[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 56 (Monday, March 24, 2014)]
[Page 15988]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-06346]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP14-101-000; PF13-17-000]

City of Clarksville, Tennessee; Notice of Application

    Take notice that on March 7, 2014, City of Clarksville, Tennessee 
(Clarksville), filed an application pursuant to section 7(c) of the 
Natural Gas Act and Part 157 of the Commission's Regulations, for a 
limited jurisdiction certificate authorizing Clarksville to construct 
and operate a 20.8-mile, 12-inch diameter pipeline connecting with the 
interstate pipeline facilities of Texas Gas Transmission, LLC (Texas 
Gas) located in Elkton, Kentucky. Clarksville also requests for waivers 
of the Part 284 open access transportation regulatory requirements 
regarding the proposed pipeline, but does seek a blanket certificate 
authorization under Subpart F of Part 157 for construction and 
operation of subsequent qualifying facilities. The filing may also be 
viewed on the 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 regarding this application should be directed to 
Joshua L. Menter, McCarter & English, LLP., 1015 15th Street NW., 12th 
Floor, Washington, DC 20005. Telephone (202) 296-2960 and email: 
[email protected].
    Clarksville is a public municipality under the laws of State of 
Tennessee and currently owns and operates a municipal distribution 
system providing natural gas service to approximately 24,500 customers 
in and around the City of Clarksville, Tennessee. The proposed pipeline 
is designed to transport 52,000 Mcf/day for the sole purpose of 
providing access to additional natural gas sources to serve 
Clarksville's retail distribution system. The cost of the proposed 
facilities is approximately $19.6 million. Clarksville proposes an in-
service date of October 1, 2015.
    On August 26, 2013, the Commission staff granted Clarksville's 
request to use the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pre-Filing 
Process and assigned Docket No. PF13-17-000 to staff activities 
involving the proposed facilities. Now, as of the filing of this 
application on March 7, 2014, the NEPA Pre-Filing Process for this 
project has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be 
conducted in Docket No. CP14-101-000, 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 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 5 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a 
copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. 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 commenters 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 commenters 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 (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.
    Motions to intervene, protests and comments may be filed 
electronically via the internet in lieu of paper; see, 18 CFR 
385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site 
under the ``e-Filing'' link. The Commission strongly encourages 
electronic filings.
    Comment Date: April 8, 2014.

    Dated: March 18, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-06346 Filed 3-21-14; 8:45 am]