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Oregon LNG

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 The proposed Oregon LNG project includes a bidirectional liquefied natural gas terminal located in Warrenton and an associated 86-mile natural gas pipeline to be routed through Clatsop, Tillamook, and Columbia counties in Oregon, continuing into Washington State. The proposed LNG terminal would be located on the northern portion of the East Bank Skipanon Peninsula near the confluence of the Skipanon and Columbia Rivers in Warrenton.
 
Oregon has applied for air and water quality permits to construct and operate a liquefied natural gas shipping and receiving terminal. The terminal will have the capacity to produce nine million metric tons of LNG per year, which is equivalent to the liquefaction of approximately 1.25 billion cubic feet per day of pretreated natural gas. The proposed project also will include project approximately 121 miles of new pipeline. The first phase of this proposed project is the construction of the terminal.

DEQ received an application for stormwater construction general permit coverage for the proposed pipeline. DEQ determined the application to be incomplete, lacking the necessary land use findings required by DEQ rule. DEQ requires applicable land use findings for the entire project impact area prior to review of pipeline related applications.

The company also must get other approvals for this proposed project from several state and federal agencies.
 
Current News 
On Nov. 18, DEQ issued a public notice for a 401 Water Quality Certification which initiated a 60-day public comment period. This public notice was issued concurrently with the US Army Corps of Engineer's notice. DEQ is seeking comments on project elements related to water quality as they pertain to Section 401 of the Clean Water Act. DEQ will post a public notice for information meetings to be held in January, 2015, in Astoria and Vernonia. 

Application materials are available for public review at the DEQ Northwest Region office, 2020 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR 97201 
 
Written comments are due by 5 p.m. Jan. 17, 2015.
 
 
Mail: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Attn: Sara Christensen, 401 WQC Coordinator
2020 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR  97201
Fax: 503-229-6957
 
 
 
 
Permit applications
Wastewater permit application
The wastewater permit would limit wastewater pollution discharged to the Columbia and Skipanon Rivers. 
 
Air quality permit application
The air quality permit would limit the emissions of air pollutants including greenhouse gases.
 
Construction stormwater permit application (terminal) 
The construction stormwater permit would regulate runoff from construction activities at the terminal to be located in Warrenton.

Construction stormwater permit application (pipeline) 
DEQ received an application for stormwater construction general permit coverage for the proposed pipeline. DEQ determined the application to be incomplete, lacking the necessary land use findings required by DEQ rule.
 
Agency contacts
Jennifer Purcell, North Coast Regional Solutions Team, Tillamook, OR, 971-212-5745.