[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 194 (Tuesday, October 7, 2014)]
[Pages 60459-60460]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-23882]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP14-552-000]

Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C.; Notice of Application

    Take notice that on September 22, 2014, Tennessee Gas Pipeline 
Company, L.L.C. (Tennessee), 1001 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 
77002, filed an application pursuant to Sections 7(b) and 7(c) of the 
Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 of the Commission's Regulations, for 
authorization to replace compression facilities at its Compressor 
Station 245 located in Herkimer County, New York. 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 John 
E. Griffin, Assistant General Counsel, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, 
L.L.C., 1001 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 77002, telephone (713) 
420-3624, fax (713) 420-1601, and email: [email protected]; 
or Richard Siegel, Manager, Rates and Regulatory Affairs, Tennessee Gas 
Pipeline Company, L.L.C., 1001 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas 7700, 
telephone (713) 420-5535, fax (713) 420-1605, and email: 
[email protected].
    In response to a review and analysis of compressor unit emissions 
at Station 245 conducted by the New York State Department of 
Environmental Conversion (NYSDEC), Tennessee proposes to remove an 
existing Worthington ML compressor unit and

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retire three Worthington UTC compressor units from active service. 
Three retired compressor units will be used as redundant units enabling 
Tennessee to continue its obligations during repairs or maintenance at 
Station 245. The combined horsepower (hp) of the four existing 
compressor units is 7,700 hp. Tennessee proposes to install in place of 
the four compressor units with a Solar Taurus 70 turbine compressor 
unit rated at 8,219 hp. This replacement will increase the total 
horsepower at Station 245 by 519 hp, from 19,700 hp to 20,219 hp. 
Tennessee does not anticipate that this increase will result in any 
changes in mainline capacity. Tennessee proposes to complete and put 
the project in-service by December 2015. The estimated cost of the 
project is $32.2 million.
    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: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 22, 2014.

    Dated: October 1, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-23882 Filed 10-6-14; 8:45 am]