[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 6 (Friday, January 9, 2015)]
[Page 1399]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-00088]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP15-29-000]

Notice of Application: Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, 

    Take notice that on December 15, 2014, Transcontinental Gas Pipe 
Line Company, LLC (Transco), PO Box 1396, Houston, Texas 77251, filed 
in Docket No. CP15-29-000 an application pursuant to section 7(c) of 
the Natural Gas Act (NGA) for authorization to construct: (i) An 
approximately seven-mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline; (ii) a new 32,000 
horsepower (HP) compressor station; (iii) an additional 32,000 HP at 
its Compressor Station 44; (iv) piping and valve modifications at three 
existing compressor stations to allow for bi-directional flow; (v) two 
meter stations; (vi) various piping, valve modifications, and pig 
launchers and receivers; and (vii) appurtenances (Gulf Trace Expansion 
Project). The proposed facilities are located in Cameron, Beauregard, 
Evangeline, and East Feliciana Parishes, Louisiana. Transco states that 
the Gulf Trace Expansion Project will provide 1,200,000 dekatherms per 
day of firm transportation service to Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC's 
(Sabine Pass) liquefied natural gas terminal for Sabine Pass's 
liquefaction trains 3 and 4. Transco estimates the cost of the Gulf 
Trace Expansion Project to be approximately $278 million, 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 these applications may be directed to Marg 
Camardello, Rates & Regulatory, Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, 
LLC, PO Box 1396, Houston, Texas 77251-1396, by telephone at (713) 215-
    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 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 p.m. Eastern Time on January 21, 2015.

    Dated: December 31, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2015-00088 Filed 1-8-15; 8:45 am]