Cameron LNG, LLC; Application To Amend Export Term Through December 31, 2050, for Existing Non-Free Trade Agreement Authorizations, 74331-74333 [2020-25667]

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AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 74332 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy (DOE) gives notice (Notice) of receipt of an application (Application), filed on November 13, 2020, by Cameron LNG, LLC (Cameron LNG). Cameron LNG seeks to amend the export term set forth in its current authorizations to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement countries, DOE/FE Order Nos. 3391–A, 3797, and 3846, to a term ending on December 31, 2050. Cameron 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, December 7, 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 Cameron LNG is currently authorized by DOE/FE to export domestically produced LNG in a total volume equivalent to 1,287 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas, pursuant to NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a), under the following orders and their subsequent amendments: (i) 620 Bcf/yr under Order No. 3391– A (FE Docket No. 11–162–LNG); 1 (ii) 152 Bcf/yr under Order No. 3797 (FE Docket No. 15–67–LNG); 2 and (iii) 515 Bcf/yr under Order No. 3846 (FE Docket No. 15–90–LNG).3 Under each order, Cameron LNG is authorized to export this LNG by vessel from the Cameron LNG Terminal located in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana, 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) for a 20-year term. In the Application,4 Cameron LNG asks DOE to extend its export term in each of these three orders to a term ending on December 31, 2050, as provided in the Policy Statement.5 Additional details can be found in the Application, posted on the DOE/FE website at: https:// www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2020/ 11/f80/Cameron%20LNG%20-%20 Application%20for %20Term%20Extensions.pdf. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 Cameron LNG, LLC, DOE/FE Order No. 3391–A, FE Docket No. 11–162–LNG, Final Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term Multi-Contract Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas by Vessel from the Cameron LNG Terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations (Sept. 10, 2014), reh’g denied DOE/FE Order No. 3391–B (Sept. 24, 2015). 2 Cameron LNG, LLC, DOE/FE Order No. 3797, FE Docket No. 15–67–LNG, Final Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas by Vessel from the Cameron Terminal Located in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana, to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations (Mar. 18, 2016). 3 Cameron LNG, LLC, DOE/FE Order No. 3846, FE Docket No. 15–90–LNG, Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term, Multi-Contract Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas by Vessel from Trains 4 and 5 of the Cameron LNG Terminal in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana, to NonFree Trade Agreement Nations (July 15, 2016), amended by DOE/FE Order No. 3846–A (Nov. 2, 2020). 4 Cameron LNG, LLC, Application to Amend Export Term for Existing Long-Term Authorizations Through December 31, 2050, FE Docket Nos. 11– 145–LNG, et al. (Nov. 13, 2020). Cameron LNG’s requests regarding its FTA authorizations are not subject to this Notice. See 15 U.S.C. 717b(c). 5 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]. PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Accordingly, in reviewing Cameron 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, 6 See id., 85 FR 52247. id., 85 FR 52247. 8 Id., 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%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). 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. 7 See E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 225 / Friday, November 20, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 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 Cameron LNG’s long-term non-FTA applications. 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) Emailing the filing to fergas@hq.doe.gov, with FE Docket Nos. 11–162–LNG, 15–67–LNG, and 15–90–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 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Nov 19, 2020 Jkt 253001 ADDRESSES. All filings must include a reference to FE Docket Nos. 11–162– LNG, 15–67–LNG, and 15–90–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. 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 November 17, 2020. Amy Sweeney, Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Fossil Energy. [FR Doc. 2020–25667 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [OE Docket No. EA–306–C] Application To Export Electric Energy; MAG Energy Solutions, Inc. Office of Electricity, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: MAG Energy Solutions, Inc. (Applicant or MAG) has applied for authorization to transmit electric energy SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74333 from the United States to Canada pursuant to the Federal Power Act. DATES: Comments, protests, or motions to intervene must be submitted on or before December 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments, protests, motions to intervene, or requests for more information should be addressed by electronic mail to Electricity.Exports@hq.doe.gov, or by facsimile to (202) 586–8008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Energy (DOE) regulates exports of electricity from the United States to a foreign country, pursuant to sections 301(b) and 402(f) of the Department of Energy Organization Act (42 U.S.C. 7151(b) and 42 U.S.C. 7172(f)). Such exports require authorization under section 202(e) of the Federal Power Act (16 U.S.C. 824a(e)). On October 27, 2020, MAG filed an application with DOE (Application or App.) for renewal of its authorization to transmit electric energy from the United States to Canada for a term of five years. MAG states that it ‘‘is an independent Canadian corporation with its principal place of business in Montreal, Quebec.’’ App. at 2. MAG further represents that it ‘‘is a Canadian close corporation privately owned by a group of 15 shareholders.’’ Id. MAG adds that it ‘‘does not have any affiliates or upstream owners that possess any ownership interest or have involvement in any other company that is a traditional utility or that owns, operates, or controls any electric generation, transmission or distribution facilities, nor do they have any direct involvement with the energy industry other than through the ownership of MAG.’’ Id. MAG further states that it ‘‘will purchase power to be exported from a variety of sources such as power marketers, independent power producers, or U.S. electric utilities and federal power marketing entities as those terms are defined in Sections 3(22) and 3(19) of the FPA.’’ App. at 3– 4. MAG contends that its exports ‘‘will not impair the sufficiency of the electric power supply within the U.S.’’ and will not impair or tend to impede the sufficiency of electric supplies in the U.S. or the regional coordination of electric utility planning or operations.’’ Id. at 4. MAG states that its exports ‘‘will be transmitted pursuant to arrangements with utilities that own and operate existing transmission facilities and will be consistent with the export limitations and other terms and conditions contained in the existing Presidential Permits and electricity export E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[FE Docket Nos. 11-162-LNG, 15-67-LNG, 15-90-LNG]


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

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 November 13, 2020, by Cameron LNG, LLC (Cameron LNG). Cameron 
LNG seeks to amend the export term set forth in its current 
authorizations to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade 
agreement countries, DOE/FE Order Nos. 3391-A, 3797, and 3846, to a 
term ending on December 31, 2050. Cameron 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, December 7, 
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: Cameron LNG is currently authorized by DOE/
FE to export domestically produced LNG in a total volume equivalent to 
1,287 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of natural gas, pursuant to 
NGA section 3(a), 15 U.S.C. 717b(a), under the following orders and 
their subsequent amendments:
    (i) 620 Bcf/yr under Order No. 3391-A (FE Docket No. 11-162-LNG); 
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    \1\ Cameron LNG, LLC, DOE/FE Order No. 3391-A, FE Docket No. 11-
162-LNG, Final Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term Multi-Contract 
Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas by Vessel from the 
Cameron LNG Terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, to Non-Free Trade 
Agreement Nations (Sept. 10, 2014), reh'g denied DOE/FE Order No. 
3391-B (Sept. 24, 2015).
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    (ii) 152 Bcf/yr under Order No. 3797 (FE Docket No. 15-67-LNG); \2\ 
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    \2\ Cameron LNG, LLC, DOE/FE Order No. 3797, FE Docket No. 15-
67-LNG, Final Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term, Multi-Contract 
Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas by Vessel from the 
Cameron Terminal Located in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes, 
Louisiana, to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations (Mar. 18, 2016).
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    (iii) 515 Bcf/yr under Order No. 3846 (FE Docket No. 15-90-LNG).\3\
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    \3\ Cameron LNG, LLC, DOE/FE Order No. 3846, FE Docket No. 15-
90-LNG, Opinion and Order Granting Long-Term, Multi-Contract 
Authorization to Export Liquefied Natural Gas by Vessel from Trains 
4 and 5 of the Cameron LNG Terminal in Cameron and Calcasieu 
Parishes, Louisiana, to Non-Free Trade Agreement Nations (July 15, 
2016), amended by DOE/FE Order No. 3846-A (Nov. 2, 2020).
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    Under each order, Cameron LNG is authorized to export this LNG by 
vessel from the Cameron LNG Terminal located in Cameron and Calcasieu 
Parishes, Louisiana, 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) for a 20-year 
term. In the Application,\4\ Cameron LNG asks DOE to extend its export 
term in each of these three orders to a term ending on December 31, 
2050, as provided in the Policy Statement.\5\ Additional details can be 
found in the Application, posted on the DOE/FE website at: https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2020/11/f80/Cameron%20LNG%20-%20Application%20for%20Term%20Extensions.pdf.
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    \4\ Cameron LNG, LLC, Application to Amend Export Term for 
Existing Long-Term Authorizations Through December 31, 2050, FE 
Docket Nos. 11-145-LNG, et al. (Nov. 13, 2020). Cameron LNG's 
requests regarding its FTA authorizations are not subject to this 
Notice. See 15 U.S.C. 717b(c).
    \5\ 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].
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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 Cameron 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 
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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.
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    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 Cameron LNG's long-term non-FTA 
applications. 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) 
Emailing the filing to [email protected], with FE Docket Nos. 11-162-
LNG, 15-67-LNG, and 15-90-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 Nos. 11-162-LNG, 15-67-LNG, and 15-90-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. 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 November 17, 2020.
Amy Sweeney,
Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of 
Fossil Energy.
[FR Doc. 2020-25667 Filed 11-19-20; 8:45 am]
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