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Louisville Gas and Electric Company; Notice of Application

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Start Preamble May 4, 2007.

Take notice that on April 27, 2007, Louisville Gas and Electric Company (LG&E), 220 West Main Street, Louisville, Kentucky, filed an application in Docket No. CP07-232-000 pursuant to section 7(f) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) regulations requesting the determination of a service area within which LG&E may, without further commission authorization, enlarge or expand its natural gas distribution facilities. LG&E also requests: (1) A finding that LG&E qualifies for treatment as a local distribution company for the purposes of transportation under Section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act; (2) confirmation that LG&E can continue to hold its currently effective Part 284 blanket certificate authorizing it to provide natural gas storage service in interstate commerce at market-based rates; (3) confirmation that LG&E may continue to make off-system sales in support of its LDC operations; and (4) waiver of the Commission's accounting, reporting, and other regulatory requirements ordinarily applicable to natural gas companies under the NGA, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection.

This filing is 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, contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or Telephone: 202-502-6652; Toll-free: 1-866-208-3676; or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

Any initial questions regarding this application should be directed to Elizabeth L. Cocanaugher, Senior Corporate Attorney, Louisville Gas and Electric Company, 220 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202, phone (502) 627-4850, fax (502) 627-3367, and e-mail beth.cocanaugher@eon-us.com.

Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission's rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission's public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff's issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) Start Printed Page 26618or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission's public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's FEIS or EA.

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 proceeding 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 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. The Commission's rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the applicant. 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 under the “e-Filing” link.

Comment Date: May 25, 2007.

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Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E7-8969 Filed 5-9-07; 8:45 am]

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