Date: 6/22/18 11:35 am From: Judith ONeale <losbirdlady...> Subject: [LABIRD-L] EIS Venture Global Calcasieu Pass Project - Cameron Parish
If you would like a copy of the entire document with comment filing procedures, please email me off-list. There are four methods to provide comments.
The primary goal of this comment session is to have you identify the specific environmental issues and concerns with the draft EIS. Individual verbal comments will be taken on a one-on-one basis with a court reporter. This format is designed to receive the maximum amount of verbal comments, in a convenient way during the timeframe allotted.
Date and Time
August 1, 2018
(4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST)
Cameron Parish School Board
Educational Conference Center
510 Marshall Street
Cameron, Louisiana 70631
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC Docket Nos. CP15-550-000,
TransCameron Pipeline, LLC CP15-551-000, and CP15-551-001
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE
DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE PROPOSED
CALCASIEU PASS PROJECT
(June 22, 2018)
The staff of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Calcasieu Pass Project, proposed by Venture Global Calcasieu Pass, LLC (Venture Global Calcasieu Pass) and TransCameron Pipeline, LLC (TransCameron Pipeline) in the above-referenced dockets. Venture Global Calcasieu Pass requests authorization to site, construct, and operate a natural gas liquefaction and storage facility, and marine export terminal in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. TransCameron Pipeline requests authorization to construct, install, and operate certain natural gas pipeline facilities also in Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The new liquefaction facilities would have a design production capacity of 12 million metric ton of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per annum.
The draft EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Calcasieu Pass Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed project would have some adverse environmental impacts; however, all of these impacts would be reduced to less-than-significant levels with the implementation of Venture Global Calcasieu Pass’ and TransCameron Pipeline’s proposed mitigation measures and the additional measures recommended in the draft EIS.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. Department of Transportation participated as cooperating agencies in the preparation of the draft EIS. Cooperating agencies have jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to resources potentially affected by the proposal and participate in the National Environmental Policy Act analysis. Although the cooperating agencies provided input on the conclusions and recommendations presented in the draft EIS, the agencies will present their own conclusions and recommendations in their respective Records of Decision for the project.
The draft EIS addresses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the following project facilities:
• nine integrated pre-cooled single mixed refrigerant (SMR) blocks;
• two full-containment aboveground LNG storage tanks, each with a usable capacity of approximately 200,000 cubic meters;
• a 1,500-foot by 3,000-foot turning basin adjacent to the Calcasieu River Ship Channel;
• two LNG berthing docks, each designed to handle carriers of 120,000 to 210,000 cubic meter cargo capacity;
• a 720 megawatt natural gas-fired combined cycle gas turbine electric generation facility;
• approximately 23.4 miles of 42-inch-diameter pipeline to bring feed gas from interconnections with ANR Pipeline Company, Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, and Bridgeline Holdings, LP to the terminal site;
• one meter station;
• three mainline valves; and
• one pig launcher at the meter station and one pig receiver at the gas gate station on the terminal site.