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Southwest Gas Storage Company; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization

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Take notice that on July 19, 2017, Southwest Gas Storage Company (Southwest) 1300 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002, filed in Docket No. CP17-475-000 a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.20, 157.208, 157.2135 and 157.216 of the Commission's regulations under the Natural Gas Act for authorization to modify, replace, and abandon certain natural gas storage facilities and convert certain injection/withdrawal wells to observation status within Southwest's existing Howell Storage Field, located in Livingston County, Michigan, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web 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, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Blair Lichtenwalter, Senior Director of Certificates, Southwest Gas Storage Company, 1300 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002, at (713) 989-1205 or by email at blair.lichtenwalter@energytransfer.com.

Specifically, Southwest requests authorization to abandon in place seven storage lateral pipelines consisting of approximately 8,528 feet of existing 4, 6, 8, and 12-inch-diameter lateral pipelines and appurtenances, and to convert the connecting injection/withdrawal wells to observation status.

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.

Any person may, within 60 days after the 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. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission's staff may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission's Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) (18 CFR 157.205) file 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 protest. If Start Printed Page 37210a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of the NGA.

The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, protests, and interventions via the internet in lieu of paper. See 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the e-Filing link.

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Dated: August 1, 2017.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2017-16752 Filed 8-8-17; 8:45 am]

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