Notice of Anticipated Schedule of Final Order for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Alaska LNG Project, 45436 [2018-19396]

Download as PDF 45436 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 174 / Friday, September 7, 2018 / Notices facilities. The pipeline would originate near Malin in Klamath County, Oregon, traverse Douglas and Jackson Counties, and terminate (at the LNG Terminal) in Coos County. The associated aboveground facilities would include the new Klamath Compressor Station (62,200 horsepower) near Malin. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Background On February 10, 2017, the Commission staff granted Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector’s requests to use the FERC’s Pre-filing environmental review process and assigned them jointly to Docket No. PF17–4–000. On June 9, 2017, the Commission issued a Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Planned Jordan Cove LNG Terminal and Pacific Connector Pipeline Projects, Request for Comments on Environmental Issues, and Notice of Public Scoping Sessions (NOI). The NOI was issued during the prefiling review of the Projects in Docket No. PF17–4–000 and was sent to federal, state, and local government agencies; elected officials; affected landowners; environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes and regional organizations; commentors and other interested parties; and local libraries and newspapers. Major issues raised during scoping include purpose and need, property rights, use of eminent domain, reliability and safety, cumulative impacts, cultural resources, threatened and endangered species, water resources, vegetation, and alternatives. The U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Marine Fisheries Service, U.S. Department of Energy, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and the Coquille Indian Tribe 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. Go to www.ferc.gov/docsfiling/esubscription.asp. Additional information about the Project is available from the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Sep 06, 2018 Jkt 244001 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., CP17–494 and/or CP17–495), 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. Issuance of Final Order—February 6, 2020 If a schedule change becomes necessary for the final order, an additional notice will be provided so that interested parties and government agencies are kept informed of the Project’s progress. Dated: August 31, 2018. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–19396 Filed 9–6–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP17–66–000; CP17–67–000] [FR Doc. 2018–19403 Filed 9–6–18; 8:45 am] Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC and Venture Global Gator Express, LLC Plaquemines LNG and Gator Express Pipeline Project BILLING CODE 6717–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. CP17–178–000] Notice of Anticipated Schedule of Final Order for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation Alaska LNG Project On April 17, 2017, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation filed an application in Docket No. CP17–178– 000, pursuant to section 3 of the Natural Gas Act and Part 153 of the Commission’s regulations, for authorization to site, construct, and operate a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal and associated facilities on the eastern shore of Cook Inlet in the Nikiski area of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, and to construct approximately 871 miles of natural gas pipeline and associated facilities, all within the State of Alaska. The proposed project, known as the Alaska LNG (Project), would liquefy and export up to 20.0 million metric tons per annum of LNG. In accordance with Title 41 of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, enacted on December 4, 2015, agencies are to publish completion dates for all federal environmental reviews and authorizations. This notice identifies the Commission’s anticipated schedule for issuance of the final order for the Project, which is based on the anticipated date of issuance of the final Environmental Impact Statement. Accordingly, we currently anticipate issuing a final order in the Project no later than: PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On February 28, 2017, Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC (Plaquemines LNG) filed an application in Docket No. CP17–66–000 requesting authorization pursuant to Section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) to construct and operate liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities. On the same day, Venture Global Gator Express, LLC (Gator Express Pipeline) filed an application in Docket No. CP17–67–000, requesting a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity pursuant to Section 7(c) of the NGA to construct, operate, and maintain certain natural gas pipeline facilities. Combined, the proposed project is known as the Plaquemines LNG and Gator Express Pipeline Project (Project) and would provide gas and processing to produce up to 20.0 million tonnes per annum of LNG for export. On July 21, 2016, in Order No. 3866, the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, granted to Plaquemines LNG authorization to export LNG to Free Trade Agreement nations. On March 13, 2017, 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 of issuance of the Commission staff’s final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Plaquemines LNG and Gator Express Pipeline Project. This E:\FR\FM\07SEN1.SGM 07SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 174 (Friday, September 7, 2018)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2018-19396]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP17-178-000]


Notice of Anticipated Schedule of Final Order for the Alaska 
Gasline Development Corporation Alaska LNG Project

    On April 17, 2017, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation filed an 
application in Docket No. CP17-178-000, pursuant to section 3 of the 
Natural Gas Act and Part 153 of the Commission's regulations, for 
authorization to site, construct, and operate a new liquefied natural 
gas (LNG) export terminal and associated facilities on the eastern 
shore of Cook Inlet in the Nikiski area of the Kenai Peninsula in 
Alaska, and to construct approximately 871 miles of natural gas 
pipeline and associated facilities, all within the State of Alaska. The 
proposed project, known as the Alaska LNG (Project), would liquefy and 
export up to 20.0 million metric tons per annum of LNG.
    In accordance with Title 41 of the Fixing America's Surface 
Transportation Act, enacted on December 4, 2015, agencies are to 
publish completion dates for all federal environmental reviews and 
authorizations. This notice identifies the Commission's anticipated 
schedule for issuance of the final order for the Project, which is 
based on the anticipated date of issuance of the final Environmental 
Impact Statement. Accordingly, we currently anticipate issuing a final 
order in the Project no later than:

Issuance of Final Order--February 6, 2020

    If a schedule change becomes necessary for the final order, an 
additional notice will be provided so that interested parties and 
government agencies are kept informed of the Project's progress.

    Dated: August 31, 2018.
Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr.,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2018-19396 Filed 9-6-18; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6717-01-P