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Paiute Pipeline Company; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization

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Take notice that on April 28, 2011, Paiute Pipeline Company (Paiute) prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.210, and 157.216 of the Commission's regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) for authorization to construct, operate and to abandon certain mainline natural gas facilities along U.S. Highway 50 in Lyon County, Nevada, as part of its 2011 Highway 50 Relocation Project, 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.

Paiute proposes to (1) Relocate approximately 3.5 miles of existing 10-inch and 12-inch diameter pipeline and replace it with like-diameter pipeline, and (2) relocate approximately 3.7 miles of existing 10-inch diameter pipeline and replace it with 20-inch diameter pipeline all in Lyon County, Nevada. Paiute states that the purpose of the proposed project is to relocate certain mainline pipeline facilities due to a planned highway widening project and to enable the firm transportation of an additional 3,000 dekatherms per day of natural gas on its system for an existing shipper.

Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Edward C. McMurtrie, Vice President/General Manager, Paiute Pipeline Company, P.O. Box 94197, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193-4197 at (702) 876-7109.

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 If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of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

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Dated: May 12, 2011.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2011-12299 Filed 5-18-11; 8:45 am]