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Excelerate FLSOs Not Subject to Coast Guard Vessel Jurisdiction

The U.S. Coast Guard has determined that Excelerate Liquefaction Solutions’ floating liquefaction storage and offloading units (FLSOs) proposed for the Lavaca Bay LNG terminal at the Port of Port Lavaca-Point Comfort, Texas, are not vessels subject to Coast Guard vessel certification and inspection requirements due to their configuration, intended use, and mooring arrangements...

Member of Canadian Parliament Files Letter Opposing LNG Development on Passamaquoddy Bay

John Williamson, member of the Canadian House of Commons representing the New Brunswick Southwest district, filed a letter at FERC stating his opposition to LNG development, terminals and traffic in Passamaquoddy Bay. Mr. Williamson stated that his position is consistent with the policy of the Government of Canada, and that “[w]e will continue to use all diplomatic and legal...

Pilotage Commission Files Comments on Aguirre Project

The Puerto Rico Pilotage Commission submitted comments at FERC regarding the impact on shipping traffic resulting from Excelerate Energy L.P.’s Aguirre Offshore Energy Project. The comments are available from FERC’s eLibrary under Docket No. PF12-4.

USCG Determines Current WSA and LOR Adequate for Proposed Cove Point LNG Re-Export Project

The U.S. Coast Guard has determined that its previously issued Waterway Suitability Assessment (WSA) and Letter of Recommendation (LOR) adequately address the marine operations associated with the proposed Cove Point LNG re-export project. The Coast Guard’s determination is available in the FERC eLibrary.

NOAA Issues Authorization for Impacts on Marine Mammals Incidental to Operations at the Neptune LNG Deepwater Port

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued an authorization permitting limited impacts on marine mammals incidental to operations at the Neptune LNG deepwater port facility located offshore Massachusetts. The authorization will be valid until July 10, 2016. Find further details in today’s Federal Register.

NOAA Releases Regulations Addressing Potential Impacts of Neptune LNG Operations on Marine Mammals

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released regulations that will govern enforcement of prohibitions against takings of marine mammals, including by incidental harassment, during the normal operations and maintenance of the Neptune LNG deepwater port located offshore Massachusetts. The regulations will be in effect from July 11, 2011, through August 10,...

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