What is the FERC Process
Even though the Alaska LNG Project may seem like a uniquely Alaskan effort, it requires several federal authorizations and a National Environmental Policy Act review.
This review has to be conducted before permitting and development can move forward. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the lead federal agency responsible for conducting the environmental review of the project, and it has a rigorous process for collecting information and facilitating effective conversations with the project stakeholders.
The FERC review process includes two distinct phases: pre-filing and application.
The FERC pre-filing process is an opportunity for the project team and stakeholders to engage in useful dialogue before a project files a formal application and to gather important information that defines the subsequent project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
FERC is scheduled to hold public scoping meetings in late October 2015. The gatherings are slated to take place in different locations statewide, to give all Alaskans a chance to comment. Click here to see a list of upcoming meetings in a community near you.
Alaska LNG Project representatives will be present one hour before the scoping meeting at all locations except Barrow, with maps depicting the project and to answer questions. In Barrow, project representatives will be present one hour after the scoping meeting. The meetings will end once all speakers have provided their comments or at 9 pm, whichever comes first. If you are unable to attend a FERC community meeting, visit www.ferc.gov and reference Docket Number PF14-21-00 to provide your comments electronically.