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FERC LNG Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

[Docket No. RM22-8-000]

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) proposes to revise its regulations under 18 CFR parts 153 and 380 governing liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities subject to sections 3 and 7 of the Natural Gas Act by removing outdated references for seismic hazard evaluations and seismic design criteria for LNG facilities. In their place, FERC proposes to codify its existing practice of evaluating seismic and other natural hazards and design criteria for LNG facilities under its jurisdiction. These revisions are intended to reduce confusion about applicable technical requirements and clarify the information required in applications filed with FERC to ensure the public is protected from potential catastrophic impacts caused by natural hazards.

Comments on this notice of proposed rulemaking are due January 27, 2023. Submit comments via electronic filing and include the docket number.

For a copy of FERC’s proposed rulemaking, contact Jessica Foley.