Freeport LNG Development, L.P., FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Freeport LNG Capacity Uprate Project, 12092 [2016-05098]

Download as PDF 12092 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 45 / Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / Notices [FR Doc. 2016–05155 Filed 3–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP15–518–000] Freeport LNG Development, L.P., FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC; Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Freeport LNG Capacity Uprate Project On June 15, 2015, Freeport LNG Development, L.P., FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC, and FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC (collectively referred to as Freeport LNG) filed an application pursuant to Section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act to amend the existing authorization for the Liquefaction Project, located in Brazoria County near Freeport, Texas. The proposed project is known as the Capacity Uprate Project (Project), and would allow for the liquefaction and export of an additional 0.34 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) equivalent of liquefied natural gas. On June 24, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for the completion of the EA for the Project. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of EA March 31, 2016 90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline June 29, 2016 If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Project Description Freeport LNG is seeking approval of an increase in the LNG production capacity of the previously approved Liquefaction Project from 1.8 bcf/d to about 2.14 Bcf/d. This is the estimated maximum LNG production capacity of the Liquefaction Project available for export under optimal operating conditions. The currently authorized VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Mar 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 liquefaction capacity for the Liquefaction Project was determined by Freeport LNG during the early stages engineering design. This amendment identifies and requests that the maximum quantity of LNG that could be produced in a particular year under well-developed engineering design parameters and specific operating conditions be used as the approved volumes. Background Freeport LNG identified no additional facilities or modification that would be necessary to enable the uprate. We received a request to intervene from the Sierra Club that included some environmental comments. Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Additional information about the Project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs at (866) 208–FERC or on the FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov). Using the ‘‘eLibrary’’ link, select ‘‘General Search’’ from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date range and ‘‘Docket Number’’ excluding the last three digits (i.e., CP15–518), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208–3676, TTY (202) 502–8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC Web site also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: March 2, 2016. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. 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Section 15(a)(1) of the FPA, 16 U.S.C. 808(a)(1), requires the Commission, at the expiration of a license term, to issue from year-to-year an annual license to the then licensee under the terms and conditions of the prior license until a new license is issued, or the project is otherwise disposed of as provided in section 15 or any other applicable section of the FPA. If the project’s prior license waived the applicability of section 15 of the FPA, then, based on section 9(b) of the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 558(c), and as set forth at 18 CFR 16.21(a), if the licensee of such project has filed an application for a subsequent license, the licensee may continue to operate the project in accordance with the terms and conditions of the license after the minor or minor part license expires, until the Commission acts on its application. If the licensee of such a project has not filed an application for a subsequent license, then it may be required, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.21(b), to continue project operations until the Commission issues someone else a license for the project or otherwise orders disposition of the project. If the project is subject to section 15 of the FPA, notice is hereby given that an annual license for Project No. 308 is issued to the licensee for a period effective March 1, 2016 through February 28, 2017 or until the issuance of a new license for the project or other disposition under the FPA, whichever comes first. If issuance of a new license (or other disposition) does not take place on or before February 28, 2017, notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 18 CFR 16.18(c), an annual license under section 15(a)(1) of the FPA is renewed automatically without further order or notice by the Commission, E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP15-518-000]


Freeport LNG Development, L.P., FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG 
Liquefaction 2, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC; Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review of the Freeport LNG Capacity Uprate Project

    On June 15, 2015, Freeport LNG Development, L.P., FLNG 
Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC, and FLNG Liquefaction 3, 
LLC (collectively referred to as Freeport LNG) filed an application 
pursuant to Section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act to amend the existing 
authorization for the Liquefaction Project, located in Brazoria County 
near Freeport, Texas. The proposed project is known as the Capacity 
Uprate Project (Project), and would allow for the liquefaction and 
export of an additional 0.34 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) 
equivalent of liquefied natural gas.
    On June 24, 2015, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(Commission or FERC) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. 
Among other things, that notice alerted agencies issuing federal 
authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and 
to reach a final decision on a request for a federal authorization 
within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff's 
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Project. This instant notice 
identifies the FERC staff's planned schedule for the completion of the 
EA for the Project.

Schedule for Environmental Review

Issuance of EA March 31, 2016
90-day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline June 29, 2016

    If a schedule change becomes necessary, additional notice will be 
provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of the 
Project's progress.

Project Description

    Freeport LNG is seeking approval of an increase in the LNG 
production capacity of the previously approved Liquefaction Project 
from 1.8 bcf/d to about 2.14 Bcf/d. This is the estimated maximum LNG 
production capacity of the Liquefaction Project available for export 
under optimal operating conditions. The currently authorized 
liquefaction capacity for the Liquefaction Project was determined by 
Freeport LNG during the early stages engineering design. This amendment 
identifies and requests that the maximum quantity of LNG that could be 
produced in a particular year under well-developed engineering design 
parameters and specific operating conditions be used as the approved 
volumes.

Background

    Freeport LNG identified no additional facilities or modification 
that would be necessary to enable the uprate. We received a request to 
intervene from the Sierra Club that included some environmental 
comments.

Additional Information

    In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EA and to 
keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, 
the Commission offers a free service called eSubscription. This can 
reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by 
automatically providing you with notification of these filings, 
document summaries, and direct links to the documents. Go to 
www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.
    Additional information about the Project is available from the 
Commission's Office of External Affairs at (866) 208-FERC or on the 
FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov). Using the ``eLibrary'' link, select 
``General Search'' from the eLibrary menu, enter the selected date 
range and ``Docket Number'' excluding the last three digits (i.e., 
CP15-518), and follow the instructions. For assistance with access to 
eLibrary, the helpline can be reached at (866) 208-3676, TTY (202) 502-
8659, or at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. The eLibrary link on the FERC 
Web site also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued 
by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings.

    Dated: March 2, 2016.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-05098 Filed 3-7-16; 8:45 am]
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