July 23, 2018 Agency Notice – The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on March 6, 2018, by Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction 4, LLC (collectively, FLEX4). The Application requests long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume equivalent to 262.8 billion cubic (Bcf) per year (0.72 Bcf per day) of natural gas. FLEX4 seeks to export this LNG from the proposed Train 4 Project, to be constructed at the Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island near Freeport, Texas. FLEX4 states that its affiliates (Freeport LNG Development, L.P., FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC, and FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC) are currently constructing a liquefaction and export facility at the Terminal with three previously-authorized liquefaction trains. FLEX4 requests authorization to export the LNG to any country with which the United States has not entered into a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries). FLEX4 seeks to export this LING on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the natural gas at the time of export. FLEX4 requests the authorization for a 20-year term to commence on the earlier of the date of first commercial export from the Train 4 Project, or seven years from the issuance of the requested authorization. FLEX4 filed the Application under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act. Comments accepted. 83 FR 23909, (May 23, 2018), (FE Docket No. 18-26-LNG).
May 25, 2018 Agency Notice – Proclamation 9755 of May 21, 2018 By the President of the United States, proclaims May 22, 2018 as National Maritime Day and calls upon the people of the United States to mark this observance and to display the flag of the United States at their homes and in their communities and also requests that all ships sailing under the American flag dress ship on that day. 83 FR 24395, (May 25, 2018).
June 28, 2018 Agency Notice (Meeting) – The Department of State will conduct an open meeting at 9:30 a.m. in conference room 4Y23-21 of the Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building at St. Elizabeth’s, 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE, Washington, DC. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the fifth session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Subcommittee on Human Element, Training and Watchkeeping (HTW) to be held at the IMO Headquarters, London, United Kingdom, July 16-20, 2018. 83 FR 23036, (May 17, 2018).