The state corporation in charge of developing the Alaska LNG project already has submitted its first round of answers to questions posed three weeks ago by federal regulators preparing the project’s environmental impact statement. The response came as the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) is looking for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to stay on schedule for its release of the project’s draft impact statement in February 2019.
State project team members met with federal regulators last week to discuss the timeline and seek clarification on specific items among the almost 200 data requests presented by FERC on Oct. 2. AGDC submitted several hundred pages of answers and data on Oct. 22, with another round expected by Nov. 19.
AGDC asked FERC staff at the Oct. 18 meeting in Washington, D.C., if the corporation’s timeline for responses would be sufficient to maintain the environmental impact statement (EIS) schedule. That will depend, commission staff said, on whether the answers are complete or if they prompt substantial follow-up questions.