Applications, hearings, determinations, etc.: Northern Natural Gas Co.,

[Federal Register: November 25, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 227)]


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Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP99-75-000]

Northern Natural Gas Company; Notice of Application

November 19, 1998.

Take notice that on November 13, 1998, Northern Natural Gas Company (Northern), 1111 South 103rd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68124, filedan application pursuant to Section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and the Commission's Regulations thereunder, requesting authority for Northern: (1) To abandon, by certain pipeline facilities with appurtenances, (2) abandon, by relocation in some instances, certain small volume meter stations with appurtenances, and (3) abandon certain services rendered thereby, located primarily within the State of Kansas, as well as some within the States of Iowa, Nebraska, and Texas, all as more fully set forth in the application on file with the Commission and open to public inspection.

Northern states that the subject facilities are primarily old 1930's vintage pipeline which were constructed using techniques and equipment in use at that time, including acetylene welding and Dresser couplings. Northern asserts that the subject facilities have experienced corrosion and leakage and that the pipeline segments have either been inactive or operating at a reduced pressure. Northern further asserts that current transportation requirements can be served by its existing B, C, D, and E-lines, thereby making abandonment rather than repair or replacement more economically and operationally feasible. Northern states that the subject proposal will not adversely effect capacity since current flows can be diverted to its existing lines.

Any person desiring to be heard or to make any protest with reference to said application should on or before December 10, 1998, file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE., Washington, DC 20426, a petition to intervene or a protest in accordance with the requirements of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 385.211)

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and Regulations under the Natural Gas Act (18 CFR 157.10). All protests filedwith the Commission will be considered by it in determining the appropriate action to be taken but will not serve to make the protestants parties to the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party to a proceeding or to participate as a party in any hearing therein must file a petition to intervene in accordance with the Commission's Rules.

Take further notice that, pursuant to the authority contained in and subject to the jurisdiction conferred upon the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by Sections 7 and 15 of the Natural Gas Act and the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, a hearing will be held without further notice before the Commission or its designee on this application if no petition to intervene is filedwithin the time required herein, if the Commission on its own review of the matter finds that a grant of the certificate is required by the public convenience and necessity. If a petition for leave is timely filed, or if the Commission on its own motion believes that a formal hearing is required, further notice of such hearing will be duly given.

Under the procedure provided for, unless otherwise advised, it will be unnecessary for Northern to appear or be represented at the hearing. Linwood A. Watson, Jr., Acting Secretary.

[FR Doc. 98-31451Filed11-24-98; 8:45 am]