Venture Global LNG, LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas Produced From Domestic Natural Gas Resources to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries for a 25-Year Period, 66707-66708 [2014-26634]

Download as PDF asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 217 / Monday, November 10, 2014 / Notices information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: State Plan to Ensure Equitable Access to Excellent Educators; Frequently Asked Questions. OMB Control Number: 1810–NEW. 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[FR Doc. 2014–26456 Filed 11–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 14–88–LNG] Venture Global LNG, LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas Produced From Domestic Natural Gas Resources to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries for a 25-Year Period Office of Fossil Energy, DOE. Notice of application. AGENCY: ACTION: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on May 13, 2014, by Venture Global LNG, LLC (Venture Global), requesting long-term, multicontract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume up to 5 million metric tons per year (mtpa), which is equivalent to approximately 243.6 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year of natural gas, or 0.67 Bcf per day. Venture Global seeks authorization to export the LNG by vessel from its proposed LNG terminal to be constructed along the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. Venture Global requests authorization to export this LNG for a 25-year term commencing on the earlier of the date of first export or seven years from the date the authorization is granted. In the portion of Venture Global’s Application subject to this Notice, Venture Global requests authorization to export LNG to any country with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas (non-FTA countries), and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. Venture Global requests this authorization on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the LNG at the time of export. The Application was filed under section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in Venture Global’s Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http:// energy.gov/fe/downloads/ventureglobal-lng-llc-14-88-lng. Protests, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66707 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 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: Electronic Filing by Email: fergas@ hq.doe.gov. Regular Mail: U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34), Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Fossil Energy, P.O. Box 44375, Washington, DC 20026–4375. Hand Delivery or Private Delivery Services (e.g., FedEx, UPS, etc.): 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 Marc Talbert, 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) 586–7991. Cassandra Bernstein, U.S. Department of Energy (GC–76) Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–9793. DOE/FE Evaluation The Application will be reviewed pursuant to section 3(a) of the NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717b(a), and DOE will consider any issues required by law or policy. To the extent determined to be relevant, these issues will include the domestic need for the natural gas proposed to be exported, the adequacy of domestic natural gas supply, U.S. energy security, and the cumulative impact of the requested authorization and any other LNG export application(s) previously approved on domestic natural gas supply and demand fundamentals. DOE may also consider other factors bearing on the public interest, including the impact of the proposed exports on the U.S. economy (including GDP, consumers, and industry), job creation, the U.S. balance of trade, and international considerations; and whether the authorization is consistent with DOE’s policy of promoting competition in the marketplace by E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1 66708 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 217 / Monday, November 10, 2014 / Notices allowing commercial parties to freely negotiate their own trade arrangements. Parties that may oppose this Application should address these issues in their comments and/or protests, as well as other issues deemed relevant to the Application. 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 decisions. No final decision will be issued in this proceeding until DOE has met its environmental responsibilities. Public Comment Procedures asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In response to this Notice, any person may file a protest, comments, or a motion to intervene or notice of intervention, as applicable. Due to the complexity of the issues raised by the Applicant, interested persons will be provided 60 days from the date of publication of this Notice in which to submit their comments, protests, motions to intervene, or notices of intervention. Any person wishing to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene or notice of intervention. 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. Filings may be submitted using one of the following methods: (1) Emailing the filing to fergas@hq.doe.gov, with FE Docket No. 14–88–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 Supply at the address listed in ADDRESSES. All filings must include a reference to FE Docket No. 14–88–LNG. Please Note: If submitting a filing via email, please include all related documents and attachments (e.g., exhibits) in the original email correspondence. Please do not include any active hyperlinks or password protection in any of the documents or attachments related to the filing. All electronic filings submitted to DOE must follow these guidelines to ensure that all documents are filed in a timely manner. Any hardcopy filing submitted greater in length VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Nov 07, 2014 Jkt 235001 than 50 pages must also include, at the time of the filing, a digital copy on disk of the entire submission. 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 facts and issues. 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 is available for inspection and copying in the Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities docket room, 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 November 4, 2014. John A. Anderson, Director, Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. [FR Doc. 2014–26634 Filed 11–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 13–160–LNG] Texas LNG LLC; Application for LongTerm Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas Produced From Domestic Natural Gas Resources to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries for a 25-Year Period Office of Fossil Energy, DOE. Notice of application. AGENCY: ACTION: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on December 31, 2013, by Texas LNG LLC (Texas LNG), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume up to 2 million metric tons per year (mtpa), which is equivalent to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approximately 100 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas, or 0.275 Bcf per day (Bcf/d). Texas LNG seeks authorization to export the LNG by vessel from its proposed LNG terminal to be constructed at the Port of Brownsville, in Brownsville, Texas. Texas LNG requests authorization to export this LNG for a 25-year term commencing on the earlier of the date of first export or 10 years from the date the authorization is granted. In the portion of Texas LNG’s Application subject to this Notice, Texas LNG requests authorization to export LNG to any country with which the United States does not have a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas (nonFTA countries), and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. Texas LNG requests this authorization on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the LNG at the time of export. The Application was filed under section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in Texas LNG’s Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http://www.fossil.energy.gov/programs/ gasregulation/authorizations/2013_ applications/Texas_LNG_LLC_-_Dk._ No._13–160–LNG.html. 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 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: Electronic Filing by email: fergas@ hq.doe.gov Regular Mail: U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34); Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply; Office of Fossil Energy; P.O. Box 44375; Washington, DC 20026–4375. Hand Delivery or Private Delivery Services (e.g., FedEx, UPS, etc.): 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 Marc Talbert; 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.; E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[FE Docket No. 14-88-LNG]


Venture Global LNG, LLC; Application for Long-Term Authorization 
To Export Liquefied Natural Gas Produced From Domestic Natural Gas 
Resources to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries for a 25-Year Period

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 
May 13, 2014, by Venture Global LNG, LLC (Venture Global), requesting 
long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced 
liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume up to 5 million metric tons per 
year (mtpa), which is equivalent to approximately 243.6 billion cubic 
feet (Bcf) per year of natural gas, or 0.67 Bcf per day. Venture Global 
seeks authorization to export the LNG by vessel from its proposed LNG 
terminal to be constructed along the Calcasieu Ship Channel in Cameron 
Parish, Louisiana. Venture Global requests authorization to export this 
LNG for a 25-year term commencing on the earlier of the date of first 
export or seven years from the date the authorization is granted.
    In the portion of Venture Global's Application subject to this 
Notice, Venture Global requests authorization to export LNG to any 
country with which the United States does not have a free trade 
agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas 
(non-FTA countries), and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law 
or policy. Venture Global requests this authorization on its own behalf 
and as agent for other entities who hold title to the LNG at the time 
of export. The Application was filed under section 3(a) of the Natural 
Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in Venture Global's 
Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http://energy.gov/fe/downloads/venture-global-lng-llc-14-88-lng. 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 9, 
2015.

ADDRESSES: 
    Electronic Filing by Email: fergas@hq.doe.gov.
    Regular Mail: U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Oil and 
Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Fossil Energy, P.O. Box 
44375, Washington, DC 20026-4375.
    Hand Delivery or Private Delivery Services (e.g., FedEx, UPS, 
etc.): 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 Marc Talbert, 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) 586-7991.
    Cassandra Bernstein, U.S. Department of Energy (GC-76) Office of 
the Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, 
Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585, 
(202) 586-9793.

DOE/FE Evaluation

    The Application will be reviewed pursuant to section 3(a) of the 
NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717b(a), and DOE will consider any issues required by 
law or policy. To the extent determined to be relevant, these issues 
will include the domestic need for the natural gas proposed to be 
exported, the adequacy of domestic natural gas supply, U.S. energy 
security, and the cumulative impact of the requested authorization and 
any other LNG export application(s) previously approved on domestic 
natural gas supply and demand fundamentals. DOE may also consider other 
factors bearing on the public interest, including the impact of the 
proposed exports on the U.S. economy (including GDP, consumers, and 
industry), job creation, the U.S. balance of trade, and international 
considerations; and whether the authorization is consistent with DOE's 
policy of promoting competition in the marketplace by

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allowing commercial parties to freely negotiate their own trade 
arrangements. Parties that may oppose this Application should address 
these issues in their comments and/or protests, as well as other issues 
deemed relevant to the Application.
    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 decisions. No final decision will be 
issued in this proceeding until DOE has met its environmental 
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. Due to the complexity of the issues raised by the 
Applicant, interested persons will be provided 60 days from the date of 
publication of this Notice in which to submit their comments, protests, 
motions to intervene, or notices of intervention.
    Any person wishing to become a party to the proceeding must file a 
motion to intervene or notice of intervention. 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.
    Filings may be submitted using one of the following methods: (1) 
Emailing the filing to fergas@hq.doe.gov, with FE Docket No. 14-88-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 
Supply at the address listed in ADDRESSES. All filings must include a 
reference to FE Docket No. 14-88-LNG.

    Please Note: If submitting a filing via email, please include 
all related documents and attachments (e.g., exhibits) in the 
original email correspondence. Please do not include any active 
hyperlinks or password protection in any of the documents or 
attachments related to the filing. All electronic filings submitted 
to DOE must follow these guidelines to ensure that all documents are 
filed in a timely manner. Any hardcopy filing submitted greater in 
length than 50 pages must also include, at the time of the filing, a 
digital copy on disk of the entire submission.

    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 facts and issues. 
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 is available for inspection and copying in the 
Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities docket room, 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 November 4, 2014.
John A. Anderson,
Director, Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Office of Oil 
and Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Oil and Natural Gas.
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