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Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company; Notice of Application

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Start Preamble July 30, 2009.

Take notice that on July 17, 2009, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (Tennessee), 1001 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002, filed in Docket Number CP09-444-000, pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), an application for authority to construct, install, modify, replace, and operate certain pipeline and compression facilities located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey that will become integral parts of Tennessee's existing 300 Line System. 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, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

Tennessee proposes to increase pipeline capacity on the 300 Line to provide an additional 350,000 dekatherms per day of firm natural gas transportation service and implement general system upgrades by replacing certain compressor station equipment in order to maintain integrity and reliability of its system. The project involves the installation of approximately 128 miles of pipeline looping and the addition of approximately 55,000 horsepower through the construction of two new compressor stations and modifications at seven existing compressor stations. Tennessee, also, proposes to replace certain compression facilities at four of the seven existing compressor stations while the modification activities are occurring. The estimated cost of the project is $634.1 million.

Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Jacquelyne Rocan, Senior Counsel, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, 1001 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002, phone (713) 420-4544, fax (713) 420-16-1, e-mail jacquelyne.rocan@elpaso.com; or Thomas Joyce, Manager, Rates and Regulatory Affairs, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, 1001 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002, phone (713) 420-3299, fax (713) 420-1605, e-mail tom.joyce@elpaso.com.

On November 4, 2008, the Commission staff granted Tennessee's request to utilize the Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF09-1-000 to staff activities involving the 300 Line project. Now, as of the filing of this application, the Pre-Filing Process has ended. From this time forward, Tennessee's proceeding will be conducted in Docket No. CP09-444-000, as noted in the caption of this Notice.

Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission's rules, 18 CFR 157.9, Start Printed Page 39310within 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: August 20, 2009.

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Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. E9-18792 Filed 8-5-09; 8:45 am]

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