18 CFR 284.224 - Certain transportation and sales by local distribution companies.

§ 284.224 Certain transportation and sales by local distribution companies.
(a) Applicability. This section applies to local distribution companies served by interstate pipelines, including persons who are not subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission, by reason of section 1(c) of the Natural Gas Act.
(b) Blanket certificate—
(1) Any local distribution company served by an interstate pipeline or any Hinshaw pipeline may apply for a blanket certificate under this section.
(2) Upon application for a certificate under this section, a hearing will be conducted under section 7(c) of the Natural Gas Act, § 157.11 of this chapter, and subpart H of part 385 of this chapter.
(3) The Commission will grant a blanket certificate to such local distribution company or Hinshaw pipeline under this section, if required by the present or future public convenience and necessity. Such certificate will authorize the local distribution company to engage in the sale or transportation of natural gas that is subject to the Commission's jurisdiction under the Natural Gas Act, to the same extent that and in the same manner that intrastate pipelines are authorized to engage in such activities by subparts C and D of this part, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (e)(2) of this section.
(c) Application procedure. Applications for blanket certificates must be accompanied by the fee prescribed in § 381.207 of this chapter or a petition for waiver pursuant to § 381.106 of this chapter, and shall state:
(1) The exact legal name of applicant; its principal place of business; whether an individual, partnership, corporation or otherwise; the state under the laws of which it is organized or authorized; the agency having jurisdiction over rates and tariffs; and the name, title, and mailing address of the person or persons to whom communications concerning the application are to be addressed;
(2) The volumes of natural gas which:
(i) Were received during the most recent 12-month period by the applicant within or at the boundary of a state, and
(ii) Were exempt from the Natural Gas Act jurisdiction of the Commission by reason of section 1(c) of the Natural Gas Act, if any;
(3) The total volume of natural gas received by the applicant from all sources during the same time period;
(4) Citation to all currently valid declarations of exemption issued by the Commission under section 1(c) of the Natural Gas Act if any;
(5) A statement that the applicant will comply with the conditions in paragraph (e) of this section;
(6) A form of notice suitable for publication in the Federal Register, as contemplated by § 157.9 of this chapter, which will briefly summarize the facts contained in the application in such way as to acquaint the public with its scope and purpose; and
(7) A statement of the methodology to be used in calculating rates for services to be rendered, setting forth any elections under § 284.123 or paragraph (e)(2) of this section and a sample calculation employing the methodology using current data. If a rate election is made under paragraph (e)(2) of this section, this statement shall contain the following items (reflecting the 12-month period used to justify costs in the most recently approved rate case conducted by an appropriate state regulatory agency):
(i) Total operating revenues,
(ii) Purchase gas costs,
(iii) Distribution costs (which include that portion of the common costs allocated to the distribution function),
(iv) The volume throughput of the system categorized by sales, transportation and exchange service, and
(v) A study which determines transportation costs on a unit revenue basis in accordance with paragraph (e)(2) of this section, including any supporting work papers.
(d) Effect of certificate.
(1) Any certificate granted under this section will authorize the certificate holder to engage in transactions of the type authorized by subparts C and D of this part.
(2) Acceptance of a certificate or conduct of an activity authorized thereunder will:
(i) Not impair the continued validity of any exclusion under section 1(c) of the Natural Gas Act which may be applicable to the certificate holder, and
(ii) Not subject the certificate holder to the Natural Gas Act jurisdiction to the Commission except to the extent necessary to enforce the terms and conditions of the certificate.
(e) General conditions.
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (e)(2) of this section, any transaction authorized under a blanket certificate is subject to the same rates and charges, terms and conditions, and reporting requirements that apply to a transaction authorized for an intrastate pipeline under subparts C and D of this part.
(2) Rate election. If the certificate holder does not have any existing rates on file with the appropriate state regulatory agency for city-gate service, the certificate holder may make the rate election specified in § 284.123(b)(1) only if:
(i) The certificate holder's existing rates are approved by an appropriate state regulatory agency,
(ii) The rates and charges for any transportation are computed by using the portion of the certificate holder weighted average annual unit revenue (per MMBtu) generated by existing rates which is attributable to the cost of gathering, treatment, processing, transportation, delivery or similar service (including storage service), and
(iii) The Commission has approved the method for computing rates and charges specified in paragraph (e)(2)(ii) of this section.
(3) Volumetric test. The volumes of natural gas sold or assigned under the blanket certificate may not exceed the volumes obtained from sources other than interstate supplies.
(4) Filings. Any filings made with the Commission that report individual transactions shall reference the docket number of the proceeding in which the blanket certificate was granted.
(5) Filing Requirements. Filings under this section must comply with the requirements of § 284.123 (f) of this part. The tariff filing requirements of Part 154 of this chapter shall not apply to transactions authorized by the blanket certificate.
(f) Pregrant of abandonment. Abandonment of transportation services or sales, pursuant to section 7(b) of the Natural Gas Act, is authorized upon the expiration of the contractual term of each individual arrangement authorized by a blanket certificate under this section.
(g) Hinshaw pipeline without blanket certificate. A Hinshaw pipeline that does not obtain a blanket certificate under this section is not authorized to sell or transport natural gas as an intrastate pipeline under subparts C and D of this part.
(h) Definitions. For the purposes of this section:
(1) A Hinshaw pipeline means any person engaged in the transportation of natural gas which is not subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission under the Natural Gas Act solely by reason of section 1(c) of the Natural Gas Act.
(2) Interstate supplies means any natural gas obtained, either directly or indirectly, from:
(i) The system supplies of an interstate pipeline, or
(ii) Natural gas reserves which were committed or dedicated to interstate commerce on November 8, 1978.
[45 FR 1875, Jan. 9, 1980, as amended by Order 319, 48 FR 34891, Aug. 1, 1983; 48 FR 35635, Aug. 5, 1983; Order 433, 50 FR 40346, Oct. 3, 1985. Redesignated and amended by Order 436, 50 FR 42497, 42498, Oct. 18, 1985; Order 478, 52 FR 28467, July 30, 1987; Order 581, 60 FR 53074, Oct. 11, 1995; Order 714, 73 FR 57535, Oct. 3, 2008]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

§ 717 - Regulation of natural gas companies

§ 717a - Definitions

§ 717b - Exportation or importation of natural gas; LNG terminals

15 U.S. Code § 713a–1, 713a–2 - Repealed.

§ 717c - Rates and charges

15 U.S. Code § 713a–1, 713a–2 - Repealed.

§ 717d - Fixing rates and charges; determination of cost of production or transportation

§ 717e - Ascertainment of cost of property

§ 717f - Construction, extension, or abandonment of facilities

§ 717g - Accounts; records; memoranda

§ 717h - Rates of depreciation

§ 717i - Periodic and special reports

§ 717j - State compacts for conservation, transportation, etc., of natural gas

§ 717k - Officials dealing in securities

15 U.S. Code § -

§ 717m - Investigations by Commission

§ 717n - Process coordination; hearings; rules of procedure

15 U.S. Code § -

§ 717p - Joint boards

§ 717q - Appointment of officers and employees

§ 717r - Rehearing and review

§ 717s - Enforcement of chapter

§ 717t - General penalties

15 U.S. Code § 713a–1, 713a–2 - Repealed.

15 U.S. Code § 713a–1, 713a–2 - Repealed.

§ 717u - Jurisdiction of offenses; enforcement of liabilities and duties

§ 717v - Separability

§ 717w - Short title

§ 717x - Conserved natural gas

§ 717y - Voluntary conversion of natural gas users to heavy fuel oil

§ 717z - Emergency conversion of utilities and other facilities

§ 3301 - Definitions

§ 3311 to 3320, 3331 to 3333 - Repealed.

§ 3341 to 3348 - Repealed.

§ 3361 - Declaration of emergency

§ 3362 - Emergency purchase authority

§ 3363 - Emergency allocation authority

§ 3364 - Miscellaneous provisions

§ 3371 - Authorization of certain sales and transportation

§ 3372 - Assignment of contractual rights to receive surplus natural gas

§ 3373 - Effect of certain natural gas prices on indefinite price escalator clauses

§ 3374 - Clauses prohibiting certain sales, transportation, and commingling

§ 3375 - Filing of contracts and agreements

§ 3391 - Natural gas for essential agricultural uses

§ 3391a - “Essential agricultural use” defined

§ 3392 - Natural gas for essential industrial process and feedstock uses

§ 3393 - Establishment and implementation of priorities

§ 3394 - Limitation on revoking or amending certain pre-1969 certificates of public convenience and necessity

§ 3411 - General rulemaking authority

§ 3412 - Administrative procedure

§ 3413 - Repealed.

§ 3414 - Enforcement

§ 3415 - Intervention

§ 3416 - Judicial review

§ 3417 - Repealed.

§ 3418 - Applicability of other Federal statutory provisions relating to information-gathering

§ 3431 - Coordination with the Natural Gas Act

§ 3432 - Effect on State laws

U.S. Code: Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

§ 7101 - Definitions

§ 7111 - Congressional findings

§ 7112 - Congressional declaration of purpose

§ 7113 - Relationship with States

§ 7131 - Establishment

§ 7132 - Principal officers

§ 7133 - Assistant Secretaries; appointment and confirmation; identification of responsibilities

§ 7134 - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; compensation of Chairman and members

§ 7135 - Energy Information Administration

§ 7135a - Delegation by Secretary of Energy of energy research, etc., functions to Administrator of Energy Information...Administration; prohibition against required delegation; utilization of capabilities by Secretary

§ 7136 - Economic Regulatory Administration; appointment of Administrator; compensation; qualifications; functions

§ 7137 - Functions of Comptroller General

§ 7138 - Repealed.

§ 7139 - Office of Science; establishment; appointment of Director; compensation; duties

§ 7140 - Leasing Liaison Committee; establishment; composition

§ 7141 - Office of Minority Economic Impact

§ 7142 - National Atomic Museum and National Atomic Testing Museum

§ 7142a - Designation of American Museum of Science and Energy

§ 7142b - Authority

§ 7142c - Museum volunteers

§ 7142d - Definitions

§ 7143 - Repealed.

§ 7144 - Establishment of policy for National Nuclear Security Administration

§ 7144a - Establishment of security, counterintelligence, and intelligence policies

§ 7144b - Office of Counterintelligence

§ 7144c - Office of Intelligence

§ 7144d - Office of Arctic Energy

§ 7144e - Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs

§ 7151 - General transfers

§ 7151a - Jurisdiction over matters transferred from Energy Research and Development Administration

§ 7152 - Transfers from Department of the Interior

§ 7153 - Administration of leasing transfers

§ 7154 - Transfers from Department of Housing and Urban Development

§ 7155 - Repealed.

§ 7156 - Transfers from Department of the Navy

§ 7156a - Repealed.

§ 7157 - Transfers from Department of Commerce

§ 7158 - Naval reactor and military application programs

§ 7159 - Transfer to Department of Transportation

§ 7171 - Appointment and administration

§ 7172 - Jurisdiction of Commission

§ 7173 - Initiation of rulemaking procedures before Commission

§ 7174 - Referral of other rulemaking proceedings to Commission

§ 7175 - Right of Secretary to intervene in Commission proceedings

§ 7176 - Reorganization

§ 7177 - Access to information

§ 7178 - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission fees and annual charges

§ 7191 - Procedures for issuance of rules, regulations, or orders

§ 7192 - Judicial review

§ 7193 - Remedial orders

§ 7194 - Requests for adjustments

§ 7195 - Report to Congress; contents

§ 7211, 7212 - Repealed.

§ 7213 to 7217 - Repealed.

§ 7218 - Repealed.

§ 7231 - Officers and employees

§ 7232 - Senior positions

§ 7233 - Experts and consultants

§ 7234 - Advisory committees

§ 7235 - Armed services personnel

§ 7236 - Transferred

§ 7237 - Priority placement, job placement, retraining, and counseling programs for United States Department of Energy employees affected by reduction in force

§ 7238 - Temporary appointments for scientific and technical experts in Department of Energy research and development programs

§ 7239 - Transferred

§ 7251 - General authority

§ 7252 - Delegation

§ 7253 - Reorganization

§ 7254 - Rules and regulations

§ 7255 - Subpoena

§ 7256 - Contracts, leases, etc., with public agencies and private organizations and persons

§ 7256a, 7256b - Transferred

§ 7257 - Acquisition, construction, etc., of laboratories, research and testing sites, etc.

§ 7257a to 7257c - Transferred

§ 7257d - Expanded research by Secretary of Energy

§ 7258 - Facilities construction

§ 7259 - Use of facilities

§ 7259a - Activities of Department of Energy facilities

§ 7260 - Field offices

§ 7261 - Acquisition of copyrights, patents, etc.

§ 7261a - Protection of sensitive technical information

§ 7261b - Technology transfer to small businesses

§ 7261c - Technology partnerships ombudsman

§ 7262 - Repealed.

§ 7263 - Capital fund

§ 7264 - Seal of Department

§ 7265 - Regional Energy Advisory Boards

§ 7266 - Designation of conservation officers

§ 7267 - Annual report

§ 7268 - Leasing report

§ 7269 - Transfer of funds

§ 7269a - Repealed.

§ 7269b - Transfer of unexpended appropriation balances

§ 7269c - Funding for Department of Energy activities not included in Fossil Energy account

§ 7270 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 7270a - Guards for Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities

§ 7270b - Trespass on Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities

§ 7270c - Annual assessment and report on vulnerability of facilities to terrorist attack

§ 7271 - Transferred

§ 7271a - Repealed.

§ 7271b - Repealed.

§ 7271c - Repealed.

§ 7271d to 7273a - Transferred

§ 7273b - Security investigations

§ 7273c - Transferred

§ 7274 - Environmental impact statements relating to defense facilities of Department of Energy

§ 7274a to 7274d - Transferred

§ 7274e - Scholarship and fellowship program for environmental restoration and waste management

§ 7274f - Transferred

§ 7274g - Environmental restoration and waste management five-year plan and budget reports

§ 7274h, 7274i - Transferred

§ 7274j - Repealed.

§ 7274k - Transferred

42 U.S. Code § -

42 U.S. Code § -

§ 7274p - Transferred

§ 7274q - Transferred

§ 7274r - Transferred

§ 7274s - Transferred

§ 7275 - Definitions

§ 7276 - Regulations to require integrated resource planning

§ 7276a - Technical assistance

§ 7276b - Integrated resource plans

§ 7276c - Miscellaneous provisions

§ 7276d - Property protection program for power marketing administrations

§ 7276e - Provision of rewards

§ 7276f - Western Area Power Administration; deposit and availability of discretionary offsetting collections

§ 7276g - Western Area Power Administration; deposit and availability of funds related to Falcon and Amistad Dams

§ 7277 - Report concerning review of United States coal imports

§ 7278 - Availability of appropriations for Department of Energy for transportation, uniforms, security, and price support and loan guarantee programs; transfer of funds; acceptance of contributions

§ 7279 - Identification in budget materials of amounts for certain Department of Energy pension obligations

§ 7279a - Future-years energy program annual submission and budgeting

§ 7291 - Transfer and allocations of appropriations and personnel

§ 7292 - Effect on personnel

§ 7293 - Agency terminations

§ 7294 - Incidental transfers

§ 7295 - Savings provisions

§ 7296 - Separability

§ 7297 - Cross references

§ 7298 - Presidential authority

§ 7299 - Transition

§ 7300 - Report to Congress; effect on personnel

§ 7301 - Environmental impact statements

§ 7321 - National Energy Policy Plan

§ 7322 - Congressional review

§ 7341 - Effective date

§ 7342 - Interim appointments

§ 7351 - Submission of comprehensive review

§ 7352 - Contents of review

U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS