Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Pursuant to the authority delegated by 18 CFR 375.308(x)(1), the Director of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP) computes and publishes the project cost and annual limits for natural gas pipelines blanket construction certificates for each calendar year.
This final rule is effective February 10, 2009 and establishes cost limits applicable from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michael J. McGehee, Chief, Certificates Branch 1, Division of Pipeline Certificates, (202) 502-8962.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
United States of America
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Docket No. RM81-19-000
Publication of Project Cost Limits Under Blanket Certificates; Order of the Director, OEP
February 3, 2009
Section 157.208(d) of the Commission's Regulations provides for project cost limits applicable to construction, acquisition, operation and miscellaneous rearrangement of facilities (Table I) authorized under the blanket certificate procedure (Order No. 234, 19 FERC ¶ 61,216). Section 157.215(a) specifies the calendar year dollar limit which may be expended on underground storage testing and development (Table II) authorized under the blanket certificate. Section 157.208(d) requires that the “limits specified in Tables I and II shall be adjusted each calendar year to reflect the `GDP implicit price deflator' published by the Department of Commerce for the previous calendar year.”
Pursuant to § 375.308(x)(1) of the Commission's Regulations, the authority for the publication of such cost limits, as adjusted for inflation, is delegated to the Director of the Office of Energy Projects. The cost limits for calendar year 2009, as published in Table I of § 157.208(d) and Table II of § 157.215(a), are hereby issued.
This final rule is effective February 10, 2009.
The provisions of 5 U.S.C. 801 regarding Congressional review of Final Rules does not apply to the Final Rule because the rule concerns agency procedure and practice and will not substantially affect the rights or obligations of non-agency parties. The Final Rule merely updates amounts published in the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the Department of Commerce's latest annual determination of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) implicit price deflator, a mathematical updating required by the Commission's existing regulations.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 18 CFR Part 157End List of Subjects Start Signature
J. Mark Robinson,
Director, Office of Energy Projects.
Accordingly,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 157—[AMENDED]End Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for Part 157 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Table I in § 157.208(d) is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
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3. Table II in § 157.215(a)(5) is revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part
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