A number of draft environmental and socioeconomic reports for the Alaska LNG Project have been submitted to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
The FERC is responsible for conducting the environmental review of the project. The reports also launch the pre-file public engagement process and provide preliminary data about the project area and its impacts.
Steve Butt, Project Executive for the Alaska LNG Project, commented: “These draft documents, known as Resource Reports, allow Alaska stakeholders to engage early in the regulatory process, so potential environmental and socioeconomic issues and opportunities can be proactively identified and managed.
“These draft documents, known as Resource Reports, allow Alaska stakeholders to engage early in the regulatory process, so potential environmental and socioeconomic issues and opportunities can be proactively identified and managed. They set the framework for the permitting process.”
The Alaska LNG Project is currently in the preliminary front end engineering and design (pre-FEED) phase of the project, which is expected to extend into 2016 with a gross spend of over US$500 million.
Specific project impacts and their proposed mitigation measures will be included in second drafts of the Resource Reports, which are expected to be submitted to FERC in the next 12 - 18 months.
The Alaska LNG Project would provide significant economic benefits to Alaskans including state revenues, new job opportunities and access to domestic natural gas for homes and businesses. The Alaska LNG project is anticipated to create up to 15 000 jobs during construction and approximately 1000 jobs for operation of the project.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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