Update 2022-07-26: Press release, FERC Requests Comments on Rulemaking for small inland LNG export facilities.
FERC has created a docket for our petition and has filed in it a notice requesting comments by September 20, 2022.
Interested parties can file in that docket RM22-21 to intervene and then file comments and motions.
Also on Friday, FERC asked if we wanted to file the cover letter in the docket, so I did. It feels very strange to have FERC politely asking us to file things.
Thanks again to Cecile Scofield for keeping after this issue for years, and to the rest of the WWALS Issues Committee.
And thanks to each of our co-signers, whose participation got us past these first hurdles: Earl L. Hatley, President, LEAD Agency, Inc.; Dr. John C. Capece, Executive Director and Waterkeeper, Kissimmee Waterkeeper®; Terry Phelan, Interim President, Our Santa Fe River, Inc.; David Kyler, Director, Center for a Sustainable Coast; Heather Hulton VanTassel, Executive Director, Three Rivers WATERKEEPER®; and Jefferson Currie II, Lumber Riverkeeper®, Winyah Rivers Alliance.
For the petition itself, see the previous post. For the Notice, see below.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Docket No. RM22-21-000
WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc.
LEAD Agency, Inc.
Our Santa Fe River
Center for a Sustainable Coast
Three Rivers Waterkeeper
NOTICE OF PETITION FOR RULEMAKING
(July 22, 2022)
Take notice that, on July 22, 2022, WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc., LEAD Agency, Inc., Kissimmee Waterkeeper, Our Santa Fe River, Center for a Sustainable Coast, Three Rivers Waterkeeper, and Lumber Riverkeeper (collectively, Petitioners), pursuant to Rule 207(a)(4) of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (Commission) Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.207(a)(4), filed a petition requesting that the Commission conduct a rulemaking to revisit, consider, and modify the Commission’s former decisions about inland liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities to require all LNG export facilities to be under Commission oversight.
Any person that wishes to comment in this proceeding must file comments in accordance with Rule 211 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, 18 CFR 385.211. Comments will be considered by the Commission in determining the appropriate action to be taken. Comments must be filed on or before the comment date.
In addition to publishing the full text of this document in the Federal Register, the Commission provides all interested persons an opportunity to view and/or print the contents of this document via the Internet through the Commission’s Home Page ( http://www.ferc.gov)) using the “eLibrary” link. Enter the docket number excluding the last three digits in the docket number field to access the document. At this time, the Commission has suspended access to Commission’s Public Reference Room, due to the proclamation declaring a National Emergency concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), issued by the President on March 13, 2020. For assistance, contact FERC at FERCOnlineSupport@ferc.gov or call toll-free, (886) 208-3676 or TYY, (202) 502-8659.
The Commission strongly encourages electronic filings of comments in lieu of paper using the “eFile” link at http://www.ferc.gov. In lieu of electronic filing, you may submit a paper copy. Submissions sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426. Submissions sent via any other carrier must be addressed to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 12225 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20852.
Comments due: 5:00 pm Eastern time on September 20, 2022.
Debbie-Anne A. Reese,