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Jordan Cove Energy Project

The Jordan Cove Energy Project withdrew its application for a removal-fill permit on January 24, 2020. Read Jordan Cove's letter withdrawing the application.

Oregon's removal-fill permit rules allow applicants to withdraw an application at any time prior to the permit decision. When a removal-fill permit application is withdrawn, the application fee is forfeited and the application file is closed. A new application must be submitted for a project to receive any further consideration. Jordan Cove has not indicated whether submission of a new removal-fill permit application is planned.

See the Jordan Cove Energy Project Removal-Fill Permit Application Timeline for previous actions related to this application.

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      Public Comment

      There are currently no open public comment opportunities regarding Jordan Cove. 

      Past comment opportunities

      The public comment period for the removal-fill permit application was open from Dec. 6, 2018 to Feb. 3, 2019 at 5 p.m. Public hearings to accept comments were held on Jan. 7 in Klamath Falls; on Jan. 8 in Central Point; on Jan. 9 in Canyonville; on Jan. 10 in North Bend; and on Jan. 15 in Salem.

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Background Information 

The Department of State Lands 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 


Ali Ryan Hansen
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Phone: 503-986-5298