Field Inspection Report

Field Inspection Report

FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
FIELD INSPECTION REPORT

Date / April 27, 2016
Project / Cameron LNG, L.L.C. and Cameron Interstate Pipeline, L.L.C.
Cameron Terminal Expansion Project and Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project
Cameron and Calcasieu Parishes, Louisiana
Docket Nos.: CP13-25-000 and CP13-27-000
Authority: Sections 3 and 7(c)
Personnel / FERC Contractor:
FERC Contractor Staff:
Cameron Interstate Pipeline, L.L.C. Staff: / Tetra Tech, Inc.
Louis Herndon
Kris Knudsen (Manager of Permitting and Compliance), Michael Taylor (Senior Environmental Compliance Advisor), Eddie Joe Wagner (Lead Environmental Inspector), and Adam Sibal (Environmental Inspector)
Inspection Summary
0 / Problem Areas
0 / Noncompliances
No / Follow-Up Letter Required
No / Refer to Enforcement

Introduction

On April 27, 2016, Louis Herndon of Tetra Tech performed a construction inspection of the Cameron LNG, L.L.C. (Cameron LNG) Cameron Terminal Expansion Project (CP13-25-000) and the Cameron Interstate Pipeline, L.L.C. (Cameron Interstate) Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project (CP13-27-000) (Projects), under contract to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) and per the request of the FERC Project Manager, Danny Laffoon.

The combined Projects, when complete, will gather, compress, and transport domestic natural gas from five participating companies to the Cameron LNG liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility, liquefy the received product into LNG for export, and deliver competitively priced LNG to foreign markets. In addition, the LNG Project preserves the import and re-gasification capabilities of the original Cameron LNG Terminal and the capability to export foreign-sourced LNG stored at the Cameron Terminal.

The Cameron Terminal Expansion Project includes the following key facilities:

  • three separate systems that liquefy natural gas, each with a maximum capacity of 4.985 million metric tons per year (MTPY) (13,657 metric tons per day) of LNG for export;
  • a 160,000-cubic-meter, full-containment LNG storage tank;
  • refrigerant make-up and condensate product storage tanks;
  • a truck loading/unloading area;
  • a marine work dock for delivery of equipment and construction materials;
  • utilities and associated systems; and
  • minor modifications to existing terminal facilities.

The Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project consists of the following:

  • construction of approximately 21 miles of 36-inch-diameter pipeline between its existing interconnection with Florida Gas Transmission, L.L.C. (FGT) and a proposed new interconnection with Trunkline Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. (Trunkline);
  • construction of a new 56,820-horsepower compressor station (Holbrook Compressor Station [CS]), consisting of twelve natural gas-driven compressor units, associated buildings, and a backup power generator at Milepost (MP) 8.4;
  • construction of one new interconnection with Trunkline at the existing Louisiana Storage interconnection facility;
  • modifications to existing interconnections and metering facilities with Transcontinental Gas Pipe LineCompany (Transco), Texas Eastern Transmission Company (TETCO), FGT, Tennessee Gas Pipeline (TGP) systems, and the Cameron LNG Terminal; and
  • construction of associated pipeline facilities, including metering units, control buildings, pig[1] launchers/receivers, and valves.

The current estimated in-service dates for the major components of the combined Projects are as follows:

  • Holbrook CS, Meter Stations, and Cameron PipelineExpansion Project– Winter 2016;
  • Cameron LNG Terminal Train #1 – Spring 2018;
  • Cameron LNG Terminal Train #2 – Summer 2018; and
  • Cameron LNG Terminal Train #3 – Winter 2018.

The only portions of the Cameron Pipeline Expansion Project authorizedto-date are the construction of the Holbrook Compressor Station and a 3.6-mile-long section of the total planned 21-mile-long pipeline that connects the Holbrook Compressor Station to the TGP Meter Station.

The purpose of the inspection was to determine Cameron LNG’s and Cameron Interstate’s compliance with the environmental conditions of the Commission’s June 19, 2014 Orderfor the Projects.

The findings of the inspection were that no instances of noncompliance or problem areas were identified.

A site map and photographic record are presented in this report.

Inspection

Weather conditions were cloudy, with extensive light-to-heavy rainand temperatures ranging from 60°F to 70°F in nearby Sulphur, Louisiana. The Holbrook CS site and the TGP interconnect right-of-way (ROW) received approximately 11.3 inches of precipitation during the two weeks preceding the inspection. The inspection was delayed approximately one hour, awaiting the passing of a heavy rain event in which an additional inch of rain fell. Soil conditions for the CS site and the pipeline ROW were saturated.

The inspection began at the Holbrook CSsite (Photo Numbers [Nos.] 1 to 5)and concluded along the3.6-mile-long section ofROW connecting the Holbrook CS to the TGP Meter Station (Photo Nos. 6 to 10). The LNG facility will be inspected at a later date.

Holbrook CS

The site’s extensive stormwater management system was functioning properly, collecting and filtering the heavy rainfall the day of the inspection (Photo Nos. 1, 2, and 4). Multiple centralized secondary containment locations were noted throughout the site (Photo No. 3). Compressor Building 1 was “dried-in” with the completed installation of the exterior walls and roof skin. Erection of Compressor Building 2 was complete, and installation of insulation for the exterior walls and roof was ongoing (Photo No. 5). All construction effort was contained within the perimeter fencing of the site, and no environmental concerns were noted.

Holbrook CS to TGP Meter Station Interconnect Pipeline

According to Cameron Interstate, an equipment mat travel lane was being installed over the entire 3.6 miles of the current ROW,because of the perpetual saturated soils along the ROW (Photo No. 6). Required signage and silt fence sediment barriers were installed along both sides of Wetlands WL80 and WL73 (Photo Nos. 7 and 9), as well as along the Waterbody WB12 crossing (Photo No. 8). All construction activity was within flagged ROW limits at the leading edge of clearing (Photo No. 9) and at the extra workspace for the horizontal auger bore crossing of Holbrook Park Road (Photo No. 10).

Conclusions and Recommendations

A follow-up letter is not required at this time, because no instances of noncompliance were identified. Construction activities at the CS site and along the pipeline ROW were progressing satisfactorily. All construction activities were within approved workspace limits, and all environmental controls were properly installed and maintained. Another construction inspectionis scheduled for the week of May 23, 2016.

SITE MAP

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PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD

Company: Cameron Interstate Pipeline, L.L.C. / Docket No.: CP13-27-000
Project: Cameron Pipeline Expansion / Facility: Holbrook CS
/ Photo No.: 1
MP/Sta. No.: 8.4
Direction: East
Assessment: Acceptable
Comments: Aboveground Facility, Holbrook CS. Accumulated stormwater was collecting in one of seven drop inlets installed throughout the site. The collected stormwater flows into one of the extensive stormwater management drains surrounding the property.
/ Photo No.: 2
MP/Sta. No.: 8.4
Direction: Northwest
Assessment:Acceptable
Comments: Aboveground Facility, Holbrook CS. Multiple riprap check dams were installed the perimeter stormwater management drains to slow and filter rainfall. No issues were noted.
/ Photo No.: 3
MP/Sta. No.: 8.4
Direction: South
Assessment: Acceptable
Comments: Aboveground Facility, Holbrook CS. Multiple secondary containment storage locations were installed strategically around the site. No environmental concerns were identified.
/ Photo No.: 4
MP/Sta. No.: 8.4
Direction: Northeast
Assessment: Acceptable
Comments: Aboveground Facility, Holbrook CS. Recent heavy precipitation was contained at one of two stormwater management drain outflows,with no sediment-laden water observed outside the maintained silt fence/hay bale sediment barrier.
/ Photo No.: 5
MP/Sta. No.: 8.4
Direction: Southwest
Assessment: Acceptable
Comments: Aboveground Facility, Holbrook CS. Installation of the exterior skin was complete on Compressor Building 1, and installation of insulation was in progress on Compressor Building 2. All effort was within the site perimeter fencing, and no environmental issues were identified.

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PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD

Company: Cameron Interstate Pipeline, L.L.C. / Docket No.: CP13-27-000
Project: Cameron Pipeline Expansion / Facility: Holbrook CS to TGP Meter Station Interconnect Pipeline
/ Photo No.: 6
MP/Sta. No.: 175+00
Direction: Southwest
Assessment: Acceptable
Comments: Forested ROW, Holbrook CS to TGP Meter Station Interconnect Pipeline. Per Cameron Interstate, to protect the extremely saturated ROW, an equipment mat travel lane with periodic access points/passing lanes was installed along the entire 3.6 miles of ROW. The only topsoil to be segregated will be directly over the trench. No environmental concerns were observed.
/ Photo No.: 7
MP/Sta. No.: 168+00
Direction: Northeast
Assessment: Acceptable
Comments: Forested ROW, Holbrook CS to TGP Meter Station Interconnect Pipeline, Wetland WL80. Required signage was installed along both sides of the wetland, and silt fence was installed to protect the water feature. Trucks,delivering equipment mats, were pausedalong the matted travel lane until lightning and heavy rain passed.
/ Photo No.: 8
MP/Sta. No.: 107+00
Direction: Northeast
Assessment: Acceptable
Comments: Forested ROW, Holbrook CS to TGP Meter Station Interconnect Pipeline, Waterbody WB12. Per Cameron Interstate, clearing crews had constructed the travel lane bridge during their one-pass up the ROW. The bridge was constructed of layered equipment mats, with an underlayment of geotextile fabric between the mats. Sideboards will be installed along the bridge, prior to construction traffic using it. Proper signage and silt fence were installed along both sides of the waterbody.
/ Photo No.: 9
MP/Sta. No.: 150+50
Direction: North
Assessment: Acceptable
Comments: Forested ROW, Holbrook CS to TGP Meter Station Interconnect Pipeline, Wetland WL73. All effort was within the flagged ROW limits at the leading edge of clearing activities. An equipment-mat air bridge was installed across a water channel within the wetland. Required signage and silt fence were installed along both sides of the wetland.
/ Photo No.: 10
MP/Sta. No.: 163+00
Direction: Southwest
Assessment: Acceptable
Comments: Forested ROW, Holbrook CS to TGP Meter Station Interconnect Pipeline. The extra workspace for the horizontal auger bore crossing of Holbrook Park Road had been cleared, and the brush was staged for removal from the ROW. All effort was within flagged ROW limits. No environmental concerns were noted.

[1]A “pig” is a tool that is inserted into and moves through the pipeline, and is used for cleaning the pipeline, internal

inspections, or other purposes.