Sempra LNG Marketing, LLC; Application for Blanket Authorization To Export Previously Imported Liquefied Natural Gas on a Short-Term Basis, 76013-76015 [2012-31005]

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 12–155–LNG] Sempra LNG Marketing, LLC; Application for Blanket Authorization To Export Previously Imported Liquefied Natural Gas on a Short-Term Basis Office of Fossil Energy, DOE. Notice of application. AGENCY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on October 26, 2012, by Sempra LNG Marketing, LLC (Sempra LNG Marketing), requesting blanket authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) that previously had been imported into the United States from foreign sources in an amount up to the equivalent of 250 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas on a short-term or spot market basis for a two-year period commencing on February 1, 2013.1 The SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Dated: December 20, 2012. John Q. Easton, Director, Institute of Education Sciences. For the reasons discussed in the preamble, the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences deletes the following systems of records: Outcomes of Diversity in Higher Education Study. Early Reading First National Evaluation. Impact Evaluation of Teacher Preparation Models. Evaluation of the Impact of Teacher Induction Programs. Impact Evaluation of Academic Instruction for After-School Programs. Impact Evaluation of the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Mentoring Program. Impact Evaluation of Mandatory-Random Student Drug Testing. Impact Evaluation of Upward Bound’s Increased Focus on Higher-Risk Students. BILLING CODE 4000–01–P 1 Sempra LNG Marketing, LLC, DOE/FE Order No. 2885 (December 3, 2010) extends through January 31, 2013. VerDate Mar<15>2010 other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). To use PDF you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at the site. You may also access documents of the Department published in the Federal Register by using the article search feature at: www.federalregister.gov. Specifically, through the advanced search feature at this site, you can limit your search to documents published by the Department. System name [FR Doc. 2012–31108 Filed 12–21–12; 4:15 pm] ACTION: 76013 06:31 Dec 22, 2012 Jkt 229001 LNG would be exported from the Cameron LNG Terminal (Cameron Terminal) owned by Sempra LNG Marketing’s affiliate Cameron LNG, LLC, in Cameron Parish, Louisiana to any country with the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited. DATES: Protests, motions to intervene or notices of intervention, as applicable, requests for additional procedures, and written comments are to be filed using procedures detailed in the Public Comment Procedures section no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, January 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34), Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E– 042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larine Moore or Beverly Howard, U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34), Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E–042, 1000 PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–9478; (202) 586– 9387; Edward Myers, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 6B–256, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–3397. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sempra LNG Marketing, a Delaware limited liability company with its principal place of business in San Diego, California, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sempra LNG, a Delaware corporation. Sempra LNG, through its other subsidiaries, owns and operates LNG receipt and storage terminals in North America, including the Cameron Terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Sempra LNG Marketing is engaged in the business of purchasing and marketing supplies of LNG. Sempra is a customer of the Cameron Terminal. On June 22, 2012, FE issued DOE/FE Order No. 3122, which granted Sempra LNG Marketing blanket authorization to import LNG from various international sources for a two year period beginning on September 1, 2012. On December 3, 2010, FE issued Order No. 2885, which granted Sempra LNG Marketing authority to export a cumulative total of E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 76014 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 26, 2012 / Notices 250 Bcf of previously imported LNG from the Cameron Terminal to any country with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. The export authorization granted by Order No. 2885 is effective for a two year period that commenced on February 1, 2011. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with Current Application In the instant Application, Sempra LNG Marketing requests blanket authorization to export LNG from the Cameron Terminal that has been previously imported into the United States from foreign sources. Sempra requests this authority over a two-year period in an amount up to the equivalent of 250 Bcf of natural gas, on a cumulative basis, over a two-year period beginning on February 1, 2013, immediately on expiration of the authorization in Order No. 2885. Sempra LNG Marketing is seeking such authorization to export previously imported LNG to any country with the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier and with which trade is not prohibited by Federal law or policy. Sempra LNG Marketing states that it does not seek authorization to export domestically-produced natural gas or LNG. Sempra LNG Marketing states that its requested blanket authorization would provide the additional option of exporting volumes of foreign-sourced LNG that are not needed to service the domestic market. Sempra LNG Marketing states that it is not proposing, and is not seeking authorization to export any domestically produced natural gas or LNG. This application seeks authorization only to export LNG that has been previously imported into the United States. Sempra LNG Marketing asserts that no facility modifications or additions are required in order for it to export foreignsourced LNG from the Cameron Terminal. Public Interest Considerations Sempra LNG Marketing states that the requested blanket authorization will allow it to purchase LNG at prevailing international prices for import to the United States, even when prices in other markets may be higher, by giving it the ability to store LNG at the Cameron Terminal and later sell it in the most competitive market. Sempra LNG Marketing states that this ability to react to changing market conditions by either importing LNG for sale in the United States, or importing LNG for subsequent export to other markets will enhance the potential supply or natural gas in the U.S. market. Sempra LNG Marketing VerDate Mar<15>2010 06:31 Dec 22, 2012 Jkt 229001 states that when gas supplies are in balance with domestic demand, LNG will be imported and used to supplement domestic gas supplies. When there is a surplus of domestic gas supplies, as at the present time, there will be the opportunity to import LNG with the ability to later export it to serve other markets. In support of its application, Sempra LNG Marketing states that section 3 of the NGA provides that application to export natural gas to foreign countries will be authorized unless there is a finding that they ‘‘will not be consistent with the public interest.2 Sempra LNG Marketing states that in reviewing an export application, FE applies the principles set forth in DOE Delegation Order No. 0204–111, which focuses primarily on the domestic need for the gas to be exported and the Secretary of Energy’s natural gas policy guidelines.3 Sempra LNG Marketing states that in its existing authorization to export foreign-sourced LNG granted in DOE/FE Order No. 2885, FE noted that the ‘‘U.S. consumers presently have access to substantial quantities of natural gas sufficient to meet domestic demand from multiple other sources at competitive prices without drawing on the LNG which Sempra LNG Marketing seeks to export.’’ 4 Sempra LNG Marketing asserts that the relevant circumstances have not changed in the nearly two years since that finding. Environmental Impact Sempra LNG Marketing states that no new facilities or modifications to any existing facilities at the Cameron Terminal would be required in order for Sempra LNG Marketing to export LNG from that facility. Sempra LNG Marketing asserts that exports of LNG from the Cameron Terminal also would not increase the number of LNG carriers that the Cameron Terminal is designed and authorized to accommodate. Finally, Sempra LNG Marketing states that granting this application will not constitute a federal action significantly affecting the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. DOE/FE Evaluation This export Application will be reviewed pursuant to section 3 of the NGA, as amended, and the authority contained in DOE Delegation Order No. 00–002.00L (April 29, 2011) and DOE 2 15 U.S.C. 717b.(a). Natural gas is defined to include LNG in 10 CFR part 590.102(i). 3 Sempra LNG Marketing referenced 49 FR 6684, February 22, 1984. 4 Quoting Order No. 2885 at 5. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Redelegation Order No. 00–002.04E (April 29, 2011). In reviewing this LNG export Application, DOE will consider domestic need for the natural gas, as well as any other issues determined to be appropriate, including whether the arrangement is consistent with DOE’s policy of promoting competition in the marketplace by allowing commercial parties to freely negotiate their own trade arrangements. Persons that may oppose this Application should comment in their responses on these issues. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq., requires DOE to give appropriate consideration to the environmental effects of its proposed decisions. No final decision will be issued in this proceeding until DOE has met its NEPA responsibilities. Public Comment Procedures In response to this notice, any person may file a protest, comments, or a motion to intervene or notice of intervention, as applicable. Any person wishing to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene or notice of intervention, as applicable. The filing of comments or a protest with respect to the Application will not serve to make the commenter or protestant a party to the proceeding, although protests and comments received from persons who are not parties will be considered in determining the appropriate action to be taken on the Application. All protests, comments, motions to intervene or notices of intervention must meet the requirements specified by the regulations in 10 CFR part 590. The information contained in any filing will not be held confidential and will be posted to DOE’s public Web site except to the extent confidential treatment is requested and granted. Filings may be submitted using one of the following methods: (1) Emailing the filing to fergas@hq.doe.gov, with FE Docket No. 12–155–LNG in the title line; (2) mailing an original and three paper copies of the filing to the Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply at the address listed in ADDRESSES; or (3) hand delivering an original and three paper copies of the filing to the Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply at the address listed in ADDRESSES. A decisional record on the Application will be developed through responses to this notice by parties, including the parties’ written comments and replies thereto. Additional procedures will be used as necessary to achieve a complete understanding of the E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 26, 2012 / Notices facts and issues. A party seeking intervention may request that additional procedures be provided, such as additional written comments, an oral presentation, a conference, or trial-type hearing. Any request to file additional written comments should explain why they are necessary. Any request for an oral presentation should identify the substantial question of fact, law, or policy at issue, show that it is material and relevant to a decision in the proceeding, and demonstrate why an oral presentation is needed. Any request for a conference should demonstrate why the conference would materially advance the proceeding. Any request for a trial-type hearing must show that there are factual issues genuinely in dispute that are relevant and material to a decision and that a trial-type hearing is necessary for a full and true disclosure of the facts. If an additional procedure is scheduled, notice will be provided to all parties. If no party requests additional procedures, a final Opinion and Order may be issued based on the official record, including the Application and responses filed by parties pursuant to this notice, in accordance with 10 CFR 590.316. The Application filed by Sempra LNG Marketing is available for inspection and copying in the Office of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities Docket Room, 3E– 042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. The docket room is open between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The Application and any filed protests, motions to intervene or notice of interventions, and comments will also be available electronically by going to the following DOE/FE web address: http://www.fe.doe.gov/programs/ gasregulation/index.html. Issued in Washington, DC, on December 20, 2012. John A. Anderson, Manager, Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Fossil Energy. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[FE Docket No. 12-155-LNG]


Sempra LNG Marketing, LLC; Application for Blanket Authorization 
To Export Previously Imported Liquefied Natural Gas on a Short-Term 
Basis

AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy 
(DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on 
October 26, 2012, by Sempra LNG Marketing, LLC (Sempra LNG Marketing), 
requesting blanket authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) 
that previously had been imported into the United States from foreign 
sources in an amount up to the equivalent of 250 billion cubic feet 
(Bcf) of natural gas on a short-term or spot market basis for a two-
year period commencing on February 1, 2013.\1\ The LNG would be 
exported from the Cameron LNG Terminal (Cameron Terminal) owned by 
Sempra LNG Marketing's affiliate Cameron LNG, LLC, in Cameron Parish, 
Louisiana to any country with the capacity to import LNG via ocean-
going carrier and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or 
policy. The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas 
Act (NGA). Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and 
written comments are invited.
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    \1\ Sempra LNG Marketing, LLC, DOE/FE Order No. 2885 (December 
3, 2010) extends through January 31, 2013.

DATES: Protests, motions to intervene or notices of intervention, as 
applicable, requests for additional procedures, and written comments 
are to be filed using procedures detailed in the Public Comment 
Procedures section no later than 4:30 p.m., eastern time, January 25, 
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2013.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Oil and Gas 
Global Security and Supply, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal 
Building, Room 3E-042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 
20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larine Moore or Beverly Howard, U.S. 
Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and 
Supply Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E-042, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-9478; (202) 
586-9387; Edward Myers, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the 
Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal 
Building, Room 6B-256, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 
20585, (202) 586-3397.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Sempra LNG Marketing, a Delaware limited liability company with its 
principal place of business in San Diego, California, is a wholly-owned 
subsidiary of Sempra LNG, a Delaware corporation. Sempra LNG, through 
its other subsidiaries, owns and operates LNG receipt and storage 
terminals in North America, including the Cameron Terminal in Cameron 
Parish, Louisiana.
    Sempra LNG Marketing is engaged in the business of purchasing and 
marketing supplies of LNG. Sempra is a customer of the Cameron 
Terminal. On June 22, 2012, FE issued DOE/FE Order No. 3122, which 
granted Sempra LNG Marketing blanket authorization to import LNG from 
various international sources for a two year period beginning on 
September 1, 2012. On December 3, 2010, FE issued Order No. 2885, which 
granted Sempra LNG Marketing authority to export a cumulative total of

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250 Bcf of previously imported LNG from the Cameron Terminal to any 
country with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. The 
export authorization granted by Order No. 2885 is effective for a two 
year period that commenced on February 1, 2011.

Current Application

    In the instant Application, Sempra LNG Marketing requests blanket 
authorization to export LNG from the Cameron Terminal that has been 
previously imported into the United States from foreign sources. Sempra 
requests this authority over a two-year period in an amount up to the 
equivalent of 250 Bcf of natural gas, on a cumulative basis, over a 
two-year period beginning on February 1, 2013, immediately on 
expiration of the authorization in Order No. 2885. Sempra LNG Marketing 
is seeking such authorization to export previously imported LNG to any 
country with the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier and 
with which trade is not prohibited by Federal law or policy. Sempra LNG 
Marketing states that it does not seek authorization to export 
domestically-produced natural gas or LNG.
    Sempra LNG Marketing states that its requested blanket 
authorization would provide the additional option of exporting volumes 
of foreign-sourced LNG that are not needed to service the domestic 
market. Sempra LNG Marketing states that it is not proposing, and is 
not seeking authorization to export any domestically produced natural 
gas or LNG. This application seeks authorization only to export LNG 
that has been previously imported into the United States.
    Sempra LNG Marketing asserts that no facility modifications or 
additions are required in order for it to export foreign-sourced LNG 
from the Cameron Terminal.

Public Interest Considerations

    Sempra LNG Marketing states that the requested blanket 
authorization will allow it to purchase LNG at prevailing international 
prices for import to the United States, even when prices in other 
markets may be higher, by giving it the ability to store LNG at the 
Cameron Terminal and later sell it in the most competitive market. 
Sempra LNG Marketing states that this ability to react to changing 
market conditions by either importing LNG for sale in the United 
States, or importing LNG for subsequent export to other markets will 
enhance the potential supply or natural gas in the U.S. market. Sempra 
LNG Marketing states that when gas supplies are in balance with 
domestic demand, LNG will be imported and used to supplement domestic 
gas supplies. When there is a surplus of domestic gas supplies, as at 
the present time, there will be the opportunity to import LNG with the 
ability to later export it to serve other markets.
    In support of its application, Sempra LNG Marketing states that 
section 3 of the NGA provides that application to export natural gas to 
foreign countries will be authorized unless there is a finding that 
they ``will not be consistent with the public interest.\2\ Sempra LNG 
Marketing states that in reviewing an export application, FE applies 
the principles set forth in DOE Delegation Order No. 0204-111, which 
focuses primarily on the domestic need for the gas to be exported and 
the Secretary of Energy's natural gas policy guidelines.\3\
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    \2\ 15 U.S.C. 717b.(a). Natural gas is defined to include LNG in 
10 CFR part 590.102(i).
    \3\ Sempra LNG Marketing referenced 49 FR 6684, February 22, 
1984.
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    Sempra LNG Marketing states that in its existing authorization to 
export foreign-sourced LNG granted in DOE/FE Order No. 2885, FE noted 
that the ``U.S. consumers presently have access to substantial 
quantities of natural gas sufficient to meet domestic demand from 
multiple other sources at competitive prices without drawing on the LNG 
which Sempra LNG Marketing seeks to export.'' \4\ Sempra LNG Marketing 
asserts that the relevant circumstances have not changed in the nearly 
two years since that finding.
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    \4\ Quoting Order No. 2885 at 5.
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Environmental Impact

    Sempra LNG Marketing states that no new facilities or modifications 
to any existing facilities at the Cameron Terminal would be required in 
order for Sempra LNG Marketing to export LNG from that facility. Sempra 
LNG Marketing asserts that exports of LNG from the Cameron Terminal 
also would not increase the number of LNG carriers that the Cameron 
Terminal is designed and authorized to accommodate. Finally, Sempra LNG 
Marketing states that granting this application will not constitute a 
federal action significantly affecting the human environment within the 
meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 
et seq.

DOE/FE Evaluation

    This export Application will be reviewed pursuant to section 3 of 
the NGA, as amended, and the authority contained in DOE Delegation 
Order No. 00-002.00L (April 29, 2011) and DOE Redelegation Order No. 
00-002.04E (April 29, 2011). In reviewing this LNG export Application, 
DOE will consider domestic need for the natural gas, as well as any 
other issues determined to be appropriate, including whether the 
arrangement is consistent with DOE's policy of promoting competition in 
the marketplace by allowing commercial parties to freely negotiate 
their own trade arrangements. Persons that may oppose this Application 
should comment in their responses on these issues.
    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq., requires DOE to give appropriate consideration to the 
environmental effects of its proposed decisions. No final decision will 
be issued in this proceeding until DOE has met its NEPA 
responsibilities.

Public Comment Procedures

    In response to this notice, any person may file a protest, 
comments, or a motion to intervene or notice of intervention, as 
applicable. Any person wishing to become a party to the proceeding must 
file a motion to intervene or notice of intervention, as applicable. 
The filing of comments or a protest with respect to the Application 
will not serve to make the commenter or protestant a party to the 
proceeding, although protests and comments received from persons who 
are not parties will be considered in determining the appropriate 
action to be taken on the Application. All protests, comments, motions 
to intervene or notices of intervention must meet the requirements 
specified by the regulations in 10 CFR part 590. The information 
contained in any filing will not be held confidential and will be 
posted to DOE's public Web site except to the extent confidential 
treatment is requested and granted.
    Filings may be submitted using one of the following methods: (1) 
Emailing the filing to fergas@hq.doe.gov, with FE Docket No. 12-155-LNG 
in the title line; (2) mailing an original and three paper copies of 
the filing to the Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply at 
the address listed in ADDRESSES; or (3) hand delivering an original and 
three paper copies of the filing to the Office of Oil and Gas Global 
Security and Supply at the address listed in ADDRESSES.
    A decisional record on the Application will be developed through 
responses to this notice by parties, including the parties' written 
comments and replies thereto. Additional procedures will be used as 
necessary to achieve a complete understanding of the

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facts and issues. A party seeking intervention may request that 
additional procedures be provided, such as additional written comments, 
an oral presentation, a conference, or trial-type hearing. Any request 
to file additional written comments should explain why they are 
necessary. Any request for an oral presentation should identify the 
substantial question of fact, law, or policy at issue, show that it is 
material and relevant to a decision in the proceeding, and demonstrate 
why an oral presentation is needed. Any request for a conference should 
demonstrate why the conference would materially advance the proceeding. 
Any request for a trial-type hearing must show that there are factual 
issues genuinely in dispute that are relevant and material to a 
decision and that a trial-type hearing is necessary for a full and true 
disclosure of the facts.
    If an additional procedure is scheduled, notice will be provided to 
all parties. If no party requests additional procedures, a final 
Opinion and Order may be issued based on the official record, including 
the Application and responses filed by parties pursuant to this notice, 
in accordance with 10 CFR 590.316.
    The Application filed by Sempra LNG Marketing is available for 
inspection and copying in the Office of Natural Gas Regulatory 
Activities Docket Room, 3E-042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585. The docket room is open between the hours of 8:00 
a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The 
Application and any filed protests, motions to intervene or notice of 
interventions, and comments will also be available electronically by 
going to the following DOE/FE web address: http://www.fe.doe.gov/programs/gasregulation/index.html.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 20, 2012.
John A. Anderson,
Manager, Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Office of Oil and Gas 
Global Security and Supply, Office of Fossil Energy.
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