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Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project

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

The Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project (Docket No. CP15-521-000) is a proposal to construct natural gas liquefaction and LNG export facilities at an existing LNG import terminal in Mississippi.  The facilities include two liquefaction trains to liquefy up to 1.5 Bcf/d, and modifications to Gulf LNG Energy’s terminal and Gulf LNG Pipeline to allow for exports.

Project Application and Supporting Documents

Federal Agency Actions

FERC Litigation

  • None filed.

 

State Agency Permitting Timetable for Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project
Responsible State AgencyFederal Permit/ReviewIntermediate Completion DateFinal Completion DateDescription Field
Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, Coastal Zone Management OfficeSection 307 CZMA ReviewN/ATBDThe 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."
Mississippi Department of Environmental QualitySection 401 CWA Review - Water Quality CertificationN/ATBDThe 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."
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Pollution ControlSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Stormwater General PermitN/ATBDThe 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."
Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Pollution ControlSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Hydrostatic Test Discharge PermitN/ATBDThe 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."
Mississippi Department of Environmental QualityTitle V CAA Review - Operating Permit for Air EmissionsN/ATBDThe 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 7, 2018

Permitting Timeline

Endangered Species Act Consultation (NOAA-NMFS)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
05/14/2019
Planned
Milestones:
Request for ESA Consultation Received
Current Target Date: 11/30/2018
Consultation Package Deemed Complete – Formal
Current Target Date: 12/30/2018
Conclusion of ESA Consultation
Current Target Date: 05/14/2019
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Section 305 Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Consultation
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
03/30/2019
Planned
Milestones:
NOAA Initially Contacted Regarding EFH Consultation
Current Target Date: 01/29/2019
NOAA Receives the Complete EFH Assessment to Initiate EFH Consultation
Current Target Date: 01/29/2019
NOAA Issues a Response to the EFH Consultation Request
Current Target Date: 03/30/2019
Section 106 Review
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In Progress
Milestones:
Consultation initiated with SHPO/THPO
Complete 09/25/2015
Section 106 consultation concluded
Current Target Date: 07/16/2019
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In Progress
Milestones:
Issuance of Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 
Complete 07/01/2015
Scoping 
Complete 07/01/2015
Official Notice of Availability of a Draft EIS published in the Federal Register (FR) beginning both the public comment period and concurrent CAA Section 309 Review
Current Target Date: 11/30/2018
Official Notice of Availability of a Final EIS published in the FR beginning both the public review period and concurrent CAA Section 309 Review 
Current Target Date: 04/17/2019
Issuance of Record of Decision or combined Final EIS / Record of Decision 
Current Target Date: 07/16/2019
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In Progress
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 06/19/2015
Issuance of decision for permit/approval
Current Target Date: 07/16/2019
Authorization for Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal Facilities, Onshore or in State Waters
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In Progress
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 06/19/2015
Issuance of decision for permit/approval
Current Target Date: 07/16/2019
Natural Gas Export Authorization
Office of Fossil Energy (Cooperating under NEPA), (Participating)
In Progress
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 08/31/2012
Completed application received
Complete 08/31/2012
Issuance of decision for permit/approval
Current Target Date: 10/15/2019
Section 10 Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 and Section 404 Clean Water Act
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory (Cooperating under FAST-41)
07/16/2019
In Progress
Milestones:
Pre-construction Notification (PCN)/Form ENG 4345/Joint Application Form Received
Complete 07/10/2015
Complete Pre-Construction Notification (PCN)/Application Received
Complete 10/22/2015
Publication of Public Notice
Complete 12/22/2015
Final Verification/Permit Decision Rendered
Current Target Date: 07/16/2019
Endangered Species Act Consultation (DOI-FWS)
Fish and Wildlife Service (Cooperating under FAST-41)
Planned
Milestones:
Request for ESA Consultation Received
Current Target Date: 11/30/2018
Consultation Package Deemed Complete – Formal
Current Target Date: 12/31/2018
Conclusion of ESA Consultation
Current Target Date: 05/14/2019
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