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White River Hub, LLC; Notice of Application

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Start Preamble May 22, 2008.

Take notice that on May 16, 2008, White River Hub, LLC (White River), 180 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111, filed in Docket No. CP08-398-000 an application, pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 of the Commission's regulations, for certificate authorization to acquire and construct certain pipeline facilities to be located in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. White River's proposal is more fully described as set forth in the application that is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. This 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. 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.

Specifically, White River seeks authorization to: (1) Construct 5.88 miles of 30-inch diameter pipeline; (2) acquire from Enterprise Gas Processing, LLC approximately 3.8 miles of 36-inch diameter pipeline; and (3) construct other related facilities including a meter station, tie-in and two short 24-inch diameter interconnecting pipelines. White River also requests issuance of a Part 284 Subpart G blanket transportation certificate and a Part 157 Subpart F blanket construction certificate. White River estimates that the proposed facilities will cost approximately $58 million. White River states that the facilities will act as a hub with 2,565,000 Dth per day of capacity and requests authorization to be granted prior to August 1, 2008.

Any questions regarding this application should be directed to L. Bradley Burton, Manager, Federal Regulatory Affairs, White River Hub, LLC, 180 East 100 South, P.O. Box 45360, Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0360 at (801) 324-2459 (phone) or (801) 324-5834 (fax) or

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 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. Start Printed Page 31451

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.

The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the “eFiling” link at 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.

On October 25, 2007, the Commission staff granted White River's request to utilize the Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF08-3-000 to staff activities involving White River's proposal. Now, as of the filing of White River's application on May 16, 2008, the Pre-Filing Process for this project has officially concluded. And while the PF Docket Number is now closed, all of the information contained in the Pre-Filing Process will become part of the certificate proceeding. From this time forward, White River's proceeding will be conducted in Docket No. CP08-398-000, as noted in the caption of this Notice. All future correspondence should refer to these CP docket numbers only.

Comment Date: June 9, 2008.

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Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. E8-12135 Filed 5-30-08; 8:45 am]