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Public input will be instrumental in finalizing resource reports for the Alaska LNG Project, which provide preliminary data to regulators and the general public on a description of the project and baseline environmental conditions. What is gathered from the public will also inform the development of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
First drafts of the resource reports for the Alaska LNG Project have been designed to provide a current picture of Alaska’s environmental and socioeconomic landscape. While the draft reports provide an initial description of some anticipated potential impacts of the project, a more complete picture of the potential impacts of the project will be analyzed and incorporated into the draft reports after more data and public input are collected. A second draft of the reports will be made available in early 2016, incorporating stakeholder input, ongoing field and other studies as well as ongoing engineering efforts.
One of the most important benefits from the draft resource reports is that they enable early, meaningful engagement. Among other considerations, Alaskans are being asked the following about the Alaska LNG Project:
- Does this information accurately reflect my community’s current landscape?
- What potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts might this project have on me, and my community?
- Are there alternatives to the concepts and details provided in the draft resource reports that the project should be considering (including alternative configurations, locations and routes)?
- Are there measures that could be introduced to avoid or lessen the environmental impact of the project?
Your comments and participation are valued and you are encouraged to read the resource reports most important to you and provide your input.
The draft reports will be filed with the FERC and will be available for public review. Links to the most currently available pre-filing materials for the Alaska LNG Project can be found by searching FERC’s website for PF14-21 in the Docket Search field at http://1.usa.gov/1vwaz0G.
You are invited to participate in different types of meetings about the Alaska LNG Project during the coming year:
FERC Scoping Meetings
After the draft resource reports are filed, the FERC will host formal scoping meetings in communities across Alaska to obtain public input. Timing and locations of the meetings have not yet been determined but will likely begin in the second quarter of 2015 and be posted on our website and FERC’s.
The FERC will host and facilitate these scoping meetings, kicking off each session with a statement about how the regulatory process applies to the Alaska LNG Project. Following a brief statement from representatives of the Alaska LNG Project, the FERC will invite the public to provide comments regarding the project. The comments submitted will become part of the public record and will help the FERC staff evaluate the project’s potential impacts.
Alaska LNG Community Meetings and Open Houses
In addition to the FERC scoping meetings, community information sessions and meetings will be hosted by Alaska LNG Project representatives around the state in 2015. Important details about the project will be highlighted at these sessions. The hope is the public will attend, ask questions, and provide comments that will be shared with the FERC and incorporated into the formal application for the Alaska LNG Project and used in developing final resource reports.
Other Ways to Provide Input
You can reach the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) or provide input about the Alaska LNG Project in one of several ways most convenient to you.
FERC – Electronic
Use the eComment (for text only comments) or eFiling (for files) features at www.ferc.gov under the link called Documents and Filings. If you have difficulty with online resources, the FERC also has expert eFiling staff available to assist you at (202) 502-8258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FERC – Paper
File a paper copy of your comments to the following address:Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street, NE, Room 1A
Washington, DC 20426
When commenting about the Alaska LNG Project, please reference the following docket number with your submission: Docket Number PF14-21-000.
Alaska LNG Website
Contact Alaska LNG Project representatives at any time with questions or comments at www.ak-lng.com/contact.