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Jordan Cove LNG Terminal and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline

Project Information
Sector: Pipelines
Project Category: 
FAST-41 Covered Projects
Project Status: 
In Progress
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. 

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 Alaska LNG Project.  

Additional Federal Agency Authorization Timetable for the Jordan Cove LNG and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Project
AgencyPermitStatusApplicable Timelines
USCGLetter of RecommendationIn progressReceipt 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:  Target: 1/15/18

 

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 December 12, 2017

Permitting Timeline

Action Agency Target Completion Status
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Milestones:
Issuance of Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Complete 10/05/2017
Scoping
Complete 10/05/2017
Official Notice of Availability of a Draft EIS published in the Federal Register
In Progress
Official Notice of Availability of a Final EIS published in the Federal Register
In Progress
Official Notice of Availability of a Supplemental Draft EIS published in the Federal Register
N/A
Official Notice of Availability of a Supplemental Final EIS published in the Federal Register
N/A
Issuance of Record of Decision or combined Final EIS / Record of Decision
In Progress
Issuance of an Amended Record of Decision
N/A
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission In Progress
Authorization for Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal Facilities, Onshore or in State Waters
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 09/21/2017
Completed application received
In Progress
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
In Progress
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission In Progress
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 09/21/2017
Completed application received
In Progress
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
In Progress
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission In Progress
Section 106 Review
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 09/21/2017
Completed application received
N/A
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
In Progress
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission In Progress
Natural Gas Export Authorization
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 03/23/2012
Completed application received
Complete 03/23/2012
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
In Progress
Notice to proceed
N/A
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
Office of Fossil Energy (Cooperating under NEPA) In Progress
Marine Mammal Protection Act Incidental Take Authorization
Milestones:
Initial application received
Planned
Completed application received
Planned
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Planned
Notice to proceed
N/A
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Cooperating under FAST-41) Planned
Endangered Species Act Consultation - NOAA-NMFS
Milestones:
Date of Request for formal consultation received
Planned
Consultation Initiation Date
Planned
Final Biological Opinion Issued
Planned
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Cooperating under FAST-41) Planned
Consultation to Protect Essential Fish Habitat
Milestones:
Initial application received
Planned
Completed application received
Planned
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Planned
Notice to proceed
N/A
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Cooperating under FAST-41) Planned
Section 408 Permit
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 09/15/2017
Completed application received
In Progress
Target: 09/28/2018
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Planned
Target: 12/31/2018
Notice to proceed
In Progress
Target: 12/31/2018
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
US Army Corps of Engineers - Civil Works (Cooperating under FAST-41), (Cooperating under NEPA) 12/31/2018 In Progress
Right-of-Way Authorization (DOI-BLM)
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 05/05/2006
Target: 05/05/2006
Completed application received
Complete 05/05/2006
Target: 05/05/2006
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Planned
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Bureau of Land Management (Cooperating under FAST-41), (Cooperating under NEPA) In Progress
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 10/23/2017
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Planned
Publication of Public Notice
Planned
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
Planned
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory (Cooperating under FAST-41), (Cooperating under NEPA) In Progress
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