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Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization

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Take notice that on July 19, 2018, Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC (FGT), 1300 Main St., Houston, Texas 77002, filed in the above referenced docket, a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208, 157.210, and 157.211 of the Commission's regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Columbia's blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82-553-000, for authorization to (1) construct, install, own, maintain and operate, certain natural gas pipeline facilities (including 3.4 miles of mainline looping) and appurtenant facilities in Hillsborough and Polk Counties, Florida and (2) install an interconnection and appurtenant facilities for gas delivery to a new Meter and Regulation station to be constructed/owned/operated by Florida Public Utilities (FPU) in Martin County, Florida. The approximate cost of the Okeechobee Expansion Project is approximately $19,500,000. This Project will enable FGT to provide additional capacity of 12,000 million British thermal units per day (MMBtu/d) of available firm transportation service to the proposed interconnection with FPU in Martin County, Florida, 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 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 regarding this application may be directed to Blair Lichtenwalter, Senior Director of Certificates, Florida Gas Transmission Company, LLC, 1300 Main St., Houston, Texas 77002, at (713) 989-2605 or fax (713) 989-1205 or

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 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 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 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 a 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 website ( under the “e-Filing” link.

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Dated: July 26, 2018.

Kimberly D. Bose,


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[FR Doc. 2018-16461 Filed 7-31-18; 8:45 am]