FERC Process

Alaska LNG is an Alaska effort that requires several federal authorizations and a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is the lead federal agency responsible for conducting the environmental review of the project.

On June 28, 2019 FERC published its Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Alaska LNG Project proposed by the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation. The draft EIS assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of the Alaska LNG Project in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Additional information on the DEIS can be found under FERC Application Exhibits.

On April 17, 2017, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) submitted, pursuant to Section 3(a) of the Natural Gas Act and Part 153 of the FERC regulations, a formal application for the authorization to site, construct, and operate an integrated liquefied natural gas (LNG) project. On March 12, 2018 FERC issued the Notice of Schedule for Environmental Review of the Alaska LNG Project, and subsequently issued a revision to the schedule on August 31, 2018. The schedule is based on issuance of the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) in June 2019 and final EIS in March 2020. Additional information on the FERC schedule can be found under Documentation.

The application includes eight (8) exhibits which cover environmental reports analyzing alternatives; studies of environmental impacts (on water, plants, and wildlife), cultural resources, socioeconomics, geological resources, soils, land use and recreation, and air and noise. The application also includes eight (8) federal permit applications and consultations.

The figure below outlines the FERC review process. As Alaska LNG advances this page and figure will be updated to reflect the status of the project.

Links to the materials submitted by Alaska LNG can be found by accessing the FERC Library. Type CP17-178 in the Docket Search field at https://elibrary.ferc.gov/IDMWS/docket_search.asp.