Anyhow, here's your hoop. Jump!
"To participate in the meeting, you must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before October 11, 2012. If you do not have an email account, you may RSVP by telephone to 202-973-4233. Your RSVP must state your name, address and telephone number, and the name of the person or entity you will represent during the meeting. Your RSVP must also state the basis upon which you believe you qualify as an Interested Party."
You might also want to include your blood type, birth certificate and a copy of your third grade report card, in order to increase your unlikely chances of winning the interested party lottery courtesy of Judge Becky.
Want to see how an Open Meeting notice is done by a company that has nothing to fear and nothing to hide? See Duke Energy's recent notice. Same requirement, different approach.
Why is PATH behaving this way? See FERC complaints EL12-79 and EL12-85, paying particular attention to the well-written comments of Patience Wait, which includes a brief summary of the back story.
Don't you just love the smell of paranoia in the morning?
You know what's wrong with making crap up? One small lie requires more and more supporting lies until you simply can't keep track of all the lies you've told and you've ended up painting yourself into a corner from which you'll never escape with your dignity intact, and then you just end up behaving like a fool. How amusing.