Hamilton County, FL moves to intervene with FERC on Sabal Trail

A first: a county moves to intervene! Hamilton County, Florida, which was also the first to pass a resolution against the pipeline; a resolution that was instrumental in getting Sabal Trail to move off the Withlacoochee River in Florida. All the other counties that have passed resolutions: you can also file motions to intervene.

Filed with FERC 18 December 2014, Accession Number: 20141218-5333 as “Motion to Intervene of Hamilton County, Florida Board of County Commissioners under CP15-17.” (PDF)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

Docket No. CP15-17-000

Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC

MOTION TO INTERVENE

COMES NOW Hamilton County, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, identified in Section 7.24, Florida Statutes, by its Board of County Commissioners (“Intervenor”), pursuant to Rules 212 and 214 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (the “Commission”), 18 C.F.R. ยงยง 385.212 and 385.214, Section 15(a) of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. ยง 717n), and moves to intervene as a party to this proceeding. In support thereof, Intervenor shows as follows:

  1. Communications

    Intervenor requests that the Commission include the following representative on the official service list to receive service of all filings made in this proceeding:

    John H. McCormick
    Hamilton County Attorney
    P. O. Drawer 0
    Jasper, Florida 32052

  2. Motion to Intervene

    On November 21, 2014, Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC (“Sabal”) filed its application for authorization necessary to construct, operate, and acquire facilities to move re-vaporized LNG to downstream markets in the United States. The projects are collectively known as the Sabal Trail Project.

    Intervenor is the owner of lands in Hamilton County, Florida which will be impacted by construction and operation of the Sabal interstate pipeline. Accordingly, the Commission’s actions in these proceedings, which relate to the construction and operation of the pipeline, directly and immediately affect Intervenor, and no other party can adequately represent Intervenor’s interests. The Commission, therefore, should allow Intervenor to intervene in these proceedings.

WHEREFORE, Intervenor respectfully requests that the Commission GRANT the instant Motion to Intervene.

Respectfully submitted December 18, 2014.

John H. McCormick
Hamilton County Attorney
P. O. Drawer 0
Jasper, FL 32052

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing will be served electronically on the Applicant by forwarding to the Acceptance for Filing email that will be generated by the FERC’s Online Filing System to the email address(es) of the Applicant as reflected by the Service List for CP15-17-000 on the date of this filing, as follows:

Lisa Connolly
GM, Rates & Certificates
Spectra Energy Corp
5400 Westheimer Court
Suite 6N-61
Houston, TEXAS 77056
UNITED STATES
laconnolly@spectraenergy.com

David A. Alonzo, JR
Manager, Certificates and Repo
Spectra Energy Corp
5400 Westheimer Court
Houston, TEXAS 77056
DAAlonzo@spectraenergy.com

Joe A. Payne
Manager Rates
Spectra Energy Transmission, LLC
P.O. Box 1642
Houston, TEXAS 77251-1642
japayne@spectraenergy.com

/S/ JOHN H. MCCORMICK
John H. McCormick
Hamilton County Attorney
P. O. Drawer 0
Jasper, FL 32052

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