Texas 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, 66708-66709 [2014-26635]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 217 / Monday, November 10, 2014 / Notices 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. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Nov 07, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. 13–160–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. 13–160– 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: PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66709 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. 2014–26635 Filed 11–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following exempt wholesale generator filings: Docket Numbers: EG15–8–000. Applicants: Duke Energy Miami Fort, LLC. Description: Notice of SelfRecertification Of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Duke Energy Miami Fort, LLC. Filed Date: 10/30/14. Accession Number: 20141030–5196. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/20/14. Docket Numbers: EG15–9–000. Applicants: Duke Energy Zimmer, LLC. Description: Notice of SelfRecertification Of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Duke Energy Zimmer, LLC. Filed Date: 10/30/14. Accession Number: 20141030–5197. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/20/14. Docket Numbers: EG15–10–000. Applicants: NRG Energy, Inc. Description: Notice of SelfCertification of Exempt Wholesale Generator Status of Spanish Town Estate Solar 1 LLC. Filed Date: 10/31/14. Accession Number: 20141031–5153. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 11/21/14. Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER10–1325–004; ER12–1946–004; ER10–2566–006; ER11–2080–004; ER10–1333–004; ER13–2387–002; ER12–1958–004; ER13–2322–002; ER10–1335–004. Applicants: CinCap V LLC, Duke Energy Beckjord, LLC, Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, Duke Energy Commercial Asset Management, Inc., Duke Energy Commercial Enterprises, Inc., Duke Energy Florida, Inc., Duke Energy Piketon, LLC, Duke Energy Progress, Inc., Duke Energy Retail Sales, LLC. E:\FR\FM\10NON1.SGM 10NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 217 (Monday, November 10, 2014)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-26635]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[FE Docket No. 13-160-LNG]


Texas 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 
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 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 (non-FTA 
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.;

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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. Sec.  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 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. Sec.  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. 13-160-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. 13-160-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 Sec.  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. 2014-26635 Filed 11-7-14; 8:45 am]
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