Atlanta Gas Light Company; Notice of Application


Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 231 (Friday, November 30, 2018)

Federal Register Volume 83, Number 231 (Friday, November 30, 2018)


Pages 61624-61625

From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office

FR Doc No: 2018-25984



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Docket No. CP19-15-000

Atlanta Gas Light Company; Notice of Application

Take notice that on November 9, 2018, Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGL), Ten Peachtree Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, filed in Docket No. CP19-15-000, an application pursuant to section 7(f) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and the Commission's regulations requesting a service area determination allowing AGL to expand or enlarge its facilities, without further authorization from the Commission. AGL requests a service area determination with respect to its entire Georgia local distribution company (LDC) service area as well as a few small geographic areas in Tennessee into which AGL's mainline and service lines extend. AGL also requests: (i) A finding that AGL qualifies as an LDC for the purposes of section 311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 (NGPA); (ii) a waiver of the Commission's accounting and reporting requirements and other regulatory requirements ordinarily applicable to natural gas companies under the NGA and the NGPA; and (iii) such further relief as the Commission may deem appropriate, all as more fully described in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. The filing may also be viewed on the web 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, contact FERC at email protected or call toll-free, (866) 208-3676 or TTY, (202) 502-8659.

Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Elizabeth Wade, Senior Counsel, AGL Resources Inc., Ten Peachtree Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, by telephone at (404) 584-3160 or by email at email protected or Daniel P. Archuleta, Troutman Sanders LLP, 401 Ninth Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004, by telephone at (202) 274-2926 or by email at email protected.

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 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 EA.

There are two ways to become involved in the Commission's review of this project. First, any person wishing to

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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 3 copies of filings made in the proceeding with the Commission and must provide a copy to the applicant and to every other party. 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 and will be notified of any 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 and will not have the right to seek court review of the Commission's final order.

As of the February 27, 2018 date of the Commission's order in Docket No. CP16-4-001, the Commission will apply its revised practice concerning out-of-time motions to intervene in any new Natural Gas Act section 3 or section 7 proceeding.\1\ Persons desiring to become a party to a certificate proceeding are to intervene in a timely manner. If seeking to intervene out-of-time, the movant is required to ``show good cause why the time limitation should be waived,'' and should provide justification by reference to factors set forth in Rule 214(d)(1) (18 CFR 385.214(d)(1)) of the Commission's Rules and Regulations.


\1\ Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., 162 FERC 61,167 at P 50 (2018).


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 3 copies of the protest or intervention to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20426.

Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 14, 2018.

Dated: November 23, 2018.

Kimberly D. Bose,


FR Doc. 2018-25984 Filed 11-29-18; 8:45 am