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FERC Issues Notice of Application of Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission of Cayce, S.C.

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WASHINGTON
, March 25 -- The Department of Energy published the following notice in the Federal Register from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission:

Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Application

A Notice by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on 03/25/2016

Publication Date: Friday, March 25, 2016

Agencies:

Department of Energy

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Dates: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 11, 2016.

Entry Type: Notice

Document Citation: 81 FR 16167

Page: 16167 (1 page)

Agency/Docket Numbers:

Docket Nos. CP16-98-000

PF15-29-000

Document Number: 2016-06772

Shorter URL: https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-06772

Take notice that on March 9, 2016, Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission, LLC (Dominion Carolina), filed an application pursuant to section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act and Part 157 of the Commission's Regulations for a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct, install, own, operate, and maintain certain facilities located in

Aiken
,
Charleston
,
Dillon
,
Dorchester
,
Greenwood
,
Laurens
,
Newberry
, and
Spartanburg
Counties,
South Carolina
(Transco to Charleston Project). Dominion Carolina will provide firm transportation service of 80,000 dekatherms per day (Dth/day) to meet increasing demand for natural gas for local commercial, industrial, and power generation customers. The filing may also be viewed on the web at http://www.ferc.gov 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 TYY, (202) 502-8659.

Any questions regarding this application should be directed to Richard D. Jessee, Gas Transmission Certificates Program Manager, Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission, LLC, 220 Operations Way,

Cayce, SC
29033. Telephone (803) 726-3738 and email: [email protected].

Dominion Carolina proposes to construct approximately 55 miles of 12-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline in

Spartanburg
,
Laurens
, New Berry, and
Greenwood
Counties, SC (
Moore
to Chappells Pipeline) and approximately 5 miles of 4-inch diameter natural gas transmission pipeline in Dillion County, SC (Dillion Pipeline). Dominion Carolina also proposes to install: Two 1,400-horsepower (hp) compressor units at existing Moore Compressor Station located in
Spartanburg County, SC
; three 1,200 hp compressor units at new Dorchester Compressor Station located
Dorchester County, SC
; and appurtenances. In addition, Dominion Carolina proposes to convert one existing 1,200 hp compressor unit from standby to use the unit for service, at existing Southern Compressor Station located in
Aiken County, SC
. Dominion Carolina has executed binding precedent agreements with its customers for the project's capacity of 80,000 Dth/day. Dominion Carolina proposes to charge a negotiated incremental rate for firm transportation service using the proposed project. The cost of the project is $119.3 million. Dominion Carolina proposes an in-service date of November 1, 2017.

On September 2, 2015, the Commission staff granted Dominion Carolina's request to use the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pre-Filing Process and assigned Docket No. PF15-29-000 to staff activities involving the proposed facilities. Now, as of the filing of this application on March 9, 2016, the NEPA Pre-Filing Process for this project has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be conducted in Docket No. CP16-98-000, as noted in the caption of this Notice.

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 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 5 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 commenters 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 commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters 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.

Motions to intervene, protests and comments may be filed electronically via the internet in lieu of paper; see, 18 CFR 385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site under the "e-Filing" link. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings.

Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 11, 2016.

Dated: March 21, 2016.

Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,

Deputy Secretary.

[FR Doc. 2016-06772 Filed 3-24-16; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 6717-01-P

[*Federal RegisterBF 2016-03-25]

Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service,

Springfield, Va.
, 703/304-1897; [email protected]; http://www.targetednews.com

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