[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 115 (Tuesday, June 16, 2015)]
[Page 34402]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-14739]

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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP15-498-000]

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

    Take notice that on May 22, 2015 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 
System Reliability Project. The Project is designed to enhance the 
reliability and flexibility of Eastern Shore's pipeline system to the 
benefit of all of its customers. Eastern Shore proposes to construct 
approximately 2.5 miles of 16-inch diameter pipeline looping in New 
Castle County, DE, 7.6 miles of 16-inch diameter pipeline looping in 
Kent County, DE and install 1,775 horsepower (hp) of additional 
compression at Eastern Shore's existing Bridgeville Compressor Station 
in Sussex 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 
    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, Eastern Shore states that the project will reinforce 
the Eastern Shore system to the extent required to meet its firm 
contractual delivery obligations under operating conditions similar to 
those encountered during the winters of 2014 and 2015. Eastern Shore 
requests that the Commission issue the requested authorizations on or 
before December 1, 2015. Eastern Shore anticipates placing the pipeline 
and compression related facilities in-service during the third quarter 
of 2016. The estimated cost of the project is $32,077,500.
    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 five 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 original and five copies of the protest or intervention to the 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, 
DC 20426.
    Comment Date: June 29, 2015.

    Dated: June 8, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2015-14739 Filed 6-15-15; 8:45 am]