The Jordan Cove Energy Project​ consists of a proposed liquefied natural gas export facility in Coos Bay and a 229-mile pipeline connecting Coos Bay and Malin.
The federal government – specifically the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission – sites LNG terminals in the United States. FERC is the lead agency for the proposed Jordan Cove project. Proposed LNG facilities also require approvals from authorities at the federal, state, county and city levels, and the state of Oregon plays a critical role in the review and siting of LNG facilities.

Below is more information about how the state evaluates proposed LNG facilities and the latest actions related to the Jordan Cove Energy Project and opportunities to weigh in on the project.

Open Comment Periods

The Oregon Department of Energy is accepting public comments until August 13, 2018 on a request from the Jordan Cove Energy Project for an exemption from the requirement to obtain a state-issued certificate to generate electricity. Additional information is available below, on the ODOE project page, and in the accompanying news release.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are accepting public comments on a Section 401 Water Quality Certification application from the Jordan Cove Energy Project. The Corps' will accept comments until July 21, 2018 and DEQ will accept comments until August 20, 2018. Additional information is below and full details are on the DEQ website.

Latest Project Updates

​Date ​Agency ​Action
​June 28, 2018 ​Oregon Department of Energy ​The proposed Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas export facility includes specific energy generating components that fall under Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council jurisdiction. The company has submitted an application for an exemption from a state-issued certificate to generate electricity. The request is available for public review and comment until August 13, 2018, and is scheduled to be discussed at the Energy Facility Siting Council’s September meeting​.
​June 4, 2018 Department of State Lands​ ​Jordan Cove LNG requested that the Department of State Lands suspend review of its removal-fill permit application and change the application’s status to “suspended awaiting revision.” Jordan Cove anticipates providing additional details on the Kentuck Slough and eelgrass mitigation sites and updated land use permitting information by the end of August 2018. DSL has agreed to this request.
​May 22, 2018 Department of State Lands ​DSL announced that it received a revised removal-fill permit application for the Jordan Cove Energy Project on May 10, 2018. The Department has 30 days to conduct a completeness review, which it will conclude by June 8, 2018. If the application is deemed complete by June 8, a public comment period begins, and at least three public hearings will be held in June in communities where the project would be located. If issues remain, the submittal deadline may be extended and the schedule would shift.​
​May 22, 2018 Department of Environmental Quality​ ​​Water Quality – DEQ and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a 60-day comment period on a Section 401 Water Quality Certification application from the Jordan Cove Energy Project. The Corps’ comment period will close at 5 p.m. on July 21, 2018. DEQ has extended its comment period and it will now close on August 20, 2018.

DEQ will review and consider all comments on the application received during the public comment period. Following this review, DEQ may request additional information from the applicant. DEQ will use the application material to develop an evaluation findings report and draft certification decision. DEQ may issue the draft certification decision on the project as proposed, issue the certification with conditions, or deny the certification.

Air Quality – DEQ is reviewing permit applications for the Jordan Cove liquid natural gas facility and for the compressor station in Malin for the Pacific Connector pipeline.

Landfill – In April, DEQ received a permit application from Jordan Cove to close the landfill on the North Spit. The former Weyerhaeuser mill had a landfill permit for mill wastes on the North Spit; the permit was transferred to Jordan Cove in 2009. The landfill closure process will be completed in phases over the next couple of years.
​May 10, 2018 U.S. Coast Guard ​U.S. Coast Guard issued a Letter of Recommendation “on the suitability of the Coos Bay channel for LNG marine traffic as it relates to safety and security.” Read the full news release from the U.S. Coast Guard.
​April 24, 2018 Department of State Lands ​DSL has extended the submittal deadline for a revised removal-fill permit application to May 18, 2018. Jordan Cove is using the additional time to address information deficiencies identified by DSL during its completeness review.​
​March 12, 2018 Department of State Lands ​DSL agreed to extend the revised removal-fill permit application submittal deadline to April 30, 2018. Jordan Cove Energy Project had requested additional time to prepare a revised application to address the information deficiencies identified during DSL’s completeness review​.
​December 1, 2017 Department of State Lands ​​DSL concluded its completeness review of Jordan Cove Energy Project's application, and deemed the application incomplete​. The applicant has up to 120 days to provide the additional information DSL requested.
November 3, 2017 Department of State Lands ​DSL received a removal-fill permit application for the Jordan Cove Energy Project. The application covers: 1) the liquefied natural gas (LNG) slip and access channel; 2) the LNG terminal; and 3) the natural gas pipeline. A completeness review is underway.
​October 2017 ​​Department of Environmental Quality ​Jordan Cove submitted a Joint Permit Application to the U.S. Corps of Engineers and DEQ that describes potential environmental impacts associated with the project. The Corps and DEQ will hold a 60-day public comment period on the application once the Corps deems the application complete.
State Resources
ODOE's Jordan Cove Project Page​

Federal Resources
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Federal Infrastructure Permitting Information​
Natural Gas on My Land Publication


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