[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 123 (Tuesday, June 26, 2012)]
[Pages 38128-38129]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15623]



Maritime Administration


Withdrawal of TORP Terminal LP, Bienville Offshore Energy 
Terminal Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Deepwater Port Application

AGENCY: Maritime Administration, DOT.

ACTION: Deepwater port, application withdrawal announcement; notice.


SUMMARY: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) announces TORP Terminal 
LP's (TORP) withdrawal of the deepwater port license application for 
the proposed Bienville Offshore Energy Terminal (BOET). All actions 
related to the processing and agency coordination activities required 
under the Deepwater Port Act of 1974, as amended, are hereby 
terminated, and the official Record of Decision on the BOET application 
issued October 29, 2010, by David T. Matsuda, Maritime Administrator, 
is hereby rescinded.

DATES: The date of withdrawal and cancellation of all actions related 
to this application was effective June 14, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The Docket Management Facility maintains the public docket 
for this project. The docket may be viewed electronically at http://www.regulations.gov under docket number USCG-2006-24644, or in person 
at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M-30, West 
Building Ground Floor, Room W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC 20590.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: If you have questions about the TORP

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Terminal LP Deepwater Port project, contact Ms. Yvette M. Fields, 
Director, Office of Deepwater Ports and Offshore Activities, Maritime 
Administration at 202-366-0926 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 13, 2012, MARAD received 
notification from the applicant, TORP Terminal LP, of the withdrawal of 
its application to own, construct, and operate a deepwater port for a 
liquefied natural gas deepwater port facility, located approximately 
62.6 miles south of Fort Morgan, Alabama in the Federal waters of the 
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) on Main Pass Block 258 and connected to 
existing offshore pipelines. Consequently, MARAD has terminated all 
activities pertaining to TORP's application and has rescinded its 
Record of Decision for this deepwater port project. All agency records 
and documents related to the BOET deepwater port license application 
are being preserved and retained by MARAD and USCG. Further information 
pertaining to this application may be found in the public docket (see 

    Authority:  49 CFR 1.66.

    By Order of the Maritime Administrator.

    Dated: June 18, 2012.
Julie P. Agarwal,
Secretary, Maritime Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-15623 Filed 6-25-12; 8:45 am]