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Docket submissions for USCG-2006-26009 should be addressed to: Department of Transportation, Docket
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We invite you to learn about the proposed deepwater port at an informational open house, and to comment at a public meeting on the proposed action and the evaluation contained in the DEIS.
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Information about deepwater ports, the statutes, and regulations governing their licensing, and the receipt of the current application for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port appears in Volume 71 FR 65031, Monday, November 6, 2006. The Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS for the proposed action was published in the
The proposed action requiring environmental review is the Federal licensing action of the proposed deepwater port described in “Summary of the Application” below. The alternatives to licensing decision on the proposed port are: (i) Licensing as proposed (ii) licensing with conditions (including conditions designed to mitigate environmental, safety and security impacts), and (iii) denying the license, which for purposes of environmental review is the “no-action” alternative. Alternates examined under NEPA are more fully discussed in the DEIS. The Coast Guard and MARAD are the lead Federal agencies for the preparation of the EIS. Address any questions about the proposed action or the DEIS to the Coast Guard project manager identified in
Calypso LNG LLC, proposes to own, construct, and operate a deepwater port, named Calypso, in the Federal waters of the Outer Continental Shelf in the OCS NG 17-06 (Bahamas) lease area, approximately 8 to 10 miles off the east coast of Florida, to the northeast of Port Everglades, in a water depth of approximately 800 to 950 feet. Calypso would consist of a permanently moored unloading buoy system with two (2) submersible buoys separated by a distance of approximately three (3) miles. Each unloading buoy would be permanently secured to eight (8) or nine (9) mooring lines, consisting of wire rope, chain, and buoyancy elements, each attached to anchor points on the sea bed. Anchor points would consist of a combination of suction piles and gravity anchors.
The buoys would be designed to moor and unload (i) transport and regasification vessels (TRVs) and (ii) a storage and regasification ship (SRS). TRVs would be drawn from the existing and future global fleet as compatible with the unloading buoy system. A TRV would moor at the east buoy for four (4) to seven (7) days. When empty it would disconnect from the buoy and leave the port, followed by another full TRV that would arrive and connect to the buoy. The SRS would be a specialized, purpose built LNG carrier designed to accept LNG from conventional LNG carriers from the existing and future global fleet. The SRS would normally remain attached to its mooring buoy. To sustain continuous vaporization, the SRS' cargo tanks would be refilled approximately every two (2) to four (4) days by LNG carriers. The SRS would
Both vessels would be equipped to vaporize LNG cargo to natural gas through an onboard closed loop shell-and-tube vaporization system, and to odorize and meter gas for send-out by means of the unloading buoy to conventional subsea pipelines. The mooring buoys would be connected through the hull of the vessels to specially designed turrets that would enable the vessel to weathervane or rotate in response to prevailing winds, waves, and the current directions. When the vessels are not present the buoys would be submerged approximately 100 feet below the surface.
The unloading buoys would connect through flexible risers and two (2) approximately 2.5 mile long 30-inch flow lines located on the seabed that would connect directly to the Calypso pipeline, a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) permitted pipeline, yet to be constructed which would then connect to existing onshore pipeline system.
The Calypso would be capable of delivering natural gas in a continuous flow by having at least one TRV or the SRS regasifying at all times. The system would be designed so that a TRV and the SRS can regasify simultaneously for concurrent unloading of natural gas. Calypso would have an average throughput capacity of approximately 1.1 billion standard cubic feet per day (bcsfd) and a peak delivery capacity of 1.9 bcsfd.
Existing onshore delivery systems would be utilized and no new construction of onshore pipelines or LNG storage facilities are included as part of the proposed deepwater port. Existing shore based infrastructure will be used to facilitate movement of personnel, equipment, supplies, and disposable materials between the Terminal and shore.
Construction of the deepwater port would be expected to take three (3) years should a license be issued. The deepwater port, if licensed, would be designed, constructed and operated in accordance with applicable codes and standards and would have an expected operating life of approximately 25 years.
The electronic form of all comments received into the Federal Docket Management System can be searched by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, business, labor union, etc.). The DOT Privacy Act Statement can be viewed in the
By Order of the Maritime Administrator.