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FERC RIN: 1902-AG06 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Engineering and Design Materials for Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities Related to Potential Impacts Caused by Natural Hazards 

The Commission issued the final rule to revise its regulations governing liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities subject to sections 3 and 7 of the Natural Gas Act (NGA) by removing outdated references for seismic hazard evaluations and seismic design criteria for LNG facilities. In their place, the Commission codified its existing practice of evaluating seismic and other natural hazards and design criteria for jurisdictional LNG facilities. The revisions are intended to reduce confusion about applicable technical requirements and clarify the information required in applications filed before the Commission to ensure the public is protected from potential catastrophic impacts caused by natural hazards from design through the operation of the LNG facilities (Docket No. RM22-8-000).

Agency: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission(FERC)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 18 CFR part 153    18 CFR part 380     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 717b and 717o    E.O. 10485    3 CFR 1949 to 1953 Comp. p. 970, as amended by E.O. 12038    3 CFR 1978 Comp. p. 136, DOE Delegation Order No. S1–DEL– FERC–206 (May 16, 2006)    42 U.S.C. 4321 to 4370h    42 U.S.C. 7101 to 7352    E.O. 12009    3 CFR 1978 Comp. p.142   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/28/2022  87 FR 72906   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/27/2023 
Final Rule, Order No. 900  10/30/2023  88 FR 74033   
Final Rule Effective  12/29/2023 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kenneth Yu
Legal Information, Office of the General Counsel
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street NE,
Washington, DC 20426
Phone:202 502-8482

Andrew Kohout
Technical Information, Office of Energy Projects
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
888 First Street NE,
Washington, DC 20426
Phone:202 502-8053