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Jo-Caroll Energy, Inc.; Notice of Application

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Start Preamble November 29, 2006.

Take notice that on November 22, 2006, Jo-Caroll Energy, Inc (JCE), 793 U.S. Route 20 West, Elizabeth, Illinois 61028, a rural electric distribution cooperative, filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission an abbreviated application pursuant to section 7(f) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), as amended, requesting the determination of a service area within which JCE may, without further commission authorization, enlarge or expand its natural gas distribution facilities. JCE also requests: (i) A finding that JCE qualifies as a local distribution company (LDC) for purposes of section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 (NGPA); (ii) a waiver of the Commission's accounting and reporting requirements and other regulatory requirements ordinarily applicable to natural gas companies under the NGA and NGPA; and (iii) such further relief as the Commission may deem appropriate, 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 Commission's Web site 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 for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

Any questions regarding the application should be directed to Michael Hastings, Jo-Caroll Energy, Inc., 793 U.S. Route 20 West, Elizabeth, Illinois 61028, (815) 858-2207 (telephone),; or Joshua L. Menter, counsel for JCE, Miller, Balis & O'Neil, P.C., 1140 19th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036, (202) 296-2960 (telephone),

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.

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.

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: 5 p.m. eastern time on December 14, 2006.

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Magalie R. Salas,


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[FR Doc. E6-20595 Filed 12-5-06; 8:45 am]