Pipeline public meeting in Shady Cove, Nov. 23

There will be a public meeting on Monday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Upper Rogue Community Center on up-to-date information surrounding the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline. The agenda is expected to include the following:
Leslye Adams will give the latest information from the Army Corps of Engineers concerning permitting.
Dave Lohman will advise on legal matters. FERC agenda at Nov. 19 commission meeting concerning Jordan Cove/PCGP will be discussed.
Input from landowners is encouraged. For information contact  meowline@netzero.com 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality have made materials related to the Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline permit applications available for public review in both electronic and hard-copy formats.

Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline L.P. and the International Port of Coos Bay have applied to the Corps and DEQ for permits to construct an access channel and boat slip on the North Spit in North Bend, Ore., an onshore liquid natural gas import and storage terminal on the bay side of the North Spit, and a 234-mile natural gas pipeline and associated infrastructure in Coos, Douglas, Jackson and Klamath counties.

Pacific Connector’s and the Port’s applications and supporting materials for the project are available in electronic format on the Corps’ Portland District File Transfer Protocol site at ftp://ftp.usace.army.mil/pub/nwp/jordan-cove_pacific_connector_port_coos_bay/.  The site is accessible by FTP clients and many Web browsers.

Project application materials are also available in hard-copy format at three DEQ offices.  Although not required, scheduling an appointment will ensure that documents are readily accessible during your visit.  Please call the contact at the office you wish to visit to schedule an appointment. The Medford office is 221 Stewart Ave., Ste. 201, Contact: Barbara Craig, 541-776-6266.
Comments regarding the project’s potential impact to U.S. waterways and wetlands should be submitted by Dec. 27 to:
Portland District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Attn: Michele Hanson
1600 Executive Parkway, Ste, 210
Eugene, OR 97401-2156
Or via email to Michele.E.Hanson@usace.army.mil.  Please place “LNG” in the subject heading if sending comments via email.
Comments regarding the project’s potential impacts to the quality of Oregon’s waters should be submitted by Dec. 27 to:
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Northwest Region
Attn: 401 Water Quality Certification Coordinator 2020 S.W. 4th Ave., Ste. 400 Portland, OR 97201-4987 Or via email to 401publiccomments@deq.state.or.us.

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