[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 133 (Monday, July 13, 2015)]
[Page 40064]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-17048]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP15-522-000]

Southwest Gas Storage Company; Notice of Request Under Blanket 

    Take notice that on June 26, 2015, Southwest Gas Storage Company 
(Southwest), filed in Docket No. CP15-522-000, a prior notice request 
pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208, 157.213, and 157.216 of the 
Commission's regulations under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and 
Southwest's blanket authorization issued in Docket No. CP99-230-000. 
Southwest seeks authorization to convert, modify, replace, and abandon 
certain natural gas storage facilities at its Howell Storage Field 
located in Livingston County, Michigan, all as more fully set forth in 
the application which is on file with the Commission and open for 
public inspection. Specifically, Southwest is converting 15 injection/
withdrawal wells to observation wells as part of Southwest's multi-year 
Howell Storage Field Well Re-Entries and Integrity Work 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, (866) 208-3676 or TTY, (202) 502-8659.
    Any questions concerning this application may be directed to: 
Stephen T. Veatch, Sr., Director, Certificates & Tariffs, Southwest Gas 
Storage Company, 1300 Main Street, P.O. Box 4967, Houston TX 77210-
4967, by phone at (713) 989-2024, fax at (713) 989-1205 or email at 
[email protected].
    Any person may, within 60 days after the issuance of the instant 
notice by the Commission, file pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission's 
Procedural Rules (18 CFR 385.214) a motion to intervene or notice of 
intervention. Any person filing to intervene or the Commission's staff 
may, pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission's Regulations under 
the NGA (18 CFR 157.205) file a protest to the request. If no protest 
is filed within the time allowed therefore, the proposed activity shall 
be deemed to be authorized effective the day after the time allowed for 
protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days after 
the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request shall be 
treated as an application for authorization pursuant to section 7 of 
the NGA.
    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.
    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.
    The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments, 
protests, and interventions via the internet in lieu of paper. See 18 
CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web 
site (www.ferc.gov) under the ``e-Filing'' link. 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.

    Dated: July 7, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2015-17048 Filed 7-10-15; 8:45 am]