[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 139 (Monday, July 21, 2014)]
[Pages 42307-42308]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17046]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP14-509-000; PF14-4-000]

Paiute Pipeline Company; Notice of Application

    Take notice that on June 27, 2014, Paiute Pipeline Company 
(Paiute), P.O. Box 94197, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193-4197, filed an 
application in Docket No. CP14-509-000, pursuant to section 7(c) of the 
Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Part 157 of the Commission's regulations, 
for authority to construct, and operate certain pipeline and associated 
facilities for its 2015 Elko Area Expansion Project (Project) located 
in Elko County, Nevada. The Project will consist of construction of 
approximately 35.2 miles of 8-inch diameter pipeline extending from a 
new interconnect with Ruby Pipeline, L.L.C. to Paiute's existing Elko 
Lateral near the Elko Nevada City Gate, all as more fully set forth in 
the application, which is on file with the Commission and open to 
public inspection. This 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 Mark 
A. Litwin, Vice President/General Manager, Paiute Pipeline Company, 
P.O. Box 94197, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193-4197 or by calling 702-364-
    On October 31, 2013, Commission staff granted Paiute's request to 
use the pre-filing process and assigned Docket No. PF14-4-000 to staff 
activities involving the project. Now, as of the filing of this 
application on June 27, 2014, the NEPA Pre-Filing Process for this 
project has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be 
conducted in Docket No. CP14-509 as noted in the caption of this 
    Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission's regulations, 18 CFR

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157.9, within 90 days of this Notice, the Commission's 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's staff 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 reach a final decision on a request 
for federal authorization 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 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 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.
    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 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426. See, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the 
Commission's Web site under the ``e-Filing'' link.
    Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 31, 2014.

    Dated: July 10, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-17046 Filed 7-18-14; 8:45 am]