Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Oregon/Washington BLM

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

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.

On December 18, 2014 FERC and the Cooperating Agencies Released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for public review and comment.

On October 6, 2015 the FERC released the Final Environmental Impact Statement for public review. Subsequently BLM and USFS issued a Notice of Availability for the Jordan Cove Energy and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Projects Final Environmental Impact Statement on October 28, 2015. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's FEIS for the Jordan Cove Energy and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Projects included the following plan amendments: Amendment of the BLM's Coos Bay District, Roseburg District, Medford District, and Klamath Falls Resource Area of the Lakeview District Resource Management Plans and the Umpqua National Forest, Rogue River National Forest, and Winema National Forest Land Management Plans.

The BLM and U.S. Forest Service plan amendments protest period will run until November 30, 2015. The U.S. Forest Service has chosen to adopt the BLM's administrative review procedures for this specific project. The public may submit protest to one of the following addresses:

Regular Mail:
BLM Director (210)
Attention: Protest Coordinator
P.O. Box 71383
Washington, D.C. 20024-1383

Overnight Delivery:
BLM Director (210)
Attention: Protest Coordinator
20 M Street SE, Room 2134LM
Washington, D.C. 20003

Maps

Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline (PCGP)Overview Map Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Overview Map PCGP Coos and Douglas Counties Map PCGP Coos and Douglas Counties Map PCGP Jackson and Klamath Counties Map PCGP Jackson and Klamath Counties Map