[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 244 (Friday, December 19, 2014)]
[Page 75798]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29704]

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP15-18-000]

Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company; Notice of Application for 
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity

    Take notice that on November 21, 2014 Eastern Shore Natural Gas 
Company (Eastern Shore), 1110 Forrest Avenue, Dover, Delaware, 19904, 
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 a certificate of public convenience and 
necessity authorizing Eastern Shore to construct, own, operate and 
maintain the White Oak Mainline Expansion Project. The Project is 
designed to provide 45,000 Dekatherms per day (Dth/d) of firm 
transportation service for Calpine Energy Services, L.P. Eastern Shore 
proposes to construct approximately 7.2 miles of 16-inch diameter 
pipeline looping in Chester County, PA and 3,550 horsepower (hp) of 
additional compression at Eastern Shore's existing Delaware City 
Compressor Station in New Castle County, DE. Eastern Shore requests a 
predetermination for rolled-in rate treatment, all as more fully set 
forth in the application which is on file with the Commission and open 
to public inspection.
    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, please contact FERC Online Support at 
[email protected] or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or TTY, 
contact (202) 502-8659.
    Any questions concerning this application may be directed to 
William Rice, King & Spalding LLP, 1700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 
200, Washington, DC 20006, by phone 202-626-9602, by fax 202-626-3737, 
or by email [email protected].
    Specifically, the pipeline loop will be constructed in two 
segments: (1) Approximately 3.9 miles in Kemblesville, PA and (2) 
approximately 3.3 miles near Cochranville, PA, just north of Eastern 
Shore's existing Daleville Compressor Station. Eastern Shore states 
that the new compressor facilities required at the Delaware Compressor 
Station will consist of two new natural-gas fired reciprocating 
internal combustion engines with state of the art air pollution control 
equipment and silencers with an oxygen catalyst to reduce air 
emissions. Eastern Shore also states that they are negotiating with 
landowners regarding two different parcels for Delaware City Compressor 
Station expansion. Eastern Shore requests that the Commission issue the 
requested authorizations on or before May 1, 2015, in order to allow 
Eastern Shore sufficient time to meet the October 1, 2015 in-service 
date set forth in the precedent agreement. The estimated cost of the 
project is $29,750,000.
    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 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 5 copies of the protest or intervention to the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426.
    This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the 
``eLibrary'' link and is available for review in the Commission's 
Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. 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 with any FERC Online service, please email 
[email protected], or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For 
TTY, call (202) 502-8659.
    Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 29, 2014.

    Dated: December 8, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-29704 Filed 12-18-14; 8:45 am]