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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

  • The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile signed a Letter of Recommendation on May 04, 2016.

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 29, 2017

Permitting Timeline

Action Agency Target Completion Status
Authorization for Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal Facilities, Onshore or in State Waters
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 06/19/2015
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 06/19/2015
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
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 07/10/2015
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Complete 10/22/2015
Publication of Public Notice
Complete 12/22/2015
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
In Progress
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory In Progress
Section 10 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 07/10/2015
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Complete 10/22/2015
Publication of Public Notice
Complete 12/22/2015
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
In Progress
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory In Progress
Natural Gas Export Authorization
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 08/31/2012
Completed application received
Complete 08/31/2012
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
In Progress
Notice to proceed
N/A
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
Department of Energy In Progress
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 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 Planned
Section 106 Review
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 06/19/2015
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
In Progress
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission In Progress
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
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
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
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