Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd (LNG Ltd) has announced that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued the Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review (SER) for the Magnolia LNG project. FERC has set 16 November 2015 as the anticipated date for issuance of the LNG project's final environmental impact statement (FEIS).
The SER also establishes a 90-day post-FEIS decision deadline for all agencies responsible for issuing related federal authorisations, including FERC. The timeline for publishing the FEIS includes completion and issuance of the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and receipt, review, and incorporation of comments by government agencies, non-governmental organisations, and private citizens into the FEIS, as appropriate.
Issuance of the SER also signals that although FERC may solicit additional information from a project applicant during the period of time between the DEIS and the FEIS, FERC staff has the information necessary on the critical elements of the Magnolia LNG project for it to complete and issue the DEIS.
LNG Ltd’s Managing Director, Maurice Brand, said: "We are very pleased with our progress on the FERC regulatory aspects of the project. We appreciate the efforts of FERC and other agencies to process our application and remain confident that the Magnolia LNG project will meet or exceed all of the environmental and safety elements of the multi-agency review. We look forward to receiving our DEIS and continuing toward FERC's final order authorising the Magnolia LNG project."
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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