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Natural Gas Export Authorization

Project Name: 
In Progress
Responsible Agency: 
Office of Fossil Energy
Agency Status: 
Cooperating under NEPA

DOE has jurisdiction under the Natural Gas Act, Sections 3(a) and 3(c), for the permitting of natural gas exports from the United States. The application under Section 3(a) is before DOE and tied to the NEPA review at FERC.

Initial application received
Department of Energy
Complete 07/18/2014
Completed application received
Department of Energy
Complete 07/18/2014
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
90 days following FERC's issuance of Final NEPA document. The final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. ยง 157.22 (2016), which provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law." The issuance of decision for permit/approval date includes a Record of Decision and a Final Opinion and Order for long-term exports of LNG.
In Progress
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
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