Natural Gas Pipelines; Project Cost and Annual Limits

Summary:

Pursuant to the authority delegated by 18 CFR 375.308(x)(1), the Director of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP) computes and publishes the project cost and annual limits for natural gas pipelines blanket construction certificates for each calendar year.

Table of Figures

February 1, 2007.

For further information, contact:

Michael J. McGehee, Chief, Certificates Branch 1, Division of Pipeline Certificates, (202) 502-8962.

Publication of Project Cost Limits Under Blanket Certificates; Order of the Director, OEP

Section 157.208(d) of the Commission's Regulations provides for project cost limits applicable to construction, acquisition, operation and miscellaneous rearrangement of facilities (Table I) authorized under the blanket certificate procedure (Order No. 234, 19 FERC ¶ 61,216). Section 157.215(a) specifies the calendar year dollar limit which may be expended on underground storage testing and development (Table II) authorized under the blanket certificate. Section 157.208(d) requires that the “limits specified in Tables I and II shall be adjusted each calendar year to reflect the ‘GDP implicit price deflator' published by the Department of Commerce for the previous calendar year.”

Pursuant to § 375.308(x)(1) of the Commission's Regulations, the authority for the publication of such cost limits, as adjusted for inflation, is delegated to the Director of the Office of Energy Projects. The cost limits for calendar year 2007, as published in Table I of § 157.208(d) and Table II of § 157.215(a), are hereby issued. It is noted that Order No. 686, 117 FERC ¶ 61,074, increased the Table I dollar limits for calendar year 2006. The 2007 cost limits are calculated based on these increased limits.

List of subjects in 18 cfr part 157

Administrative practice and procedure, Natural Gas, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

J. Mark Robinson,

Director, Office of Energy Projects.

Accordingly, 18 CFR part 157 is amended as follows:

Part 157—[amended]

1. The authority citation for part 157 continues to read as follows:

Authority:

15 U.S.C. 717-717w, 3301-3432; 42 U.S.C. 7101-7352.

2. Table I in § 157.208(d) is revised to read as follows: § 157.208 * * * * *

(d) * * *

Table I
YearLimit
Auto. proj. cost limit(Col.1) Prior notice proj. cost limit(Col.2)
1982 $4,200,000 $12,000,000
1983 4,500,000 12,800,000
1984 4,700,000 13,300,000
1985 4,900,000 13,800,000
1986 5,100,000 14,300,000
1987 5,200,000 14,700,000
1988 5,400,000 15,100,000
1989 5,600,000 15,600,000
1990 5,800,000 16,000,000
1991 6,000,000 16,700,000
1992 6,200,000 17,300,000
1993 6,400,000 17,700,000
1994 6,600,000 18,100,000
1995 6,700,000 18,400,000
1996 6,900,000 18,800,000
1997 7,000,000 19,200,000
1998 7,100,000 19,600,000
1999 7,200,000 19,800,000
2000 7,300,000 20,200,000
2001 7,400,000 20,600,000
2002 7,500,000 21,000,000
2003 7,600,000 21,200,000
2004 7,800,000 21,600,000
2005 8,000,000 22,000,000
2006 9,600,000 27,400,000
2007 9,900,000 28,200,000
* * * * *
3. Table II in § 157.215(a) is revised to read as follows: § 157.215

(a) * * *

(5) * * *

Table II
YearLimit
1982 $2,700,000
1983 2,900,000
1984 3,000,000
1985 3,100,000
1986 3,200,000
1987 3,300,000
1988 3,400,000
1989 3,500,000
1990 3,600,000
1991 3,800,000
1992 3,900,000
1993 4,000,000
1994 4,100,000
1995 4,200,000
1996 4,300,000
1997 4,400,000
1998 4,500,000
1999 4,550,000
2000 4,650,000
2001 4,750,000
2002 4,850,000
2003 4,900,000
2004 5,000,000
2005 5,100,000
2006 5,250,000
2007 5,400,000
* * * * *

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