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EBC Seminar: LNG Facility Siting
January 20, 2006 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
This seminar will feature speakers addressing LNG Facility issues, including Onshore and Offshore Projects, and Federal and State Licensing and Permitting Processes.
|7:30 a.m.||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 a.m.||Opening Remarks
Ralph A. Child, Member
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
|8:10 a.m.||Welcome and Introduction
Program Co-Chairs: Dale Raczynski, P.E., Epsilon Associates
Robert Bibbo, former EBC-NE Chairman
|8:20 a.m.||Overview of Regulatory Process
Speaker: Diane Phillips, Esq., Partner, Holland and Knight, LLPThis presentation will provide a brief overview of the regulatory process affecting LNG projects in Massachusetts.
|8:45 a.m.||Weavers Cove Energy, Fall River, Ma
Speaker: Ted Gehrig, P.E., President, Weavers CoveMr. Gehrig will discuss a brief history of the Weaver’s Cove on-shore terminal project in Fall River and its regulatory process, and provide an update on current status, issues and future direction.
|9:15 a.m.||Northeast Gateway Project, Southeast of Gloucester, MA
Speaker: Rob Bryngelson, Vice President Development and Downstream Services
Excelerate Energy, LLCMr. Bryngelson will present an overview of this Deepwater Port off-shore project 13 miles southeast of Gloucester, MA, its regulatory process, issues, status and direction.
|9:45 a.m.||Coffee Break|
|10:10 a.m.||FERC’s Regulatory Process for LNG
Speaker: Richard Hoffman, Director of Gas – Environmental and Engineering
Office of Energy Projects
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)Mr. Hoffman will describe FERC’s role in the Federal approval process for on-shore terminals, preemption authority and public education.
|10:40 a.m.||Coast Guard Deepwater Port Act – Licensing Process
Speaker: LCDR Derek M. Dostie, U.S. Coast Guard (G-PSO-5)
Deepwater Ports Standards DivisionLCDR Dostie will describe the Coast Guard’s role in the Federal license application approval process for Deep Water (off-shore) projects, and public outreach/education.
|11:20 a.m.||Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act – MEPA Process
Speaker: Barry P. Fogel, Esq. Partner, Keegan Werlin, LLP
Mr. Fogel will provide an overview of the MEPA role in the siting and licensing of LNG projects in Massachusetts.
|12:15 p.m.||Lunch – Quincy Room – Lower LobbyKeynote Speaker: Sue Tierney, Ph.D., Managing Principal, Analysis GroupDr. Tierney will provide a unique perspective on the role of LNG as part of a national energy strategy, and the challenges of siting projects, both on-shore and off-shore; and offer comments on the responsible siting of these projects in the context of regional energy needs.|
Dale T. Raczynski, Principal
Epsilon Associates, Inc.
3 Clock Tower Place, Suite 250
Maynard, MA 01754
Robert V. Bibbo
79 Martin Street
Rehoboth, MA 02769
Rob Bryngelson, Vice President
Development and Downstream Services Excelerate Energy, LLC
1330 Lake Robbins Drive, Suite 270
The Woodlands, TX 77380
LCDR Derek M. Dostie
U.S. Coast Guard (G-PSO-5)
Deepwater Ports Standards Division
Barry P. Fogel, Esq., Partner Keegan Werlin, LLP
265 Franklin Street, 6th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02110-3113
Ted Gehrig, P.E., President
Weaver’s Cove Energy
1 New Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Richard Hoffmann, Director of Gas – Environmental and Engineering
Office of Energy Projects Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
888 First Street NE – Rm 62-17
Dianne R. Phillips, Partner Holland & Knight LLP
10 St. James Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
Susan F. Tierney, Managing Principal Analysis Group, Inc.
111 Huntington Avenue, 10th Floor
Boston, MA 02199