[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 56 (Monday, March 24, 2014)]
[Pages 15987-15988]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06344]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[ Docket Nos. CP14-96-000; PF13-16-000]

Algonquin Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Application

    Take notice that on February 28, 2014, Algonquin Gas Transmission, 
LLC (Algonquin), 5400 Westheimer Court, Houston, Texas 77056, filed in 
the above referenced docket an application pursuant to sections 7(b) 
and 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) for the proposed Algonquin 
Incremental Market Project (AIM Project). Specifically, Algonquin 
requests authorization to: (i) construct, install, operate, and 
maintain approximately 37.6 miles of take-up and relay, loop, and 
lateral pipeline facilities, and appurtenances in New York, 
Connecticut, and Massachusetts; (ii) modify six existing compressor 
stations in New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island, resulting in the 
addition of 81,620 horsepower (HP) of compression; (iii) modify 24 
existing metering and regulating (M&R) stations and construct three new 
M&R stations; (iv) abandon certain existing facilities; and (v) 
approval of the pro forma tariff records to establish the incremental 
AIM Project firm transportation rate, an incremental fuel percentage 
applicable to service on the AIM Project, and the initial recourse 
rates for service on the West Roxbury Lateral (which is part of the 
proposed AIM Project, but has separate rate schedules). Algonquin 
states that the AIM Project will provide a total of 342,000 dekatherms 
per day of firm transportation service. Algonquin estimates the cost of 
the AIM Project to be approximately $971,551,683, 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 at the 
Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the 
Commission's Web site 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 [email protected] or call toll-free, (886) 208-3676 or 
TYY, (202) 502-8659.
    Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Berk 
Donaldson, Director, Rates and Certificates, Algonquin Gas 
Transmission, LLC, PO Box 1642, Houston, Texas 77251-1642, by telephone 
at (713) 627-4488 or by facsimile at (713) 627-5947.
    On June 28, 2013, the Commission staff granted Algonquin's request 
to utilize the Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF13-16-000 
to staff activities involved in the AIM Project. Now, as of the filing 
of the February 28, 2014 application, the Pre-Filing Process for this 
project has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be 
conducted in Docket No. CP14-96-000, as noted in the caption of this 
    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 final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or 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 FEIS or EA.
    There are two ways to become involved in the Commission's review of 
this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by 
becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or 
before the comment date stated below file with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, a 
motion to intervene 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 NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person 
obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by 
the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all 
documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must 
submit seven copies of filings made in the proceeding with the 
Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other 
party. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of 
Commission orders in the proceeding.
    However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have 
comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with 
the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and 
two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. 
The Commission will consider these comments in determining the 
appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will 
not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission's 
rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project 
provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly 
involved in the protest.
    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 commentors 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 commentors will not be required to serve copies of filed 
documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors 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 7 copies of the protest or intervention to the 
Federal Energy regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426.
    Comment Date: April 8, 2014.

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    Dated: March 18, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-06344 Filed 3-21-14; 8:45 am]