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Download as PDF 26100 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 108 / Wednesday, June 5, 2019 / Notices impacts of the proposed Facility that would be used to support the export authorization sought from DOE/FE. DOE adopted the EIS and prepared the ROD, which is attached as an appendix to the Order. The ROD can be found here: https://www.energy.gov/fe/downloads/ driftwood-lng-llc-fe-dkt-no-16-144-lng. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 16–144–LNG] Driftwood LNG LLC; Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Record of decision. AGENCY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice of a Record of Decision (ROD) published under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and implementing regulations. As discussed, this ROD supports DOE/ FE’s decision in DOE/FE Order No. 4373, an opinion and order authorizing Driftwood LNG LLC to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement countries under section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sweeney, 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) 586–2627, Amy.Sweeney@ hq.doe.gov 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, Cassandra.Bernstein@ hq.doe.gov SUMMARY: On May 2, 2019, DOE/FE issued Order No. 4373 to Driftwood LNG LLC (Driftwood LNG) under NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). This Order authorizes Driftwood LNG to export domestically produced LNG to any country with which the United States has not entered into 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 (nonFTA countries). Driftwood LNG is authorized to export LNG in a volume equivalent to 1,415.3 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year of natural gas (3.88 Bcf/ day) from the proposed Driftwood LNG Facility (Facility), to be located in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. DOE/FE participated as a cooperating agency with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) analyzing the potential environmental jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 Jun 04, 2019 Jkt 247001 Signed in Washington, DC, on May 30, 2019. Amy Sweeney, Director, Division of Natural Gas Regulation, Office of Fossil Energy. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sweeney, 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) 586–2627, Amy.Sweeney@ hq.doe.gov 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, Cassandra.Bernstein@ hq.doe.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 2, 2019, DOE/FE issued Order No. 4372 to Port Arthur LNG, LLC (Port Arthur LNG) under NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[FE Docket No. 16-144-LNG]


Driftwood LNG LLC; Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term 
Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade 
Agreement Nations

AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Record of decision.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy 
(DOE) gives notice of a Record of Decision (ROD) published under the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and implementing 
regulations. As discussed, this ROD supports DOE/FE's decision in DOE/
FE Order No. 4373, an opinion and order authorizing Driftwood LNG LLC 
to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free 
trade agreement countries under section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act 
(NGA).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
Amy Sweeney, 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) 
586-2627, [email protected]
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, [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 2, 2019, DOE/FE issued Order No. 4373 
to Driftwood LNG LLC (Driftwood LNG) under NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 
717b(a). This Order authorizes Driftwood LNG to export domestically 
produced LNG to any country with which the United States has not 
entered into 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 (non-FTA countries). Driftwood LNG is authorized to 
export LNG in a volume equivalent to 1,415.3 billion cubic feet (Bcf) 
per year of natural gas (3.88 Bcf/day) from the proposed Driftwood LNG 
Facility (Facility), to be located in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
    DOE/FE participated as a cooperating agency with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission in preparing an environmental impact statement 
(EIS) analyzing the potential environmental impacts of the proposed 
Facility that would be used to support the export authorization sought 
from DOE/FE. DOE adopted the EIS and prepared the ROD, which is 
attached as an appendix to the Order. The ROD can be found here: 
https://www.energy.gov/fe/downloads/driftwood-lng-llc-fe-dkt-no-16-144-lng.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on May 30, 2019.
Amy Sweeney,
Director, Division of Natural Gas Regulation, Office of Fossil Energy.
[FR Doc. 2019-11717 Filed 6-4-19; 8:45 am]
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