[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 133 (Monday, July 13, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40057-40058]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-16999]


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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

[Docket Nos. CP15-521-000; PF13-4-000]


Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company, LLC, Gulf LNG Energy, LLC, Gulf 
LNG Pipeline LLC; Notice of Application

    Take notice that on June 19, 2015, Gulf LNG Liquefaction Company, 
LLC (Gulf Liquefaction), Gulf LNG Energy, LLC (Gulf Energy), and Gulf 
LNG Pipeline LLC (Gulf Pipeline) (collectively, Applicants) 569 
Brookwood Village, Suite 749, Birmingham, Alabama 35209, filed an 
application pursuant to section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and 
Part 153 of the Commission's Regulations, requesting authorization to 
construct and operate the Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project (Project) at 
Gulf Energy's liquefied natural gas terminal located near Pascagoula, 
Jackson County, Mississippi. The Project consists of new natural gas 
liquefaction and export facilities. Additionally, within the same 
application, Gulf Pipeline filed pursuant to section 7(c) of the NGA 
and Part 157 of the Commission's Regulations to make modifications to 
the terminal's sendout pipeline to allow for bi-directional flow. The 
filing may be viewed on the web 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. For 
assistance, contact FERC at [email protected] or call toll-
free (886) 208-3676 or TYY (202) 502-8659.
    Any questions regarding this application should be directed to 
Glenn A. Sheffield, Director of Rates and Regulatory Affairs, Gulf LNG 
Liquefaction Company, LLC, 569 Brookwood Village, Suite 749, 
Birmingham, Alabama 35209, telephone (205) 325-3813, or email 
[email protected]; or Tina S. Hardy, Manager IC-
Regulatory, telephone (205) 325-3668, or email 
[email protected].
    Specifically, Gulf Liquefaction proposes under section 3 to 
construct two 5 million ton per annum liquefaction trains, 
pretreatment, ancillary and support facilities, two marine off loading 
facilities, and an extension of the storm surge protection facilities. 
These facilities will enable Gulf Liquefaction to liquefy and export up 
to 1.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. Gulf Energy proposes 
under section 3 to make modifications to their terminal to accommodate 
Gulf Liquefaction's operations and Gulf Pipeline proposes interconnect 
modifications under section 7 to allow bi-directional flow of natural 
gas to the terminal.
    On May 21, 2014, the Commission staff granted the Applicants' 
request to use the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Pre-Filing 
Process and assigned Docket No. PF13-4-000 to staff activities 
involving the proposed facilities. Now, as of the filing of this 
application on June 19, 2015, the NEPA Pre-Filing Process for this 
project has ended. From this time forward, this proceeding will be 
conducted in Docket No. CP15-521-000, 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 either: 
complete its environmental assessment (EA) and place it into the 
Commission's public record (eLibrary) for this proceeding, or 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) or EA for this 
proposal. The filing of the EA in the Commission's public record for 
this proceeding or the issuance of a Notice of Schedule 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 or EA.
    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 comment date stated below, 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 5 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.

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    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: July 22, 2015.

    Dated: July 1, 2015.
Kimberly D. Bose,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2015-16999 Filed 7-10-15; 8:45 am]
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