Take notice that on August 5, 2009, National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (National Fuel), 6363 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221, filed in Docket No. CP09-452-000, a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.216 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's regulations under the Natural Gas Act for authorization to abandon certain minor underground natural gas storage facilities, located in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, all as more fully set forth in the application, which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be 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, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208-3676 or TTY, (202) 502-8659.
Specifically, National Fuel proposes to plug and abandon one injection/withdrawal well, Well 4885 and to abandon the associated well line GW-4885, consisting of approximately 500 feet of 4-inch diameter pipeline, in the Galbraith Storage Field, located in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. National Fuel states that the well is no longer useful due to poor injection performance and poor deliverability and needs to be reconditioned or plugged due to deterioration of the well casing. National Fuel declares that the well line will serve no purpose once the well is plugged and abandoned. National Fuel asserts that due to the poor performance of Well 4885, the proposed abandonment will not result in a material decrease in service to customers.
National Fuel states that due to inadvertence, a landowner notification letter was not sent out within three business days following the date that the docket number was assigned. National Fuel requests that the Commission issue a second notice to restart the 60-day protest period.
Any questions regarding the application should be directed to David W. Reitz, Deputy General Counsel, National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation, 6363 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221, or call at (716) 857-7949.
Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission's Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission's staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission's Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA.
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 (http://www.ferc.gov) under the “e-Filing” link.Start Signature
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. E9-22472 Filed 9-17-09; 8:45 am]
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