The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, know by it’s initials “FERC,” is in charge of the review and permitting of LNG export facilities in the United States. FERC will coordinate the permitting process with all federal, state and local agencies as well as interested public parties and stakeholders. The FERC permitting process is a great way to get involved.
Pointe LNG was authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to begin the Pre-Filing Process in September 2018. Pre-filing is one option for beginning to move a project through FERC’s regulatory process. FERC will serve as the lead agency on the Project.
The Project team has and will continue to work with a variety of other agencies with regulatory authority, including: the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ), the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR) and various agencies of both the State of Louisiana and Plaquemines Parish.
Pointe LNG is committed to working collaboratively with regulators, stakeholders and members of the community to gather input throughout the planning, construction and operation phases of the Project. We invite you to share your comments and suggestions about the Pointe LNG Project with the FERC.
Pointe LNG Permitting and Environmental Review Documents
September 14, 2018 - Pointe LNG requests to initiate the FERC pre-filing process
November 15, 2018 - Pointe LNG submits Draft Resource Reports 1 & 10 to the FERC docket.
November 27, 2018 - Pointe LNG schedules an Open House at the Percy Griffin Community Center, 15577 Hwy 15, Davant, LA 70040. Time: from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Feburary 5, 2019 - FERC issues a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Pointe LNG Project. The public is invited to participate, and the Commission requests public comments on the scope of the issues to address in the EIS. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please submit your comments so that the Commission receives them in Washington, DC on or before 5:00pm Eastern Time on March 7, 2019.
A scoping meeting is scheduled for February 19, 2019 at the Percy Griffin Community Center in Davant.