The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), in coordination with the Maritime Administration (MARAD), will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as part of the environmental review of the Grand Isle LNG Operating Company, LLC (Applicant) deepwater port license application. The application proposes the ownership, construction, operation, and eventual decommissioning of an offshore natural gas export deepwater port, known as the Grand Isle LNG Export Deepwater Port Development Project, that would be located in Federal waters approximately 11.3 nautical miles (13 statute miles, or 20.9 kilometers) offshore Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana in a water depth of approximately 68 to 72 feet (20.7 to 21.9 meters). The deepwater port would allow for the loading of LNG trading carriers.
This public notice is part of the public scoping process that will help identify and determine environmental issues to be addressed in the EIS; requests public participation in the scoping process; provides information on how to participate; and announces an informational open house and public meeting.
The USCG and MARAD will host the in-person informational open house and public meeting for the Grand Isle LNG Export Deepwater Port Development Project on July 27, 2023, at the Grand Isle Multiplex, 3101 LA-1, Grand Isle, LA 70358. An informational open house will precede the public meeting from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Daylight Time (CDT). The public meeting will run from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM CDT.
Both the open house and meeting are open to the public and all interested parties are encouraged to attend. The event space is wheelchair accessible. If you require special assistance such as sign language interpretation, non-English language interpretation services or other reasonable accommodation, please contact USCG at DeepwaterPorts@uscg.mil or MARAD at Deepwater.Ports@dot.gov at least five business days in advance of the meeting. Include ‘‘MARAD–2023-0119’’ in the subject line of the message and include your contact information as well as information about your specific needs.
Written and oral comments will be accepted at the public meeting. The 30-day scoping comment period ends August 2, 2023. For other methods to submit comments, contact USCG at DeepwaterPorts@uscg.mil or MARAD at Deepwater.Ports@dot.gov. Include ‘‘MARAD–2023-0119’’ in the subject line of the message. Improperly submitted comments interfere with MARAD’s ability to help others seeking assistance with comment submission or public meeting attendance. Improperly submitted comments may be rejected from consideration.
Comments and material received from the public will become part of this docket and will be available for inspection. You may view the docket, including this notice and comments, at http://www.regulations.gov under docket number MARAD-2023-0119.
The Grand Isle LNG deepwater port license application may also be viewed at the following public libraries:
- Jefferson Parish Library, Gretna Branch: 102 Willow Dr, Gretna, LA 70053
- Lafourche Parish Public Library, Larose Branch: 305 E 5th St, Larose, LA 70373
If you have questions about the project or meeting, you may contact USCG at DeepwaterPorts@uscg.mil or MARAD at Deepwater.Ports@dot.gov. Include ‘‘MARAD–2023-0119’’ in the subject line of the message