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Records Governing Off-the-Record Communications; Public Notice

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This constitutes notice, in accordance with 18 CFR 385.2201(b), of the receipt of prohibited and exempt off-the-record communications.

Order No. 607 (64 FR 51222, September 22, 1999) requires Commission decisional employees, who make or receive a prohibited or exempt off-the-record communication relevant to the merits of a contested proceeding, to deliver to the Secretary of the Commission, a copy of the communication, if written, or a summary of the substance of any oral communication.

Prohibited communications are included in a public, non-decisional file associated with, but not a part of, the decisional record of the proceeding. Unless the Commission determines that the prohibited communication and any responses thereto should become a part of the decisional record, the prohibited off-the-record communication will not be considered by the Commission in reaching its decision. Parties to a proceeding may seek the opportunity to respond to any facts or contentions made in a prohibited off-the-record communication, and may request that the Commission place the prohibited communication and responses thereto in the decisional record. The Commission will grant such a request only when it determines that fairness so requires. Any person identified below as having made a prohibited off-the-record communication shall serve the document on all parties listed on the official service list for the applicable proceeding in accordance with Rule 2010, 18 CFR 385.2010.

Exempt off-the-record communications are included in the decisional record of the proceeding, unless the communication was with a cooperating agency as described by 40 CFR 1501.6, made under 18 CFR 385.2201(e)(1)(v).

The following is a list of off-the-record communications recently received by the Secretary of the Commission. The communications listed are grouped by docket numbers in ascending order. These filings are available for electronic review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site 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 for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

Docket No.File datePresenter or requester
1. CP15-93-0006-26-2017Various Organizations.1
2. P-2660-0006-27-2017Leonard White.
3. CP15-554-0006-29-2017Mass Mailing.2
4. CP15-554-0006-30-2017Mass Mailing.3
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5. CP15-554-0007-6-2017Mass Mailing.4
6. CP15-554-0007-6-2017Lynne C. Euse.
7. CP15-554-0007-7-2017Anne McCaig.
1. CP16-9-0006-26-2017U.S. House Representative Elizabeth Esty.
2. CP15-554-0006-27-2017FERC Staff.5
3. CP15-499-0017-5-2017FERC Staff.6
1 Sierra Club, Center for Biological Diversity, Earthworks, Freshwater Accountability Project, Friends for Environmental Justice, Indigenous Environmental Network, Indigenous Iowa, Keep Wayne Wild, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Ohio River Citizens' Alliance, and Oil Change International.
2 Thirteen letters have been sent to FERC Commissioners and staff under this docket number.
3 Four letters have been sent to FERC Commissioners and staff under this docket number.
4 Twenty letters have been sent to FERC Commissioners and staff under this docket number.
5 Email dated April 6, 2017 between Jeff Mackenthun of Merjent and Will Orndorff of Virginia DCR.
6 Telephone Call Record for call on June 29, 2017 with Mary Orms of United States Fish and Wildlife Services.
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Dated: July 11, 2017.

Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,

Deputy Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2017-14896 Filed 7-14-17; 8:45 am]