Southern LNG Company, L.L.C.; Application for Blanket Authorization To Export Previously Imported Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries on a Short-Term Basis, 8005-8007 [2021-02218]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 3, 2021 / Notices Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E–042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sweeney or Jennifer Wade, 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; (202) 586–4749, amy.sweeney@ hq.doe.gov or jennifer.wade@ 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: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Summary of Change in Control ECA Liquefaction states that it is a variable-capital, limited liability company organized under the laws of Mexico. ECA Liquefaction is owned approximately 99.99% by ECA LNG Holdings B.V. (ECA LNG Holdings), with the remainder owned by ECA Minority, S. de R.L. de C.V. ECA Liquefaction states that, prior to December 9, 2020, two companies— Sempra LNG ECA Liquefaction, LLC (Sempra LNG) and Infraestructura Energe´tica Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova)—each held a direct 50% ownership interest in ECA LNG Holdings. On December 9, 2020, Sempra LNG, IEnova, and Total Gaz Electricite´ Holdings France S.A.S. (Total) entered into an equity issuance and subscription agreement whereby Total acquired a 16.6% equity interested in ECA LNG Holdings (Transaction). ECA Liquefaction states that Total is owned 100% by Total Holdings, S.A.S., which in turn is wholly owned by Total SE, a French energy company. ECA Liquefaction further states that an affiliate of Total, Total Gas & Power Asia Private Limited, is an existing customer of ECA Liquefaction. Following the Transaction, Sempra LNG and IEnova each retain a 41.7% ownership interest in ECA LNG Holdings. Additional details can be found in ECA Liquefaction’s Statement, posted on the DOE/FE website at: https:// www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2021/ 01/f82/ECA%20%20CIC%20Statement.pdf. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 DOE/FE Evaluation DOE/FE will review ECA Liquefaction’s Statement in accordance with its Procedures for Changes in Control Affecting Applications and Authorizations to Import or Export Natural Gas (CIC Procedures).1 Consistent with the CIC Procedures, this notice addresses ECA Liquefaction’s authorization to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to non-free trade agreement (non-FTA) countries, granted in DOE/FE Order No. 4364, as amended by Orders No. 4364–A and 4364–B.2 If no interested person protests the change in control and DOE takes no action on its own motion, the proposed change in control will be deemed granted 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. If one or more protests are submitted, DOE will review any motions to intervene, protests, and answers, and will issue a determination as to whether the proposed change in control has been demonstrated to render the underlying authorization inconsistent with the public interest. Public Comment Procedures Interested persons will be provided 15 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register to move to intervene, protest, and answer ECA Liquefaction’s Statement.3 Protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and written comments are invited in response to this notice only as to the change in control described in ECA Liquefaction’s Statement. All protests, comments, motions to intervene, or notices of intervention must meet the requirements specified by DOE’s regulations in 10 CFR part 590. Filings may be submitted using one of the following methods: (1) Preferred method: Emailing the filing to fergas@ hq.doe.gov; (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 the individual FE Docket Number(s) in the title line, or ECA Liquefaction, S. de R.L. de C.V. Change in Control in the title line. Please Note: If submitting a 1 79 FR 65541 (Nov. 5, 2014). Liquefaction’s Statement also applies to its existing authorization to export LNG to FTA countries, but DOE/FE will respond to that portion of the document separately pursuant to the CIC Procedures, 79 FR 65542. 3 Intervention, if granted, would constitute intervention only in the change in control portion of this proceeding, as described herein. 2 ECA PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8005 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. ECA Liquefaction’s Statement, and any filed protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, and comments, are 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. ECA Liquefaction’s Statement, and any filed protests, motions to intervene, notices of intervention, 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 January 28, 2021. Amy Sweeney, Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. [FR Doc. 2021–02217 Filed 2–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY [FE Docket No. 20–99–LNG] Southern LNG Company, L.L.C.; 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 18, 2020, by Southern LNG Company, L.L.C. (Southern LNG). Southern LNG 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 182.5 billion cubic feet per year (Bcf/yr) of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 8006 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 3, 2021 / Notices natural gas on a cumulative basis over a two-year period. Southern LNG 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, March 5, 2021. 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 Irene V. Nemesio, 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) 586–8606; cassandra.bernstein@hq.doe.gov or irene.nemesio@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Southern LNG requests a short-term blanket authorization to export LNG from the Elba Island Terminal located on Elba Island, Chatham County, Georgia, 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 of the Application requesting authority to export LNG to non-FTA countries VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 pursuant to section 3(a) of the NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717b(a). Southern LNG states that its existing blanket export authorization, set forth in DOE/FE Order No. 4206, is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021. Southern LNG requests that the authorization commence on the earlier of either the date when all Movable Modular Liquefaction System units associated with the Elba Liquefaction Project have been placed in service or April 1, 2021. Southern LNG is not seeking authorization to export any domestically produced natural gas or LNG. Southern LNG 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 Southern LNG’s Application, posted on the DOE/FE website at: https:// www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2020/ 08/f77/20-99-LNG.pdf. DOE/FE Evaluation In reviewing Southern LNG’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 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 No. 20–99–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. 20–99–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. Additional procedures will be used as necessary to achieve a complete understanding of the facts and issues. If an additional procedure is scheduled, notice will be provided to all parties. 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, notices of interventions, and comments will also be available electronically by going to the following DOE/FE Web address: http://www.fe.doe.gov/ programs/gasregulation/index.html. E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 21 / Wednesday, February 3, 2021 / Notices Signed in Washington, DC, on January 28, 2021. Amy Sweeney, Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Oil and Natural Gas. [FR Doc. 2021–02218 Filed 2–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Combined Notice of Filings #1 Take notice that the Commission received the following electric rate filings: Docket Numbers: ER20–1515–001. Applicants: Milligan 1 Wind LLC. Description: Notice of Change in Status of Milligan 1 Wind LLC. Filed Date: 1/27/21. Accession Number: 20210127–5231. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/17/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–959–000. Applicants: Public Service Company of New Mexico. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: First Revised Transmission Service Agreement No. 493 to be effective 12/ 28/2020. Filed Date: 1/27/21. Accession Number: 20210127–5207. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/17/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–960–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 1630R11 The Empire District Electric Company NITSA and NOA to be effective 1/1/2021. Filed Date: 1/28/21. Accession Number: 20210128–5048. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/18/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–961–000. Applicants: PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. Description: Tariff Cancellation: Notice of Cancellation of ISA and ICSA, SA Nos. 4095, 4107 and 4567 to be effective 2/22/2021. Filed Date: 1/28/21. Accession Number: 20210128–5073. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/18/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–962–000. Applicants: Southwest Power Pool, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 1876R7 KEPCO NITSA NOA to be effective 1/1/2021. Filed Date: 1/28/21. Accession Number: 20210128–5077. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/18/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–963–000. Applicants: Silverstrand Grid, LLC. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Application For Market Based Rate Authority to be effective 2/1/2021. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:21 Feb 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 Filed Date: 1/28/21. Accession Number: 20210128–5102. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/18/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–964–000. Applicants: Microsoft Energy LLC. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Application for Market-based Rate Authority to be effective 1/29/2021. Filed Date: 1/28/21. Accession Number: 20210128–5120. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/18/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–965–000. Applicants: Ventura Energy Storage, LLC. Description: Baseline eTariff Filing: Ventura Energy Storage, LLC MBR Tariff to be effective 3/4/2021. Filed Date: 1/28/21. Accession Number: 20210128–5134. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/18/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–966–000. Applicants: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Description: Initial rate filing: TriState Submission of Balancing Authority Services Agreement to be effective 2/1/2021. Filed Date: 1/28/21. Accession Number: 20210128–5145. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/18/21. Docket Numbers: ER21–967–000. Applicants: Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. Description: § 205(d) Rate Filing: 2021–01–28_SA 2786 ITC MidwestInterstate Power & Light 4th Rev GIA (J233 J514) to be effective 1/20/2021. Filed Date: 1/28/21. Accession Number: 20210128–5161. Comments Due: 5 p.m. ET 2/18/21. The filings are accessible in the Commission’s eLibrary system (https:// elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/search/ fercgensearch.asp) by querying the docket number. Any person desiring to intervene or protest in any of the above proceedings must file in accordance with Rules 211 and 214 of the Commission’s Regulations (18 CFR 385.211 and 385.214) on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on the specified comment date. Protests may be considered, but intervention is necessary to become a party to the proceeding. eFiling is encouraged. More detailed information relating to filing requirements, interventions, protests, service, and qualifying facilities filings can be found at: http://www.ferc.gov/ docs-filing/efiling/filing-req.pdf. For other information, call (866) 208–3676 (toll free). For TTY, call (202) 502–8659. Dated: January 28, 2021. Nathaniel J. Davis, Sr., Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2021–02222 Filed 2–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6717–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8007 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Project No. 5124–022] Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing, Soliciting Motions To Intervene and Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments, Recommendations, Preliminary Terms and Conditions, and Preliminary Fishway Prescriptions Take notice that the following hydroelectric application has been filed with the Commission and is available for public inspection. a. Type of Application: Subsequent Minor License. b. Project No.: 5124–022. c. Date Filed: October 30, 2020. d. Applicant: Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc. (WEC). e. Name of Project: North Branch No. 3 Hydroelectric Project. f. Location: On the North Branch Winooski River in Washington County, Vermont. The project does not affect federal lands. g. Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act 16 U.S.C. 791 (a)–825(r). h. Applicant Contact: Ms. Patricia Richards, General Manager, Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc., P.O. Box 8, 40 Church Street East Montpelier, Vermont 05651; phone: (802) 223–5245 or email at patty.richards@wec.coop. i. FERC Contact: Michael Tust at (202) 502–6522; or email at michael.tust@ ferc.gov. j. Deadline for filing motions to intervene and protests, comments, recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary prescriptions: 60 days from the issuance date of this notice; reply comments are due 105 days from the issuance date of this notice. The Commission strongly encourages electronic filing. Please file motions to intervene, protests, comments, recommendations, preliminary terms and conditions, and preliminary fishway prescriptions using the Commission’s eFiling system at https:// ferconline.ferc.gov/FERCOnline.aspx. Commenters can submit brief comments up to 6,000 characters, without prior registration, using the eComment system at https://ferconline.ferc.gov/ QuickComment.aspx. You must include your name and contact information at the end of your comments. For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at FERCOnlineSupport@ ferc.gov, (866) 208–3676 (toll free), or (202) 502–8659 (TTY). In lieu of E:\FR\FM\03FEN1.SGM 03FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

[FE Docket No. 20-99-LNG]


Southern LNG Company, L.L.C.; Application for Blanket 
Authorization To Export Previously Imported Liquefied Natural Gas to 
Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries on a Short-Term Basis

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 August 18, 2020, by Southern LNG Company, L.L.C. (Southern 
LNG). Southern LNG 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 182.5 billion cubic feet 
per year (Bcf/yr) of

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natural gas on a cumulative basis over a two-year period. Southern LNG 
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, March 5, 
2021.

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: 
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; 
[email protected] or [email protected].
Cassandra Bernstein or Irene V. Nemesio, 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) 586-8606; [email protected] 
or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Southern LNG requests a short-term blanket 
authorization to export LNG from the Elba Island Terminal located on 
Elba Island, Chatham County, Georgia, 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 of the Application requesting authority to export LNG to 
non-FTA countries pursuant to section 3(a) of the NGA, 15 U.S.C. 
717b(a). Southern LNG states that its existing blanket export 
authorization, set forth in DOE/FE Order No. 4206, is scheduled to 
expire on March 31, 2021. Southern LNG requests that the authorization 
commence on the earlier of either the date when all Movable Modular 
Liquefaction System units associated with the Elba Liquefaction Project 
have been placed in service or April 1, 2021. Southern LNG is not 
seeking authorization to export any domestically produced natural gas 
or LNG.
    Southern LNG 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 Southern LNG's Application, 
posted on the DOE/FE website at: https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2020/08/f77/20-99-LNG.pdf.

DOE/FE Evaluation

    In reviewing Southern LNG'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.
    Filings may be submitted using one of the following methods: (1) 
Emailing the filing to [email protected], with FE Docket No. 20-99-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. 20-99-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. Additional procedures will be used as 
necessary to achieve a complete understanding of the facts and issues. 
If an additional procedure is scheduled, notice will be provided to all 
parties. 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, notices of interventions, and comments 
will also be available electronically by going to the following DOE/FE 
Web address: http://www.fe.doe.gov/programs/gasregulation/index.html.


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    Signed in Washington, DC, on January 28, 2021.
Amy Sweeney,
Director, Office of Regulation, Analysis, and Engagement, Office of Oil 
and Natural Gas.
[FR Doc. 2021-02218 Filed 2-2-21; 8:45 am]
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