Natural Gas Pipelines; Project Cost and Annual Limits, 12257 [2021-04096]

Download as PDF 12257 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 40 Wednesday, March 3, 2021 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Effective Date Federal Energy Regulatory Commission This final rule is effective March 3, 2021. The provisions of 5 U.S.C. 804 regarding Congressional review of final rules does not apply to the final rule because the rule concerns agency procedure and practice and will not substantially affect the rights or obligations of non-agency parties. The final rule merely updates amounts published in the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the Department of Commerce’s latest annual determination of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) implicit price deflator, a mathematical updating required by the Commission’s existing regulations. 18 CFR Part 157 [Docket No. RM81–19–000] Natural Gas Pipelines; Project Cost and Annual Limits Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: Pursuant to the authority delegated by the Commission’s regulations, the Director of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP) computes and publishes the project cost and annual limits for natural gas pipelines blanket construction certificates for each calendar year. DATES: This final rule is effective March 3, 2021 and establishes cost limits applicable from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard W. Foley, Chief, Certificates Branch 1, Division of Pipeline Certificates, (202) 502–8955. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 157.208(d) of the Commission’s Regulations provides for project cost limits applicable to construction, acquisition, operation and miscellaneous rearrangement of facilities (Table I) authorized under the blanket certificate procedure (Order No. 234, 19 FERC ¶ 61,216). Section 157.215(a) specifies the calendar year dollar limit which may be expended on underground storage testing and development (Table II) authorized under the blanket certificate. Section 157.208(d) requires that the ‘‘limits specified in Tables I and II shall be adjusted each calendar year to reflect the ’GDP implicit price deflator’ published by the Department of Commerce for the previous calendar year.’’ SUMMARY: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with RULES Pursuant to § 375.308(x)(1) of the Commission’s Regulations, the authority for the publication of such cost limits, as adjusted for inflation, is delegated to the Director of the Office of Energy Projects. The cost limits for calendar year 2021, as published in Table I of § 157.208(d) and Table II of § 157.215(a), are hereby issued. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:13 Mar 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 List of Subjects in 18 CFR Part 157 Administrative practice and procedure, Natural gas, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Issued: February 19, 2021. Terry L. Turpin, Director, Office of Energy Projects. TABLE I TO PART 157 Limit Auto. proj. cost limit (Col.1) Year * * * * 2021 .............. $12,600,000 Prior notice proj. cost limit (Col.2) * $35,600,000 * * * * * 3. In § 157.215(a)(5), Table II is amended by adding an entry for ‘‘2021’’ at the end of the table to read as follows: ■ § 157.215 Underground storage testing and development. 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Rules and Regulations
                                                Federal Register
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 40 / Wednesday, March 3, 2021 / Rules 
and Regulations

[[Page 12257]]



DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

18 CFR Part 157

[Docket No. RM81-19-000]


Natural Gas Pipelines; Project Cost and Annual Limits

AGENCY: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Energy.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authority delegated by the Commission's 
regulations, the Director of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP) 
computes and publishes the project cost and annual limits for natural 
gas pipelines blanket construction certificates for each calendar year.

DATES: This final rule is effective March 3, 2021 and establishes cost 
limits applicable from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard W. Foley, Chief, Certificates 
Branch 1, Division of Pipeline Certificates, (202) 502-8955.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 157.208(d) of the Commission's 
Regulations provides for project cost limits applicable to 
construction, acquisition, operation and miscellaneous rearrangement of 
facilities (Table I) authorized under the blanket certificate procedure 
(Order No. 234, 19 FERC ] 61,216). Section 157.215(a) specifies the 
calendar year dollar limit which may be expended on underground storage 
testing and development (Table II) authorized under the blanket 
certificate. Section 157.208(d) requires that the ``limits specified in 
Tables I and II shall be adjusted each calendar year to reflect the 
'GDP implicit price deflator' published by the Department of Commerce 
for the previous calendar year.''
    Pursuant to Sec.  375.308(x)(1) of the Commission's Regulations, 
the authority for the publication of such cost limits, as adjusted for 
inflation, is delegated to the Director of the Office of Energy 
Projects. The cost limits for calendar year 2021, as published in Table 
I of Sec.  157.208(d) and Table II of Sec.  157.215(a), are hereby 
issued.

Effective Date

    This final rule is effective March 3, 2021. The provisions of 5 
U.S.C. 804 regarding Congressional review of final rules does not apply 
to the final rule because the rule concerns agency procedure and 
practice and will not substantially affect the rights or obligations of 
non-agency parties. The final rule merely updates amounts published in 
the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the Department of Commerce's 
latest annual determination of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 
implicit price deflator, a mathematical updating required by the 
Commission's existing regulations.

List of Subjects in 18 CFR Part 157

    Administrative practice and procedure, Natural gas, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

    Issued: February 19, 2021.
Terry L. Turpin,
Director, Office of Energy Projects.
    Accordingly, 18 CFR part 157 is amended as follows:

PART 157--APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATES OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND 
NECESSITY AND FOR ORDERS PERMITTING AND APPROVING ABANDONMENT UNDER 
SECTION 7 OF THE NATURAL GAS ACT

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1. The authority citation for part 157 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 717-717w, 3301-3432; 42 U.S.C. 7101-7352.


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2. In Sec.  157.208(d), Table I is amended by adding an entry for 
``2021'' at the end of the table to read as follows:


Sec.  157.208  Construction, acquisition, operation, replacement, and 
miscellaneous rearrangement of facilities.

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    (d) * * *

                           Table I to Part 157
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                                                       Limit
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                  Year                     Auto.  proj.    Prior notice
                                            cost limit      proj. cost
                                              (Col.1)     limit  (Col.2)
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2021....................................    $12,600,000     $35,600,000
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3. In Sec.  157.215(a)(5), Table II is amended by adding an entry for 
``2021'' at the end of the table to read as follows:


Sec.  157.215  Underground storage testing and development.

    (a) * * *
    (5) * * *

                          Table II to Part 157
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                          Year                                 Limit
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                                * * * * *
2021....................................................     $6,800,000
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