Magnolia LNG, LLC; Application To Amend Export Term Through December 31, 2050, for Existing Non-Free Trade Agreement Authorization, 67342-67344 [2020-23352]

Download as PDF 67342 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 205 / Thursday, October 22, 2020 / Notices collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand the Department’s information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. ED is soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (ICR) that is described below. The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Annual Progress Reporting Form for the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program. OMB Control Number: 1820–0655. Type of Review: A revision to a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 86. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 817. Abstract: The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) of the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) will use this data collection form to capture the performance data form grantees funded under the American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) program (CFDA #84.250). 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In order to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 21, 2020 Jkt 253001 improve the user friendliness of the form, some sections were reorganized to enhance the natural flow of data collection. data element questions were revised to improve clarity of the requests, which will result in accuracy of data being reported. On additional data element was inserted in order to ensure grantees remain compliant with regulatory requirements, but the additional data element is offset by the elimination and consolidation of other sections in this ICR. Additionally, ED had revised how it will collect survey data regarding the Training and Technical Needs of AIVRS projects and the entire section of the report is deleted to further reduces burden. The Training an Technical Needs assessment survey not be conducted independent of the ICR. Dated: October 19, 2020. Kate Mullan, PRA Coordinator, Strategic Collections and Clearance Governance and Strategy Division, Office of Chief Data Officer, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development. [FR Doc. 2020–23384 Filed 10–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 13–132–LNG] Magnolia LNG, LLC; Application To Amend Export Term Through December 31, 2050, for Existing NonFree Trade Agreement Authorization Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice (Notice) of receipt of an application (Application), filed on October 2, 2020, by Magnolia LNG, LLC (Magnolia LNG). Magnolia LNG seeks to amend the export term set forth in its current authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement countries, DOE/FE Order No. 3909, to a term ending on December 31, 2050. Magnolia LNG filed the Application under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and DOE’s policy statement entitled, ‘‘Extending Natural Gas Export Authorizations to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries Through the Year 2050’’ (Policy Statement). Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments on the requested term extension are invited. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, November 6, 2020. 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: Benjamin Nussdorf or 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– 7893; (202) 586–2627, benjamin.nussdorf@hq.doe.gov or amy.sweeney@hq.doe.gov Cassandra Bernstein or Edward Toyozaki, U.S. Department of Energy (GC–76), Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 6D–033, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586–9793; (202) 586–0126, cassandra.bernstein@hq.doe.gov or edward.toyozaki@hq.doe.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 30, 2016, in Order No. 3909, DOE/FE authorized Magnolia LNG to export domestically produced LNG to non-FTA countries in a volume equivalent to 394.2 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas (1.08 Bcf per day (Bcf/d)), pursuant to NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a).1 Magnolia LNG is authorized to export this LNG by vessel from the proposed Magnolia LNG Project to be located near Lake Charles, in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, to any country with which the United States has not entered into a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national DATES: 1 Magnolia LNG, LLC, DOE/FE Order No. 3909, FE Docket No. 13–132–LNG, Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas by Vessel from the Proposed Magnolia LNG Terminal to be Constructed in Lake Charles, Louisiana, to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations (Nov. 30, 2016), reh’g denied, DOE/FE Order No. 3909–A (Apr. 2, 2018). E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 205 / Thursday, October 22, 2020 / Notices treatment for trade in natural gas, and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries) for a 20-year term. Subsequently, on December 31, 2018, Magnolia LNG submitted an application to DOE/FE requesting (in relevant part) an amendment to Order No. 3909— specifically, to increase the approved non-FTA export volume from 394.2 Bcf/ yr to 449 Bcf/yr (1.23 Bcf/d) of natural gas (2018 Amendment Application).2 The 2018 Amendment Application remains pending in the above-captioned docket. In this Application filed on October 2, 2020,3 Magnolia LNG asks DOE to extend its current 20-year export term in DOE/FE Order No. 3909 to a term ending on December 31, 2050, as provided in the Policy Statement.4 DOE notes that this Application to amend DOE/FE Order No. 3909 requests only an extension of Magnolia LNG’s existing export term.5 Additional details can be found in the Application, posted on the DOE/FE website at: https://www.energy.gov/ sites/prod/files/2020/10/f79/ Magnolia%20LNG%20— %20DOE%20Non-FTA%20Export%20 Extension%20to%202050.pdf. DOE/FE Evaluation In the Policy Statement, DOE adopted a term through December 31, 2050 (inclusive of any make-up period), as the standard export term for long-term non-FTA authorizations.6 As the basis for its decision, DOE considered its obligations under NGA section 3(a), the public comments supporting and 2 Magnolia LNG LLC, Application for Amendment to Long-Term Authorizations to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement and Free Trade Agreement Nations, FE Docket Nos. 13–132–LNG, et al. (Dec. 31, 2018) [hereinafter App.]. DOE/FE invited public comment on the 2018 Amendment Application and received one motion to intervene, protest, and comment opposing Magnolia LNG’s request. 3 Magnolia LNG, LLC, Consolidated Application to Amend Pending Amendment and Amend Existing Authorizations in Order to Increase Authorized Export Term Through December 31, 2050, FE Docket Nos. 12–183–LNG, et al. (Oct. 2, 2020). Magnolia LNG’s request regarding its FTA authorizations are not subject to this Notice. See 15 U.S.C. 717b(c). 4 U.S. Dep’t of Energy, Extending Natural Gas Export Authorizations to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries Through the Year 2050; Notice of Final Policy Statement and Response to Comments, 85 FR 52237 (Aug. 25, 2020) [hereinafter Policy Statement]. 5 App. at 4. Although Magnolia LNG refers to this Application as a ‘‘supplement’’ to the 2018 Amendment Application (App. at 5, 8), DOE/FE construes the Application as a separate request to amend DOE/FE Order No. 3909. DOE will evaluate both the current Application and the pending 2018 Amendment Application at the appropriate time. 6 See id., 85 FR 52247. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 21, 2020 Jkt 253001 opposing the proposed Policy Statement, and a wide range of information bearing on the public interest.7 DOE explained that, upon receipt of an application under the Policy Statement, it would conduct a public interest analysis of the application under NGA section 3(a). DOE further stated that ‘‘the public interest analysis will be limited to the application for the term extension— meaning an intervenor or protestor may challenge the requested extension but not the existing non-FTA order.’’ 8 Accordingly, in reviewing Magnolia LNG’s Application, DOE/FE will consider any issues required by law or policy under NGA section 3(a), as informed by the Policy Statement. To the extent appropriate, DOE will consider the study entitled, Macroeconomic Outcomes of Market Determined Levels of U.S. LNG Exports (2018 LNG Export Study),9 DOE’s response to public comments received on that Study,10 and the following environmental documents: • Addendum to Environmental Review Documents Concerning Exports of Natural Gas From the United States, 79 FR 48132 (Aug. 15, 2014); 11 • Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas From the United States, 79 FR 32260 (June 4, 2014); 12 and • Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas From the United States: 2019 Update, 84 FR 49278 (Sept. 19, 2019), and DOE/FE’s response to public comments received on that study.13 Parties that may oppose the Application should address these issues and documents in their comments and/or 7 See id., 85 FR 52247. 85 FR 52247. 9 See 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%20 Export%20Study%202018.pdf. 10 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). 11 The Addendum and related documents are available at: http://energy.gov/fe/draft-addendumenvironmental-review-documents-concerningexports-natural-gas-united-states. 12 The 2014 Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Report is available at: http://energy.gov/fe/life-cyclegreenhouse-gas-perspective-exporting-liquefiednatural-gas-united-states. 13 U.S. Dep’t of Energy, Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas From the United States: 2019 Update—Response to Comments, 85 FR 72 (Jan. 2, 2020). The 2019 Update and related documents are available at: https://fossil.energy.gov/app/docketindex/docket/ index/21. 8 Id., PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67343 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, addressing the Application. Interested parties will be provided 15 days from the date of publication of this Notice in which to submit comments, protests, motions to intervene, or notices of intervention. The public previously was given an opportunity to intervene in, protest, and comment on Magnolia LNG’s long-term non-FTA application and the 2018 Amendment Application. Therefore, DOE will not consider comments or protests that do not bear directly on the requested term extension. 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) E-mailing 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 E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 67344 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 205 / Thursday, October 22, 2020 / Notices 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. 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 or notice of interventions, and comments will also be available electronically by going to the following DOE/FE Web address: https:// www.energy.gov/fe/services/natural-gasregulation. Signed in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2020. Amy Sweeney, Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy. [FR Doc. 2020–23352 Filed 10–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 20–102–LNG] BP Energy Company; Application for Blanket Authorization To Export Previously Imported Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries on a Short-Term Basis Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice (Notice) of receipt of an application (Application), filed on August 20, 2020, by BP Energy Company (BPEC). BPEC requests blanket authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) previously imported into the United States by vessel from foreign sources in a volume equivalent to approximately 30 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas on a cumulative basis over a two-year period SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 21, 2020 Jkt 253001 commencing on November 19, 2020. BPEC seeks to export this LNG from the Cove Point LNG Terminal, owned by Dominion Energy Cove Point LNG, LP, in Calvert County, Maryland. BPEC filed the Application under the Natural Gas Act (NGA). 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, November 23, 2020. 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: Beverly Howard or 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– 9387 or (202) 586–2627; beverly.howard@hq.doe.gov. or amy.sweeney@hq.doe.gov. Cassandra Bernstein or 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– 9793 or (202) 586–6978; cassandra.bernstein@hq.doe.gov or kari.twaite@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BPEC requests a short-term blanket authorization to export LNG from the Cove Point Terminal to any country with the capacity to import LNG via ocean-going carrier and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or policy. This includes both countries with which the United States has entered into a free trade agreement (FTA) requiring national treatment for trade in natural gas (FTA countries) and all other countries (non-FTA countries). This Notice applies only to the portion PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the Application requesting authority to export LNG to non-FTA countries pursuant to NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). BPEC states that its existing blanket re-export authorization, set forth in DOE/FE Order No. 4302, is scheduled to expire on November 18, 2020. BPEC further states that it does not seek authorization to export any domestically produced natural gas or LNG. BPEC requests this authorization on its own behalf and as agent for other parties who hold title to the LNG at the time of export. Additional details can be found in BPEC’s Application, posted on the DOE/FE website at: https:// www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2020/ 09/f78/20-102-LNG.pdf. DOE/FE Evaluation In reviewing BPEC’s Application, DOE will consider any issues required by law or policy. DOE will consider domestic need for the 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. Parties that may oppose this application should comment in their responses on these issues. 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 NEPA 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 30 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. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[FE Docket No. 13-132-LNG]


Magnolia LNG, LLC; Application To Amend Export Term Through 
December 31, 2050, for Existing Non-Free Trade Agreement Authorization

AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy 
(DOE) gives notice (Notice) of receipt of an application (Application), 
filed on October 2, 2020, by Magnolia LNG, LLC (Magnolia LNG). Magnolia 
LNG seeks to amend the export term set forth in its current 
authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade 
agreement countries, DOE/FE Order No. 3909, to a term ending on 
December 31, 2050. Magnolia LNG filed the Application under the Natural 
Gas Act (NGA) and DOE's policy statement entitled, ``Extending Natural 
Gas Export Authorizations to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries Through 
the Year 2050'' (Policy Statement). Protests, motions to intervene, 
notices of intervention, and written comments on the requested term 
extension 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, November 6, 
2020.

ADDRESSES: 
Electronic Filing by email: [email protected]
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: 
Benjamin Nussdorf or 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) 586-7893; (202) 586-2627, 
[email protected] or [email protected]
Cassandra Bernstein or Edward Toyozaki, U.S. Department of Energy (GC-
76), Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil 
Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 6D-033, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, 
Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-9793; (202) 586-0126, 
[email protected] or [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 30, 2016, in Order No. 3909, 
DOE/FE authorized Magnolia LNG to export domestically produced LNG to 
non-FTA countries in a volume equivalent to 394.2 billion cubic feet 
per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas (1.08 Bcf per day (Bcf/d)), pursuant 
to NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a).\1\ Magnolia LNG is authorized 
to export this LNG by vessel from the proposed Magnolia LNG Project to 
be located near Lake Charles, in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, to any 
country with which the United States has not entered into a free trade 
agreement (FTA) requiring national

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treatment for trade in natural gas, and with which trade is not 
prohibited by U.S. law or policy (non-FTA countries) for a 20-year 
term.
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    \1\ Magnolia LNG, LLC, DOE/FE Order No. 3909, FE Docket No. 13-
132-LNG, Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term, Multi-Contract 
Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas by Vessel from the 
Proposed Magnolia LNG Terminal to be Constructed in Lake Charles, 
Louisiana, to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations (Nov. 30, 2016), 
reh'g denied, DOE/FE Order No. 3909-A (Apr. 2, 2018).
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    Subsequently, on December 31, 2018, Magnolia LNG submitted an 
application to DOE/FE requesting (in relevant part) an amendment to 
Order No. 3909--specifically, to increase the approved non-FTA export 
volume from 394.2 Bcf/yr to 449 Bcf/yr (1.23 Bcf/d) of natural gas 
(2018 Amendment Application).\2\ The 2018 Amendment Application remains 
pending in the above-captioned docket.
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    \2\ Magnolia LNG LLC, Application for Amendment to Long-Term 
Authorizations to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade 
Agreement and Free Trade Agreement Nations, FE Docket Nos. 13-132-
LNG, et al. (Dec. 31, 2018) [hereinafter App.]. DOE/FE invited 
public comment on the 2018 Amendment Application and received one 
motion to intervene, protest, and comment opposing Magnolia LNG's 
request.
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    In this Application filed on October 2, 2020,\3\ Magnolia LNG asks 
DOE to extend its current 20-year export term in DOE/FE Order No. 3909 
to a term ending on December 31, 2050, as provided in the Policy 
Statement.\4\ DOE notes that this Application to amend DOE/FE Order No. 
3909 requests only an extension of Magnolia LNG's existing export 
term.\5\
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    \3\ Magnolia LNG, LLC, Consolidated Application to Amend Pending 
Amendment and Amend Existing Authorizations in Order to Increase 
Authorized Export Term Through December 31, 2050, FE Docket Nos. 12-
183-LNG, et al. (Oct. 2, 2020). Magnolia LNG's request regarding its 
FTA authorizations are not subject to this Notice. See 15 U.S.C. 
717b(c).
    \4\ U.S. Dep't of Energy, Extending Natural Gas Export 
Authorizations to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries Through the 
Year 2050; Notice of Final Policy Statement and Response to 
Comments, 85 FR 52237 (Aug. 25, 2020) [hereinafter Policy 
Statement].
    \5\ App. at 4. Although Magnolia LNG refers to this Application 
as a ``supplement'' to the 2018 Amendment Application (App. at 5, 
8), DOE/FE construes the Application as a separate request to amend 
DOE/FE Order No. 3909. DOE will evaluate both the current 
Application and the pending 2018 Amendment Application at the 
appropriate time.
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    Additional details can be found in the Application, posted on the 
DOE/FE website at: https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2020/10/f79/
Magnolia%20LNG%20_%20DOE%20Non-
FTA%20Export%20Extension%20to%202050.pdf.

DOE/FE Evaluation

    In the Policy Statement, DOE adopted a term through December 31, 
2050 (inclusive of any make-up period), as the standard export term for 
long-term non-FTA authorizations.\6\ As the basis for its decision, DOE 
considered its obligations under NGA section 3(a), the public comments 
supporting and opposing the proposed Policy Statement, and a wide range 
of information bearing on the public interest.\7\ DOE explained that, 
upon receipt of an application under the Policy Statement, it would 
conduct a public interest analysis of the application under NGA section 
3(a). DOE further stated that ``the public interest analysis will be 
limited to the application for the term extension--meaning an 
intervenor or protestor may challenge the requested extension but not 
the existing non-FTA order.'' \8\
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    \6\ See id., 85 FR 52247.
    \7\ See id., 85 FR 52247.
    \8\ Id., 85 FR 52247.
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    Accordingly, in reviewing Magnolia LNG's Application, DOE/FE will 
consider any issues required by law or policy under NGA section 3(a), 
as informed by the Policy Statement. To the extent appropriate, DOE 
will consider the study entitled, Macroeconomic Outcomes of Market 
Determined Levels of U.S. LNG Exports (2018 LNG Export Study),\9\ DOE's 
response to public comments received on that Study,\10\ and the 
following environmental documents:
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    \9\ See 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.
    \10\ 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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     Addendum to Environmental Review Documents Concerning 
Exports of Natural Gas From the United States, 79 FR 48132 (Aug. 15, 
2014); \11\
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    \11\ 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); \12\ and
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    \12\ The 2014 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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     Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting 
Liquefied Natural Gas From the United States: 2019 Update, 84 FR 49278 
(Sept. 19, 2019), and DOE/FE's response to public comments received on 
that study.\13\
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    \13\ U.S. Dep't of Energy, Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective 
on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas From the United States: 2019 
Update--Response to Comments, 85 FR 72 (Jan. 2, 2020). The 2019 
Update and related documents are available at: https://fossil.energy.gov/app/docketindex/docket/index/21.

Parties that may oppose the 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, addressing the Application. Interested parties will be 
provided 15 days from the date of publication of this Notice in which 
to submit comments, protests, motions to intervene, or notices of 
intervention. The public previously was given an opportunity to 
intervene in, protest, and comment on Magnolia LNG's long-term non-FTA 
application and the 2018 Amendment Application. Therefore, DOE will not 
consider comments or protests that do not bear directly on the 
requested term extension.
    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) E-
mailing the filing to [email protected], 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

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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. 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 or notice of interventions, and comments 
will also be available electronically by going to the following DOE/FE 
Web address: https://www.energy.gov/fe/services/natural-gas-regulation.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2020.
Amy Sweeney,
Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of 
Fossil Energy.
[FR Doc. 2020-23352 Filed 10-21-20; 8:45 am]
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