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Iroquois Gas Transmission System, LP; Notice of Application

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Take notice that on June 13, 2013, Iroquois Gas Transmission System, LP, (Iroquois), filed in Docket No. CP13-502-000, an application pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 of the Commission's regulations, requesting authorization to construct, install, own, operate, and maintain certain new compression facilities to be located in Wright, New York, and to modify certain existing facilities at that same location, and to lease the incremental capacity associated with these new and modified facilities to Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC (Constitution), a proposed new interstate gas pipeline company for which Commission authorization is being sought concurrently with this application (Docket No. CP13-499-000). Iroquois' proposed project will allow Iroquois to establish a new receipt interconnection with Constitution and create an incremental 650,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of primary firm transmission capacity from that new point of interconnection with Constitution to interconnections with Iroquois' mainline system as well as Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC. The new capacity will be leased to Constitution under a long-term capacity lease, to be operated as part of Constitution's FERC-jurisdictional natural gas pipeline system and subject to the service terms of Constitution's FERC gas tariff. Iroquois also requests the Commission's approval of its proposed Capacity Lease Agreement with Constitution, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. This filing may also be viewed on the Commission's Web site 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, call (866) 208-3676 or TTY, (202) 502-8659.

Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Helen M. Gallagher, Director of Legal Services and Secretary, Iroquois Pipeline Operating Company, One Corporate Drive, Suite 600, Shelton, Connecticut, 06484, or by calling (203) 925-7201 (telephone) Helen_gallagher@iroquois.com. Start Printed Page 39718

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 commenters 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 commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters 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.

Motions to intervene, protests and comments 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 electronic filings.

Comment Date: July 17, 2013.

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Dated: June 26, 2013.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2013-15860 Filed 7-1-13; 8:45 am]

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