The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Jordan Cove LNG and Pacific Connector Gas Pipeline (Pacific Connector), Veresen Inc. said Sept. 30.

Jordan Cove and Pacific Connector filed applications for approval to construct a LNG export terminal at Coos Bay, Ore., and a 232-mile natural gas pipeline from Malin, Ore., to the LNG terminal in May and June 2013, respectively.

Jordan Cove LNG will be among the largest commercial ventures in Oregon’s history, and will create local jobs, Veresen said. It is a 6 million-tonne per annum liquefaction facility, and Pacific Connector is its associated pipeline.

FERC’s notice of schedule, issued in June, allows a final order and certificates for the projects to be issued by Dec. 29. A notice to proceed, leading to a final investment decision, is expected in mid-2016, Veresen added.

Jordan Cove is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Veresen. Pacific Connector is owned equally by a subsidiary of Veresen and a subsidiary of the Williams Cos. Inc.

Don Althoff, president and CEO, said Veresen has worked with federal, state and local regulatory agencies and with local communities for three years. He also said all required environmental standards were met through pipeline and terminal designs.

Veresen Inc. is based in Calgary, Alberta.