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                                           — US Senator Susan Collins, 2012 Jun 21


FERC eLibrary
Downeast LNG Formal Application
Comment Filings List

Docket Number CP07-52

2012 November

Color Key: Project Developer, Contractors & Supporters
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2012 November

Listed here in Ascending Date Order by Date Posted to FERC eLibrary.
NOTE: The Docket List on the FERC website is in order by Date Filed, rather than by Date Posted.

Nov 8

Filed By: Save Passamaquoddy Bay
Filed Date: 11/8/2012
Accession No: 20121108-5078
Description: Comments in re Challenge of project purpose and need due to EIA 2012 LNG import projections, by Save Passamaquoddy Bay under CP07-52, et al.

Summary: The US Energy Information Administration projects 2012 imports to drop by half, to less than 0.5 bcfd (billion cubic feet per day). Proposed Downeast LNG's capacity is 0.5 bcfd. In other words, the entire United States will have imported less LNG during the entire year than the capacity of just the proposed Downeast LNG terminal. Plus, the US already has 12 existing LNG import terminals sitting idle. Downeast LNG has no credible purpose and need.

Information: FILE LIST


Filed Date: 11/6/2012
Accession No: 20121108-0011
Description: The State of Maine submits letter requesting that Maine State Planning Office be removed from the Commission's official service list and mailing list under CP07-52 et al.

Summary: Since the State of Maine eliminated the Maine State Planning Office (MSPO) — an agency that was an official intervenor in the FERC Downeast LNG permitting process — the State requests that FERC replace the MSPO with the Governor's Energy Office (GEO) as official intervenor.

Information: FILE LIST

Nov 14

Filed By: Downeast LNG, Inc.
Filed Date: 11/13/2012
Accession No: 20121113-5487
Description: Supplemental Information of Downeast LNG, Inc. under Docket Nos. CP07-52, et al

Summary: Downeast LNG provides vapor dispersion results that were previously performed incorrectly and incompletely, and that FERC requested. They are alarming.
The results indicate Downeast LNG might construct 30-foot-tall vapor fences along the property perimeter, and 25-foot-tall vapor fencing inside the outer vapor fences. Also, vapor would spill over the cliff onto Mill Cove and along the intertidal zone south of Mill Cove, presenting a hazard to school children, Passamaquoddy Tribal members, and the general public who could be viewing the Perry conglomerate cliff formations and Pulpit Rock.

Information: FILE LIST


Nov 16

Filed By: Save Passamaquoddy Bay Canada Inc.
Filed Date: 11/16/2012
Accession No: 20121116-5179
Description: Letter from John Williamson, M.P. to Jon Wellinghoff re LNG in Passamaquoddy Bay. Filed by Save Passamaquoddy Bay Canada Inc. under CP07-52, et. al.

Summary: Member of Parliament John Williamson (Southwestern New Brunswick) writes to FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff that Canadian cooperation is required for safe and secure LNG ship transits, and that Canada's cooperation "should not be expected"; that Canada's position has not changed, and that Canada will take all legal measures to prevent such passages.

Information: FILE LIST


Nov 26

Filed By: Save Passamaquoddy Bay
Filed Date: 11/26/2012
Accession No: 20121126-5200
Description: Photo-simulation of proposed 30-feet-tall vapor fence, comment of Save Passamaquoddy Bay under CP07-52, et al.

Summary: A photo-simulation of Downeast LNG's planned 30-feet-high revised outer vapor fence is provided, indicating that the overwhelming structure is inappropriate at a state-defined scenic area.

Information: FILE LIST


Nov 27

Filed By: Save Passamaquoddy Bay
Filed Date: 11/27/2012
Accession No: 20121127-5014
Description: Prescriptive use of Downeast LNG intertidal zone, comment of Save Passamaquoddy Bay under CP07-52, et. al.

Summary: Recent Maine court decisions establish recreational "prescriptive use" of intertidal zones under the same conditions as at the proposed Downeast LNG terminal intertidal zone.

"Prescriptive use" means that if the intertidal zone has been used by the public for non-fishing, fowling, or navigation purposes (e.g., for recreation) in a manner adverse to the owner's interests for at least 20 years, then the owner cannot obstruct the public from using that intertidal zone.

The intertidal zone from Mill Cove to Pulpit Rock, inclusive, has had recreational prescriptive use for nearly 200 years, and even longer cultural use by the Passamaquoddy. Downeast LNG, FERC, and the US DOT cannot now restrict the use of that intertidal zone. Therefore, security requirements for the proposed Downeast LNG jetty cannot be met..

Downeast LNG does not have the required property rights to continue permitting. Save Passamaquoddy Bay asks FERC to dismiss with prejudice (dismiss, without the ability to re-apply) Downeast LNG's permit applications.

Information: FILE LIST


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