Start Printed Page 34336

Comment Date: June 28, 2006.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E6-9290 Filed 6-13-06; 8:45 am]