Take notice that on January 22, 2019, Southern Natural Gas Company, LLC (Southern) 569 Brookwood Village, Suite 749, Birmingham, Alabama 35209, filed in Docket No. CP19-55-000 a prior notice request pursuant to sections 157.205 and 157.210 of the Commission's regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Southern's blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82-406-000, seeking authorization to replace a tap and suction line tied to its North Main System in order to increase capacity (North Main Upgrade Project). Southern states that as a result of Southern's open season posted on September 18, 2018, the shipper Southern Company Services, Inc. amended their Service Agreement with Southern to provide an additional 5,000 dekatherm per day of firm transportation on Southern's North Main System. Southern determined that operational capacity is available on a short term basis at this location, however, additional facilities will be required to provide this service throughout the term of the agreement.
Specifically, Southern proposes to replace the 12-inch tap and suction line located at its McConnells Compressor Station with a 20-inch tap and suction line. This tap and suction line connects to Southern's 22-inch North Main System at Milepost 260.742 in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama. This proposed tap and suction line replacement will take place entirely within the footprint of Southern's property located at its McConnells Compressor Station. The North Main Upgrade Project will increase the efficiency of Southern's North Main System without the need for additional compression or pipeline looping. Southern estimates the cost of the Project to be $1.7 million, 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 T. Brooks Henderson, Director, Rates & Regulatory Affairs Department, PO Box 2563, Birmingham, Alabama 35202-2563, by telephone at (205)325-3843, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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), 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, 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 http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and seven copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426.
Dated: January 30, 2019.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2019-01149 Filed 2-5-19; 8:45 am]
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