2004 Interagency Agreement among the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, United States Coast Guard and Research and Special Programs Administration for the Safety and Security of Waterfront Import/Export of Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities
Prepared by: FERC, US Coast Guard and DOT
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In 2003, interest in constructing additional LNG import terminals led to public concern regarding the safety of the terminals and the associated LNG vessel traffic. In an effort to address these and other related issues, the FERC, the DOT’s Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA), and the US Coast Guard entered into an Interagency Agreement for the Safety and Security Review of Waterfront Import/Export Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities. This agreement, among other things, delineates the roles and responsibilities of each agency relative to LNG terminals and LNG tanker operations.