5 Income Tax Allowance Extension Motion

Pursuant to Rules 212 and 2008 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 C.F.R §§ 385.212 and 385.2008 (2001), the Association of Oil Pipe Lines (AOPL), Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), and Edison Electric Institute (EEI) (hereinafter referred to as Movants) hereby submit this Motion for an Extension of Time to file comments in response to the Inquiry Regarding Income Tax Allowances in the above-referenced docket. Movants herein request an extension of thirty (30) days, until January 21, 2005, of the date by which interested parties must file comments in response to the Commission’s December 2, 2004 Request for Comments in this docket. The Request for Comments has not yet been published in the Federal Register. Since comments in the above-referenced rulemaking currently are due on December 22, 2004, Movants further seek an expedited 5-day response period for answering this Motion so the Commission can act promptly in response to the Motion and all parties can have adequate time to prepare comments following Commission disposition of the Motion.