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Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization

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Take notice that on April 28, 2011, Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company (Eastern Shore), 1110 Forrest Avenue, Dover, Delaware 19904, pursuant to its blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP96-128-000,[1] filed an application in accordance to sections 157.205(b), 157.208(c), and 157.210 of the Commission's Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) as amended, for the construction, ownership, and operation of new mainline facilities and new delivery point measurement and regulating stations in Sussex County, Delaware and Worcester County, Maryland, all as more fully set forth in the application, which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection.

In order to provide additional firm natural gas transportation service to Chesapeake Utilities Corporation—Delaware Division, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation—Maryland Division, and Eastern Shore Gas Company (Shippers), Eastern Shore proposes to construct, own, operate, and maintain about 2.3 miles of new ten-inch steel pipeline looping along Route 13 near Seaford in Sussex County, Delaware and 19.4 miles of six-inch mainline extension from Millsboro, Delaware to Berlin, Worcester County, Maryland. Eastern Shore also proposes to install new delivery point facilities in the towns of Frankford, Dagsboro, and Selbyville, Delaware, and Bishop, Showell, and Berlin, Maryland. Eastern Shore has entered into binding Precedent Agreements with the Shippers in which the Shippers have agreed to execute fifteen-year FT Service Agreements with Eastern Shore to provide additional natural gas transportation service for the total of 6,250 dts/day [2] under Eastern Shore's maximum FT Zone One and Zone Two Tariff Rates on file with the Commission. Eastern Shore will recover its project costs entirely from the Shippers, with no subsidy from Eastern Shore's other firm service customers. The total estimate cost of the proposed facilities is $13,018,853. Eastern Shore proposes the facilities to be completed and placed into service by November 1, 2011.

Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Glen DiEleuterio, Project Manager, at (302) 734-6710, ext. 6723 or via fax (302) 734-6745, or e-mail at

This filing is available for review at the Commission or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at, using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number filed to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at or call toll-free at (866) 206-3676, or, for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659. Comments, protests and interventions 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 intervenors to file electronically.

Any person or the Commission's staff may, within 60 days after 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 and pursuant to section 157.205 of the regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205), 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 filing a protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the allowed time for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA.

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Dated: May 12, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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1.  81 FERC ¶ 61,013 (1997).

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2.  4,050 dts/day to Chesapeake Utilities Corporation—Delaware Division, 1,700 dts/day to Chesapeake Utilities Corporation—Maryland Division, and 500 dts/day to Eastern Shore Gas Company.

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[FR Doc. 2011-12298 Filed 5-18-11; 8:45 am]