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The EA was prepared to satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The FERC staff concludes that approval of the proposed project, with appropriate mitigating measures, would not constitute a major federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment.
The EA assesses the potential environmental effects of the construction and operation of EcoElectrica's proposed Terminal Modification Project (Project). The Project would utilize a previously constructed natural gas pipeline at the existing EcoElectrica LNG terminal that extends to the facility fence line where it would interconnect with Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority's (PREPA) facilities. The Project would also involve construction of:
* Two additional vertical shell and tube heat exchanger vaporizers;
* One fixed speed, in-tank LNG sendout pump;
* Three seawater heat exchangers (plate and frame type, one operational, and two spare);
* Three water/glycol circulation pumps (one operational, two spare);
* One water/glycol expansion tank at 1,800 gallons;
* One seawater supply pump (warehouse spare) at 6,000 gallons per minute; and
* Three seawater circulation pumps (one operational, two spare).
The Project would provide an additional 77 to 93 million cubic feet per day of natural gas to the PREPA.
The EA has been placed in the public files of the FERC. A limited number of copies of the EA are available for distribution and public inspection at: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Public Reference Room, 888 First Street, NE., Room 2A, Washington, DC 20426, (202) 502-8371.
Copies of the EA have been mailed to federal, state, and local agencies; public interest groups; interested individuals and affected landowners; newspapers and libraries; and parties to this proceeding.
Any person wishing to comment on the EA may do so. To ensure consideration prior to a Commission decision on the proposal, it is important that we receive your comments before the date specified below.
You can make a difference by providing us with your specific comments or concerns about the EcoElectrica Terminal Modification Project. Your comments should focus on the potential environmental effects, reasonable alternatives, and measures to avoid or lessen environmental impacts. The more specific your comments, the more useful they will be. To ensure that your comments are timely and properly recorded, please send in your comments so that they will be received in Washington, DC on or before March 16, 2009.
For your convenience, there are three methods in which you can use to submit your comments to the Commission. In all instances please reference the project docket number CP95-35-001 with your submission. The docket number can be found on the front of this notice. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has dedicated eFiling expert staff available to assist you at 202-502-8258 or
(1) You may file your comments electronically by using the
(2) You may file your comments electronically by using the
(3) You may file your comments via mail to the Commission by sending an original and two copies of your letter to: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St., NE., Room 1A, Washington, DC 20426.
Comments will be considered by the Commission but will not serve to make the commentor a party to the proceeding. Any person seeking to become a party to the proceeding must file a motion to intervene pursuant to Rule 214 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedures (18 CFR 385.214).
Affected landowners and parties with environmental concerns may be granted intervenor status upon showing good cause by stating that they have a clear and direct interest in this proceeding which would not be adequately represented by any other parties. You do not need intervenor status to have your comments considered.
Additional information about the project is available from the Commission's Office of External Affairs, at 1-866-208-FERC or on the FERC Internet Web site (
In addition, the Commission now offers a free service called eSubscription which allows you to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets. This can reduce the amount of time you spend researching proceedings by automatically providing you with notification of these filings, document summaries and direct links to the documents. Go to