US Army Corps of Engineers
Portland District

Public Notices

Jordan Cove LNG Project comment period extended 30 days

Published Aug. 19, 2019

PUBLIC NOTICE
Jordan Cove LNG Project

Issue Date: August 19, 2019
US Army Corps of Engineers No: NWP-2017-41

On July 26, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) issued a 30-day public notice regarding the Corps’ receipt of supplemental information related to 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 hearings and/or extend the public notice comment period. 

The Corps public comment period for the Project was originally set to close on August 24, 2019. We have determined extending the public comment period with a new comment close date of September 23, 2019 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. 

All comments, whether by conventional mail or email, must be received no later than September 23, 2019 to ensure consideration. Comments should be submitted to the following mailing address or email address below.

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