Magnolia LNG LLC; Application for Amendment to Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations, 1111-1112 [2019-00723]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices a disability, please contact Melyssa P. Noe at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the phone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to the agenda item should contact Melyssa P. Noe at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comments will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Melyssa P. Noe at the address and phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following website: https://energy.gov/ orem/listings/oak-ridge-site-specificadvisory-board-meetings. in a volume equivalent to 394.2 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas (1.08 Bcf per day) (Bcf/d). The Application requests a ‘‘capacity increase,’’ i.e., to increase Magnolia LNG’s approved non-FTA export volume to a total requested volume of 449 Bcf/yr (1.23 Bcf/d), which Magnolia states is equivalent to 8.8 million metric tons per annum (mtpa). Magnolia LNG states that this proposed increase will align its non-FTA export volume with the maximum LNG production for the Magnolia LNG Terminal, as requested in an application filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). 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, April 2, 2019. Signed in Washington, DC, on January 29, 2019. LaTanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. ADDRESSES: [FR Doc. 2019–00766 Filed 1–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 13–132–LNG] Magnolia LNG LLC; Application for Amendment to Long-Term 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 for amendment (Application), filed on December 31, 2018, by Magnolia LNG LLC (Magnolia LNG). Previously, on November 30, 2016, in DOE/FE Order No. 3909, DOE/FE authorized Magnolia LNG to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the proposed Magnolia LNG Terminal, to be located near Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (Magnolia LNG Terminal), to any country with which the United States does not 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 policies (nonFTA countries). DOE/FE Order No. 3909 authorizes Magnolia LNG to export LNG SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:12 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 Electronic Filing by email: fergas@ hq.doe.gov. Regular Mail: U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34), Office of Regulation, Analysis, and 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, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E–042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larine Moore, U.S. Department of Energy (FE–34), Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E–042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–9478. Cassandra Bernstein, 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– 9793. Magnolia LNG states that, on November 19, 2018, it filed an application at FERC (FERC Docket No. CP19–19–000) requesting an increase of 0.8 mtpa in the LNG production capacity of the Magnolia LNG Terminal. Magnolia LNG states that this capacity increase is based on a SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1111 refinement of its final design for the Magnolia LNG Terminal and, if approved by FERC, would increase the Terminal’s total LNG production capacity from 8 mtpa to 8.8 mtpa. In this Application, Magnolia LNG is seeking to increase its total non-FTA export volume in DOE/FE Order No. 3909 to 1.23 Bcf/d of natural gas, which Magnolia LNG states is equivalent to 8.8 mtpa of LNG. Additional details can be found in Magnolia LNG’s Application, posted on the DOE/FE website at: https://fossil.energy.gov/ng_regulation/ sites/default/files/programs/ MagnoliaLNG_App_AMEND12_31_ 18.pdf. DOE/FE Evaluation The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). This Notice applies only to the portion of the Application requesting authority to amend DOE/FE Order No. 3909 authorizing exports of LNG to non-FTA countries pursuant to section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). DOE/FE will review Magnolia LNG’s request to amend its FTA export authorizations in DOE/FE Order Nos. 3245 and 3406 separately pursuant to section 3(c) of the NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717b(c). 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 study entitled, Macroeconomic Outcomes of Market Determined Levels of U.S. LNG Exports (2018 LNG Export Study),1 and DOE/FE’s response to public comments received on that Study.2 Additionally, DOE will consider the following environmental documents: • Addendum to Environmental Review Documents Concerning Exports 1 NERA Economic Consulting, Macroeconomic Outcomes of Market Determined Levels of U.S. LNG Exports (June 7, 2018), available at: https:// www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2018/06/f52/ Macroeconomic%20LNG%20Export%20Study% 202018.pdf; see also U.S. Dep’t of Energy, Study on Macroeconomic Outcomes of LNG Exports; Notice of Availability of the 2018 LNG Export Study and Request for Comments, 83 FR 27314 (June 12, 2018). 2 U.S. Dep’t of Energy, Study on Macroeconomic Outcomes of LNG Exports: Response to Comments Received on Study; Notice of Response to Comments, 83 FR 67251 (Dec. 28, 2018). E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1 1112 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices of Natural Gas From the United States, 79 FR 48132 (Aug. 15, 2014); 3 and • Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas From the United States, 79 FR 32260 (June 4, 2014).4 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 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. No final decision will be issued in this proceeding until DOE has met its environmental responsibilities. 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. Interested parties will be provided 60 days from the date of publication of this Notice in which to submit comments, protests, motions to intervene, or 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. 13–132–LNG in the title line; (2) mailing an original and three paper copies of the filing to the Office of Regulation, Analysis, and 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, Analysis, and Engagement at the address listed in ADDRESSES. All filings must include a reference to FE Docket No. 13–132–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, Analysis, and 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, notices 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. Signed in Washington, DC, on January 28, 2019. Amy Sweeney, Director, Division of Natural Gas, Office of Fossil Energy. [FR Doc. 2019–00723 Filed 1–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Idaho Cleanup Project Department of Energy, Office of Environmental Management. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: 3 The Addendum and related documents are available at: http://energy.gov/fe/draft-addendumenvironmental-review-documents-concerningexports-natural-gas-united-states. 4 The Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Report is available at: http://energy.gov/fe/life-cyclegreenhouse-gas-perspective-exporting-liquefiednatural-gas-united-states. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Idaho Cleanup SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Project. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, February 21, 2019— 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. The opportunities for public comment are at 10:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. This time is subject to change; please contact the Federal Coordinator (below) for confirmation of times prior to the meeting. Residence Inn Idaho Falls, 635 West Broadway, Idaho Falls, ID 83402. ADDRESSES: Brad Bugger, Federal Coordinator, Department of Energy, Idaho Operations Office, 1955 Fremont Avenue, MS– 1203, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83415. Phone (208) 526–0833; or email: buggerbp@ id.doe.gov or visit the Board’s internet home page at: https://energy.gov/em/ icpcab/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE–EM and site management in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities. Tentative Agenda: (agenda topics may change up to the day of the meeting; please contact Brad Bugger for the most current agenda): • Recent Public Outreach • Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Overview • Update on Integrated Waste Treatment Unit (IWTU) • Advanced Mixed Waste Treatment Project’s (AMWTP) Long-Term Mission Decision • Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal • Report from Subcommittee on DOE Redefinition of High-Level Waste Proposal • Reports from Other Subcommittees and Board Organizational Topics Public Participation: The EM SSAB, Idaho Cleanup Project, welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Brad Bugger at least seven days in advance of the meeting at the phone number listed above. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 22 (Friday, February 1, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1111-1112]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[FE Docket No. 13-132-LNG]


Magnolia LNG LLC; Application for Amendment to Long-Term 
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 for amendment 
(Application), filed on December 31, 2018, by Magnolia LNG LLC 
(Magnolia LNG). Previously, on November 30, 2016, in DOE/FE Order No. 
3909, DOE/FE authorized Magnolia LNG to export domestically produced 
liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the proposed Magnolia LNG Terminal, to 
be located near Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (Magnolia LNG 
Terminal), to any country with which the United States does not 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 
policies (non-FTA countries). DOE/FE Order No. 3909 authorizes Magnolia 
LNG to export LNG in a volume equivalent to 394.2 billion cubic feet 
per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas (1.08 Bcf per day) (Bcf/d). The 
Application requests a ``capacity increase,'' i.e., to increase 
Magnolia LNG's approved non-FTA export volume to a total requested 
volume of 449 Bcf/yr (1.23 Bcf/d), which Magnolia states is equivalent 
to 8.8 million metric tons per annum (mtpa). Magnolia LNG states that 
this proposed increase will align its non-FTA export volume with the 
maximum LNG production for the Magnolia LNG Terminal, as requested in 
an application filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 
(FERC). 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, April 2, 
2019.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
Larine Moore, U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Regulation, 
Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, 
Room 3E-042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 
586-9478.
Cassandra Bernstein, 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-
9793.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Magnolia LNG states that, on November 19, 
2018, it filed an application at FERC (FERC Docket No. CP19-19-000) 
requesting an increase of 0.8 mtpa in the LNG production capacity of 
the Magnolia LNG Terminal. Magnolia LNG states that this capacity 
increase is based on a refinement of its final design for the Magnolia 
LNG Terminal and, if approved by FERC, would increase the Terminal's 
total LNG production capacity from 8 mtpa to 8.8 mtpa. In this 
Application, Magnolia LNG is seeking to increase its total non-FTA 
export volume in DOE/FE Order No. 3909 to 1.23 Bcf/d of natural gas, 
which Magnolia LNG states is equivalent to 8.8 mtpa of LNG. Additional 
details can be found in Magnolia LNG's Application, posted on the DOE/
FE website at: https://fossil.energy.gov/ng_regulation/sites/default/files/programs/MagnoliaLNG_App_AMEND12_31_18.pdf.

DOE/FE Evaluation

    The Application was filed under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act 
(NGA). This Notice applies only to the portion of the Application 
requesting authority to amend DOE/FE Order No. 3909 authorizing exports 
of LNG to non-FTA countries pursuant to section 3(a) of the Natural Gas 
Act (NGA), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). DOE/FE will review Magnolia LNG's request 
to amend its FTA export authorizations in DOE/FE Order Nos. 3245 and 
3406 separately pursuant to section 3(c) of the NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717b(c).
    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 
study entitled, Macroeconomic Outcomes of Market Determined Levels of 
U.S. LNG Exports (2018 LNG Export Study),\1\ and DOE/FE's response to 
public comments received on that Study.\2\
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    \1\ NERA Economic Consulting, Macroeconomic Outcomes of Market 
Determined Levels of U.S. LNG Exports (June 7, 2018), available at: 
https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2018/06/f52/Macroeconomic%20LNG%20Export%20Study%202018.pdf; see also U.S. Dep't 
of Energy, Study on Macroeconomic Outcomes of LNG Exports; Notice of 
Availability of the 2018 LNG Export Study and Request for Comments, 
83 FR 27314 (June 12, 2018).
    \2\ U.S. Dep't of Energy, Study on Macroeconomic Outcomes of LNG 
Exports: Response to Comments Received on Study; Notice of Response 
to Comments, 83 FR 67251 (Dec. 28, 2018).
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    Additionally, DOE will consider the following environmental 
documents:
     Addendum to Environmental Review Documents Concerning 
Exports

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of Natural Gas From the United States, 79 FR 48132 (Aug. 15, 2014); \3\ 
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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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     Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting 
Liquefied Natural Gas From the United States, 79 FR 32260 (June 4, 
2014).\4\
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    \4\ The Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Report is available at: http://energy.gov/fe/life-cycle-greenhouse-gas-perspective-exporting-liquefied-natural-gas-united-states.
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    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 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. No final decision will 
be issued in this proceeding until DOE has met its environmental 
responsibilities.

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. Interested parties will be provided 60 days from the date 
of publication of this Notice in which to submit comments, protests, 
motions to intervene, or 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. 13-132-LNG 
in the title line; (2) mailing an original and three paper copies of 
the filing to the Office of Regulation, Analysis, and 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, Analysis, 
and Engagement at the address listed in ADDRESSES. All filings must 
include a reference to FE Docket No. 13-132-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, Analysis, and 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, notices 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.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on January 28, 2019.
Amy Sweeney,
Director, Division of Natural Gas, Office of Fossil Energy.
[FR Doc. 2019-00723 Filed 1-31-19; 8:45 am]
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