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Jordan Cove Energy Project

The Department of State Lands (DSL) has received a removal-fill permit application for the Jordan Cove Energy Project. The application covers the three main elements of the project: 1) the liquefied natural gas (LNG) slip and access channel; 2) the LNG terminal; and 3) the natural gas pipeline. 

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Current Status - Public Comment Period Now Open 

The Department of State Lands is now accepting comment on the Jordan Cove Energy Project removal-fill permit application. 

Download the revised application herePlease note: the file is large and may be slow to download.

Public hearings to accept comment are scheduled for:  

  • Monday, Jan. 7 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Klamath Falls Community College, 7390 S 6th St., Klamath Falls, Ore.   
  • Tuesday, Jan. 8 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Jackson County Expo, 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point, Ore.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Seven Feathers Casino, 146 Chief Miwaleta Ln., Canyonville, Ore.  
  • Thursday, Jan. 10 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Mill Casino, 3201 Tremont Ave., North Bend, Ore. 
  • Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Department of State Lands, Land Board Room, 775 Summer St NE, Salem, Ore.

Additional details, including room locations, will be announced in late December. 

Comments may also be submitted:

  • By web form. Please note: attachments cannot be added to the web form.
  • By email to DSL Coordinator Bob Lobdell at
  • By fax to DSL Coordinator Bob Lobdell at 503-378-4844
  • By postal mail to Jordan Cove comments, Oregon Department of State Lands, 775 Summer St. N.E., Ste 100, Salem, Ore.

The comment deadline is February 3, 2019, at 5 p.m. Comments must be received by this date and time to be considered.

Timeline: Jordan Cove Energy Project application

Nov. 3, 2017: Jordan Cove LNG submitted a removal-fill permit application. DSL had 30 days to conduct a completeness review of the submitted materials. 

Dec. 1, 2017: DSL concluded the completeness review and determined that the application was incomplete. Additional information was needed in a variety of areas, including but not limited to project purpose and need, impacts to recreation in the bay, fill dimensions and volumes, compensatory wetland mitigation, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife fish-passage requirements, and required signatures. Under Oregon removal-fill law, the applicant has 120 days to provide the information, or DSL may administratively close the application.

March 12, 2018: DSL agreed to extend the revised application submittal deadline to April 30, 2018, as requested by the applicant. 

April 24, 2018: DSL agreed to extend the submittal deadline to May 18, 2018. Jordan Cove LNG requested the additional time to prepare a revised permit application to address the information deficiencies identified during DSL’s completeness review. 

May 10, 2018: DSL received a revised removal-fill permit application for the Jordan Cove Energy Project. DSL had 30 days conduct a completeness review of the submitted materials. 

June 4, 2018: Jordan Cove LNG requested that DSL suspend review of their removal-fill permit application and change its status to “awaiting revision.” The Department agreed to the request.

Aug. 24, 2018: Jordan Cove LNG requests that the “awaiting revision” application status continue, and the resubmittal deadline be extended to November 30, 2018. The Department agreed to the request.

Nov. 7, 2018: DSL received a revised removal-fill permit application for the Jordan Cove Energy Project. DSL has until Dec. 6 to conduct a completeness review of the submitted materials. 

Dec. 6, 2018: 60-day public comment period opens for the Jordan Cove removal-fill permit application. 

Related Documents 


Jordan Cove Energy Project Memo to Land Board

Oregon Supreme Court opinion affirming Port of Coos Bay permit decision

Background Information 

The Department of State Lands (DSL) is responsible for regulating removal and fill in waters of the state, which are defined as “natural waterways including all tidal and non-tidal bays, intermittent streams, constantly flowing streams, lakes, wetlands and other bodies of water” in Oregon. State law (ORS 196.800-990) governs the removal-fill regulatory program.

DSL also has jurisdiction over submerged and submersible land – the “beds and banks” – of tidally influenced and navigable waterways. Structures and facilities on these state-owned lands require an authorization from DSL. ORS Chapter 274 governs submerged and submersible lands.

The proposed Jordan Cove project will require both a removal-fill permit and various proprietary authorizations for the use of state-owned submerged and submersible lands. The timelines for each may vary.

Both federal and state agencies have regulatory jurisdiction over various components of the proposed project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has exclusive authority to site LNG terminals in the United States. Additional state approvals and reviews are required from the Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Land Conservation and Development, and Department of State Lands.

Additional Information 
This website is kept current with information about the permit and authorizations for which DSL has authority. The Oregon Department of Energy website offers information about the overall State of Oregon process.  

Oregon Department of Energy website

Jordan Cove LNG LLC website 


Eric Metz
Planning and Policy Manager
Phone: 503-986-5266 

Ali Ryan Hansen
Communications Manager
Phone: 503-986-5298

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