Corps of Engineers Jordan Cove Comment Deadline
Clean Water Act permits for the proposed Jordan Cove Energy Project and its associated Pacific Connector pipeline are being simultaneously considered at the federal level by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and at the state level by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The public comment periods for these reviews have been extended. The state agency recently added 60 days to the process, making the new deadline Aug. 20, and the Corps of Engineers followed suit, also creating a new, Aug. 20 deadline.
From the Corps’ announcement:
“On May 22, 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District (Corps) issued a 60-day public notice regarding the Corps’ receipt of an application for a Department of the Army permit and permission for certain work in waters of the United States associated with the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline Projects (Project). We have received multiple requests to hold public meetings, public hearings, and/or extend the public notice comment period. (Note: Oregon Shores was one of the groups requesting an extension.)
“The Corps public comment period for the Project was originally set to close on July 21, 2018. We have determined extending the public comment period with a new comment close date of August 20, 2018 is in the public interest and is hereby granted.
Per Corps' regulations, the Corps holds a public hearing when there is a valid public interest to be served by a hearing, such as when substantive project issues cannot be addressed by any other means and a hearing would provide additional information that is necessary for a thorough evaluation of the issues. We will work with the applicant directly to address issues raised through public comment to determine if a public hearing is necessary.”
All comments, whether by U.S. mail or email, must be received no later than August 20, 2018 to ensure consideration. Comments should be submitted to the following mailing address or email address below.