[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 129 (Wednesday, July 3, 1996)]
[Page 34805]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-16930]


[Docket No. CP96-590-000]

Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Application

June 27, 1996.
    Take notice that on June 21, 1996, Northern Natural Gas Company 
(Northern), 1111 South 103rd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124, filed in 
Docket No. CP96-590-000 an application pursuant to Section 7(b) of the 
Natural Gas Act for permission and approval to abandon certain pipeline 
facilities to West Texas Gas, Inc. (WTG), all as more fully set forth 
in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to 
public inspection.
    Northern proposes to abandon, by sale to WTG, approximately 14 
miles of 6-inch pipeline and appurtenant facilities located in Hansford 
and Hutchinson Counties, Texas, to be used by WTG as non-jurisdictional 
gathering facilities.
    Northern states that in instances where the primary term of any 
transportation service agreement using the subject facilities has not 
expired, to the extent necessary, WTG would perform a comparable, but 
non-jurisdictional, service on terms and conditions to be mutually 
agreed upon by WTG and the respective party for the remainder of the 
primary term.
    Any person desiring to be heard or any person desiring to make any 
protest with reference to said application should on or before July 18, 
1996, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Washington, 
D.C. 20426, a motion to intervene or a protest in accordance with the 
requirements of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 
CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the Natural Gas Act 
(18 CFR 157.10). All protests filed with the Commission will be 
considered by it in determining the appropriate action to be taken but 
will not serve to make the protestants parties to the proceeding. Any 
person wishing to become a party to a proceeding or to participate as a 
party in any hearing therein must file a motion to intervene in 
accordance with the Commission's Rules.
    Take further notice that, pursuant to the authority contained in 
and subject to the jurisdiction conferred upon the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission by Sections 7 and 15 of the Natural Gas Act and 
the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, a hearing will be 
held without further notice before the Commission or its designee on 
this application if no motion to intervene is filed within the time 
required herein, if the Commission on its own review of the matter 
finds that permission and approval for the proposed abandonment are 
required by the public convenience and necessity. If a motion for leave 
to intervene is timely filed, or if the Commission on its own motion 
believes that a formal hearing is required, further notice of such 
hearing will be duly given.
    Under the procedure herein provided for, unless otherwise advised, 
it will be unnecessary for Northern to appear or be represented at the 
Lois D. Cashell,
[FR Doc. 96-16930 Filed 7-2-96; 8:45 am]