[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 145 (Tuesday, July 29, 2014)]
[Pages 44020-44021]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17753]



Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP14-517-000; CP14-518-000 and PF13-14-000]

Golden Pass Products, LLC and Golden Pass Pipeline, LLC; Notice 
of Applications

    Take notice that on July 7, 2014, Golden Pass Products, LLC (GP 
Products), Three Allen Center, 333 Clay Street, Houston, Texas 77002, 
filed in Docket No. CP14-517-000, an application pursuant to section 
3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and Part 157 for authority to site, 
construct and operate its Golden Pass Terminal Expansion Project (GPX 
Terminal Project), for liquefaction and export of liquefied natural gas 
(LNG). The proposed facilities are to be constructed contiguous to and 
integrated with the existing Golden Pass LNG Terminal LLC (GPLNG 
Terminal) LNG import facilities located in Sabine Pass, Texas. Upon 
completion, the Golden Pass Terminal Complex will include both LNG 
import and export facilities.
    GP Products proposes to construct and operate three liquefaction 
trains with a total production capacity system to produce 15.6 million 
metric tonnes per annum of LNG. GPP also proposes modifications to the 
existing GPLNG Terminal facilities to provide for optimization of 
existing facilities and equipment, as well as minimization of the 
overall project footprint. GP Products further proposes construction 
and operation of feed gas treatment facilities, including systems for 
removal of mercury, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and heavy 
hydrocarbons; and the installation of a 200-250 megawatt self-
generation power plant.
    Take further notice that contemporaneously with GP Product's 
application, Golden Pass Pipeline, LLC (Golden Pass PL) filed in Docket 
No. CP14-518-000 a related application pursuant to section 7(c) of the 
Natural Gas Act and Part 157 of the Commission's regulations for a 
certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing Golden Pass 
PL to construct and operate the Golden Pass Pipeline Expansion Project 
(GPX Pipeline Project) located in Texas and Louisiana. Authorization of 
the GPX Pipeline Project, which will enable GP Pipeline to provide firm 
and interruptible gas transportation service on the proposed facilities 
under a new rate schedule, will permit shippers to have domestic-source 
natural gas shipped to the proposed GP Products export facilities. GP 
Products will receive gas for export from GP Pipeline's facilities, 
which are interconnected with the existing GPLNG Terminal.
    The GPX Pipeline Project would comprise 2.55 miles of 24-inch 
pipeline; 11 compressors of various horsepower (HP) rating at three 
locations totaling 121,750 HP; modifications to piping and valves at 
five pipeline interconnects to provide for bi-directional capability; 
and modification to various taps and valves, and a pig trap.
    Further information on the GPX Terminal Project and the GPX 
Pipeline Project are more fully set forth in the applications which are 
on file with the Commission and open to public inspection. These 
filings may also be viewed on the Commission's Web site at http://www.ferc.gov using the ``eLibrary'' link. Enter the docket number, 
excluding the last three digits, in the docket number field to access 
the document. There is an eSubscription link on the Web site that 
enables subscribers to receive email notification when a document is 
added to a subscribed docket(s). For assistance, call (202) 502-8659 or 
TTY, (202) 208-3676.
    Any questions regarding these applications should be directed 
Robert T. Tomlinson, Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs for GP Products 
and GP Pipeline, Three Allen Center, Suite 802, 333 Clay Street, 
Houston, Texas 77002, phone: (713) 860-6348, fax: (713) 860-6344, or 
email: [email protected].

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    On March 20, 2013, the Commission staff granted the Golden Pass 
Product and Golden Pass Pipeline's request to utilize the Pre-Filing 
Process and assigned Docket No. PF13-14-000 to staff activities 
involved the GPX Terminal and GPX Pipeline Projects. Now as of filing 
the July 7, 2014 applications, the Pre-Filing Process for this project 
has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be conducted in 
Docket Nos. CP14-517-000 and CP14-518-000 as noted in the caption of 
this Notice.
    Pursuant to section 157.9 of the Commission's rules, 18 CFR 157.9, 
within 90 days of this Notice, the Commission staff will issue a Notice 
of Schedule for Environmental Review. If a Notice of Schedule for 
Environmental Review is issued, it will indicate, among other 
milestones, the anticipated date for the Commission staff's issuance of 
the final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for this proposal. The 
issuance of a Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review will serve to 
notify federal and state agencies of the timing for the completion of 
all necessary reviews, and the subsequent need to complete all federal 
authorizations within 90 days of the date of issuance of the Commission 
staff's FEIS.
    There are two ways to become involved in the Commission's review of 
this project. First, any person wishing to obtain legal status by 
becoming a party to the proceedings for this project should, on or 
before the below listed comment date, file with the Federal Energy 
Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20426, a 
motion to intervene in accordance with the requirements of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (18 CFR 385.214 or 
385.211) and the Regulations under the NGA (18 CFR 157.10). A person 
obtaining party status will be placed on the service list maintained by 
the Secretary of the Commission and will receive copies of all 
documents filed by the applicant and by all other parties. A party must 
submit 7 copies of filings made with the Commission and must mail a 
copy to the applicant and to every other party in the proceeding. Only 
parties to the proceeding can ask for court review of Commission orders 
in the proceeding.
    However, a person does not have to intervene in order to have 
comments considered. The second way to participate is by filing with 
the Secretary of the Commission, as soon as possible, an original and 
two copies of comments in support of or in opposition to this project. 
The Commission will consider these comments in determining the 
appropriate action to be taken, but the filing of a comment alone will 
not serve to make the filer a party to the proceeding. The Commission's 
rules require that persons filing comments in opposition to the project 
provide copies of their protests only to the party or parties directly 
involved in the protest.
    Persons who wish to comment only on the environmental review of 
this project should submit an original and two copies of their comments 
to the Secretary of the Commission. Environmental commenters will be 
placed on the Commission's environmental mailing list, will receive 
copies of the environmental documents, and will be notified of meetings 
associated with the Commission's environmental review process. 
Environmental commenters will not be required to serve copies of filed 
documents on all other parties. However, the non-party commenters will 
not receive copies of all documents filed by other parties or issued by 
the Commission (except for the mailing of environmental documents 
issued by the Commission) and will not have the right to seek court 
review of the Commission's final order.
    Motions to intervene, protests and comments may be filed 
electronically via the internet in lieu of paper; see, 18 CFR 
385.2001(a)(1)(iii) and the instructions on the Commission's Web site 
under the ``e-Filing'' link. The Commission strongly encourages 
electronic filings.
    Comment Date: 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 11, 2014.

    Dated: July 21, 2014.
Kimberly D. Bose,
[FR Doc. 2014-17753 Filed 7-28-14; 8:45 am]