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El Paso Natural Gas Company; Notice of Application

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Start Preamble November 15, 2007.

Take notice that on November 1, 2007, El Paso Natural Gas Company (El Paso), Post Office Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80944, filed in Docket No. CP08-14-000, an application under section 7 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) regulations for a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing the construction and operation of a new delivery lateral and compression facilities near the Town of Hobbs in Lea County, New Mexico, permission to abandon in place a segment of pipeline in Lea County, New Mexico, and authorization to undertake pipeline and station modifications at facilities located in Lea County, New Mexico and Winkler County, Texas.

Specifically, El Paso proposes to: (1) Install a 3,550 horsepower gas-driven reciprocating jumper compressor at its existing Eunice “C” Station in Lea County, New Mexico; (2) construct and operate the 7.3 mile, 20-inch diameter Hobbs Lateral extending from its existing Monument Station to an interconnection with the header system of MarkWest New Mexico, L.P. (MarkWest), all in Lea County, New Mexico; and (3) make various pipeline and station modifications to its system in Lea County, New Mexico and Winkler County, Texas to modify the flow of its system in that area. El Paso states that the proposed facilities will allow it to transport 150,000 Dth per day to MarkWest for ultimate delivery to the SPS Hobbs Power Plant. El Paso estimates that the proposed facilities will cost $16.9 million.

El Paso's proposal is more fully described as set forth in the application Start Printed Page 65713that is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The instant 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, call (866) 208-3676 or TTY, (202) 502-8659.

Any questions regarding the application should be directed to: Richard L. Derryberry, Director of Regulatory Affairs, El Paso Natural Gas Company, P.O. Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80944 at (719) 520-3782 or by fax at (719) 667-7534.

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) or 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 proceedings for this project should, on or before the below listed 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.

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.

Motions to intervene, protests and comments 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. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings.

Comment Date: December 6, 2007.

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Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E7-22801 Filed 11-21-07; 8:45 am]

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