Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline
Pacific Connector LP has proposed to construct a 234-mile-long, 36-inch-diameter high-pressure natural gas transmission pipeline from an existing interstate gas transmission pipeline at Malin, Oregon, to a proposed natural gas liquefaction plant and export terminal at Jordon Cove in Coos Bay, Oregon. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is responsible for authorization of liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals and pipelines. The FERC will be the lead agency for the environmental analysis of the construction and operation of the proposed project.
If FERC chooses to authorize the PCGP, the BLM, under the provisions of the Mineral Leasing Act, would be responsible for considering a right-of-way grant to cross Federal lands. Approximately 41 miles of the project cross lands administered by the BLM through four BLM districts, and 30 miles of the project would cross national forest system lands managed by three national forests. The project would also cross facilities and easements administered by the Bureau of Reclamation in the Klamath Basin Project area.
Before the BLM can issue a right-of-way grant, the BLM would need to make project-specific amendments to four of its management plans and the U.S. Forest Service would need to make project-specific amendments to three of its management plans.
The BLM, U.S. Forest Service, and Bureau of Reclamation have no approval authority over any portion of the Jordan Cove LNG facility.
On September 21, 2012, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service announced that they will consider amendment of their land management plans to make provision for the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline (PCGP). The Notice of Intent to initiate the public scoping process for this effort was published in the Federal Register.
- PCGP press release - September 2012 (PDF)
- PCGP Federal Register Notice of Intent - September 2012 (PDF)
- PCGP Information (PDF)
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission website
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