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Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization

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Take notice that on November 17, 2016 Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP (Gulf South), 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2800, Houston, Texas, 77046, filed in the above referenced docket a prior notice application pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.216(b) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Gulf South's blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82-430-000. Gulf South seeks authorization to abandon in place two 2,000 horsepower (HP) reciprocating units, compressor fuel lines and a fuel meter located at its Bayou Sale Compressor Station (CS) in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, 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, please contact FERC Online Support at or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Kathy D. Fort, Manager, Certificates and Tariffs, Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, 610 West 2nd Street Owensboro, Kentucky, 42301, by phone at (270) 688-6825 or by email at or to Juan Eligio Jr., Sr. Regulatory Analyst, Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP, 9 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2800, Houston, Texas, 77046, by phone at (713) 479-3480 or by email at

Specifically, Gulf South states that facilities proposed for abandonment were initially installed to receive gas from south Louisiana and Eugene Island, offshore Louisiana; however, there have not been sufficient offshore gas supplies to operate the facilities in over 20 years. Gulf South states that by abandoning compression at Bayou Sale CS, the maximum capacity on this section of Gulf South's system will decrease to 196.7 million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d), while the maximum throughput on this system for the past five years has been 125.7 MMcf/d. Therefore, Gulf South states that the proposed abandonment will have no adverse impact on its system and Gulf South's ability to comply with its contractual obligations.

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.

Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission's rules, 18 CFR 157.9, Start Printed Page 86327within 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.

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 (5) copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426.

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Dated: November 22, 2016.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2016-28764 Filed 11-29-16; 8:45 am]