Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville II LLC; Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations, 31050-31051 [2017-14061]

Download as PDF 31050 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 5, 2017 / Notices Dated: June 28, 2017. Stephanie Valentine, Acting Director, Information Collection Clearance Division, Office of the Chief Privacy Officer, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2017–14010 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 17–79–LNG] Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville II LLC; Application for Long-Term, MultiContract Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations 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 June 15, 2017, by Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville II LLC (Eagle Maxville), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume equivalent to 7.7 million cubic feet per day of natural gas, or approximately 0.01 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day (2.8 Bcf per year). Eagle Maxville seeks authorization to export this LNG from its LNG production and storage facility in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida (the Maxville Facility), which is anticipated to begin commercial operation in September 2017. Eagle Maxville requests authorization to export this LNG to countries with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy, including both countries with which the United States has entered into a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas (FTA countries) and all other countries (non-FTA countries). At the Maxville Facility, Eagle Maxville anticipates it will process domestically produced natural gas into LNG, temporarily store the produced LNG, and load the LNG into cryogenic transport trailers or approved ISO IMO7–TVAC–ASME LNG (ISO) containers for transportation by truck to port facilities for transfer into vessels or other ocean-going container ships. Eagle Maxville is requesting this authorization on its own behalf and as agent for other entities who hold title to the natural gas at the time of export. Eagle Maxville requests the authorization for a 20-year term to commence on the earlier date of the first export or five years from the date of a final order granting export authorization. Eagle Maxville filed the sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Jul 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 Application under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in Eagle Maxville’s Application, posted on the DOE/FE Web site at https://www.energy.gov/fe/ downloads/eagle-lng-partnersjacksonville-ii-llc-fe-dkt-no-17-79-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, August 4, 2017. 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: Kyle W. Moorman or Larine Moore, 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– 7970; (202) 586–9478. R.J. Colwell, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 6D– 033, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586– 8499. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE/FE Evaluation In the Application, Eagle Maxville requests authorization to export LNG from the Maxville Facility to both FTA countries and non-FTA countries. This Notice applies only to the portion of the Application requesting authority to export LNG to non-FTA countries pursuant to section 3(a) of the NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). DOE separately will review the portion of the Application requesting authority to export LNG to FTA countries pursuant to section 3(c) of the NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717b(c). In reviewing Eagle Maxwell’s request for a non-FTA export authorization, PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DOE will consider any issues required by law or policy. 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. As part of this analysis, DOE will consider the following two studies examining the cumulative impacts of exporting domestically produced LNG: • Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas on U.S. Energy Markets, conducted by the U.S. Energy Information Administration upon DOE’s request (2014 EIA LNG Export Study); 1 and • The Macroeconomic Impact of Increasing U.S. LNG Exports, conducted jointly by the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Oxford Economics, on behalf of DOE (2015 LNG Export Study).2 Additionally, DOE will consider the following environmental document: Addendum to Environmental Review Documents Concerning Exports of Natural Gas From the United States, 79 FR 48132 (Aug. 15, 2014).3 Parties that may oppose this Application should address these issues and documents in their comments and/or protests, as well as other issues deemed relevant to the non-FTA portion of 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 proposed decisions. In the Application, Eagle Maxville states that it has received all state and local permits required for construction and operation of the Maxville Facility (with the exception of a routine occupancy permit that Eagle Maxville anticipates will be issued in due course), and that all major construction has been completed.4 No final decision will be issued in this proceeding until DOE has met its environmental responsibilities. 1 The 2014 EIA LNG Export Study, published on Oct. 29, 2014, is available at: https://www.eia.gov/ analysis/requests/fe/. 2 The 2015 LNG Export Study, dated Oct. 29, 2015, is available at: http://energy.gov/sites/prod/ files/2015/12/f27/20151113_macro_impact_of_lng_ exports_0.pdf. 3 The Addendum and related documents are available at: http://energy.gov/fe/draft-addendumenvironmental-review-documents-concerningexports-natural-gas-united-states. 4 The status of the various environmental, land use, and safety-related permits required by the Maxville Facility are discussed in the Application on pages 7–8 and in Attachment 2. E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 5, 2017 / Notices 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, regarding the non-FTA export portion of the Application. Interested persons will be provided 30 days from the date of publication of this Notice in which to submit comments, protests, motions to intervene, 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. 17–79–LNG in the title line; (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 FE Docket No. 17–79–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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Jul 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 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. 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 June 28, 2017. John A. Anderson, Director, Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. [FR Doc. 2017–14061 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. ER17–1909–000] Bayshore Solar C, LLC; Supplemental Notice That Initial Market-Based Rate Filing Includes Request for Blanket Section 204 Authorization This is a supplemental notice in the above-referenced proceeding of Bayshore Solar C, LLC’s application for market-based rate authority, with an accompanying rate tariff, noting that such application includes a request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability. Any person desiring to intervene or to protest should file with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214). Anyone filing a motion to intervene or protest must serve a copy of that document on the Applicant. Notice is hereby given that the deadline for filing protests with regard to the applicant’s request for blanket authorization, under 18 CFR part 34, of future issuances of securities and assumptions of liability, is July 17, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31051 The Commission encourages electronic submission of protests and interventions in lieu of paper, using the FERC Online links at http:// www.ferc.gov. To facilitate electronic service, persons with Internet access who will eFile a document and/or be listed as a contact for an intervenor must create and validate an eRegistration account using the eRegistration link. Select the eFiling link to log on and submit the intervention or protests. Persons unable to file electronically should submit an original and 5 copies of the intervention or protest to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426. The filings in the above-referenced proceeding are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system by clicking on the appropriate link in the above list. They are also available for electronic review in the Commission’s Public Reference Room in Washington, DC. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance with any FERC Online service, please email FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov. or call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: June 28, 2017. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–14023 Filed 7–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Filings Instituting Proceedings Docket Numbers: RP17–841–000. Applicants: Black Hills Shoshone Pipeline, LLC. Description: Black Hills Shoshone Pipeline, LLC submits tariff filing per 154.203: Cost and Revenue Study—Re Docket No. CP15–32–000 and CP15–33– 000. Filed Date: 06/26/2017. Accession Number: 20170626–5003. Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, July 10, 2017. Docket Numbers: RP17–842–000. Applicants: Texas Gas Transmission, LLC. E:\FR\FM\05JYN1.SGM 05JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 127 (Wednesday, July 5, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31050-31051]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[FE Docket No. 17-79-LNG]


Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville II LLC; Application for Long-
Term, Multi-Contract Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to 
Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations

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 
June 15, 2017, by Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville II LLC (Eagle 
Maxville), requesting long-term, multi-contract authorization to export 
domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) in a volume 
equivalent to 7.7 million cubic feet per day of natural gas, or 
approximately 0.01 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per day (2.8 Bcf per year). 
Eagle Maxville seeks authorization to export this LNG from its LNG 
production and storage facility in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 
(the Maxville Facility), which is anticipated to begin commercial 
operation in September 2017. Eagle Maxville requests authorization to 
export this LNG to countries with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. 
law or policy, including both countries with which the United States 
has entered into a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national 
treatment for trade in natural gas (FTA countries) and all other 
countries (non-FTA countries). At the Maxville Facility, Eagle Maxville 
anticipates it will process domestically produced natural gas into LNG, 
temporarily store the produced LNG, and load the LNG into cryogenic 
transport trailers or approved ISO IMO7-TVAC-ASME LNG (ISO) containers 
for transportation by truck to port facilities for transfer into 
vessels or other ocean-going container ships. Eagle Maxville is 
requesting this authorization on its own behalf and as agent for other 
entities who hold title to the natural gas at the time of export. Eagle 
Maxville requests the authorization for a 20-year term to commence on 
the earlier date of the first export or five years from the date of a 
final order granting export authorization. Eagle Maxville filed the 
Application under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). Additional 
details can be found in Eagle Maxville's Application, posted on the 
DOE/FE Web site at https://www.energy.gov/fe/downloads/eagle-lng-partners-jacksonville-ii-llc-fe-dkt-no-17-79-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, August 4, 
2017.

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: 
Kyle W. Moorman or Larine Moore, 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) 586-7970; (202) 586-9478.
R.J. Colwell, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the Assistant 
General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, 
Room 6D-033, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 
586-8499.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

DOE/FE Evaluation

    In the Application, Eagle Maxville requests authorization to export 
LNG from the Maxville Facility to both FTA countries and non-FTA 
countries. This Notice applies only to the portion of the Application 
requesting authority to export LNG to non-FTA countries pursuant to 
section 3(a) of the NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). DOE separately will review 
the portion of the Application requesting authority to export LNG to 
FTA countries pursuant to section 3(c) of the NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717b(c).
    In reviewing Eagle Maxwell's request for a non-FTA export 
authorization, DOE will consider any issues required by law or policy. 
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. As part of this analysis, DOE will 
consider the following two studies examining the cumulative impacts of 
exporting domestically produced LNG:
     Effect of Increased Levels of Liquefied Natural Gas on 
U.S. Energy Markets, conducted by the U.S. Energy Information 
Administration upon DOE's request (2014 EIA LNG Export Study); \1\ and
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    \1\ The 2014 EIA LNG Export Study, published on Oct. 29, 2014, 
is available at: https://www.eia.gov/analysis/requests/fe/.
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     The Macroeconomic Impact of Increasing U.S. LNG Exports, 
conducted jointly by the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's 
Baker Institute for Public Policy and Oxford Economics, on behalf of 
DOE (2015 LNG Export Study).\2\
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    \2\ The 2015 LNG Export Study, dated Oct. 29, 2015, is available 
at: http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/12/f27/20151113_macro_impact_of_lng_exports_0.pdf.

Additionally, DOE will consider the following environmental document: 
Addendum to Environmental Review Documents Concerning Exports of 
Natural Gas From the United States, 79 FR 48132 (Aug. 15, 2014).\3\ 
Parties that may oppose this Application should address these issues 
and documents in their comments and/or protests, as well as other 
issues deemed relevant to the non-FTA portion of the Application.
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    \3\ The Addendum and related documents are available at: http://energy.gov/fe/draft-addendum-environmental-review-documents-concerning-exports-natural-gas-united-states.
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    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. In the Application, 
Eagle Maxville states that it has received all state and local permits 
required for construction and operation of the Maxville Facility (with 
the exception of a routine occupancy permit that Eagle Maxville 
anticipates will be issued in due course), and that all major 
construction has been completed.\4\ No final decision will be issued in 
this proceeding until DOE has met its environmental responsibilities.
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    \4\ The status of the various environmental, land use, and 
safety-related permits required by the Maxville Facility are 
discussed in the Application on pages 7-8 and in Attachment 2.

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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, regarding the non-FTA export portion of the Application. 
Interested persons will be provided 30 days from the date of 
publication of this Notice in which to submit comments, protests, 
motions to intervene, 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. 17-79-LNG 
in the title line; (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 FE Docket No. 17-79-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 
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. 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 June 28, 2017.
John A. Anderson,
Director, Office of Regulation and International Engagement, Office of 
Oil and Natural Gas.
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