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Freebird Gas Storage, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization

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Take notice that on March 1, 2011, Freebird Gas Storage, LLC (Freebird) filed a Prior Notice Request pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.208 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's regulations under the Natural Gas Act, and Freebird's blanket certificate for authorization to increase the storage capacity and deliverability at its East Detroit Storage Facility in Lamar County, Alabama. Specifically, Freebird proposes to (1) Increase the maximum total capacity of the facility from 11.4 billion cubic feet (Bcf) to 13.5 Bcf; (2) increase the maximum working gas capacity from 9.14 Bcf to 11.2 Bcf; (3) increase the maximum daily withdrawal rate to 305 MMcf (million cubic feet) per day and the maximum daily injection rate to 350 MMcf per day; and (4) increase the maximum stabilized bottomhole reservoir pressure from 680 pounds per square inch gauge (psig) to 810 psig. Freebird states that it does not have to construct any additional facilities to make this additional capacity available, all as more fully set forth in the application, which is open to the public for inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the Web at 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 or call toll-free, (866) 208-3676 or TTY, (202) 502-8659.

Any questions regarding this Prior Notice should be directed to Daryl W. Gee, Director, Enstor Operating Company, LLC, 20329 Hwy. 249, Suite 400, Houston, TX 77070, telephone no. (281) 374-3056, facsimile no. (281) 374-3051 and E-mail:

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 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 If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of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.

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 commenter's 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 commenter's will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. Start Printed Page 13613However, the non-party commentary, 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 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.

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Dated: March 8, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2011-5784 Filed 3-11-11; 8:45 am]