The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is preparing, with DOE as a cooperating agency, an EIS to analyze the potential environmental impacts of proposals (1) to add liquefaction and export capability to a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Warrenton, Oregon, and add 39 miles of new pipeline in Columbia County, Oregon, and Cowlitz County, Washington, to interconnect with the Northwest Pipeline, and (2) to expand the capacity of the Northwest Pipeline by adding 140 miles of 36-inch diameter pipeline in 10 segments and increasing compression at five existing compressor stations. These proposals are connected actions and will be evaluated in the same EIS. DOE, Office of Fossil Energy, has an obligation under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act to authorize the import and export of natural gas, including LNG, unless it finds that the import or export is not consistent with the public interest.
Public Comment Opportunities
Comments on the Draft EIS must be received by October 6, 2015, to ensure consideration and must reference the FERC docket numbers (CP09-6-001, CP09-7-001, and CP13-507-000). FERC encourages electronic filing of comments and offers assistance at 202-502-8258 or email@example.com. Comments may be submitted:
Orally or in writing at a public comment meeting. All meetings are from 6:00-9:00 p.m., except as noted. Additional information is contained in the Notice of Public Meetings.
September 14: Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 East Smith Street, Kent, Washington 98030
September 15: Sedro-Woolley Community Center, 703 Pacific Street, Sedro-Woolley, Washington 98284
September 16: Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th Street, Snohomish, WA 98290
September 17: Southwest Washington Fairgrounds-Community Events Building, 2555 N National Avenue, Chehalis, Washington 98532
September 21, 1:00-4:00 and 6:00-9:00 p.m.: Clatsop County Fairgrounds-Exhibit Hall, 92937 Walluski Loop, Astoria, Oregon 97103
September 22: Vernonia High School-Commons Area, 1000 Missouri Avenue, Vernonia, Oregon 97064
September 23: Summit Grove Lodge, 30810 NE Timmen Road, Ridgefield, WA 98642
September 24: Red Lion Hotel, 510 S Kelso Drive, Kelso, Washington 98626
- Electronically (for brief, text-only comments) using the eComment feature at www.ferc.gov under the link to Documents and Filings.
- Electronically (for an attached file) using the eFiling feature at www.ferc.gov under the link to Documents and Filings. (Select “Comment on a Filing” as the filing type.)
- By mail to Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426.
Documents Available for Download
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