LPP Permitting Steps and Milestones

Before construction begins, law requires that federal agencies consider the environmental impacts of the pipeline and potential alternatives.  Below is a summary of steps that take place before the LPP is built.

Action
Status
 Filing of the preliminary license application
 Completed 2015
 Filing of the final license application
 Completed 2016
 Submit studies required for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) application
 Completed 2016
 FERC reviews the submitted application and supporting documents
 Completed 2016
 The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation negotiates an exchange contract with the state of Utah
 Underway
 FERC issues a Ready for Environmental Analysis (REA) notice
 Completed 2016
 FERC works with the cooperating agencies to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS)
 Future activity
 FERC seeks input on the Draft EIS from the public, non-governmental organizations, Indian tribes and agencies
 Future activity
 FERC and other federal agencies issue an EIS that discloses environmental impacts and conditions required for approval
 Future activity
 The involved agencies will issue individual records of decision and other authorizations
 Future activity