[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 244 (Friday, December 19, 2014)]
[Pages 75796-75797]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-29738]



[FE Docket No. 14-98-LNG]

SCT&E LNG, LLC; Application for Long-Term, Multi-Contract 
Authorization To Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade 
Agreement Countries

AGENCY: Office of Fossil Energy, DOE.

ACTION: Notice of application.


SUMMARY: The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) of the Department of Energy 
(DOE) gives notice of receipt of an application (Application), filed on 
July 24, 2014, by SCT&E LNG, LLC (SCT&E LNG), requesting long-term, 
multi-contract authorization to export domestically produced liquefied 
natural gas (LNG) to any country with which the United States does not 
have a free trade agreement requiring national treatment for trade in 
natural gas and with which trade is not prohibited by U.S. law or 
policy (non-FTA countries). SCT&E LNG seeks authorization to export the 
LNG in a volume up to 12 million metric tons per annum, which SCT&E LNG 
states is equivalent to approximately 1.6 billion cubic feet (Bcf) per 
day of natural gas (or 584 Bcf per year). SCT&E LNG seeks authorization 
to export the LNG by

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vessel from its proposed LNG terminal, which SCT&E LNG intends to 
construct, own, and operate on Monkey Island in the Calcasieu Ship 
Channel in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. SCT&E LNG requests this 
authorization for a 30-year term to commence on the earlier of the date 
of first export or 10 years from the date the requested authorization 
is granted. SCT&E LNG seeks to export this LNG on its own behalf and as 
agent for other entities who hold title to the LNG at the time of 
export. The Application was filed under section 3(a) of the Natural Gas 
Act (NGA). Additional details can be found in SCT&E LNG's Application, 
posted on the DOE/FE Web site at: http://energy.gov/fe/downloads/scte-lng-llc-14-98-lng. 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, February 17, 


Electronic Filing by email

    [email protected].

Regular Mail

    U.S. Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Oil and Gas Global 
Security and Supply, 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 Oil and Gas Global 
Security and Supply, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 
3E-042, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larine Moore or Marc Talbert, U.S. 
Department of Energy (FE-34), Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and 
Supply, Office of Fossil Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 3E-042, 1000 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-9478; (202) 
    Cassandra Bernstein, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the 
Assistant General Counsel for Electricity and Fossil Energy, Forrestal 
Building, 1000 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20585, (202) 586-


DOE/FE Evaluation

    The Application will be reviewed pursuant to section 3(a) of the 
NGA, 15 U.S.C. 717b(a), and DOE will consider any issues required by 
law or policy. To the extent determined to be relevant, these issues 
will include the domestic need for the natural gas proposed to be 
exported, the adequacy of domestic natural gas supply, U.S. energy 
security, and the cumulative impact of the requested authorization and 
any other LNG export application(s) previously approved on domestic 
natural gas supply and demand fundamentals. DOE may also consider other 
factors bearing on the public interest, including the impact of the 
proposed exports on the U.S. economy (including GDP, consumers, and 
industry), job creation, the U.S. balance of trade, and international 
considerations; and whether the authorization 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 address these issues 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 

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. Due to the complexity of the issues raised by the 
Applicant, interested parties will be provided 60 days from the date of 
publication of this Notice in which to submit their 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. 14-98-LNG 
in the title line; (2) mailing an original and three paper copies of 
the filing to the Office of Oil and Gas Global Security and Supply at 
the address listed in ADDRESSES; or (3) hand delivering an original and 
three paper copies of the filing to the Office of Oil and Gas Global 
Supply at the address listed in ADDRESSES. All filings must include a 
reference to FE Docket No. 14-98-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 
Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities 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: http://www.fe.doe.gov/programs/gasregulation/index.html.

    Issued in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2014.
John A. Anderson,
Director, Division of Natural Gas Regulatory Activities, Office of Oil 
and Gas Global Security and Supply, Office of Oil and Natural Gas.
[FR Doc. 2014-29738 Filed 12-18-14; 8:45 am]