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Alaska LNG Project

PROJECT WEBSITE: http://alaska-lng.com/

All dates below are specific to the schedule of the Environmental Review and Permitting processes for this project.

PROJECT STATUS
IN PROGRESS
ESTIMATED COMPLETION DATE
SUBJECT TO CHANGE
0 OUT OF 13
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
AND PERMITTING PROCESSES COMPLETED
SECTOR
Pipelines
CATEGORY
FAST-41 Covered Projects
LEAD AGENCY
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Description: 

The Alaska LNG Project is comprised of the following integrated and interdependent facilities:  a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Southcentral Alaska designed to produce up to 20 million metric tons per annum of LNG; an approximately 807-mile, 42-inch diameter gas pipeline; a gas treatment plant (GTP) within the Prudhoe Bay Unit (PBU) on the North Slope; an approximately 1-mile, 60-inch diameter gas transmission line connecting the GTP to the PBU gas production facility; and an approximately 63 mile, 32-inch diameter gas transmission line connecting the GTP to the Point Thomson gas production facility.  The mainline of the Alaska LNG Project will traverse over 800 miles from the GTP on the North Slope of Alaska through several boroughs before it crosses Cook Inlet and connects with the liquefaction plant and marine terminal in Nikiski, Alaska. 

Fast-41 Initiation Notice

Project Application and Supporting Documents

Federal Agency Actions

FERC Litigation

  • None filed.

 

This Permitting Dashboard includes limitations on the types of federal authorizations that are currently available to enter for tracking.  The Alaska LNG Project may involve some authorizations unsupported by the Permitting Table displayed at the bottom of this webpage.  For improved transparency, FERC is providing this supplemental table to reflect the additional federal authorizations that may be required by the Alaska LNG Project.  

Additional Federal Agency Permitting Timetable for the Alaska LNG Project 
Responsible AgencyFederal Permit/ReviewStatusApplicable Timelines
DOT-PHMSASpecial PermitIn-ProgressAlaska LNG has withdrawn their request to incorporate PHMSA’s process into the FERC led NEPA review.  AKLNG has responded to the questions and comments that PHMSA sent on the EAs for the 4 pipeline special permit requests.  PHMSA has completed the Draft EA and Special Permit Conditions for each of 4 pipeline related special permits and has sent them to AGDC to answer a number of questions to allow PHMSA to complete these documents and publish them in the Federal Register.  For the 5th special permit request for the Alaska LNG Liquefaction Plant, PHMSA is developing the draft Environmental Assessment and Special Permit Conditions on the Pipe-in-Pipe (PIP) application based on the information provided from AKLNG.  
US Coast GuardLetter of RecommendationCompleteReceipt of Letter of Intent: May 15, 2014
Receipt of Waterway Suitability Assessment: March 18, 2016
Letter of Recommendation to FERC: February 11, 2017

 

State Agency Permitting Table for the Alaska LNG Project
Responsible State AgencyFederal Permit/ReviewStatusDescription Field
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water QualityClean Water Act Section 401 - Water Quality CertificationTBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) 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."
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Water QualityAlaska Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit under Section 402 of the CWA TBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) 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."
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Air QualityTitle V Air Permit under the CAATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) 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."
Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Air QualityPrevention of Significant Deterioration Air Permit under the CAATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) 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."

 

Last updated January 3, 2019

Permitting Timetable

The permitting timetable below displays data as reported by agencies. Dates for Environmental Review and Permitting processes (Actions) that are in 'Paused' or 'Planned' status are subject to change and are not indicative of a project's final schedule.

  • For information about extensions, select an Action from the timetable below and select 'View Action Details' at the bottom of the page.

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Overall Project Timetable
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*Planned dates are not represented in the timetable above.

Action Information

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