As part of the Coast Guard’s contribution to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) review process, the Captain of the Port, Southeastern New England, along with key stakeholders exhaustively reviewed and validated the navigation safety and maritime security aspects of the Weaver’s Cove Energy, LLC LNG proposal.
The letter of recommendation provides the Coast Guard Captain of the Port’s assessment of the suitability of the waterway for the LNG marine traffic associated with the proposal to FERC to consider when it makes its permitting decision. Weaver’s Cove Energy, LLC intends to make up to 70 LNG tanker deliveries each year to the offshore berth, if FERC approves the project. FERC has final approval authority on site placement and authorization to construct the berth.
In the letter, the Captain of the Port recommends that the waterway be found suitable, provided that risk mitigation measures specified in the letter of recommendation are fully incorporated by FERC in its authorization order. The Coast Guard letter of recommendation does not give final approval for the project.