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Starks Gas Storage L.L.C.; Notice of Petition

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Start Preamble December 27, 2006.

Take notice that on December 22, 2006, Starks Gas Storage L.L.C. (Starks), Bankers Hall-East Tower 1200, 855-2nd Street SW., Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2P 4Z5, filed with the Commission in Docket No. CP07-49-000 a petition for exemption from certificate requirements for temporary acts and operations and request for expedited action, pursuant to Section 7(c)(1)(b) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), as amended, and Rule 207(a)(5) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. Starks seeks approval of an exemption from the certificate requirements in order to perform temporary activities related to the development and construction of the certificated Starks Gas Storage project in Calcasieu and Beauregard Parishes, Louisiana, as more fully set forth in the petition which is open to the public for inspection. This filing may be also viewed on the Web 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 FERCOnline Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

Any questions regarding the petition should be directed to counsel for Starks, Douglas F. John, John & Hengerer, 1200 17th Street, NW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036, or via telephone at (202) 429-8800, facsimile number (202) 429-8805, or e-mail djohn@jhenergy.com.

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 Start Printed Page 773to 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.

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 (http://www.ferc.gov) under the “e-Filing” link.

Comment Date: January 8, 2007.

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Magalie R. Salas,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E6-22666 Filed 1-5-07; 8:45 am]

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