Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville, LLC Jacksonville Project, 45422 [2018-19393]

Download as PDF 45422 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 174 / Friday, September 7, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP17–41–000] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville, LLC Jacksonville Project On January 31, 2017, Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville, LLC (Eagle LNG) filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) in Docket No. CP17– 41–000 pursuant to section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act and Parts 153 and 380 of the Commission’s Regulations, requesting authorization to site, construct, and operate a natural gas liquefaction, storage, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility. The proposed project, known as the Jacksonville Project, would consist of three liquefaction trains with a total capacity of 132 million cubic feet per day and one full containment LNG storage tank capable of storing 12,000,000 gallons of LNG (equivalent to 1.0 billion cubic feet of natural gas), for domestic LNG markets and for export overseas. The terminal would receive natural gas to the export facilities from a third-party intrastate pipeline. On July 21, 2016, in Order No. 3867, the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, granted to Eagle LNG a long-term, multi-contract authorization to export LNG to Free Trade Agreement nations. FERC issued its Notice of Application for the Jacksonville Project on February 13, 2017. Among other things, that notice alerted other agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on the request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission staff’s final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Jacksonville Project. This notice identifies the FERC staff’s planned schedule for completion of the final EIS for the Jacksonville Project, which is based on an issuance of the draft EIS in November 2018. The forecasted schedule for both the draft and final EIS is based upon Eagle LNG providing complete and timely responses to any future data requests. In addition, the schedule assumes that the cooperating agencies will provide input on their areas of responsibility on a timely basis. Schedule for Environmental Review Issuance of Notice of Availability of the final EIS—April 12, 2019 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 90-Day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline—July 11, 2019 If a schedule change becomes necessary for the final EIS, an additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed of project’s progress. Background On December 3, 2014, the Commission staff granted Eagle LNG’s request to use FERC’s pre-filing environmental review process and assigned the Jacksonville Project Docket No. PF15–7–000. On February 24, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned Jacksonville Project, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Meeting. On March 25, 2015, the Commission issued a Supplemental Notice to seek comments. The notices were issued during the pre-filing review of the project in Docket No. PF15–7–000 and were sent to federal, state, and local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; Native American Tribes; affected property owners; other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. Major issues raised during scoping include visual impacts, threatened and endangered species, surface water and groundwater resources, air quality and noise, and safety. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Department of Energy are cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EIS. Additional Information In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EIS 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 via email. Go to www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/ esubscription.asp. Additional information about the Jacksonville Project is available from the Commission’s Office of External Affairs at (866) 208–FERC or on the FERC website (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., PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CP17–41), 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 website also provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings. Dated: August 31, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–19393 Filed 9–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket No. CP16–480–000] Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC, Annova LNG Brownsville A, LLC, Annova LNG Brownsville B, LLC, and Annova LNG Brownsville C, LLC Annova LNG Brownsville Project On July 13, 2016, Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC; Annova LNG Brownsville A, LLC; Annova LNG Brownsville B, LLC; and Annova LNG Brownsville C, LLC (collectively, Annova) filed an application in Docket No. CP16–480–000, section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 153 of the Commission’s Regulations, requesting authorization to site, construct, and operate a natural gas liquefaction and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility, located on the Brownsville Ship Channel (BSC) in Cameron County, Texas. The proposed project is known as the Annova LNG Brownsville Project (Project) and would receive natural gas from a third-party pipeline, create and store LNG, and load up to 6.95 million tonnes per annum of LNG onto carriers for export to overseas markets. On February 20, 2014, in Order No. 3394, the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, granted to Annova a long-term, multi-contract authorization to export LNG to Free Trade Agreement nations. On July 27, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued its Notice of Application for the Project. Among other things, that notice alerted other agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on the request for a federal authorization within 90 days of the date E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP17-41-000]


Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Eagle LNG 
Partners Jacksonville, LLC Jacksonville Project

    On January 31, 2017, Eagle LNG Partners Jacksonville, LLC (Eagle 
LNG) filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(FERC or Commission) in Docket No. CP17-41-000 pursuant to section 3(a) 
of the Natural Gas Act and Parts 153 and 380 of the Commission's 
Regulations, requesting authorization to site, construct, and operate a 
natural gas liquefaction, storage, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) 
export facility. The proposed project, known as the Jacksonville 
Project, would consist of three liquefaction trains with a total 
capacity of 132 million cubic feet per day and one full containment LNG 
storage tank capable of storing 12,000,000 gallons of LNG (equivalent 
to 1.0 billion cubic feet of natural gas), for domestic LNG markets and 
for export overseas. The terminal would receive natural gas to the 
export facilities from a third-party intrastate pipeline. On July 21, 
2016, in Order No. 3867, the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of 
Fossil Energy, granted to Eagle LNG a long-term, multi-contract 
authorization to export LNG to Free Trade Agreement nations.
    FERC issued its Notice of Application for the Jacksonville Project 
on February 13, 2017. Among other things, that notice alerted other 
agencies issuing federal authorizations of the requirement to complete 
all necessary reviews and to reach a final decision on the request for 
a federal authorization within 90 days of the date of issuance of the 
Commission staff's final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the 
Jacksonville Project. This notice identifies the FERC staff's planned 
schedule for completion of the final EIS for the Jacksonville Project, 
which is based on an issuance of the draft EIS in November 2018. The 
forecasted schedule for both the draft and final EIS is based upon 
Eagle LNG providing complete and timely responses to any future data 
requests. In addition, the schedule assumes that the cooperating 
agencies will provide input on their areas of responsibility on a 
timely basis.

Schedule for Environmental Review

Issuance of Notice of Availability of the final EIS--April 12, 2019
90-Day Federal Authorization Decision Deadline--July 11, 2019

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

Background

    On December 3, 2014, the Commission staff granted Eagle LNG's 
request to use FERC's pre-filing environmental review process and 
assigned the Jacksonville Project Docket No. PF15-7-000. On February 
24, 2015, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent To Prepare an 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned Jacksonville Project, 
Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public 
Scoping Meeting. On March 25, 2015, the Commission issued a 
Supplemental Notice to seek comments. The notices were issued during 
the pre-filing review of the project in Docket No. PF15-7-000 and were 
sent to federal, state, and local government representatives and 
agencies; elected officials; environmental and public interest groups; 
Native American Tribes; affected property owners; other interested 
parties; and local libraries and newspapers. Major issues raised during 
scoping include visual impacts, threatened and endangered species, 
surface water and groundwater resources, air quality and noise, and 
safety.
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. 
Department of Transportation, and the U.S. Department of Energy are 
cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EIS.

Additional Information

    In order to receive notification of the issuance of the EIS 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 via email. Go to 
www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.
    Additional information about the Jacksonville Project is available 
from the Commission's Office of External Affairs at (866) 208-FERC or 
on the FERC website (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., CP17-41), 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 
[email protected]. The eLibrary link on the FERC website also 
provides access to the texts of formal documents issued by the 
Commission, such as orders, notices, and rule makings.

    Dated: August 31, 2018.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-19393 Filed 9-6-18; 8:45 am]
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