[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 114 (Friday, June 13, 1997)]
[Pages 32317-32318]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-15471]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket No. CP97-193-000]

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corp., Notice of Availability of 
the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Maiden Lateral Looping 

June 9, 1997.
    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) on the 
natural gas pipeline facilities proposed by Transcontinental Gas Pipe 
Line Corporation (Transco) in the above-referenced docket.
    The EA was prepared to satisfy the requirements of the National 
Environmental Policy Act. The staff concludes that approval of the 
proposed project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not 
constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality 
of the human environment.
    The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the natural gas expansion facilities 
     About 17.77 miles of 16-inch-diameter pipeline loop on 
Transcos existing 10-inch diameter Maiden Delivery Lateral in Lincoln 
and Catawba Counties, North Carolina; and
     The expansion of Transcos existing Lowesville Meter 
Station, which is located at the interconnection of Transcos mainline 
and the Maiden Delivery Lateral.
    Transco would transport an additional 38,000 dekatherms of natural 
gas per day to Piedmont Natural Gas Company.

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    The EA has been placed in the public files of the FERC. A limited 
number of copies of the EA are available for distribution and public 
inspection at: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Public Reference 
and Files Maintenance Branch, 888 First Street, NE., Room 1-A, 
Washington, DC 20426, (202) 208-1371.
    Copies of the EA have been mailed to Federal, state, and local 
agencies, public interest groups, interested individuals, newspapers, 
libraries, and parties to this proceeding.
    Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. To ensure 
consideration prior to a Commission decision on the proposal, it is 
important that we receive your comments before the date listed below. 
Please carefully follow these instructions to ensure that your comments 
are received in time and properly recorded:
     Reference Docket No., C
     Send two copies of your comments to: Office of the 
Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., 
1A, Washington, DC 20426.
     Label one copy of the comments for the attention of the 
Environmental Review and Compliance Branch, PR-11.1.
     Mail your comments so they will be received in Washington, 
DC on or before July 10, 1997.
    Comment will be considered by the Commission but will not serve to 
make a commentor a party to the proceeding. Any person seeking to 
become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene 
pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commissions Rules of Practice and 
Procedures (18 CFR 385.214).
    The date for filing timely motions to intervene has passed. 
Therefore, parties now seeking to file late interventions must show 
good cause, as required by section 385.214(b)(3), why this time 
limitation should be waived. Environmental issues have been viewed as 
good cause for late intervention. You do not need intervenor status to 
have your comments considered.
Lois D. Cashell,
[FR Doc. 97-15471 Filed 6-12-97; 8:45 am]