[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 69 (Thursday, April 10, 2014)]
[Pages 19898-19899]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08033]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP14-115-000; PF13-3-000]

Notice of Application: Elba Express Company, L.L.C.

    Take notice that on March 21, 2014, Elba Express Company, L.L.C. 
(EEC), 569 Brookwood Village, Suite 749, Birmingham, AL 35209, filed an 
application under section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act to add north-to-
south transportation capacity to the existing EEC pipeline system by 
constructing and operating additional compression at EEC's existing 
Hartwell Compressor Station in Hart County, Georgia, and constructing 
and operating two new compressor stations in Jefferson and Effingham 
Counties, Georgia (EEC Modification Project). EEC is proposing the EEC 
Modification Project, in part to enable EEC to transport domestically-
produced natural gas on a firm basis to Elba Liquefaction Company, 
L.L.C. (ELC) and Southern LNG Company, L.L.C. (SLNG)'s proposed Elba 
Liquefaction Project.\1\ The filing is available for review at the 
Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the 
Commission's Web site 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. There is an 
``eSubscription'' link on the Web site that enables subscribers to 
receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed 
docket(s). For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at 
[email protected] or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or for TTY, 
contact (202) 502-8659.

    \1\ ELC and SLNG filed a companion, Docket No. CP14-103-000, on 
March 10, 2014 for the Elba Liquefaction Project.

    Any questions regarding the EEC Modification Project should be 
directed to Glenn A. Sheffield, Director--Rates & Regulatory, Elba 
Express Company, L.L.C., 569 Brookwood Village, Suite 749, Birmingham, 
AL 35209 or at (205) 325-3813 (phone), or (205) 327-2253(fax), or 
[email protected] or Patricia F. Francis, Assistant 
General Counsel, Elba Express Company, L.L.C., 569 Brookwood Village, 
Suite 749, Birmingham, AL 35209 or at (205) 325-7696 (phone), or (205) 
327-2253(fax), or [email protected].
    On March 1, 2013, the Commission staff granted EEC's request to 
utilize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pre-Filing Process 
and assigned Docket No. PF13-3-000 to staff activities involving the 
project. Now, as of the filing of this application on March 21, 2014 
(CP14-115-000), the NEPA Pre-Filing Process for this project has ended. 
From this time forward, this proceeding will be conducted in Docket No. 
CP14-115-000, as noted in the caption of this Notice.
    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 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 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

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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 7 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 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 24, 2014.

    Dated: April 3, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-08033 Filed 4-9-14; 8:45 am]