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67400 Federal Register / Vol. 67, No.

214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2002 / Notices

http://www.ferc.gov 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 www.ferc.gov 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 @ferc.gov 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 (www.ferc.gov).
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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