The United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) analyzed the potential environmental impacts of a proposal to construct and operate a deepwater port for the liquefaction and export of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in federal waters approximately 37.4 to 40.8 nautical miles off the coast of Cameron Parish, Louisiana. The USCG and MARAD, in cooperation with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), also analyzed the potential environmental impacts of the proposal’s associated on-shore portion of the deepwater port facilities, which the FERC has regulatory jurisdiction over.
DOE was a cooperating agency in preparing the EIS and has adopted the EIS. DOE, Office of Fossil Energy, has an obligation under Section 3 of the Natural Gas Act to authorize the import and export of natural gas, including LNG, unless it finds that the import or export is not consistent with the public interest.
To view DOE's Office of Fossil Energy e-Docket for this project, please see the docket index.