Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Offer of Settlement, 58126-58127 [2012-23031]

Download as PDF 58126 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 19, 2012 / Notices Dated: September 11, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–23033 Filed 9–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP12–505–000] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization Take notice that on August 30, 2012, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC (Natural), 3250 Lacey Road, Suite 700, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515, filed in Docket No. CP12–505– 000, a prior notice request, pursuant to sections 157.205, 157.208 and 175.216 of the Commission’s Regulations under the Natural Gas Act, and Transco’s blanket certificate issued in Docket No. CP82–402, for authorization to abandon two injection and withdrawal (I/W) wells, cut, cap, abandon and retire in place its related laterals, taps and meters located in Kankakee County, Illinois and abandon in place a 1,158 foot 12inch pipeline along with related meter, tap and ball valve located in Kankakee County, Illinois. In addition, Natural states that the two I/W wells proposed to be abandoned are to be subsequently converted to observation wells, all as more fully set forth in the application, which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web at https://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 FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (866) 208–3676 or TTY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions regarding this Application should be directed to Bruce H. Newsome, Vice President, Regulatory Products and Services, Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America LLC, 3250 Lacey Road, 7th Floor, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515–7918, or via telephone at (630) 725–3070, or by email bruce_newsome@kindermorgan. com. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:20 Sep 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 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. 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 commentary, 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 14 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. Dated: September 12, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–23028 Filed 9–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RP12–1021–000] Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Offer of Settlement Take notice that on September 4, 2012, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia) filed a Stipulation and Agreement (Settlement), including pro PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 forma tariff records, pursuant to 18 CFR 385.602 (2012) to reduce its base rates for transportation service and address numerous complex issues arising out of recent and anticipated changes in pipeline safety requirements, Columbia’s dedication to pipeline safety and reliability of service, and the aging nature of Columbia’s system. Columbia states that the settlement provides for the implementation of a new Capital Cost Recovery Mechanism (CCRM), which will allow Columbia to recover, through an additive capital demand rate, its revenue requirement for capital investments made under Columbia’s long-term plan to modernize its interstate transmission system. The Settlement also establishes: (1) Revised transmission depreciation and negative salvage rates effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2024; (2) a revenue sharing mechanism pursuant to which Columbia will share 75% of specified revenues earned in excess of an annual threshold; (3) a moratorium through January 31, 2018 on changes to Columbia’s reduced transportation base rates pursuant to the Stipulation; (4) a commitment from Columbia that it will file a general Natural Gas Act (NGA) Section 4(e) rate application to be effective no later than February 1, 2019; and (5) additional shipper-requested terms, all as described more fully in the Settlement filing. Columbia states that it has served copies of this filing on all affected customers and interested state commissions. Columbia respectfully requests that the Commission issue an order approving the settlement no later than December 1, 2012. 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 (2012)) by the date set forth below. 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 or motions must be filed on or before the dates 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 set below need not serve motions to intervene or protests on persons other than the Applicant. Pursuant to Rule 602(f)(2) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.602(f)(2) (2012), initial comments E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 19, 2012 / Notices on the Settlement are due not later than 20 days after the filing of the Settlement, and reply comments are due not later than 30 days after the filing of the Settlement. The Commission encourages electronic submission interventions and comments in lieu of paper using the ‘‘eFiling’’ link at https://www.ferc.gov. This filing is accessible on-line at https:// 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 email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Interventions and Comments are due by: September 24, 2012. Reply Comments are due by: October 4, 2012. Dated: September 11, 2012. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2012–23031 Filed 9–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA–HQ–SFUND–2012–0104; FRL–9730–9] Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA ICR No. 2104.04 OMB Control No. 2050–0192 Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2012. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before November 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–HQ– SFUND–2012–0104 by one of the following methods: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:20 Sep 18, 2012 Jkt 226001 • www.regulations.gov: Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments. • Email: docket.superfund@epa.gov. • Mail: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460. • Hand Delivery: EPA Docket Center, Environmental Protection Agency, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. Such deliveries are only accepted during the Docket’s normal hours of operation, and special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. Instructions: Direct your comments to Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–SFUND–2012– 0104. EPA’s policy is that all comments received will be included in the public docket without change and may be made available online at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through www.regulations.gov or email. The www.regulations.gov Web site is an ‘‘anonymous access’’ system, which means EPA will not know your identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of your comment. If you send an email comment directly to EPA without going through www.regulations.gov your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any disk or CD–ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA’s public docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at https:// www.epa.gov/epahome/dockets.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Lentz, Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization, (5105T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 566–2745; fax number (202) 566–1476; email address: Lentz.Rachel@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58127 How can I access the docket and/or submit comments? EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA– HQ–SFUND–2012–0104, which is available for online viewing at www.regulations.gov, or in person viewing at the Superfund Docket in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC. The EPA/ DC Public Reading Room is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Reading Room is 202–566–1744, and the telephone number for the Superfund Docket is 202–566–9744. Use www.regulations.gov to obtain a copy of the draft collection of information, submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once in the system, select ‘‘search,’’ then key in the docket ID number identified in this document. What information is EPA particularly interested in? Pursuant to section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA, EPA specifically solicits comments and information to enable it to: (i) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (iii) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (iv) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. In particular, EPA is requesting comments from very small businesses (those that employ less than 25) on examples of specific additional efforts that EPA could make to reduce the paperwork burden for very small businesses affected by this collection. E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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[Notices]
[Pages 58126-58127]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-23031]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. RP12-1021-000]


Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Offer of Settlement

    Take notice that on September 4, 2012, Columbia Gas Transmission, 
LLC (Columbia) filed a Stipulation and Agreement (Settlement), 
including pro forma tariff records, pursuant to 18 CFR 385.602 (2012) 
to reduce its base rates for transportation service and address 
numerous complex issues arising out of recent and anticipated changes 
in pipeline safety requirements, Columbia's dedication to pipeline 
safety and reliability of service, and the aging nature of Columbia's 
system.
    Columbia states that the settlement provides for the implementation 
of a new Capital Cost Recovery Mechanism (CCRM), which will allow 
Columbia to recover, through an additive capital demand rate, its 
revenue requirement for capital investments made under Columbia's long-
term plan to modernize its interstate transmission system. The 
Settlement also establishes: (1) Revised transmission depreciation and 
negative salvage rates effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 
2024; (2) a revenue sharing mechanism pursuant to which Columbia will 
share 75% of specified revenues earned in excess of an annual 
threshold; (3) a moratorium through January 31, 2018 on changes to 
Columbia's reduced transportation base rates pursuant to the 
Stipulation; (4) a commitment from Columbia that it will file a general 
Natural Gas Act (NGA) Section 4(e) rate application to be effective no 
later than February 1, 2019; and (5) additional shipper-requested 
terms, all as described more fully in the Settlement filing.
    Columbia states that it has served copies of this filing on all 
affected customers and interested state commissions. Columbia 
respectfully requests that the Commission issue an order approving the 
settlement no later than December 1, 2012.
    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 (2012)) by the date 
set forth below. 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 or motions must be filed on or 
before the dates 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 set below need not serve motions to intervene or protests 
on persons other than the Applicant. Pursuant to Rule 602(f)(2) of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.602(f)(2) 
(2012), initial comments

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on the Settlement are due not later than 20 days after the filing of 
the Settlement, and reply comments are due not later than 30 days after 
the filing of the Settlement.
    The Commission encourages electronic submission interventions and 
comments in lieu of paper using the ``eFiling'' link at https://www.ferc.gov. This filing is accessible on-line at https://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 email notification when a document is added to a subscribed 
docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email 
FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For 
TTY, call (202) 502-8659.
    Interventions and Comments are due by: September 24, 2012.
    Reply Comments are due by: October 4, 2012.

    Dated: September 11, 2012.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2012-23031 Filed 9-18-12; 8:45 am]
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