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Jordan Cove LNG Terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline

PROJECT WEBSITE: Jordan Cove LNG

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 12
ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW
AND PERMITTING PROCESSES COMPLETED
SECTOR
Pipelines
CATEGORY
FAST-41 Covered Projects
LEAD AGENCY
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Description: 

The Jordan Cove LNG Project (Docket No. CP17-495-000) includes the construction and operation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal on the North Spit of Coos Bay in Coos County, Oregon.  The terminal would include gas inlet facilities, a metering station, a gas conditioning plant, five liquefaction trains and associated equipment, two full-containment LNG storage tanks, an LNG transfer line, LNG ship loading facilities, a marine slip, a marine offloading facility, a new access channel between the Coos Bay Navigation Channel and the new marine slip, and enhancements to the existing Coos Bay Navigation Channel at four turns.  In addition, the terminal would include emergency and hazard, electrical, security, control, and support systems, administrative buildings, and a temporary workforce housing facility.  The LNG terminal would be designed to liquefy about 1.04 billion cubic feet per day of LNG for export to markets across the Pacific Rim.

The Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline (Docket No. CP-17-494) includes the construction and operation an approximately 235-mile-long, 36-inch-diameter interstate natural gas transmission pipeline and associated aboveground facilities.  The pipeline would originate near Malin in Klamath County, Oregon, traverse Douglas and Jackson Counties, and terminate (at the LNG Terminal) in Coos County, Oregon.  The pipeline would be capable of transporting about 1.2 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas.  The associated aboveground facilities would include the new Klamath Compressor Station (61,500 horsepower) near Malin, Oregon; 3 new meter stations; 5 new pig launchers and receivers; 17 mainline block valves; and a gas control communication system.

Fast-41 Initiation Notice

Project Application and Supporting Documents

Federal Agency Actions

  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Notice of Applications (issued 10/05/2017).  Document located at:  https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/common/OpenNat.asp?fileID=14702836.
  • The FERC is responsible for consulting with the FWS if the project may affect a listed endangered or threatened species and/or designated critical habitat. The purpose of the consultation is to assist FERC in meeting its duty to ensure that its action is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any listed species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat. If consultation is required, upon completion of the consultation and no later than 135 days from the receipt of a complete biological assessment, FWS will provide FERC with either a letter of concurrence that the proposed project is not likely to adversely affect any listed species or a biological opinion. 
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Project (issued 08/31/2018).  Document located at:  https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/common/opennat.asp?fileID=15013583.
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Notice of Anticipated Schedule of Final Order for the Project (issued 08/31/2018).  Document located at:  https://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/common/opennat.asp?fileID=15013578.

FERC Litigation

  • None filed.

 

This Permitting Dashboard includes limitations on the types of federal authorizations that are currently available to enter for tracking.  The Jordan Cove 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 Jordan Cove LNG Project.  

Additional Federal Agency Authorization Timetable for the Jordan Cove LNG and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Project
AgencyPermitStatusApplicable Timelines
USCGLetter of RecommendationCompletedReceipt of Letter of Intent/Preliminary Waterway Suitability Assessment (WSA): Complete April 2006
Receipt of Follow on WSA:  Complete 10/1/17
WSA Validation: Complete 11/9/17
Letter of Recommendation to FERC:  Completed: 5/10/18.  USCG MSU Portland signed a Letter of Recommendation on May 18, 2018

 

Federally-Delegated State Authorization Table
AgencyPermitStatusApplicable Timeline
Oregon Department of Envrionmnetal QualityClea Water Act 401 Water Quality CertificationPendingThe 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."
Oregon Department of Envrionmnetal QualityClean Water Act - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System PermitPendingThe 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."
Oregon Department of Envrionmnetal QualityClean Air Act – Title V Operating Air PermitPendingThe 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."
Oregon Department of Envrionmnetal QualityClean Air Act - New Source Review Permit for LNG TerminalPendingThe 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."
Oregon Department of Land Conservation and DevelopmentCoastal Zone Management Consistency DeterminationPendingThe 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 September 12, 2018

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.

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