[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 133 (Friday, July 11, 2014)]
[Page 40095]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16194]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP14-504-000; PF14-3-000]

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC; Notice of 

    Take notice that on June 23, 2014, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line 
Company LLC (Transco), 2800 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, Texas 77056, 
filed in the above referenced docket an application pursuant to section 
7(c) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Part 157 of the Commission's 
regulations requesting authorization to construct and operate the Rock 
Springs Expansion Project (Project), 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 Bill 
Hammons, P.O. Box 1396, Houston, Texas 77251, by telephone at (713) 
    Specifically, the Project consists of approximately 11.17 miles, 
20-inch diameter pipeline lateral, a 4,000 horsepower compression 
station, and appurtenant facilities in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 
and Cecil County, Maryland. Transco has executed a binding precedent 
agreement with ODEC for 100% of the capacity. The Project will enable 
Transco to provide 192 million cubic feet per day of incremental firm 
transportation capacity from Transco's Station 210 Zone 6 Pool in 
Mercer County, New Jersey to Old Dominion Electric Cooperative's (ODEC) 
proposed Wildcat Point Generating Facility in Cecil County, Maryland. 
Transco proposes that the firm transportation service will be rendered 
pursuant to Rate Schedule FT of Transco's FERC Gas Tariff and Transco's 
blanket certificate under Part 284 (G) of the Commission's regulations. 
The approximate cost for the Project is $79,476,150.
    On October 16, 2013, the Commission staff granted Transco's request 
to utilize the Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF14-3-000 to 
staff activities involved in the Project. Now, as of the filing of the 
June 23, 2014 application, the Pre-Filing Process for this project has 
ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be conducted in 
Docket No. CP14-504-000, 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 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: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 24, 2014.

    Dated: July 3, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-16194 Filed 7-10-14; 8:45 am]