Liquefied Natural Gas Limited wishes to advise on the outcome of the FERC's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) comment period for Magnolia LNG. The FERC's DEIS comment period expired on 8 September 2015.
The FERC's DEIS public comment process allowsinterested parties, including agencies, citizens groups, and individuals, to review FERC's extensive environmental analysis and provide feedback to FERC to be incorporated into the final environmental impact statement (FEIS), if appropriate.
Several entities submitted letters to FERC stating that after reviewing the DEIS they agree with FERC staff's conclusions and recommendations and have no comment. One substantive comment was received from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) recommending resolution of certain dredging issuesin advance of the FEIS.
Magnolia LNG is working with FERC, NMFS and the Army Corps of Engineers on this matter and expects to have it resolved promptly. The EPA regional office also offered comments to FERC that are consistent with its comments in other LNG export projects. Magnolia is confident that it can address the EPA's comments to the satisfaction of its obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act.