Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P.FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC, and FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC Statement Regarding Change in Control, 33497-33498 [2016-12315]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 102 / Thursday, May 26, 2016 / Notices receive advice and comments in return from the committee. Tentative Agenda: The meeting is expected to include presentations that provide the committee updates on activities for the Office of Nuclear Energy. In addition, there will be presentations by Nuclear Energy Advisory Committee subcommittees. The agenda may change to accommodate committee business. For updates, one is directed the NEAC Web site: http://energy.gov/ne/services/ nuclear-energy-advisory-committee. Public Participation: Individuals and representatives of organizations who would like to offer comments and suggestions may do so on the day of the meeting, Friday, June 17, 2016. Approximately thirty minutes will be reserved for public comments. Time allotted per speaker will depend on the number who wish to speak but is not expected to exceed 5 minutes. 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(Freeport Expansion), FLNG Liquefaction, LLC (FLIQ1), FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC (FLIQ2), and FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC (FLIQ3) (collectively, FLEX). The Statement is intended to inform DOE/FE about a change in control of the upstream ownership of FLIQ1.2 The Statement was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. 717b. DATES: Protests, motions to intervene or notices of intervention, as applicable, and written comments are to be filed using procedures detailed in the Public Comment Procedures section of this Notice no later than 4:30 p.m., Eastern time, June 10, 2016. ADDRESSES: Electronic Filing by email: fergas@ hq.doe.gov. Regular Mail: U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34), Office of Regulation and International Engagement, 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 Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E–042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larine Moore or Benjamin Nussdorf, U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34), Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E–042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586– 9478; (202) 586–7893. Edward Myers, U.S. Department of Energy (GC–76), Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586– 3397. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Summary of Change in Control SUMMARY: As noted above, the Statement is intended to inform DOE/FE about a change in control of the upstream ownership of FLIQ1. The Statement indicates that FLIQ1 is 100 percent 1 Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P., FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC, and FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC, Notice and Statement of Change in Control, FE Docket Nos. 10–160–LNG, 10–161–LNG, 11–161–LNG, 12–06–LNG (Mar. 2, 2016). 2 On September 23, 2014, DOE/FE granted an earlier FLEX request for a change in control of FLIQ1 and FLIQ2. Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P., et al., Order Approving Change in Control of Export Authorizations, DOE/FE Docket Nos. 14–005–CIC, 10–160–LNG, 10–161–LNG, 11–161–LNG, 12–06– LNG (Sept. 23, 2014). Office of Fossil Energy, DOE. ACTION: Notice of change in control. sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of receipt of a notice and statement regarding change in control, filed March 2, 2016 (Statement),1 by VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33497 owned by FLIQ1 Holdings, LLC (Holdings) and 25 percent of Holdings is owned by Osaka Gas Liquefaction USA Corporation, 25 percent by Chubu Electric Power Company Freeport, Inc., and 50 percent by Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. The Statement does not propose to change these ownership stakes. However, the Statement proposes a change to the ownership of Chubu Electric Power Company Freeport, Inc. Whereas, prior to the change in control, 100 percent of Chubu Electric Power Company Freeport, Inc. was owned by Chubu Electric Power Company, after the change, Chubu Electric Power Company Freeport, Inc. will be 100 percent owned by a joint venture called JERA Co., Inc. In this regard, JERA Co., Inc. is 50 percent owned by Chubu Electric Power Company and 50 percent is owned by Tokyo Electric Power Fuel & Thermal Power Generation Business Split Preparation Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated. Additional details can be found in the Statement, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/ 2016/03/f30/ChubuJERA%20CIC%20 Notice%2003%2002%202016_1.pdf. DOE/FE Evaluation DOE/FE will review the Statement 3 in accordance with its Procedures for Changes in Control Affecting Applications and Authorizations to Import or Export Natural Gas (CIC Revised Procedures).4 Consistent with the CIC Revised Procedures, this Notice addresses only those FLEX proceedings in which final authorizations have been issued to export LNG to non-FTA countries. The affected proceedings include DOE/FE Docket Nos. 10–161– LNG and 11–161–LNG.5 If no interested 3 The Statement identifies two other proceedings, FE Docket Nos. 10–60–LNG and 12–06–LNG, in which DOE/FE authorized FLEX to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries with which the United States currently has, or in the future will have, 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 (FTA countries). Consistent with the Revised CIC Procedures, DOE gives immediate effect to these changes. See 79 FR 65542. 4 79 FR 65541 (Nov. 5, 2014). 5 The final authorizations issued in the referenced non-FTA proceedings include Freeport LNG Expansion L.P., et al., DOE/FE Order No. 3282–C, FE Docket No. 10–161–LNG, Final Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term Multi-Contract Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas by Vessel from the Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island, Texas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations (Nov. 14, 2014); and Freeport LNG Expansion L.P., et al., DOE/FE Order No. 3357–B, FE Docket No. 11–161–LNG, Final Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term Multi-Contract E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM Continued 26MYN1 33498 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 102 / Thursday, May 26, 2016 / Notices sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES person protests the change in control and DOE takes no action on its own motion, the change in control will be deemed granted 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. If one or more protests are submitted, DOE will review any motions to intervene, protests, and answers, and will issue a determination as to whether the proposed change in control has been demonstrated to render the underlying authorization inconsistent with the public interest. Public Comment Procedures Interested persons will be provided 15 days from the date of publication of this Notice in the Federal Register in order to move to intervene, protest, and answer the Statement. Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited in response to this Notice only as to the proposed change in control described in the Statement.6 All protests, comments, motions to intervene, or notices of intervention must meet the requirements specified by DOE’s regulations in 10 CFR part 590. Filings may be submitted using one of the following methods: (1) Preferred method: Emailing the filing to fergas@ hq.doe.gov, with the individual FE Docket Number(s) in the title line, or FLEX Change in Control in the title line to include all applicable dockets in this Notice; (2) mailing an original and three paper copies of the filing to the Office of Regulation and International Engagement at the address listed in ADDRESSES; or (3) hand delivering an original and three paper copies of the filing to the Office of Regulation and International Engagement at the address listed in ADDRESSES. All filings must include a reference to the individual FE Docket Number(s) in the title line, or FLEX Change in Control in the title line to include all applicable dockets in this Notice. 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 Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas by Vessel from the Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island, Texas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations (Nov. 14, 2014). 6 Intervention, if granted, would constitute intervention only in the change in control portion of these docket proceedings, as described herein. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:47 May 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 also include, at the time of the filing, a digital copy on disk of the entire submission. The Statement and any filed protests, motions to intervene or notice of interventions, and comments are available for inspection and copying in the Office of Regulation and International Engagement 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. These documents are also available electronically by going to the following DOE/FE Web address: http:// www.fe.doe.gov/programs/gas regulation/index.html. Issued in Washington, DC, on May 19, 2016. John A. Anderson, Director, Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. [FR Doc. 2016–12315 Filed 5–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP15–549–000] Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC; Notice of Availability of the Environmental Assessment for the Proposed SM–80 MAOP Restoration Project The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the SM–80 MAOP Restoration Project, proposed by Columbia Gas Transmission, LLC (Columbia) in the above-referenced docket. Columbia requests authorization to abandon, construct, and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities in Wayne County, West Virginia. The proposed project would restore the maximum allowable operating pressure of part of the SM–80 system. The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the SM– 80 MAOP Restoration Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The proposed SM–80 MAOP Restoration Project includes the following: • Abandonment of 3.3 miles of 30-inchdiameter pipeline and associated above ground appurtenances • Construction of 3.9 miles of 30-inchdiameter pipe to replace the abandoned pipeline • Minor modifications to support facilities The FERC staff mailed copies of the EA to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and groups; newspapers and libraries in the project area; and parties to this proceeding. In addition, the EA is available for public viewing on the FERC’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. A limited number of copies of the EA are available for distribution and public inspection at: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Public Reference Room, 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502–8371. Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To ensure that the Commission has the opportunity to consider your comments prior to making its decision on this project, it is important that we receive your comments in Washington, DC on or before June 17, 2016. For your convenience, there are three methods you can use to file your comments to the Commission. In all instances, please reference the project docket number (CP15–549–000) with your submission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has expert staff available to assist you at (202) 502–8258 or efiling@ferc.gov. (1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. This is an easy method for submitting brief, text-only comments on a project; (2) You can also file your comments electronically using the eFiling feature on the Commission’s Web site (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents and Filings. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file E:\FR\FM\26MYN1.SGM 26MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 102 (Thursday, May 26, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33497-33498]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[FE Docket No. 10-161-LNG; FE Docket No. 11-161-LNG]


Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P.FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG 
Liquefaction 2, LLC, and FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC Statement Regarding 
Change in Control

AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of change in control.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy 
(DOE) gives notice of receipt of a notice and statement regarding 
change in control, filed March 2, 2016 (Statement),\1\ by Freeport LNG 
Expansion, L.P. (Freeport Expansion), FLNG Liquefaction, LLC (FLIQ1), 
FLNG Liquefaction 2, LLC (FLIQ2), and FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC (FLIQ3) 
(collectively, FLEX). The Statement is intended to inform DOE/FE about 
a change in control of the upstream ownership of FLIQ1.\2\ The 
Statement was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 
U.S.C. 717b.
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    \1\ Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P., FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, FLNG 
Liquefaction 2, LLC, and FLNG Liquefaction 3, LLC, Notice and 
Statement of Change in Control, FE Docket Nos. 10-160-LNG, 10-161-
LNG, 11-161-LNG, 12-06-LNG (Mar. 2, 2016).
    \2\ On September 23, 2014, DOE/FE granted an earlier FLEX 
request for a change in control of FLIQ1 and FLIQ2. Freeport LNG 
Expansion, L.P., et al., Order Approving Change in Control of Export 
Authorizations, DOE/FE Docket Nos. 14-005-CIC, 10-160-LNG, 10-161-
LNG, 11-161-LNG, 12-06-LNG (Sept. 23, 2014).

DATES: Protests, motions to intervene or notices of intervention, as 
applicable, and written comments are to be filed using procedures 
detailed in the Public Comment Procedures section of this Notice no 
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later than 4:30 p.m., Eastern time, June 10, 2016.

ADDRESSES: 
    Electronic Filing by email: fergas@hq.doe.gov.
    Regular Mail: U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of 
Regulation and International Engagement, 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 Regulation and 
International Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, 
Room 3E-042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Larine Moore or Benjamin Nussdorf, U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), 
Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Fossil 
Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E-042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-9478; (202) 586-7893.
Edward Myers, U.S. Department of Energy (GC-76), Office of the 
Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal 
Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 
586-3397.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary of Change in Control

    As noted above, the Statement is intended to inform DOE/FE about a 
change in control of the upstream ownership of FLIQ1. The Statement 
indicates that FLIQ1 is 100 percent owned by FLIQ1 Holdings, LLC 
(Holdings) and 25 percent of Holdings is owned by Osaka Gas 
Liquefaction USA Corporation, 25 percent by Chubu Electric Power 
Company Freeport, Inc., and 50 percent by Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. 
The Statement does not propose to change these ownership stakes. 
However, the Statement proposes a change to the ownership of Chubu 
Electric Power Company Freeport, Inc. Whereas, prior to the change in 
control, 100 percent of Chubu Electric Power Company Freeport, Inc. was 
owned by Chubu Electric Power Company, after the change, Chubu Electric 
Power Company Freeport, Inc. will be 100 percent owned by a joint 
venture called JERA Co., Inc. In this regard, JERA Co., Inc. is 50 
percent owned by Chubu Electric Power Company and 50 percent is owned 
by Tokyo Electric Power Fuel & Thermal Power Generation Business Split 
Preparation Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo Electric 
Power Company, Incorporated. Additional details can be found in the 
Statement, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2016/03/f30/ChubuJERA%20CIC%20Notice%2003%2002%202016_1.pdf.

DOE/FE Evaluation

    DOE/FE will review the Statement \3\ in accordance with its 
Procedures for Changes in Control Affecting Applications and 
Authorizations to Import or Export Natural Gas (CIC Revised 
Procedures).\4\ Consistent with the CIC Revised Procedures, this Notice 
addresses only those FLEX proceedings in which final authorizations 
have been issued to export LNG to non-FTA countries. The affected 
proceedings include DOE/FE Docket Nos. 10-161-LNG and 11-161-LNG.\5\ If 
no interested

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person protests the change in control and DOE takes no action on its 
own motion, the change in control will be deemed granted 30 days after 
publication in the Federal Register. If one or more protests are 
submitted, DOE will review any motions to intervene, protests, and 
answers, and will issue a determination as to whether the proposed 
change in control has been demonstrated to render the underlying 
authorization inconsistent with the public interest.
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    \3\ The Statement identifies two other proceedings, FE Docket 
Nos. 10-60-LNG and 12-06-LNG, in which DOE/FE authorized FLEX to 
export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries with which the 
United States currently has, or in the future will have, 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 (FTA countries). Consistent with the Revised CIC Procedures, 
DOE gives immediate effect to these changes. See 79 FR 65542.
    \4\ 79 FR 65541 (Nov. 5, 2014).
    \5\ The final authorizations issued in the referenced non-FTA 
proceedings include Freeport LNG Expansion L.P., et al., DOE/FE 
Order No. 3282-C, FE Docket No. 10-161-LNG, Final Opinion and Order 
Granting Long-Term Multi-Contract Authorization to Export Liquefied 
Natural Gas by Vessel from the Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana 
Island, Texas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations (Nov. 14, 2014); 
and Freeport LNG Expansion L.P., et al., DOE/FE Order No. 3357-B, FE 
Docket No. 11-161-LNG, Final Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term 
Multi-Contract Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas by 
Vessel from the Freeport LNG Terminal on Quintana Island, Texas to 
Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations (Nov. 14, 2014).
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Public Comment Procedures

    Interested persons will be provided 15 days from the date of 
publication of this Notice in the Federal Register in order to move to 
intervene, protest, and answer the Statement. Protests, motions to 
intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited in 
response to this Notice only as to the proposed change in control 
described in the Statement.\6\ All protests, comments, motions to 
intervene, or notices of intervention must meet the requirements 
specified by DOE's regulations in 10 CFR part 590.
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    \6\ Intervention, if granted, would constitute intervention only 
in the change in control portion of these docket proceedings, as 
described herein.
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    Filings may be submitted using one of the following methods: (1) 
Preferred method: Emailing the filing to fergas@hq.doe.gov, with the 
individual FE Docket Number(s) in the title line, or FLEX Change in 
Control in the title line to include all applicable dockets in this 
Notice; (2) mailing an original and three paper copies of the filing to 
the Office of Regulation and International Engagement at the address 
listed in ADDRESSES; or (3) hand delivering an original and three paper 
copies of the filing to the Office of Regulation and International 
Engagement at the address listed in ADDRESSES. All filings must include 
a reference to the individual FE Docket Number(s) in the title line, or 
FLEX Change in Control in the title line to include all applicable 
dockets in this Notice. 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.
    The Statement and any filed protests, motions to intervene or 
notice of interventions, and comments are available for inspection and 
copying in the Office of Regulation and International Engagement 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. These documents are 
also 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 May 19, 2016.
John A. Anderson,
Director, Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of 
Oil and Natural Gas.
[FR Doc. 2016-12315 Filed 5-25-16; 8:45 am]
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