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214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2002 / Notices using the ‘‘FERRIS’’ by the Commission in determining the the acquisition of an easement to
link. Enter the docket number excluding appropriate action to be taken, but will construct, operate, and maintain the
the last three digits in the docket not serve to make protestants parties to proposed facilities. The pipeline
number field to access the document. the proceedings. Any person wishing to company would seek to negotiate a
For Assistance, call (202) 502–8222 or become a party must file a motion to mutually acceptable agreement.
for TTY, (202) 502–8659. The intervene. This filing is available for However, if the project is approved by
Commission strongly encourages review at the Commission in the Public the Commission, that approval conveys
electronic filings. See, 18 CFR Reference Room or may be viewed on with it the right of eminent domain.
385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions the Commission’s Web site at http:// Therefore, if easement negotiations fail
on the Commission’s Web site under the using the ‘‘FERRIS’’ link. to produce an agreement, the pipeline
‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Enter the docket number excluding the company could initiate condemnation
last three digits in the docket number proceedings in accordance with state
Linwood A. Watson, Jr., field to access the document. For law.
Deputy Secretary. assistance, please contact FERC Online A fact sheet prepared by the FERC
[FR Doc. 02–28181 Filed 11–4–02; 8:45 am] Support at FERCOnlineSupport entitled ‘‘An Interstate Natural Gas
BILLING CODE 6717–01–P or toll-free at (866) 208–3676, Facility On My Land? What Do I Need
or for TTY, contact (202) 502–8659. To Know?’’ was attached to the project
Comments, protests and interventions notice Northern provided to
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY may be filed electronically via the landowners. This fact sheet addresses a
Internet in lieu of paper. The number of typically asked questions,
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission strongly encourages
Commission including the use of eminent domain
electronic filings. See, 18 CFR and how to participate in the
[Docket No. RP96–359–011] 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions Commission’s proceedings. It is
on the Commission’s Web site under the available for viewing on the FERC
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line ‘‘e-Filing’’ link. Internet Web site (
Corporation; Notice of Negotiated Rate
Linwood A. Watson, Jr.,
Summary of the Proposed Project
October 30, 2002. Deputy Secretary.
Take notice that on October 24, 2002, [FR Doc. 02–28182 Filed 11–4–02; 8:45 am] The incremental capacity attained by
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line BILLING CODE 6717–01–P the proposed facilities (summarized
Corporation (Transco) tendered for below) would be utilized to serve high
filing with the Commission a copy of an priority residential, commercial, and
amendment to an executed service DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY industrial customer market growth in
agreement between Transco and Northern’s Market Area. The
Williams Energy Marketing & Trading Federal Energy Regulatory construction of the proposed facilities
Company that contains a negotiated rate Commission would increase the peak day capacity on
under Rate Schedule FT applicable to [Docket No. CP02–436–000] Northern’s Market Area mainline by
the Leidy East Expansion Project. approximately 16,200 million cubic feet
Transco states that the purpose of the Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice per day. These facilities are required to
instant filing is to comply with of Intent To Prepare an Environmental meet shipper requests for firm capacity
requirements specified in the Assessment for the Proposed Project that Northern received during its open
Commission’s October 25, 2001, ‘‘Order Max and Request for Comments on season. Northern’s proposed facilities
Issuing Certificate,’’ in Docket No. Environmental Issues are as follows:
CP01–389 which required Transco, (1) Construct 4.6 miles of 8-inch-
October 30, 2002.
among other things, to file, not less than diameter loop on its Alexandria
30 days prior to the commencement of The staff of the Federal Energy
Branchline in Morrison County,
service of the Leidy East Expansion Regulatory Commission (FERC or
Commission) will prepare an Minnesota;
Project, the negotiated rate agreements (2) Relocate existing tie-over and
or tariff sheets reflecting the essential environmental assessment (EA) that will
discuss the environmental impacts of blowdown valves from the end of the
elements of its negotiated rate existing Alexandria Branchline Loop to
Project MAX involving construction and
agreements. The proposed effective date the end of the proposed branchline loop
operation of facilities by Northern
of the amendment submitted herein is in Morrison County Minnesota;
Natural Gas Company (Northern) in
November 1, 2002, the anticipated in- (3) Construct a new electric
several counties of Minnesota.1 These
service date of the Leidy East project. compressor station on its Minnesota
Transco states that copies of the filing facilities would consist of about 4.6
miles of 8-inch-diameter pipeline, a new Interconnecting Line MNB 77501 near
are being mailed to its affected
compressor station, and modifications Popple Creek, in Benton County,
customers and interested State
to 10 different town border stations. Minnesota;
Commissions. Any person desiring to be
This EA will be used by the (4) Install a new regulator and valve
heard or to protest said filing should file
Commission in its decision-making at its Farmington Compressor Station in
a motion to intervene or a protest with
process to determine whether the Dakota County, Minnesota;
the Federal Energy Regulatory
project is in the public convenience and (5) Upgrade 10 existing town border
Commission, 888 First Street, NE.,
necessity. stations (TBS) in Douglas, Wright,
Washington, DC 20426, in accordance
If you are a landowner receiving this Stearns, Dakota, Sherburne and Pope
with Sections 385.214 or 385.211 of the
notice, you may be contacted by a counties of Minnesota; and
Commission’s Rules and Regulations.
pipeline company representative about
All such motions or protests must be (6) Install a valve operator on the
filed in accordance with Section 1 Northern’s application was filed with the existing C to B tie-over valve located at
154.210 of the Commission’s Commission under Section 7 of the Natural Gas Act the St. Paul TBS #1T in Washington
Regulations. Protests will be considered and Part 157 of the Commission’s regulations. County, Minnesota.

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The general location of the project —Endangered and threatened species 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions
facilities is shown in appendix 1.2 If you —Hazardous waste on the Commission’s Web site at
are interested in obtaining detailed —Public safety under the ‘‘e-
maps of a specific portion of the project, We will also evaluate possible Filing’’ link and the link to the User’s
send your request to Micheal T. Loeffler, alternatives to the proposed project or Guide. Before you can file comments
Director, Certificates and Community portions of the project, and make you will need to create a free account
Relations, Northern Natural Gas recommendations on how to lessen or which can be created by clicking on
Company, 111 South 103rd Street, avoid impacts on the various resource ‘‘Login to File’’ and then ‘‘New User
Omaha, Nebraska 68124–1000. areas. Account.’’
Our independent analysis of the We may mail the EA for comment. If
Land Requirements for Construction you are interested in receiving it, please
issues will be in the EA. Depending on
Construction of the proposed facilities the comments received during the return the Information Request
would require about 59.7 acres of land. scoping process, the EA may be (appendix 4). If you do not return the
Following construction, about 15.9 acres published and mailed to Federal, state, Information Request, you will be taken
would be maintained as new and local agencies, public interest off the mailing list.
operational right-of-way and groups, interested individuals, affected Becoming an Intervenor
aboveground facility sites. The landowners, newspapers, libraries, and
remaining 43.8 acres of land would be In addition to involvement in the EA
the Commission’s official service list for
restored and allowed to revert to its scoping process, you may want to
this proceeding. A comment period will
former use. become an official party to the
be allotted for review if the EA is
proceeding known as an ‘‘intervenor’’.
The EA Process published. We will consider all
Intervenors play a more formal role in
comments on the EA before we make
The National Environmental Policy the process. Among other things,
our recommendations to the intervenors have the right to receive
Act (NEPA) requires the Commission to Commission.
take into account the environmental copies of case-related Commission
To ensure your comments are
impacts that could result from an action documents and filings by other
considered, please carefully follow the intervenors. Likewise, each intervenor
whenever it considers the issuance of a instructions in the public participation
Certificate of Public Convenience and must provide 14 copies of its filings to
section below. the Secretary of the Commission and
Necessity. NEPA also requires us 3 to
discover and address concerns the Public Participation must send a copy of its filings to all
public may have about proposals. This other parties on the Commission’s
You can make a difference by
process is referred to as ‘‘scoping’’. The service list for this proceeding. If you
providing us with your specific
main goal of the scoping process is to want to become an intervenor you must
comments or concerns about the project.
focus the analysis in the EA on the file a motion to intervene according to
By becoming a commentor, your
important environmental issues. By this Rule 214 of the Commission’s Rules of
concerns will be addressed in the EA
Notice of Intent, the Commission Practice and Procedure (18 CFR
and considered by the Commission. You
requests public comments on the scope 385.214) (see appendix 2).4 Only
should focus on the potential
of the issues it will address in the EA. intervenors have the right to seek
environmental effects of the proposal,
All comments received are considered rehearing of the Commission’s decision.
alternatives to the proposal (including Affected landowners and parties with
during the preparation of the EA. State alternative locations/routes), and
and local government representatives environmental concerns may be granted
measures to avoid or lessen intervenor status upon showing good
are encouraged to notify their environmental impact. The more
constituents of this proposed action and cause by stating that they have a clear
specific your comments, the more useful and direct interest in this proceeding
encourage them to comment on their they will be. Please carefully follow
areas of concern. which would not be adequately
these instructions to ensure that your represented by any other parties. You do
The EA will discuss impacts that comments are received in time and
could occur as a result of the not need intervenor status to have your
properly recorded: environmental comments considered.
construction and operation of the —Send an original and two copies of
proposed project under these general your letter to: Magalie R. Salas, Environmental Mailing List
headings: Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory This notice is being sent to
—Geology and soils Commission, 888 First St., NE., Room individuals, organizations, and
—Land use 1A, Washington, DC 20426. government entities interested in and/or
—Water resources, fisheries, and —Label one copy of the comments for potentially affected by the proposed
wetlands the attention of Gas 2 Branch. project. It is also being sent to all
—Cultural resources —Reference Docket No. CP02–436–000. identified potential right-of-way
—Vegetation and wildlife —Mail your comments so that they will grantors. By this notice we are also
—Air quality and noise asking governmental agencies,
be received in Washington, DC on or
2 The appendices referenced in this notice are not
before November 29, 2002. especially those in appendix 3, to
being printed in the Federal Register. Copies are Please note that we are continuing to express their interest in becoming
available on the Commission’s Web site at the experience delays in mail deliveries cooperating agencies for the preparation
‘‘FERRIS’’ link or from the Commission’s Public from the U.S. Postal Service. As a result, of the EA.
Reference and Files Maintenance Branch, 888 First
Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426, or call (202) we will include all comments that we Additional Information
502–8371. For instructions on connecting to receive within a reasonable time frame
Additional information about the
FERRIS refer to the last page of this notice. Copies in our environmental analysis of this
of the appendices were sent to all those receiving project is available from the
project. However, the Commission
this notice in the mail.
3 ’’We’’, ‘‘us’’, and ‘‘our’’ refer to the strongly encourages electronic filing of 4 Interventions may also be filed electronically via

environmental staff of the Office of Energy Projects any comments or interventions or the Internet in lieu of paper. See the previous
(OEP). protests to this proceeding. See 18 CFR discussion on filing comments electronically.

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Commission’s Office of External Affairs, l. The licensee states its unequivocal i. FERC Contact: Any questions on
at 1–866–208–FERC or on the FERC intent to submit an application for a this notice should be addressed to
Internet Web site ( using new license for Project No. 2085 Robert H. Grieve,
the FERRIS link. Click on the FERRIS Pursuant to 18 CFR 16.9(b)(1), each, (202) 502–8752.
link, enter the docket number excluding application for a new license and any j. Deadline for filing comments,
the last three digits in the Docket competing license applications must be motions to intervene and protests:
Number field. Be sure you have selected filed with the Commission at least 24 November 29, 2002.
an appropriate date range. For months prior to the expiration of the All documents (original and seven
assistance with FERRIS, the FERRIS existing license. All applications for copies) should be filed with: Magalie R.
helpline can be reached at 1–866–208– license for this project must be filed by Salas, Secretary, Federal Energy
3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at November 30, 2005. Regulatory Commission, 888 First The FERRIS A copy of the application is available Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426.
link on the FERC Internet Web site also for review at the Commission in the Comments, protests, and interventions
provides access to the texts of formal Public Reference Room or may be may be filed electronically via the
documents issued by the Commission, viewed on the Commission’s Web site at Internet in lieu of paper, see 18 CFR
such as orders, notices, and using the ‘‘FERRIS’’ 385.2002(a)(1)(iii) and instructions on
rulemakings. link. Enter the docket number excluding the Commission’s web site under the ‘‘e-
the last three digits in the docket filing’’ link. The Commission strongly
Linwood A. Watson, Jr., encourages electronic filings. Please
number field to access the document.
Deputy Secretary.
For assistance, For assistance, please include the project number (P–5–072)
[FR Doc. 02–28168 Filed 11–4–02; 8:45 am] contact FERC Online Support at on any comments or motions filed.
BILLING CODE 6717–01–P or toll-free at The Commission’s rules of Practice
and Procedure require all intervenors
(866) 208–3676, or for TTY, contact
filing documents with the Commission
(202) 502–8659. A copy is also available
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY to serve a copy of that document on
for inspection and reproduction at the
each person in the official service list
Federal Energy Regulatory address in item h above.
for the project. Further, if an intervenor
Commission Linwood A. Watson, Jr., files comments or documents with the
Deputy Secretary. Commission relating to the merits of an
Notice of Intent To File Application for issue that may affect the responsibilities
[FR Doc. 02–28170 Filed 11–4–02; 8:45 am]
a New License of a particular resource agency, they
October 30, 2002. must also serve a copy of the document
Take notice that the following notice on that resource agency.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY k. Description of Application:
of intent has been filed with the
Applicants request to amend the Kerr
Commission and is available for public
Federal Energy Regulatory Project license in order to resolve the
a. Type of filing: Notice of Intent To Commission respective obligations of PPLM and the
Tribes for performance of certain fish
File an Application for New License.
Notice of Joint Application To Amend and wildlife mitigation measures that
b. Project No: 2085.
c. Date filed: October 9, 2002. License and Soliciting Comments, currently appear in several numbered
d. Submitted By: Southern California Motions To Intervene, and Protests articles in the project license. The
Edison Company. articles at issue were originally
October 30, 2002.
e. Name of Project: Mammoth Pool submitted by the Department of the
Take notice that the following Interior pursuant to its authority under
Project. hydroelectric application has been filed
f. Location: Mammoth Pool is located Section 4(e) of the Federal Power Act,
with the Commission and is available 16 U.S.C. 797(e), and thereafter adopted
on the main sterm of the Upper San
for public inspection: by the Commission in its orders of June
Joaquin River, bordering Madera and
a. Type of Application: Joint 25, 1997, October 30, 1998, and
Fresno Counties, California.
g. Filed Pursuant to: Section 15 of the Application to Amend License. December 14, 2000. Applicants seek a
Federal Power Act, 18 CFR 16.6. b. Project No.: 5–072. similar resolution of obligations under a
h. Pursuant to Section 16.19 of the c. Date Filed: October 15, 2002. license article that was included in the
Commission’s regulations, the licensee d. Applicant: PPL Montana, LLC project license in the December 14, 2000
is required to make available the (PPLM) and the Confederated Salish and order in response to a biological opinion
information described in Section 16.7 of Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation prepared by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
the regulations. Such information is (Tribes). Service pursuant to the Endangered
available from the licensee at the e. Name of Project: Kerr Hydroelectric Species Act.
Northern Hydro Regional Office, 54205 Project. l. Locations of the Application: Copies
Mountain Poplar Road, Big Creek, f. Location: On the Flathead River in of this filing are available for review at
California 93605. Lake and Flathead Counties, Montana. the Commission in the Public Reference
i. FERC Contact: James Fargo, 202– g. Filed Pursuant to: 16 U.S.C. 799. Room or may be viewed on the
502–6095, h. Applicant Contacts: David R. Poe, Commission’s web site at
j. Expiration Date of Current License: LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, using the ‘‘FERRIS’’
November 30, 2007. L.L.P., 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW., link. Enter the docket number,
k. Project Description: A storage dam, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 986–8039 excluding the last three digits in the
reservoir, dam outlet works including a and Joe Hovenkotter, Tribal Legal docket number field, to access the
938 kilowatts(kw) fishwater generator, Department, Flathead Reservation, document. For assistance, call toll-free
tunnel and penstock, and a powerhouse 51383 Highway 93 North, Pablo, 1–866–208–3676 or e-mail
containing two turbines with two Montana 59855, (406) 675–2700, ext. FERCONLINESUPPORT@FERC.GOV.
95,000kw generators. 1169. For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Copies

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