[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 210 (Friday, October 30, 2015)]
[Pages 66896-66897]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27673]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP16-5-000]

Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company; Notice of Request Under 
Blanket Authorization

    Take notice that on October 13, 2015 Eastern Shore Natural Gas 
Company (Eastern Shore), 1110 Forrest Avenue, Dover, Delaware, 19904, 
filed in the above referenced docket a prior notice application 
pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208, and 157.210 of the Federal 
Energy Regulatory Commission's (Commission) regulations under the 
Natural Gas Act (NGA), and Eastern Shore's blanket certificate issued 
in Docket No. CP96-128-000. Eastern Shore seeks authorization to 
increase the certificated capacity of its Receipt Zone 1 facilities by 
53,000 dekatherms per day, all as more fully set forth in the 
application, which is open to the public for 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, Eastern Shore's Receipt Zone 1 consists of eight-mile 
long sixteen-inch diameter pipeline and interconnect with Texas Eastern 
Transmission, LP (Texas Eastern) in Chester County, PA. Eastern Shore 
proposes to increase meter capacity and upgrade pressure and flow 
control equipment at the interconnect with Texas Eastern to accommodate 
additional capacity. Eastern Shore states that proposed project has 
been designed based on the customer requests received during an open 
season that Eastern Shore conducted in the month of June, 2015. Eastern 
Shore further states that the total estimated cost of the project is 
$1,375,038 and will be covered by the customer commitments.
    Any person or the Commission's staff may, within 60 days after 
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 and pursuant to section 157.205 of 
the regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.205), 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 filing a protest. If a protest is filed and 
not withdrawn within 30 days after the allowed time for filing a 
protest, the instant request shall be treated as an application for

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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 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.

    Dated: October 23, 2015.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-27673 Filed 10-29-15; 8:45 am]