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Public Notice: Public comment period extension for Jordan Cove LNG permit application

Posted: 7/17/2018

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Issue Date: July 17, 2018
US Army Corps of Engineers No: NWP-2017-41

On May 22, 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) issued a 60-day public notice regarding the Corps’ receipt of an application for a Department of the Army permit and permission for certain work in waters of the United States associated with the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Projects (Project). We have received multiple requests to hold public meetings, public hearings, and/or extend the public notice comment period.

The Corps public comment period for the Project was originally set to close on July 21, 2018. We have determined extending the public comment period with a new comment close date of August 20, 2018 is in the public interest and is hereby granted.

Per Corps' regulations, the Corps holds a public hearing when there is a valid public interest to be served by a hearing, such as when substantive project issues cannot be addressed by any other means and a hearing would provide additional information that is necessary for a thorough evaluation of the issues.  We will work with the applicant directly to address issues raised through public comment to determine if a public hearing is necessary.

The Corps is a cooperating agency on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement for the project.  Per Corps’ regulations, if the Corps believes a public hearing should be held and another agency is lead agency (i.e., FERC), the Corps will make that request to the lead agency. The Corps will notify the public of our position regarding project-specific public hearing(s) in the future. In addition, the Corps will not be holding public meetings at this time, but will work with FERC regarding if and when such meetings would be held.

All comments, whether by conventional mail or email, must be received no later than August 20, 2018 to ensure consideration.  Comments should be submitted to the following mailing address or email address below.

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NWP-2017-41@usace.army.mil
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
North Bend Field Office
2201 North Broadway, Suite C
North Bend, Oregon 97459-2372