Other Agency Matters

Other Agency Matters

 

ENERGY DEPARTMENT

October 15, 2018   The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) is giving notice of receipt of an application filed on June 29, 2018, by Corpus Christi Liquefaction Stage III, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cheniere Energy, Inc. The Application requests long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume equivalent to 582.14 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year of natural gas. CCL Stage III seeks to export this LNG from the proposed natural gas liquefaction and export facilities associated with the Stage 3 Project at the existing Corpus Christi LNG Terminal in San Patricio and Nueces Counties, Texas. CCL Stage III requests authorization to export this 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. Comments accepted. 83 FR 40269, (August 14, 2018), (FE Docket No. 18-78-LNG).

FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION

October 9, 2018  Agency Notice (Meeting) – The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Driftwood LNG and Pipeline Projects (Project). Driftwood LNG LLC and Driftwood Pipeline LLC, collectively Driftwood, request authorization to site, construct, and operate liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities and certain interstate, natural gas transmission pipeline facilities in Evangeline, Acadia, Jefferson Davis, and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana. The Project would provide gas and processing to produce up to 26 million tonnes per annum of LNG for export. The first public meeting will be held from 5:00 p.m. to7:00 p.m. at the Seven Clans Hotel, 797 Coushatta Drive, Kinder, LA. 83 FR 47918, (September 21, 2018), (Docket Nos. CP17-117-000; CP17-118-000).

October 10, 2018    Agency Notice (Meeting) – The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Driftwood LNG and Pipeline Projects (Project). Driftwood LNG LLC and Driftwood Pipeline LLC, collectively Driftwood, request authorization to site, construct, and operate liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities and certain interstate, natural gas transmission pipeline facilities in Evangeline, Acadia, Jefferson Davis, and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana. The Project would provide gas and processing to produce up to 26 million tonnes per annum of LNG for export. The second public meeting will be held from 5:00 p.m. to7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Opelousas, 5696O-49 North Service Road, Opelousas, LA. 83 FR 47918, (September 21, 2018), (Docket Nos. CP17-117-000; CP17-118-000).

October 11, 2018  Agency Notice (Meeting) – The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Driftwood LNG and Pipeline Projects (Project). Driftwood LNG LLC and Driftwood Pipeline LLC, collectively Driftwood, request authorization to site, construct, and operate liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities and certain interstate, natural gas transmission pipeline facilities in Evangeline, Acadia, Jefferson Davis, and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana. The Project would provide gas and processing to produce up to 26 million tonnes per annum of LNG for export. The third public meeting will be held from 5:00 p.m. to7:00 p.m. at the West Cal Event Center, 401 Arena Road, Sulphur, LA. 83 FR 47918, (September 21, 2018), (Docket Nos. CP17-117-000; CP17-118-000).

November 5, 2018   Agency Notice – The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Driftwood LNG and Pipeline Projects (Project). Driftwood LNG LLC and Driftwood Pipeline LLC, collectively Driftwood, request authorization to site, construct, and operate liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities and certain interstate, natural gas transmission pipeline facilities in Evangeline, Acadia, Jefferson Davis, and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana. The Project would provide gas and processing to produce up to 26 million tonnes per annum of LNG for export. The draft EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Driftwood LNG Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The FERC staff concludes that approval of the Project would result in adverse impacts on the environment. However, with the exception of the visual impact on the nearby Driftwood Community which they conclude would be significant, impacts on the environment would be reduced to acceptable levels with the implementation of Driftwood’s proposed impact avoidance, minimization, and mitigation measures and the additional measures recommended by staff in the draft EIS. Three public comment sessions will be held. Comments accepted. 83 FR 47918, (September 21, 2018), (Docket Nos. CP17-117-000; CP17-118-000).

STATE DEPARTMENT

October 18, 2018  Agency Notice (Meeting) – The Department of State will conduct an open meeting at 1:00 p.m. in room 6i10-01-c 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 73rd session of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee at the IMO Headquarters, London, United Kingdom, October 22-26, 2018. 83 FR 48358, (September 24, 2018).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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