83 FR 32853 - Dakota Natural Gas, LLC; Notice of Application

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Federal Register Volume 83, Issue 136 (July 16, 2018)

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FR Document2018-15128

Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 136 (Monday, July 16, 2018)
[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 136 (Monday, July 16, 2018)]
[Pages 32853-32854]
From the Federal Register Online  [www.thefederalregister.org]
[FR Doc No: 2018-15128]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP18-511-000]

Dakota Natural Gas, LLC; Notice of Application

    Take notice that on June 28, 2018, Dakota Natural Gas, LLC (DNG), 
P.O. Box 68, Le Sueur, Minnesota 56058, filed in Docket No. CP18-511-
000 an application pursuant to section 7(f) of the Natural Gas Act 
(NGA) requesting a service area determination so that it may expand or 
enlarge its facilities with or without further Commission 
authorization. DNG is a recently formed local distribution company 
(LDC) which aims to serve customers primarily in Drayton, North Dakota. 
In order to serve customers in Drayton, DNG would need to construct 
approximately 17.3 miles of new pipeline facilities, of which 9.3 miles 
would be located in Minnesota, running west from an interconnect with 
Viking Gas Transmission Company at a Town Border Station northwest of 
Donaldson, Minnesota to the Minnesota-North Dakota Border, with an 
additional 1.5-mile segment running from the Minnesota-North Dakota 
border to a regulator station north of Drayton. The remaining 6.5 miles 
of pipeline would run south from the regulator station to the city of 
Drayton. DNG also requests that the Commission determine that DNG 
qualifies as an LDC for the purposes of transportation under section 
311 of the Natural Gas Policy Act of 1978 and that it be granted waiver 
of all reporting and accounting requirements, as well as other rules 
and regulations that are normally applicable to natural gas companies 
subject to the Commission's jurisdiction, all as more fully set forth 
in the application which is on file with the Commission and open to 
public inspection.
    The filing is available for review at the Commission in the Public 
Reference Room or may be viewed on the Commission's website 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, (886) 208-3676 or TYY, 
(202) 502-8659.
    Any questions concerning this application may be directed to Jason 
T. Gray, Gray, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer, & Pembroke, P.C., 1615 M 
Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, by telephone at (202) 467-
6370, by fax at (202) 467-6379, 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 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 seven 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

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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 
http://www.ferc.gov. Persons unable to file electronically should 
submit an original and 7 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 July 31, 2018.

    Dated: July 10, 2018.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-15128 Filed 7-13-18; 8:45 am]

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Dates5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on July 31, 2018.
FR Citation83 FR 32853 

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