Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers; Enbridge Inc. and Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.; Notice Granting Waiver of Recordkeeping Requirements, 66374-66375 [E5-6038]

Download as PDF 66374 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 211 / Wednesday, November 2, 2005 / Notices (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time October 28, 2005. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. AI05–1–000 and AC06–5–000] Jurisdictional Public Utilities and Licensees; Natural Gas Companies Oil Pipeline Companies; El Paso Natural Gas Company; Notice of Accounting Assessment Costs October 21, 2005. Take notice that on October 19, 2005, El Paso Natural Gas Company (El Paso) tendered for filing a request for approval by the Chief Accountant to adopt the provisions of the June 30, 2005 Order under Docket No. AI05–1–00, effective December 1, 2005.1 Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the date as indicated below. Anyone filing an intervention or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Anyone filing an intervention or protest on or before the intervention or protest date need not serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of 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 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call 1 Jurisdictional Public Utilities and Licensees, Natural Gas Companies, Oil Pipeline Companies, 111 FERC ¶ 61,501 (2005). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 01, 2005 Jkt 208001 Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–6031 Filed 11–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. RM01–10–000 and EY06–4– 000] Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers; Enbridge Inc. and Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.; Notice Granting Waiver of Recordkeeping Requirements October 24, 2005. On October 18, 2005, Enbridge Inc. and Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (collectively, Enbridge), on behalf of certain of their respective Offshore Pipelines,1 filed to seek a temporary emergency waiver of section 358.4(a)(2) of the Commission’s regulations and for any other waivers necessary for Enbridge to proceed with the restoration work on its Offshore Pipelines. Enbridge requests that the waivers begin October 7, 2005 and continue until the earlier of the end of the gas day on March 31, 2006 (the last day of the 2005–2006 winter heating season) or the date on which the throughput expected for the particular pipeline is fully restored. Effective on the date of this notice, the Commission will grant each of the Enbridge Offshore Pipelines a waiver of the otherwise applicable requirements of section 358.4(a)(2) to record a log of emergency-related deviations from the Standards of Conduct and to post these deviations on their Web sites; this extension will expire individually for each pipeline on the earlier of when that pipeline has completed its hurricanerelated repairs and is ready to return to service, or January 13, 2006. Enbridge explains that, in the area impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Offshore Pipelines are either off-line entirely or are continuing to experience throughput that is substantially lower than the throughput projected for these pipelines prior to the 1 Enbridge is filing on behalf of Enbridge Offshore Pipelines (UTOS) L.L.C. Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. is filing on behalf of Garden Banks Gas Pipeline, LLC, Mississippi Canyon Gas Pipeline, LLC, Nautilus Pipeline Company, L.L.C. and Stingray Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (collectively, Offshore Pipelines). PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hurricanes.2 Enbridge explains further, that, as a result of the substantial damage caused to the energy infrastructure in the Gulf Coast area, the Offshore Pipelines are suffering emergencies affecting their systems’ reliability. Enbridge states that it is necessary for the Offshore Pipeline employees who are assisting in the restoration efforts to communicate with other Enbridge employees and with third-party employees about the status of the restoration efforts and to coordinate joint operations and repair work, without regard to their designation under the Standards of Conduct. Enbridge states that the requirement to log each individual deviation would be burdensome and would complicate the Offshore Pipelines’ restoration efforts. Enbridge notes that its waiver is limited to those employees involved in the ongoing restoration efforts and the communications required in connection with that effort. Enbridge states that the affected employees will observe the noconduit requirement in the Standards of Conduct. Due to the emergency conditions in Louisiana and Texas created by Hurricane Rita, on September 23, 2005, the Commission issued a notice that, among other things, allowed affected transmission providers to delay, until October 7, 2005, compliance with the requirement of section 358.4(a)(2) of the Commission’s regulations, 18 CFR 358.4(a)(2) (2005), to report to the Commission and post on the OASIS or Internet Web site, as applicable, each emergency that resulted in any deviation from the Standards of Conduct.3 Due to the extreme nature of the emergency, the Commission also waived, until October 7, 2005, the requirements to record and retain a record of each deviation of the Standards of Conduct.4 The notice added that the Commission would consider extending the waiver if it continued to be needed after October 7, 2005. The Commission had previously granted similar waivers due to Hurricane Katrina.5 2 Enbridge states that the Offshore Pipelines are currently experiencing approximately 1,315,000 Dth/d in decreased throughput due to hurricanerelated damage along the Gulf Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. 3 Notice Granting Extension of Time To Comply With Posting and Other Requirements, Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers, Docket Nos. EY05–20–000, et al. (September 23, 2005). 4 Id. 5 Notice Granting Extension of Time To Comply With Posting and Other Requirements, Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers, Docket Nos. EY05–14–000, et al. (August 31, 2005); Notice Waiving Record Keeping Requirements, Standards E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 211 / Wednesday, November 2, 2005 / Notices Based on available information regarding the expected restoration dates for Enbridge’s pipeline operations, the Commission grants Enbridge a waiver of the recording and posting requirements of section 358.4(a)(2) of the Commission’s regulations under these emergency circumstances effective on the date of this notice until the earlier of January 13, 2006, or the date on which each individual offshore pipeline’s hurricane-related repairs are completed and that pipeline is ready to return to service, without prejudice to Enbridge requesting a further extension, if necessary. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–6038 Filed 11–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 14 copies of the protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–6039 Filed 11–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P [Docket No. RP05–503–002] DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Equitrans, L.P.; Notice of Compliance Filing 66375 or protests on persons other than the Applicant. The Commission encourages electronic submission of 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 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426. This filing is accessible on-line at http://www.ferc.gov, using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link and is available for review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an ‘‘eSubscription’’ link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive e-mail notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please e-mail FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5 p.m. Eastern Time on November 18, 2005. Magalie R. Salas, Secretary. [FR Doc. E5–6036 Filed 11–1–05; 8:45 am] Federal Energy Regulatory Commission October 21, 2005. BILLING CODE 6717–01–P Take notice that on October 18, 2005, Equitrans, L.P. (Equitrans) tendered for filing as part of its FERC Gas Tariff, Original Volume No. 1, the following revised tariff sheets, proposed to become effective on September 1, 2005: [Docket No. EL06–7–000] Second Substitute Sixth Revised Sheet No. 308 Second Substitute Third Revised Sheet No. 309 Take notice that on October 19, 2005, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) filed a petition for declaratory order requesting that the Commission find that MetLife is not a public utility under the Federal Power Act as a result of the transaction authorized by the Commission in Docket No. EC05–87– 000. MetLife states that it has served its petition on the official service list compiled in Docket No. EC05–87–000. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. On or before the comment date, it is not necessary to serve motions to intervene Equitrans states the filing is being made in compliance with the Commission’s unpublished Letter Order issued October 4, 2005, at Docket No. RP05–503–001. Any person desiring to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rule 211 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211). Protests to this filing will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Such protests must be filed in accordance with the provisions of section 154.210 of the Commission’s regulations (18 CFR 154.210). Anyone filing a protest must serve a copy of that document on all the parties to the proceeding. The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests in lieu of Conduct for Transmission Providers, Docket Nos. EY05–14–001, et al. (September 7, 2005). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 01, 2005 Jkt 208001 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; Notice of Filing DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY October 21, 2005. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. ER04–230–019] New York Independent System Operator, Inc.; Notice of Compliance Filing October 21, 2005. Take notice that on October 3, 2005, the New York Independent System Operator, Inc. (NYISO) tendered for filing a report on stakeholders process and cost-benefit analysis to supplement is June 1, 2005 compliance filing made in response to the Commission’s July 13, 2005 Letter Order. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest this filing must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211, 385.214). Protests will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a notice of intervention or motion to intervene, as appropriate. Such notices, motions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. Anyone filing a motion E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. RM01-10-000 and EY06-4-000]


Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers; Enbridge Inc. 
and Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P.; Notice Granting Waiver of 
Recordkeeping Requirements

October 24, 2005.
    On October 18, 2005, Enbridge Inc. and Enbridge Energy Partners, 
L.P. (collectively, Enbridge), on behalf of certain of their respective 
Offshore Pipelines,\1\ filed to seek a temporary emergency waiver of 
section 358.4(a)(2) of the Commission's regulations and for any other 
waivers necessary for Enbridge to proceed with the restoration work on 
its Offshore Pipelines. Enbridge requests that the waivers begin 
October 7, 2005 and continue until the earlier of the end of the gas 
day on March 31, 2006 (the last day of the 2005-2006 winter heating 
season) or the date on which the throughput expected for the particular 
pipeline is fully restored. Effective on the date of this notice, the 
Commission will grant each of the Enbridge Offshore Pipelines a waiver 
of the otherwise applicable requirements of section 358.4(a)(2) to 
record a log of emergency-related deviations from the Standards of 
Conduct and to post these deviations on their Web sites; this extension 
will expire individually for each pipeline on the earlier of when that 
pipeline has completed its hurricane-related repairs and is ready to 
return to service, or January 13, 2006.
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    \1\ Enbridge is filing on behalf of Enbridge Offshore Pipelines 
(UTOS) L.L.C. Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. is filing on behalf of 
Garden Banks Gas Pipeline, LLC, Mississippi Canyon Gas Pipeline, 
LLC, Nautilus Pipeline Company, L.L.C. and Stingray Pipeline 
Company, L.L.C. (collectively, Offshore Pipelines).
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    Enbridge explains that, in the area impacted by Hurricanes Katrina 
and Rita, the Offshore Pipelines are either off-line entirely or are 
continuing to experience throughput that is substantially lower than 
the throughput projected for these pipelines prior to the 
hurricanes.\2\ Enbridge explains further, that, as a result of the 
substantial damage caused to the energy infrastructure in the Gulf 
Coast area, the Offshore Pipelines are suffering emergencies affecting 
their systems' reliability. Enbridge states that it is necessary for 
the Offshore Pipeline employees who are assisting in the restoration 
efforts to communicate with other Enbridge employees and with third-
party employees about the status of the restoration efforts and to 
coordinate joint operations and repair work, without regard to their 
designation under the Standards of Conduct. Enbridge states that the 
requirement to log each individual deviation would be burdensome and 
would complicate the Offshore Pipelines' restoration efforts. Enbridge 
notes that its waiver is limited to those employees involved in the 
ongoing restoration efforts and the communications required in 
connection with that effort. Enbridge states that the affected 
employees will observe the no-conduit requirement in the Standards of 
Conduct.
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    \2\ Enbridge states that the Offshore Pipelines are currently 
experiencing approximately 1,315,000 Dth/d in decreased throughput 
due to hurricane-related damage along the Gulf Coast and in the Gulf 
of Mexico.
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    Due to the emergency conditions in Louisiana and Texas created by 
Hurricane Rita, on September 23, 2005, the Commission issued a notice 
that, among other things, allowed affected transmission providers to 
delay, until October 7, 2005, compliance with the requirement of 
section 358.4(a)(2) of the Commission's regulations, 18 CFR 358.4(a)(2) 
(2005), to report to the Commission and post on the OASIS or Internet 
Web site, as applicable, each emergency that resulted in any deviation 
from the Standards of Conduct.\3\ Due to the extreme nature of the 
emergency, the Commission also waived, until October 7, 2005, the 
requirements to record and retain a record of each deviation of the 
Standards of Conduct.\4\ The notice added that the Commission would 
consider extending the waiver if it continued to be needed after 
October 7, 2005. The Commission had previously granted similar waivers 
due to Hurricane Katrina.\5\
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    \3\ Notice Granting Extension of Time To Comply With Posting and 
Other Requirements, Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers, 
Docket Nos. EY05-20-000, et al. (September 23, 2005).
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ Notice Granting Extension of Time To Comply With Posting and 
Other Requirements, Standards of Conduct for Transmission Providers, 
Docket Nos. EY05-14-000, et al. (August 31, 2005); Notice Waiving 
Record Keeping Requirements, Standards of Conduct for Transmission 
Providers, Docket Nos. EY05-14-001, et al. (September 7, 2005).

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    Based on available information regarding the expected restoration 
dates for Enbridge's pipeline operations, the Commission grants 
Enbridge a waiver of the recording and posting requirements of section 
358.4(a)(2) of the Commission's regulations under these emergency 
circumstances effective on the date of this notice until the earlier of 
January 13, 2006, or the date on which each individual offshore 
pipeline's hurricane-related repairs are completed and that pipeline is 
ready to return to service, without prejudice to Enbridge requesting a 
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further extension, if necessary.

Magalie R. Salas,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E5-6038 Filed 11-1-05; 8:45 am]
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