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Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc.; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization

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Take notice that on November 15, 2018, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. (Southern Star), 4700 Highway 56, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301, filed in the above referenced docket a prior notice request pursuant sections 157.205, 157.208, and 157.210 of the Commission's regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and its blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82-479-000 for authorization to construct, operate, and maintain its proposed Blackwell Redundant Compression Project. Southern Star proposes to install a new 4,760 horsepower (hp) gas-fired, turbine-driven compressor unit, along with appurtenant and ancillary facilities, all located at its Blackwell Compressor Station in Kay County, Oklahoma. Southern Star states that the Blackwell Redundant Compression Project is designed to create redundant compression at its Blackwell Compressor Station to maintain reliability in case routine maintenance or unexpected outages. Southern Star avers that it will limit the compression used at the Blackwell Compressor Station so that it does not exceed the certificated horsepower of 8,400 hp. Southern Star estimates the cost of the proposed project to be $28,496,850, all as more fully set forth in the request 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 website 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, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208-3676 or TYY, (202) 502-8659.

Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Cindy Thompson, Manager, Regulatory, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc., 4700 Highway 56, Owensboro, Kentucky 42301, by phone at (270) 852-4655 or by email at Cindy.C.Thompson@sscgp.com.

Any person or the Commission's staff may, within 60 days after issuance of the instant notice by the Commission, Start Printed Page 62316file 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, 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.

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 and will be notified of any 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 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 http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 3 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 26, 2018.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2018-26119 Filed 11-30-18; 8:45 am]

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