[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 88 (Wednesday, May 7, 2014)]
[Pages 26244-26245]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-10420]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket No. CP13-25-000; Docket No. CP13-27-000]

Cameron LNG, LLC, Cameron Interstate Pipeline, LLC; Notice of 
Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the 
Proposed Cameron Liquefaction Project

    The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or 
Commission) has prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) 
for the Cameron Liquefaction Project (Project), proposed by Cameron 
LNG, LLC and Cameron Interstate Pipeline,

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LLC (collectively Cameron) in the above-referenced dockets. Cameron 
requests authorization to construct and operate facilities to export 12 
million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per year from its modified 
terminal in Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana.
    The final EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the Cameron Liquefaction Project in 
accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA). The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed 
Project, with the mitigation measures proposed by Cameron and 
recommended in the EIS, would not result in significant impacts in the 
Project area. Construction and operation of the Project would result in 
mostly temporary and short-term environmental impacts; however, some 
long-term and permanent environmental impacts would occur.
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. 
Department of Energy (DOE), and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) 
participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EIS. 
Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with 
respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and 
participate in the NEPA analysis. The COE and DOE will adopt and use 
the EIS in issuing their respective permits. The U.S. Coast Guard and 
DOT cooperated in the preparation of this EIS because of their special 
expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the 
proposal. Although the cooperating agencies provided input to the 
conclusions and recommendations presented in the EIS, the agencies will 
present their own conclusions and recommendations in their respective 
Records of Decision or determinations for the Project.
    The Project would use the facilities at the existing Cameron LNG 
Terminal, including the existing berthing facilities and LNG storage 
tanks, as well as the existing Cameron Interstate Pipeline. Operation 
of the Project would not increase LNG marine carrier traffic beyond 
that previously authorized for the existing Cameron LNG Terminal. The 
final EIS addresses the potential environmental effects of the 
construction and operation of the following Project facilities:
     Three separate systems that liquefy natural gas, each 
capable of producing 4.99 million metric tons per year of LNG for 
     a 160,000-cubic-meter, full containment LNG storage tank;
     refrigerant make-up and condensate product storage tanks;
     a truck loading/unloading area;
     a marine work dock for delivery of equipment and 
construction materials;
     minor modifications to existing terminal facilities;
     21 miles of 42-inch-diameter pipeline;
     a 56,820-horsepower compressor station; and
     ancillary facilities.
    The FERC staff mailed copies of the EIS to federal, state, and 
local government representatives and agencies; elected officials; 
environmental and public interest groups; Native American tribes; 
potentially affected landowners and other interested individuals and 
groups; newspapers and libraries in the Project area; and parties to 
this proceeding. Everyone on our environmental mailing list will 
receive a CD version of the final EIS. In addition, the EIS is 
available for public viewing on the FERC's Web site (www.ferc.gov) 
using the eLibrary link. A limited number of copies are available for 
distribution and public inspection at: Federal Energy Regulatory 
Commission, Public Reference Room, 888 First Street NE., Room 2A, 
Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8371.


    Additional information about the Project is available from the 
Commission's Office of External Affairs, at (866) 208-FERC, or on the 
FERC Web site (www.ferc.gov) using the eLibrary link. Click on the 
eLibrary link, click on ``General Search,'' and enter the docket number 
excluding the last three digits in the Docket Number field (i.e., CP13-
25 or CP13-27). Be sure you have selected an appropriate date range. 
For assistance, please contact FERC Online Support at 
[email protected] or toll free at (866) 208-3676; for TTY, 
contact (202) 502-8659. The eLibrary link also provides access to the 
texts of formal documents issued by the Commission, such as orders, 
notices, and rulemakings.
    In addition, the Commission offers a free service called 
eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances 
and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time 
you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with 
notification of these filings, document summaries, and direct links to 
the documents. Go to http://www.ferc.gov/docs-filing/esubscription.asp.

    Dated: April 30, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-10420 Filed 5-6-14; 8:45 am]