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Texas George H. (Greg) Williams, Jr.

New York Partner


Washington, DC
Connecticut 202.828.5815 Office
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London greg.williams@bgllp.com

Bracewell & Giuliani LLP


2000 K Street NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC
20006-1872

December 17, 2010

Via Electronic Filing

Ms. Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, N.E., Room 1A
Washington, D.C. 20426

Re: Calais LNG Project Company LLC and Calais Pipeline Company, LLC,
Docket Nos. CP10-31-000 and CP10-32-000

Dear Ms. Bose:

Enclosed for electronic filing is the reply of Calais LNG Project Company, LLC and
Calais LNG Pipeline Company, LLC (collectively, "Calais LNG") to the Commission Staff's
letter dated December 3, 2010.

Calais LNG requests privileged treatment of the accompanying attachment pursuant to


the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 5 U.S.C. 552, and the Commission's regulations at 18
C.F.R. 388.112. Privileged treatment of the attachment is justified because it addresses matters
of a commercial and financial nature, and thus is exempt from public disclosure under FOIA
Exemption 4, 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(4). Accordingly, the attachment has been labeled as privileged.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/ George H. (Greg) Williams


George H. (Greg) Williams, Jr.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
2000 K Street NW; Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006-1872
Attorney for Calais LNG Project Company LLC

Enclosures
cc: Jeff Wright
CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

Pursuant to Rule 2010 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 C.F.R.

§ 385.2010, I hereby certify that I have this day served a copy of the foregoing on all persons

designated on the official service list compiled by the Secretary in this proceeding.

Dated at Washington, D.C. this 17th day of December, 2010.

/s/ George H. (Greg) Williams


George H. (Greg) Williams, Jr.
Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
2000 K Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006
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December 17, 20 I0

Jeff Wright
Director
Office of Energy Projects
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20426

Re: Calais LNG Project Company LLC and Calais Pipeline Company, LLC,
Docket Nos. CPIO-31-000 and CPIO-32-000

Dear Mr. Wright:

On behalf of Calais LNG Project Company, LLC and Calais Pipeline Company, LLC
("Calais LNG"), I write in response to your December 3, 2010 letter inquiring about the
appropriateness of the Commission staffs continued processing of Calais LNG's applications.

As you correctly note in your letter, Calais LNG has very recently undergone a transition
in ownership. Effective November 24, 2010, the previous Managing Member transferred
ownership of the project to a new Managing Member, of which I am one of the principals.

As your letter also notes, Calais LNG's property option on the project site expired prior to
the change in ownership. As a consequence, the new Managing Member is addressing two
interrelated matters - attracting investment in the project and the expiration of the project site
option. The new Managing Member has made substantial progress in attracting investment and
has commenced negotiations with the project site landowner toward a new arrangement. See
Attachment A.

Calais LNG recognizes that the Commission and its staff have made extraordinary efforts
to process Calais LNG's applications, and acknowledges the concern about continued staff
processing in light of the recent turn of events with Calais LNG ownership. However, given the
very substantial progress already made toward certification of the project and the very brief
period in which the new Managing Member has been in control, we ask for a reasonable
temporal accommodation - during which time staffs application processing would be in hiatus -
while Calais LNG addresses the two interrelated matters noted above.

Thank you for the considerable efforts of your staff on this project to date and for your
consideration of this request.

Sincerely,

~W.
Arthur W. Gelber