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NEGASCO requests a service area determination to include the facilities necessary to connect NEGASCO's facilities in Rhode Island to those of Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas) in Connecticut in order to obtain additional pipeline supply to alleviate capacity shortfalls on the Algonquin pipeline. NEGASCO states that the enlarged service area would enable it to enlarge, extend and interconnect its distribution facilities with those of Yankee Gas without losing its status as a local distribution customer. NEGASCO proposes to construct approximately 75 feet of 8" diameter distribution main from Westerly, RI, into the state of Connecticut in order to accomplish the interconnection with Yankee Gas.
Any questions regarding the application should be directed to James Moriarty or Regina Pace, Fleischman and Walsh, L.L.P., 1919 Pennsylvania Ave, NW., Washington, DC 20006, (202) 939-7900.
NEGASCO explains that the proposed service area determination would not change NEGASCO's services or operations. NEGASCO also requests a declaration that it qualifies as an LDC for the purposes of Section 311 of the NGPA and a waiver of all reporting and accounting requirements applicable to natural gas companies under the NGA and the NGPA.
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 in the proceeding with the Commission and must mail 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.
Protests and interventions may be filed electronically via the Internet in lieu of paper;