[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 56 (Tuesday, March 24, 2015)]
[Pages 15594-15595]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-06634]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP15-109-000; PF14-16-000]

Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC; Notice of Application

    Take notice that on March 6, 2015, Columbia Gulf Transmission, LLC 
(Columbia Gulf), filed an application pursuant to section 7(c) of the 
Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 of the Commission's Regulations, for 
a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct, own, 
and operate two natural gas pipeline segments totaling approximately 34 
miles and compression facilities located in Jefferson Davis, Cameron, 
and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana (Cameron Access Project). 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 
Tyler R. Brown, Senior Counsel, Columbia Gulf Transmission Company, 
5151 San Felipe, Suite 2400, Houston, TX 77056. Telephone (713) 386-
3797 and email: [email protected].
    Columbia Gulf proposes to construct approximately 6.8 miles of 30-
inch diameter natural gas pipeline loop designated West Lateral (WL) 
400 Loop in Jefferson Parish, approximately 27.3 miles of 36-ich 
diameter natural gas pipeline segment (WL 400) in Jefferson Davis, 
Cameron, and Calcasieu Parishes, and appurtenant facilities. Columbia 
Gulf also proposes to construct a new 12,260 horsepower compressor 
station (Lake Arthur Compressor Station) in Jefferson Davis Parish. The 
proposed project is in response to new market demands and required 
alterations in the direction of gas flow. The Cameron Access Project 
will create additional incremental capacity of up to 800 MMcf/day. 
Columbia Gulf has entered into binding precedent agreements with 
shippers providing the transportation of up to 700 MMcf/day of natural 
gas. Columbia Gulf proposes to charge a negotiated incremental rate for 
firm transportation service using the proposed project. The cost of the 
project is $309.9 million. Columbia Gulf proposes an in-service date of 
December, 2017.
    On July 17, 2014, the Commission staff granted Columbia Gulf's 
request to use the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pre-Filing 
Process and assigned Docket No. PF14-16-000 to staff activities 
involving the proposed facilities. Now, as of the filing of this 
application on March 6, 2015, the NEPA Pre-Filing Process for this 
project has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be 
conducted in Docket No. CP15-109-000, as noted in the caption of this 
    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

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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: April 7, 2015.

    Dated: March 17, 2015.
 Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2015-06634 Filed 3-23-15; 8:45 am]