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Brown, Williams, Moorhead & Quinn, Inc.

Essentially the same rules and policies apply to acquisitions of facilities with somewhat less emphasis on environmental impacts due to the absence of new construction. Here BWMQ can add value with its expertise in FERC policy and precedent regarding acquisition costs ranging from book value to replacement cost, and thus the rate that can be charged. Note that acquisitions of securities of by corporate reorganization, rather than physical assets, do not require certificate authorization. Abandonment of facilities and/or services is the flip side of certificates, but subject to the same public convenience and necessity requirement. BWMQ can help you make the threshold showing on the impact of the abandonment on customers whose service will be terminated and describe the environmental impacts of facilities to be abandoned in place or by salvage.