Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization and Establishing Intervention and Protest Deadline, 30926-30927 [2021-12153]

Download as PDF 30926 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 110 / Thursday, June 10, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP21–451–000] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket Authorization and Establishing Intervention and Protest Deadline Take notice that on May 25, 2021, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia), 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 700, Houston, Texas 77002–2700, filed in the above referenced docket a prior notice pursuant to Section 157.205 and 157.216 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s regulations under the Natural Gas Act and the blanket certificate issued to Columbia by the Commission in Docket No. CP83– 76–000,1 seeking authorization to eight injection/withdrawal wells, their associated pipelines and appurtenances, located in its Brinker Storage Field in Columbiana County, Ohio. These abandonments will include the abandonment in-place and by-removal of associated pipelines shown in detail on a table in the application. Columbia states that the abandonment will: (1) Reduce public risk of unintended gas release from deteriorating wellheads and pipelines; (2) reduce the risk of customer gas being lost from reservoirs due to deteriorating subsurface conditions; and (3) eliminate the need for future expenditures associated with these assets. Further, Columbia avers that the proposed abandonments will not affect any firm service to any existing customers, all as more fully set forth in the request which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (http:// ferc.gov) using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact the Federal Energy 1 Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation (predecessor to Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC), 22 FERC ¶ 62,029 (1983). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Jun 09, 2021 Jkt 253001 Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Any questions concerning this application should be directed to Sorana Linder, Director, Modernization & Certificates, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC, 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 1300, Houston, Texas 77002–2700, by telephone (832) 320– 5209, or by email at sorana_linder@ tcenergy.com. Commission’s orders in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal. To intervene, you must submit a motion to intervene to the Commission in accordance with Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure 5 and the regulations under the NGA 6 by the intervention deadline for the project, which is August 3, 2021. As described further in Rule 214, your motion to intervene must state, to the extent known, your position regarding the proceeding, as well as your interest Public Participation in the proceeding. For an individual, this could include your status as a There are three ways to become involved in the Commission’s review of landowner, ratepayer, resident of an this project: You can file a protest to the impacted community, or recreationist. You do not need to have property project, you can file a motion to directly impacted by the project in order intervene in the proceeding, and you can file comments on the project. There to intervene. For more information about motions to intervene, refer to the is no fee or cost for filing protests, motions to intervene, or comments. The FERC website at https://www.ferc.gov/ resources/guides/how-to/intervene.asp. deadline for filing protests, motions to intervene, and comments is 5:00 p.m. All timely, unopposed motions to Eastern Time on August 3, 2021. How intervene are automatically granted by to file protests, motions to intervene, operation of Rule 214(c)(1). Motions to and comments is explained below. intervene that are filed after the intervention deadline are untimely and Protests may be denied. Any late-filed motion to Pursuant to section 157.205 of the intervene must show good cause for Commission’s regulations under the being late and must explain why the 2 3 NGA, any person or the Commission’s time limitation should be waived and staff may file a protest to the request. If provide justification by reference to no protest is filed within the time factors set forth in Rule 214(d) of the allowed or if a protest is filed and then Commission’s Rules and Regulations. A withdrawn within 30 days after the person obtaining party status will be allowed time for filing a protest, the placed on the service list maintained by proposed activity shall be deemed to be the Secretary of the Commission and authorized effective the day after the will receive copies (paper or electronic) time allowed for protest. If a protest is filed and not withdrawn within 30 days of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. after the time allowed for filing a protest, the instant request for Comments authorization will be considered by the Any person wishing to comment on Commission. the project may do so. The Commission Protests must comply with the considers all comments received about requirements specified in section the project in determining the 157.205(e) of the Commission’s appropriate action to be taken. To regulations,4 and must be submitted by the protest deadline, which is August 3, ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please submit 2021. A protest may also serve as a your comments on or before August 3, motion to intervene so long as the protestor states it also seeks to be an 2021. The filing of a comment alone will intervenor. not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. To become a party, you Interventions must intervene in the proceeding. Any person has the option to file a How To File Protests, Interventions, and motion to intervene in this proceeding. Comments Only intervenors have the right to request rehearing of Commission orders There are two ways to submit issued in this proceeding and to protests, motions to intervene, and subsequently challenge the comments. In both instances, please reference the Project docket number 2 18 CFR 157.205. CP21–451–000 in your submission. 3 Persons include individuals, organizations, businesses, municipalities, and other entities. 18 CFR 385.102(d). 4 18 CFR 157.205(e). PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5 18 6 18 E:\FR\FM\10JNN1.SGM CFR 385.214. CFR 157.10. 10JNN1 30927 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 110 / Thursday, June 10, 2021 / Notices (1) You may file your protest, motion to intervene, and comments by using the Commission’s eFiling feature, which is located on the Commission’s website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on ‘‘eRegister.’’ You will be asked to select the type of filing you are making; first select General’’ and then select ‘‘Protest’’, ‘‘Intervention’’, or ‘‘Comment on a Filing’’; or 7 (2) You can file a paper copy of your submission by mailing it to the address below.8 Your submission must reference the Project docket number CP21–451– 000. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. The Commission encourages electronic filing of submissions (option 1 above) and has eFiling staff available to assist you at (202) 502–8258 or FercOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. Protests and motions to intervene must be served on the applicant either by mail or email (with a link to the document) at: sorana_linder@ tcenergy.com or 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 700, Houston, Texas 77002–2700. Any subsequent submissions by an intervenor must be served on the applicant and all other parties to the proceeding. Contact information for parties can be downloaded from the service list at the eService link on FERC Online. Tracking the Proceeding Throughout the proceeding, additional information about the project will be available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208– FERC, or on the FERC website at www.ferc.gov using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link as described above. The eLibrary link also provides access to the texts of all formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rulemakings. In addition, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. For more information and to register, go to www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp. Dated: June 4, 2021. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–12153 Filed 6–9–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. RP21–889–000] Tucson Electric Power Company and UNS Gas, Inc. v. El Paso Natural Gas Company, LLC; Notice of Complaint Take notice that on June 2, 2021, pursuant to Section 5 of the Natural Gas Act 1 and Rule 206 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.206 (2021), Tucson Electric Power Company and UNS Gas, Inc. (Complainants) filed a formal complaint against El Paso Natural Gas Company, LLC (Respondent), alleging that the Respondent’s failure to waive and imposition of Critical Operating Condition charges and penalties for the period February 15, 2021 through February 17, 2021 is unjust and unreasonable, unreasonably punitive, and inconsistent with Commission policy and precedent, all as more fully explained in its complaint. The Complainants certify that copies of the complaint were served on the contacts listed for Respondent in the Commission’s list of Corporate Officials. 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. The Respondent’s answer and all interventions, or protests must be filed on or before the comment date. The Respondent’s answer, motions to intervene, and protests must be served on the Complainant. 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 may mail similar pleadings to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426. Hand delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852. In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the internet through the Commission’s Home Page (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. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to the Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov, or call toll-free, (886) 208–3676 or TYY, (202) 502–8659. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on June 22, 2021. Dated: June 4, 2021. Debbie-Anne A. Reese, Deputy Secretary. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 110 (Thursday, June 10, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP21-451-000]


Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Request Under Blanket 
Authorization and Establishing Intervention and Protest Deadline

    Take notice that on May 25, 2021, Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC 
(Columbia), 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 700, Houston, Texas 77002-2700, 
filed in the above referenced docket a prior notice pursuant to Section 
157.205 and 157.216 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's 
regulations under the Natural Gas Act and the blanket certificate 
issued to Columbia by the Commission in Docket No. CP83-76-000,\1\ 
seeking authorization to eight injection/withdrawal wells, their 
associated pipelines and appurtenances, located in its Brinker Storage 
Field in Columbiana County, Ohio. These abandonments will include the 
abandonment in-place and by-removal of associated pipelines shown in 
detail on a table in the application. Columbia states that the 
abandonment will: (1) Reduce public risk of unintended gas release from 
deteriorating wellheads and pipelines; (2) reduce the risk of customer 
gas being lost from reservoirs due to deteriorating subsurface 
conditions; and (3) eliminate the need for future expenditures 
associated with these assets. Further, Columbia avers that the proposed 
abandonments will not affect any firm service to any existing 
customers, all as more fully set forth in the request which is on file 
with the Commission and open to public inspection.
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    \1\ Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation (predecessor to 
Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC), 22 FERC ] 62,029 (1983).
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    In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the 
Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an 
opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the 
internet through the Commission's Home Page (http://ferc.gov) using the 
``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three 
digits in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, 
the Commission has suspended access to the Commission's Public 
Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency 
concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), issued by the 
President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission at [email protected] or call toll-free, 
(886) 208-3676 or TYY, (202) 502-8659.
    Any questions concerning this application should be directed to 
Sorana Linder, Director, Modernization & Certificates, Columbia Gas 
Transmission, LLC, 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 1300, Houston, Texas 
77002-2700, by telephone (832) 320-5209, or by email at 
[email protected].

Public Participation

    There are three ways to become involved in the Commission's review 
of this project: You can file a protest to the project, you can file a 
motion to intervene in the proceeding, and you can file comments on the 
project. There is no fee or cost for filing protests, motions to 
intervene, or comments. The deadline for filing protests, motions to 
intervene, and comments is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 3, 2021. 
How to file protests, motions to intervene, and comments is explained 
below.

Protests

    Pursuant to section 157.205 of the Commission's regulations under 
the NGA,\2\ any person \3\ or the Commission's staff may file a protest 
to the request. If no protest is filed within the time allowed or if a 
protest is filed and then withdrawn within 30 days after the allowed 
time for filing a protest, 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 for authorization 
will be considered by the Commission.
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    \2\ 18 CFR 157.205.
    \3\ Persons include individuals, organizations, businesses, 
municipalities, and other entities. 18 CFR 385.102(d).
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    Protests must comply with the requirements specified in section 
157.205(e) of the Commission's regulations,\4\ and must be submitted by 
the protest deadline, which is August 3, 2021. A protest may also serve 
as a motion to intervene so long as the protestor states it also seeks 
to be an intervenor.
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    \4\ 18 CFR 157.205(e).
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Interventions

    Any person has the option to file a motion to intervene in this 
proceeding. Only intervenors have the right to request rehearing of 
Commission orders issued in this proceeding and to subsequently 
challenge the Commission's orders in the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal.
    To intervene, you must submit a motion to intervene to the 
Commission in accordance with Rule 214 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure \5\ and the regulations under the NGA \6\ by the 
intervention deadline for the project, which is August 3, 2021. As 
described further in Rule 214, your motion to intervene must state, to 
the extent known, your position regarding the proceeding, as well as 
your interest in the proceeding. For an individual, this could include 
your status as a landowner, ratepayer, resident of an impacted 
community, or recreationist. You do not need to have property directly 
impacted by the project in order to intervene. For more information 
about motions to intervene, refer to the FERC website at https://www.ferc.gov/resources/guides/how-to/intervene.asp.
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    \5\ 18 CFR 385.214.
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    All timely, unopposed motions to intervene are automatically 
granted by operation of Rule 214(c)(1). Motions to intervene that are 
filed after the intervention deadline are untimely and may be denied. 
Any late-filed motion to intervene must show good cause for being late 
and must explain why the time limitation should be waived and provide 
justification by reference to factors set forth in Rule 214(d) of the 
Commission's Rules and Regulations. A person obtaining party status 
will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the 
Commission and will receive copies (paper or electronic) of all 
documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties.

Comments

    Any person wishing to comment on the project may do so. The 
Commission considers all comments received about the project in 
determining the appropriate action to be taken. To ensure that your 
comments are timely and properly recorded, please submit your comments 
on or before August 3, 2021. The filing of a comment alone will not 
serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. To become a party, 
you must intervene in the proceeding.

How To File Protests, Interventions, and Comments

    There are two ways to submit protests, motions to intervene, and 
comments. In both instances, please reference the Project docket number 
CP21-451-000 in your submission.

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    (1) You may file your protest, motion to intervene, and comments by 
using the Commission's eFiling feature, which is located on the 
Commission's website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and 
Filings. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on 
``eRegister.'' You will be asked to select the type of filing you are 
making; first select General'' and then select ``Protest'', 
``Intervention'', or ``Comment on a Filing''; or \7\
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    \7\ Additionally, you may file your comments electronically by 
using the eComment feature, which is located on the Commission's 
website at www.ferc.gov under the link to Documents and Filings. 
Using eComment is an easy method for interested persons to submit 
brief, text-only comments on a project.
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    (2) You can file a paper copy of your submission by mailing it to 
the address below.\8\ Your submission must reference the Project docket 
number CP21-451-000. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426.
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    \8\ Hand-delivered submissions in docketed proceedings should be 
delivered to Health and Human Services, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, 
Rockville, Maryland 20852.
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    The Commission encourages electronic filing of submissions (option 
1 above) and has eFiling staff available to assist you at (202) 502-
8258 or [email protected]
    Protests and motions to intervene must be served on the applicant 
either by mail or email (with a link to the document) at: 
[email protected] or 700 Louisiana Street, Suite 700, Houston, 
Texas 77002-2700. Any subsequent submissions by an intervenor must be 
served on the applicant and all other parties to the proceeding. 
Contact information for parties can be downloaded from the service list 
at the eService link on FERC Online.

Tracking the Proceeding

    Throughout the proceeding, additional information about the project 
will be available from the Commission's Office of External Affairs, at 
(866) 208-FERC, or on the FERC website at www.ferc.gov using the 
``eLibrary'' link as described above. The eLibrary link also provides 
access to the texts of all formal documents issued by the Commission, 
such as orders, notices, and rulemakings.
    In addition, the Commission offers a free service called 
eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances 
and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time 
you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with 
notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to 
the documents. For more information and to register, go to 
www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.

    Dated: June 4, 2021.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2021-12153 Filed 6-9-21; 8:45 am]
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