August 15th, 2012 - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff plans to conduct its technical review and site inspection of the Golden Pass LNG facility near Port Arthur, Texas on October 23 and 24, 2012.
In a letter dated August 15, 2012 FERC asked Golden Pass LNG Terminal LLC to provide the below information on the Golden Pass LNG facility before FERC conducts the technical review and site inspection.
1. Identify all design and operating conditions which have been imposed by Federal (other than FERC), state, and local agencies and insurance companies or specific recommendations by these agencies to improve or enhance the operational safety of the LNG facilities since our last review.Indicate which items were requirements with force of law and which were recommendations. Identify how the company has complied with each.
2. Provide an up-to-date, detailed plot plan; hazard detection and hazard control drawings; and piping and instrumentation diagrams for the facility reflecting all modifications and changes that have been made since our last review.
3. Identify changes in the facility design, process equipment, process plumbing, control/instrumentation systems, hazard detection and control systems, operations, or operating philosophy which have been made since the last review. For each such change, describe in detail the original design, the present design, and the rationale for the change. (Note: Events
previously reported in the Semi-Annual Operational Reports need not be redescribed.)
4. Describe any abnormal operating experiences or behavior at the facility since the last review. Abnormalities shall include but not be limited to: rollover; geysering; cold spots on the storage tanks; storage tank vibrations and/or vibrations in associated cryogenic plumbing; leaking or inoperative isolation valves; significant equipment or instrumentation malfunctions or failures; non-scheduled maintenance or repair (and reasons therefore); relative movement of the inner vessel; vapor or liquid releases; negative pressures (vacuum) within the storage tanks; higher than predicted boil-off rates; and any LNG shipping problems. (Note: Events previously reported in the Semi-Annual Operational Reports need not be re-described.)
5. Please ensure that a preliminary draft of a Semi-Annual Operational Report for the period of July 1 through September 30, 2012, is available to the staff at or before the planned site visit.