Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC; Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations, 15443 [2020-05584]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 18, 2020 / Notices 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). Texas LNG is authorized to export LNG in a volume equivalent to 204.4 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year of natural gas (0.56 Bcf/day) from the proposed Texas LNG Brownsville LLC Liquefied Natural Gas Export Project (Project), to be located at the Port of Brownsville, Texas. 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 Project 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/sites/prod/files/ 2020/02/f71/ord4489.pdf. Signed in Washington, DC, on March 12, 2020. Amy Sweeney, Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. [FR Doc. 2020–05583 Filed 3–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 19–34–LNG] Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, 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. This ROD supports DOE/FE’s decision in DOE/FE Order No. 4491, an opinion and order authorizing Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, 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, jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 (202) 586–2627, Amy.Sweeney@ hq.doe.gov. Kari Twaite, 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– 6978, Kari.Twaite@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 10, 2020, DOE/FE issued Order No. 4491 to Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC (Annova) under NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). This Order authorizes Annova 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). Annova is authorized to export LNG in a volume equivalent to 360 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year of natural gas (0.99 Bcf/day) from the proposed Annova LNG Brownsville Project (Project), to be located on the Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas. 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 Project 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/sites/prod/files/ 2020/02/f71/ord4491.pdf. Signed in Washington, DC, on March 12, 2020. Amy Sweeney, Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. [FR Doc. 2020–05584 Filed 3–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board Chairs Office of Environmental Management, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of open meeting: cancellation. AGENCY: On March 5, 2020, the Department of Energy published a notice of open meeting announcing a meeting on April 1–2, 2020 of the Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board Chairs. This notice announces the cancellation of this meeting. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15443 The meeting scheduled for April 1–2, 2020, announced in the March 5, 2020, issue of the Federal Register (FR Doc. 2020–04548, 85 FR 12910), is cancelled. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Borak, EM SSAB Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; Phone: (202) 586–9928; email: david.borak@ em.doe.gov. DATES: Signed in Washington, DC on March 12, 2020. LaTanya Butler, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–05587 Filed 3–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 15–190–LNG] Rio Grande 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. This ROD supports DOE/FE’s decision in DOE/FE Order No. 4492, an opinion and order authorizing Rio Grande 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. Kari Twaite, 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– 6978, Kari.Twaite@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 10, 2020, DOE/FE issued Order No. 4492 to Rio Grande LNG, LLC (Rio Grande LNG) under NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). This Order authorizes Rio Grande LNG to export SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[FE Docket No. 19-34-LNG]


Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, 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. This ROD supports DOE/FE's decision in DOE/FE Order No. 
4491, an opinion and order authorizing Annova LNG Common 
Infrastructure, 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].
Kari Twaite, 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) 586-6978, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 10, 2020, DOE/FE issued Order 
No. 4491 to Annova LNG Common Infrastructure, LLC (Annova) under NGA 
section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). This Order authorizes Annova 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). Annova is 
authorized to export LNG in a volume equivalent to 360 billion cubic 
feet (Bcf) per year of natural gas (0.99 Bcf/day) from the proposed 
Annova LNG Brownsville Project (Project), to be located on the 
Brownsville Ship Channel in Cameron County, Texas.
    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 
Project 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/sites/prod/files/2020/02/f71/ord4491.pdf.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on March 12, 2020.
Amy Sweeney,
Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Oil 
and Natural Gas.
[FR Doc. 2020-05584 Filed 3-17-20; 8:45 am]
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