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Chesapeake Appalachia, LLCDocket No. CP17-13-000
Columbia Natural Resources, LLC
Core Appalachia Midstream, LLC

Take notice that on November 9, 2016, Chesapeake Appalachia, LLC (Chesapeake), Columbia Natural Resources, LLC (CNR), (collectively CNR/Chesapeake), 6100 N. Western Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73118, filed an application for authority under section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 of the Commission's regulations to abandon by sale a Limited Jurisdiction Certificate granted in Docket No. CP04-101-000.

The Commission has previously determined that CNR/Chesapeake is not a natural gas company, as defined in Section 2(6) of the NGA. CNR/Chesapeake states that it entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement on September 19, 2016, in which CNR/Chesapeake agreed to sell to TCFII Core LLC (Core) the non-jurisdictional Devonian Gas Gathering System located in Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mingo, Raleigh, Roane, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties in West Virginia, and Floyd, Knott, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, and Pike Counties in Kentucky. CNR/Chesapeake required the Limited Jurisdiction Certificate to provide limited service to Mountaineer Gas Company d/b/a Allegheny Power (Mountaineer).

Pursuant to Section 7(c) of the NGA and Part 157 of the Commission's regulations Core Appalachia Midstream, LLC (Core Midstream) 200 Crescent Court, Suite 1040, Dallas, Texas 75201, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Core, requests a Limited Jurisdiction Certificate authorizing continuation of the service authorized in the Certificate for which CNR/Chesapeake requests abandonment authorization. Core Midstream states that the Limited Jurisdiction Certificate would enable it to transport gas on the Devonian Gas Gathering System to provide service to Start Printed Page 84567Mountaineer, thus there will be no gap in service.

Core Midstream states that it will continue to provide firm service to Mountaineer pursuant to the rate schedule already on file with the Commission, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site 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.

Any questions for CNR/Chesapeake regarding this application may be directed to Katherine B. Edwards, Edwards & Floom, LLP, 1409 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, by telephone at (703) 549-0888, by facsimile at (703) 549-8608, or by email to

Any questions for Core Midstream regarding this application may be directed to William F. Demarest, Jr., Hush Blackwell, LP, 750 17th St NW., Suite 900, Washington, DC 20002, by telephone at (202) 378-2310, or by email to

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 five copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party. 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.

The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests and interventions in lieu of paper using the “eFiling” link at Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and five copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.

Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 7, 2016.

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Dated: November 16, 2016.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2016-28160 Filed 11-22-16; 8:45 am]