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Corps seeks comments on Jordan Cove Energy Project permit review funding proposal

Published March 5, 2015
PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is seeking public comment on its plan to accept funds from the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay on behalf of Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. to review potential effects to the Coos Bay Federal Navigation Channel, in accordance with 33 USC 408 (Section 408).

The Portland District will review Jordan Cove Energy Project L.P.’s proposed request to construct a marine slip at the proposed liquefied natural gas terminal on the bay side of the North spit of Coos Bay in Coos County, Oregon, and an access channel from the Coos Bay Federal Navigation Channel to the terminal.  This Section 408 review will evaluate whether any Corps authorized civil works projects may be affected by the proposed marine slip and access channel.

The Corps may accept and expend these funds pursuant to Section 214 of the Water Resources Development Act of 2000 (Public Law No. 106-541), as amended, which provides that the Secretary of the Army, after public notice, may accept and expend funds contributed by a non-federal public entity to expedite the evaluation of a permit of that entity related to a project or activity for a public purpose under the jurisdiction of the Department of the Army. In doing so, the Secretary must ensure that the use of such funds will not impact impartial decision making with respect to permits, either substantively or procedurally. 

A public notice describing this action is available for public review and comment on the Corps’ Portland District website at 

For questions, comments regarding the public notice or to request a copy, call Bill Abadie at 503-808-4687or e-mail Comments also can be submitted by mailing them to:

District Engineer
Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
ATTN: Mr. Bill Abadie
P.O. Box 2946, Portland, OR  97208-2946

Comments must be postmarked by April 6, 2015, and should reference Public Notice Number PM-F-PCB-2015.
Michelle Helms

Release no. 15-007

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