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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

  • None taken.

FERC Litigation

  • None filed.

 

Federal Agency Permitting Timetable for Gulf LNG Liquefaction Project
Responsible Federal AgencyFederal Permit/ReviewIntermediate Completion DateFinal Completion DateDescription Field
Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionAuthorization for Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal Facilities, Onshore or in State WatersN/ATBDInitial application filed on 6/19/15.  Final completion date unavailable.  According to 18 C.F.R. § 3c.2(b), "The nature and time of any proposed action by the Commission are confidential and shall not be divulged to anyone outside of the Commission."
Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionCertificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Interstate Natural Gas PipelinesN/ATBDInitial application filed on 6/19/15.  Final completion date unavailable.  According to 18 C.F.R. § 3c.2(b), "The nature and time of any proposed action by the Commission are confidential and shall not be divulged to anyone outside of the Commission."
Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionNational Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance (Draft/Final NEPA documents)3 months after receipt of a complete application5 months after issuance of the DEISThe Application to FERC has not been rendered complete and these dates are subject to change.  FERC issued a data request to the project sponsor to rectify an incomplete application.  Applicant must provide additional data before FERC can issue a schedule for environmental review. 
Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionNEPA Compliance Cont'd (Record of decision, as issued with final FERC order)N/ATBDAccording to 18 C.F.R. § 3c.2(b), "The nature and time of any proposed action by the Commission are confidential and shall not be divulged to anyone outside of the Commission."
U.S. Army Corps of EngineersClean Water Act Section 404 PermitN/A90 days following FERC's issuance of Final NEPA documentThe final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which 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."
U.S. Army Corps of EngineersSection 10 PermitN/A90 days following FERC's issuance of Final NEPA documentThe final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which 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."
U.S. Coast GuardLetter of RecommendationWSA - Complete90 days following FERC's issuance of Final NEPA documentThe final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which 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."
Department of EnergyNatural Gas Export AuthorizationN/A90 days following FERC's issuance of Final NEPA documentThe final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which 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."
Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety AdministrationSafety and Security ReviewN/A90 days following FERC's issuance of Final NEPA documentThe final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which 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."
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Act Consultation (DOI)N/A90 days following FERC's issuance of Final NEPA document90 days following FERC’s issuance of Final NEPA document.  However, if formal consultation is required then 135 days may be required
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Migratory Bird Treaty Act PermitN/A90 days following FERC's issuance of Final NEPA documentThe final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which 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."
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bald and Golden Eagle Protection PermitN/A90 days following FERC's issuance of Final NEPA documentThe final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which 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."
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)Endangered Species Act Consultation (DOC)N/A135 days following FERC's issuance of Final NEPA documentThe final completion date is contingent upon NMFS receiving sufficient information to initiate formal ESA consultation.
NOAA-NMFSConsultation to Protect Essential Fish HabitatN/A30 days following FERC's issuance of Final NEPA documentThe final completion date is contingent upon NMFS receiving sufficient information to initiate EFH consultation and presumes FERC includes a response to any EFH Conservation Recommendations in the FEIS.

 

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 Archives and History, State Historic Preservation OfficeSection 106 NHPA Cultural Resources 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 June 30, 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
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance
Milestones:
Initial application received
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
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 - Civil Works 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 - Civil Works 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
In Progress
Consultation Initiation Date
In Progress
Final Biological Opinion Issued
Planned
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration In Progress
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
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