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Rockies Express Pipeline LLC; Notice of Petition for Declaratory Order

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Take notice that on September 15, 2020, pursuant to Rule 207(a)(2) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207(a)(2) (2020), Rockies Express Pipeline LLC (Rockies Express) filed a petition for a declaratory order seeking a Commission order holding that if Gulfport Energy Corporation (Gulfport) files for bankruptcy, the Commission will have concurrent jurisdiction, under Sections 4 and 5 of the Natural Gas Act, 15 U.S.C. 717c and 717d (2018), with U.S. Bankruptcy Courts with respect to Rockies Express' three negotiated rate, anchor shipper, firm transportation service agreements with Gulfport (Gulfport TSAs). The petition also requests that the Commission exercise that jurisdiction to establish an adjudicative proceeding to affirm that continued performance under the Gulfport TSAs does not seriously harm the public interest and that any party wishing to abrogate the Gulfport TSAs carries the burden of establishing that the public interest mandates such abrogation, all as more fully explained in the petition.

Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene, or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Petitioner.

The Commission encourages electronic submission of 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.

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://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. 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. For assistance, contact the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208-3676 or TYY, (202) 502-8659.

Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on September 21, 2020.

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Dated: September 16, 2020.

Kimberly D. Bose,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 2020-20984 Filed 9-22-20; 8:45 am]

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