Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC; Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations, 15444 [2020-05586]

Download as PDF 15444 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 18, 2020 / Notices 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). Rio Grande LNG is authorized to export LNG in a volume equivalent to 1,318 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year of natural gas (3.61 Bcf/day) from the proposed Rio Grande LNG Project (Project), to be located on the northern embankment of 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/ord4492.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. 2020–05588 Filed 3–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 16–28–LNG] Venture Global Plaquemines 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. 4446, an opinion and order authorizing Venture Global Plaquemines 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Mar 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 October 16, 2019, DOE/FE issued Order No. 4446 to Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC (Plaquemines LNG) under NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). This Order authorizes Plaquemines 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). Plaquemines LNG is authorized to export LNG in a volume equivalent to 1,240 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year of natural gas (3.40 Bcf/day) from the proposed Plaquemines LNG Project (Project), to be located in Plaquemines 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 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/ 2019/10/f67/ord4446.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. 2020–05586 Filed 3–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Combined Notice of Filings Take notice that the Commission has received the following Natural Gas Pipeline Rate and Refund Report filings: Docket Number: PR20–40–001. Applicants: Bay Gas Storage Company, LLC. 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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[FE Docket No. 16-28-LNG]


Venture Global Plaquemines 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. This ROD supports DOE/FE's decision in DOE/FE Order No. 
4446, an opinion and order authorizing Venture Global Plaquemines 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].
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 October 16, 2019, DOE/FE issued Order No. 
4446 to Venture Global Plaquemines LNG, LLC (Plaquemines LNG) under NGA 
section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). This Order authorizes Plaquemines 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). 
Plaquemines LNG is authorized to export LNG in a volume equivalent to 
1,240 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per year of natural gas (3.40 Bcf/day) 
from the proposed Plaquemines LNG Project (Project), to be located in 
Plaquemines 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 
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/2019/10/f67/ord4446.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. 2020-05586 Filed 3-17-20; 8:45 am]
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