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El Paso Natural Gas Company, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization

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Take notice that on June 19, 2020, El Paso Natural Gas Company, LLC, Post Office Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80944, filed in the above referenced docket a prior notice pursuant to Section 157.205, 157.208(B) and 157.210 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's regulations under the Natural Gas Act, and El Paso Natural Gas Company's blanket certificate issued certificate issued in Docket No. CP82-435-000 to construct, own and operate an approximately 17.1 mile sixteen-inch (16″) outside diameter (“O.D.”) loop line of its existing sixteen-inch (16″) O.D. Line No. 3191 located in Eddy County, New Mexico as well as to undertake minor appurtenant facility modifications at an existing compressor station in Lea County, New Mexico. The proposed facilities will allow for transportation service from a natural gas processing plant located in the Eddy County, New Mexico to EPNG's Keystone Pool. This project is referred to as the “Carlsbad South Project” and the estimated cost is $23.5 million, all as more fully set forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection.

The filing is available for review 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, (866) 208-3676 or TYY, (202) 502-8659. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission's Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020.

Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Francisco Tarin, Director, Regulatory, El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C.; P.O. Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80944 at (719) 667-7517 or by fax at (719) 520-4697, or David K. Dewey, Assistant General Counsel, El Paso Natural Gas Company, L.L.C.; P.O. Box 1087, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80944 at (719) 520-4227 or by fax at (719) 520-4898.

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. Start Printed Page 39556Environmental commenter's 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 commenter's 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.

In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the internet through the Commission's Home Page (http://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 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208-3676 or TYY, (202) 502-8659.

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 may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

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Dated: June 24, 2020.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2020-14184 Filed 6-30-20; 8:45 am]

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