FERC issues draft EIS for Port Arthur Liquefaction Project Save to read list

According to the statement, the proposed projects would include a new LNG export terminal located in Jefferson County, Texas, and approximately 165 miles of 42 in. diameter pipeline in Jefferson and Orange Counties, Texas; and Cameron, Calcasieu, Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, and St. Landry Parishes, Lousiana.

FERC claims that the EIS has been prepared in compliance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing NEPA in 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 1500-1508 (40 CFR 1500-1508), and FERC regulations implementing NEPA (18 CFR 380).

The conclusions and recommendations in the EIS are those of the FERC environmental staff. FERC claims that it did consider input from the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Coast Guard, US Department of Transportation, US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy as cooperating agencies. However, according to the statement, these agencies could develop their own conclusions and recommendations and would adopt the final EIS per 40 CFR 1506.3 (where applicable) if, after an independent review of the document, they conclude that their permitting requirements have been adequately satisfied…


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