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East Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC; Notice of Application

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Start Preamble January 6, 2010.

Take notice that on December 18, 2009, East Cheyenne Gas Storage, LLC (East Cheyenne), 10901 W. Toller Drive, Suite 200, Littleton, Colorado 80127, filed in the above referenced dockets an application pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Parts 157 and 284 of the Commission's regulations, for an order granting a certificate of public convenience to construct and operate an underground natural gas storage facility to provide up to 18.9 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of working gas capacity in Logan County, Colorado (Project), 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, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

East Cheyenne requests: (i) Authorization to construct, own, operate, and maintain a nearly depleted reservoir natural gas storage facility that will accommodate the injection, storage, and subsequent withdrawal of natural gas for redelivery in interstate Start Printed Page 2131commerce; (ii) pre-granted abandonment authorization pursuant to section 7(b) of the NGA to dismantle and abandon the Project's proposed temporary West Peetz Compressor Station upon the in-service date of the permanent process facility; (iii) a blanket certificate pursuant to Part 284, Subpart G that will permit East Cheyenne to provide open-access firm and interruptible storage services on behalf of others in interstate commerce with pre-granted abandonment of such services; (iv) a blanket certificate pursuant to Part 157, Subpart F that will permit East Cheyenne to construct, acquire, operate, rearrange, and abandon certain facilities following construction of the proposed Project; (v) authorization to provide the proposed storage services at market-based rates; (vi) approval of the pro forma FERC Gas Tariff, under which East Cheyenne will provide open access storage services in interstate commerce; and (vii) waiver of the requirements of some of the Commission's regulations.

Any questions concerning this application may be directed to James F. Bowe, Jr., Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP, 1101 New York Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20005-4213, at (202) 346-8000.

On May 13, 2009 the Commission staff granted East Cheyenne's request to utilize the Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF09-12-000 to staff activities involved in the Project. Now as of the filing of the December 18, 2009 application, the Pre-Filing Process for this project has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be conducted in Docket No. CP10-34-000, as noted in the caption of this Notice.

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.

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 http://www.ferc.gov. 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.

This filing is accessible online at http://www.ferc.gov, using the “eLibrary” link and is available for review in the Commission's Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. 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 FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

Comment Date: January 27, 2010.

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Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2010-518 Filed 1-13-10; 8:45 am]

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