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DCP Midstream, LP; Notice of Application

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Take notice that on July 1, 2013, DCP Midstream, LP (DCP), filed an application pursuant to Section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act and Part 157 of the Commission's Regulations, for a limited certificate authorizing DCP to construct and operate a 7.6-mile, 16-inch diameter pipeline located in Weld County, Colorado, (the Lucerne Residue Pipeline). The Lucerne Residue Pipeline will connect DCP's new non-jurisdictional natural gas processing facilities (Lucerne II Gas Plant) with the interstate natural gas pipeline system. DCP requests for waivers of certain of the Commission's rate, tariff and accounting regulatory requirements regarding the proposed Lucerne Residue Pipeline. 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, (886) 208-3676 or TYY, (202) 502-8659.

DCP is a non-jurisdictional gas gathering company having facilities in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, Colorado, Kansas, Arkansas, and Wyoming. DCP generally operates these facilities to deliver raw gas to processing plants. To address the new development of Niobrara Shale in the Denver-Julesburg Basin (DJ Basin), DCP proposes to construct the Lucerne Residue Pipeline connecting Lucerne II Gas Plant with an interstate pipeline, Colorado Interstate Gas Company (CIG). The Lucerne Residue Pipeline has a design capacity of 230 MMcf/day and will be used for transportation of natural gas solely on behalf of DCP without payment of any additional charge for the service. DCP does not intend to transport gas through the Lucerne Residue Pipeline for shippers other than DCP. The pipeline will be constructed entirely inside DCP's right of way and costs about $12 million.

Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Katie Rice, Director, Regulatory Affairs, DCP Midstream, LP, 370 17th Street, Suite 2500, Denver, Colorado 80202. Telephone 303-605-2166, fax 303-605-2226, and email:

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 5 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: August 2, 2013.

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Dated: July 12, 2013.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2013-17291 Filed 7-18-13; 8:45 am]