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Oregon LNG Terminal and Oregon Pipeline Project FERC Review –Resource Report 8, Land Use, Recreation, and Aesthetics Comment/Response Matrix Section Page Question/Comment/Additional Information Response Needed General References to information in Resource Report References revised to include specific sections (RR) 1 should include the specific section. of each referenced report. General Provide land use information for the Lateral. Provided in Table 8.1-7. 8.1 8-1 It should be made clear how land use Current land use categories potentially categories were developed and if they are impacted by the Project were derived from based on zoning or current use. The report those specified as “typical” in the Federal seems to switch back and forth and the impacts Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) to each need clarification. Guidance Manual for Environmental Report Preparation. Current land use types crossed by the Project were obtained from field reconnaissance, recorded on aerial photography, and digitized using geographic information system (GIS) technology in Sections 8.1.1, 8.1.2, and 8.1.3. Local zoning and coastal zone consistency is addressed separately in Sections 8.2.4, 8.3.3, and 8.6.6. 8.1.1.1 8-9 Provide acreage numbers for Table 8.1-4. Acreage numbers provided in Table 8.1-4. 8.1.1.2 8-10 Section 8.1.1.2 indicates that the pipeline The construction corridor is 100 feet wide. construction corridor would be 100-feet ...

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Oregon LNG Terminal and Oregon Pipeline Project
FERC Review –Resource Report 8, Land Use, Recreation, and Aesthetics
Comment/Response Matrix
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General
References to information in Resource Report
(RR) 1 should include the specific section.
References revised to include specific sections
of each referenced report.
General
Provide land use information for the Lateral.
Provided in Table 8.1-7.
8.1
8-1
It should be made clear how land use
categories were developed and if they are
based on zoning or current use.
The report
seems to switch back and forth and the impacts
to each need clarification.
Current land use categories potentially
impacted by the Project were derived from
those specified as “typical” in the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s)
Guidance Manual for Environmental Report
Preparation. Current land use types crossed by
the Project were obtained from field
reconnaissance, recorded on aerial
photography, and digitized using geographic
information system (GIS) technology in
Sections 8.1.1, 8.1.2, and 8.1.3.
Local zoning and coastal zone consistency is
addressed separately in Sections 8.2.4, 8.3.3,
and 8.6.6.
8.1.1.1
8-9
Provide acreage numbers for Table 8.1-4.
Acreage numbers provided in Table 8.1-4.
8.1.1.2
8-10
Section 8.1.1.2 indicates that the pipeline
construction corridor would be 100-feet wide.
However, Resource Report 1 states that the
pipeline construction easement would be 100 to
125-feet wide.
Please clarify.
The construction corridor is 100 feet wide.
Resource Report 1 has been updated to
resolve the inconsistency.
8.1.2
8-11 – 8-13
A simple figure showing where all the proposed
aboveground facilities are located would be
helpful.
A figure illustrating the proposed aboveground
facilities is provided in Appendices 1D and 1H
to Resource Report 1.
8.1.2.1
8-11
Section 8.1.2.1 refers to Resource Report 1
Figures illustrating the proposed
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USGS 7.5-minute series maps for
warehouse/storage yard locations; however, it
is unclear in both Resource Report 1 and
Resource Report 8 on which USGS maps these
locations would be shown.
Figures showing
warehouse/storage yard locations are not
mentioned in Resource Report 1.
warehouse/storage yard locations are provided
as Appendices 1D and 1H to Resource Report
1.
8.2 and 8.6
Revise Section 8.2 and 8.6 to include more
detailed discussion on recreational uses
potentially impacted by the project (e.g.,
boating, fishing, other water activities, hiking,
sightseeing, nature viewing, etc.) outside of the
designated forests and parks listed in Resource
Report 8.
This should include discussion of
uses on the lower Columbia River potentially
impacted by LNG carrier ship transits.
Sections 8.2.1 and 8.6.3 have been revised to
include discussions on recreational uses
potentially impacted by the Terminal.
8.2 and 8.6
Revise Sections 8.2 and 8.6 to include more
detailed discussions on agricultural uses
potentially impacted by the project.
This should
include impacts on agricultural conservation
lands, prime farmlands, and exclusive farm-use
lands.
Agricultural lands/specialty crops are addressed
in Sections 8.2.2.4, 8.6.2.1, and 8.6.5.2. Prime
Farm Lands crossed by the Project are detailed
in Table 7.1-1 and Appendix 7B of Resource
Report 7. Details of agricultural practices are
assessed in the Agricultural Assessment and
agricultural mitigation measures are detailed in
the Agricultural Impact Mitigation Plan in
Appendix 7H and 7I of Resource Report 7,
respectively.
Table 8.3-1
8-25
Complete Table 8.3-1.
Additionally, provide a
detailed description of any planned
developments within 0.25 mile of the pipeline or
Terminal, including development timelines.
Table 8.3-1 and subsection 8.3.2 have been
revised to provide a description of planned
developments within 0.25 mile of the pipeline,
Lateral, and Terminal. This includes only one
known planned development located within
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0.25 mile of the lateral in Washington County.
8.3.3.3
8-26
Update Section 8.3.3.3 to include additional
details regarding current zoning designations of
the Terminal property and consistency with the
Clatsop County Comprehensive Plan.
Describe
more fully the “laws, goals, policies, and
guidelines at the state and local levels” that
regulate land use on the Skipanon Peninsula.
Section 8.3.3.3 has been updated to include
additional information regarding the current
Comprehensive Plan designations and Zoning
Districts which encompass the Terminal
property. This updated information includes
details on the laws, goals, and policies which
cover both the onshore portion of the East Bank
Skipanon Peninsula and the area proposed for
the ship berth and turning basin.
8.6.3
8-35
Update Section 8.6.3 to include a discussion of
compliance with the Forest Practices Act.
Addressed in Sections 8.6.2.1 and 8.6.3.1.
Vegetation clearing for the Pipeline on private
forest lands will generate merchantable forest
products. Forest practices involving commercial
harvest of forest products will comply with the
Oregon Forest Practices Act and its attendant
rules (Oregon Revised Statute [ORS] 527, and
OAR Chapter 629, divisions 605 through 665).
8.6.8.3
8-45
Provide a discussion of alternative design
options considered at the LNG Terminal to
reduce visual impacts.
Include a discussion of
low-profile LNG storage tanks.
Addressed in Section 7.1 of Appendix 8B. The
dimensions of the proposed LNG storage tank
design were optimized to minimize visual
impacts (height) and wetlands impact (footprint)
while maintaining compliance with applicable
design criteria to ensure safety in design and
operation and that such design considers the
site specific seismic and geotechnical
conditions. See Section 13.6 of Resource
Report 13 for further details pertaining to the
LNG storage tank design.
8.6.2.1
8-30
Section 8.6.2 states that “Forested wetlands
within this area will endure short-term impacts,
Addressed in Section 8.6.2.1. Construction of
the proposed Pipeline may involve short-term
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as they are expected to return to pre-
construction conditions within 20 to 40 years.”
Please explain the reasoning for this being a
short term impact.
impacts to wetland hydrology and soil resulting
from vegetation clearing and excavation
activities. Forested wetlands within this area will
endure long-term impacts, as they are expected
to return to preconstruction conditions within 20
to 40 years.
Appendix 8B-Section
6.2.1
Provide an analysis of the predicted extent of
fog associated with the ambient air vaporizers
by season.
If appropriate, update the visual
impact assessment to include consideration of
fog, including revised photo simulations.
Also,
please note any other potential impacts
associated with fog (e.g., traffic impacts).
Addressed in Section 6. 2.1 (Descriptions of the
Most Visible Proposed Terminal Components)
in Appendix 8B.
Because of the minimal visibility that the vapor
would have, it would not be prudent to develop
a visual simulation of the vapor.
The vapor released from the bottom of
the vaporizers would be blown downward and
would be cold. It would not rise like warm vapor
tends to do and as a result, would not produce
the vertical plume associated with other types
of industrial projects. Vapor would be potentially
seen primarily during the fall and winter
months when humidity in the project area is at
its highest. When seen, the vapor would tend to
move along the ground until it gathered enough
heat from the ambient air to dissipate. Vapor
associated with the proposed Terminal would
not likely be very noticeable to the general
public
.
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Appendix 8B
Provide site-specific construction plans for
residences within 50 feet of construction work
areas.
Provided in Section 1.5.4 and Appendix 1J of
Resource Report 1.
Appendix 8C
Revise Resource Report 8 to clarify references
to the Visual Impact Assessment.
Note that
there are references to Appendix 8C and 8D,
inconsistently titled as “Visual Impact
Assessment,” “Visual Resources,” or “Visual
Resource Assessment.”
Please correct
appendix number and title throughout Resource
Report 8.
References revised for consistency to Visual
Impact Assessment (Appendix 8B).