NorAm Energy Services, Inc., Notice of Filing

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
[Docket No. EC97-24-000]


NorAm Energy Services, Inc., Notice of Filing

April 2, 1997.
    Take notice that NorAm Energy Services, Inc. (NES) on March 27, 
1997, tendered for filing pursuant to Section 203 of the Federal Power 
Act (the ``FPA''), 16 U.S.C. 824b, Part 33 of the Commission's 
Regulations, 18 CFR 33, and 18 CFR 2.26, an Application For 
Authorization Under Section 203.
    Applicant states that the Application relates to an Agreement and 
Plan of Merger dated as of August 11, 1996, pursuant to which 
Applicant's parent, NorAm Energy Corp., will be acquired by Houston 
Industries Incorporated (``HI''). As a result of the transaction, the 
Applicant, a Commission-regulated power marketer, will become a second 
tier subsidiary of HI. Applicant notes that the transaction will not 
result in any disposition or transfer of its power sales agreements and 
that Applicant will continue to hold and perform such agreements. The 
Applicant states that it has submitted the information required by part 
33 of the Commission's Regulations, and by the Commission's recently 
issued Merger Policy Statement, Order No. 592, Inquiry Concerning the 
Commission's Merger Policy under the Federal Power Act, Policy 
Statement, issued December 18, 1996, 61 FR 68,595 (December 30, 1996), 
in support of the Application.
    As required by 18 CFR 33.6, Applicant states that copies of the 
Application and related testimony and exhibits have been served on the 
Arkansas Public Service Commission, the Mississippi Public Service 
Commission, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, the Oklahoma 
Corporation Commission, the Louisiana Public Service Commission, the 
Texas Railroad Commission and the Texas Public Utility Commission.
    Any person desiring to be heard or to protest said filing should 
file a motion to intervene or protest with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20426, 
in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 18 CFR 385.214). All such 
motions or protests should be filed on or before May 27, 1997. Protests 
will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate 
action to be taken, but will not serve to make protestants parties to 
the proceeding. Any person wishing to become a party must file a motion 
to intervene. Copies of this filing are on file with the Commission and 
are available for public inspection.
Lois D. Cashell,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 97-8880 Filed 4-7-97; 8:45 am]
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