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Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Application

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Take notice that on August 29, 2006, Northern Natural Gas Company (Northern), 1111 South 103rd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124, filed in Docket No. CP06-433-000, an application pursuant to sections 7 (b) and (c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 of the Commission's Regulations, for authorization to: (1) Construct, modify and operate certain compression, pipeline, and town border station (TBS) facilities, with appurtenances all located in various counties in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota; and (2) abandon certain compression facilities in Clay County, Kansas, in order to expand the capacity of Northern's West Leg pipeline segment of its Market Area facilities, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. This filing is accessible on-line at, using the “eLibrary” link and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an “eSubscription” link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

In its application, Northern asserts that the installation of the proposed facilities will provide approximately 32,100 Dth/day of incremental peak day entitlement that has been subscribed to by its customers. Northern also states that the facilities proposed will result in capacity greater than currently subscribed by its customers and that any excess capacity created will be posted on Northern's Web site as generally available and offered to shippers on a nondiscriminatory basis. Northern further states that the proposal herein is a result of an analysis conducted following Open Seasons soliciting interest for an expansion project in its Market Area that would be effective beginning November 1, 2007. In addition, Northern is requesting approval for rolled-in rate treatment of the expansion costs. The facilities proposed constitute the second discrete stand-alone project under the umbrella of the Northern Lights expansion project.[1] The estimated capital cost for the facilities proposed herein is $8,083,331.

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 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.

Comments, protests and interventions 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 at The Commission strongly encourages intervenors to file electronically. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.

Comment Date: September 27, 2006.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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1.  Northern Lights is a multi-year commitment to expand Northern's Market Area capacity in response to its customer's future requirements through 2026. On June 23, 2006, Northern filed an application with the Commission under Docket No. CP06-403-000 requesting authorization to construct, modify and operate facilities for the first discrete stand-alone Northern Lights project.

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[FR Doc. E6-15169 Filed 9-12-06; 8:45 am]