AltaGas Facilities (U.S.), Inc. (AltaGas); Notice of Application

Federal Register, Volume 78 Issue 218 (Tuesday, November 12, 2013)

Federal Register Volume 78, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 12, 2013)


Pages 67349-67350

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office

FR Doc No: 2013-26914



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Docket No. CP00-401-001

AltaGas Facilities (U.S.), Inc. (AltaGas); Notice of Application

Take notice that on October 21, 2013, AltaGas Facilities (U.S.), Inc. (AltaGas), 1700, 355 4th Avenue SW., Calgary, Alberta T2P 0J1, filed an application in Docket No. CP00-401-001, requesting authorization to terminate its Natural Gas Act section 3 authorization and its related Presidential Permit for its facilities extending from the international boundary in Toole County, Montana to Alberta, Canada. This filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's Web site at using the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at or toll free at (866) 208-3676, or for TTY, contact (202) 502-8659.

On July 31, 2001, AltaGas was authorized to construct, connect, operate, and maintain 60 feet of six-inch diameter natural gas pipeline extending from the international boundary with Canada in T37N, R3W, to an interconnection with the natural gas gathering facilities which AltaGas owns in Toole County, Montana. In addition with the request to terminate the section 3 authorization, AltaGas also requests waiver of the requirement to remove the pipeline, as required by Article 9 of its Presidential Permit. AltaGas proposes to abandon the 60 foot pipeline in-place. The pipeline would be treated, capped, and tagged underground prior to its abandonment. The records of the internal and external corrosion control programs would be maintained for two years.

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Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Nicole Axelson Plumb, MA, Regulatory Analyst, AltaGas Holdings, Inc., 1700, 355 4th Avenue SW., Calgary, Alberta T2P 0J1, Canada, or by telephone at (403) 691-7594.

Pursuant to Section 157.9 of the Commission's rules, 18 CFR 157.9, within 90 days of this Notice the Commission staff will either: Complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the Commission's public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding; or issue a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff's issuance of the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) or EA for this proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission's public record for this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's FEIS or EA.

There are two ways to become involved in the Commission's review of this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or before the comment date stated below, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, a motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must submit 14 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders in the proceeding.

However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. The Commission will consider these comments in determining the appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission's rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly involved in the protest.

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 commentors 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 commentors will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commentors 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 in lieu of paper using the ``eFiling'' link at 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.

This filing is accessible on-line at, 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, or call (866) 208-3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502-8659.

Comment Date: November 25, 2013.

Dated: November 4, 2013.

Kimberly D. Bose,


FR Doc. 2013-26914 Filed 11-8-13; 8:45 am


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