"For much of the state of Maine, the environment is the economy"
Updated 2007 January 5
The FERC website homepage is located at http://www.ferc.gov/.
To access the eLibrary from the homepage, look for the Search box in the upper righthand corner of the webpage. Just below it is a light blue () tab section, containing a red "eLibrary" link. Use that link to go to the Documents & Filing eLibrary page.
The Documents & Filing page presents a menu of links:
Access documents issued and received by FERC
» General Search
» Advanced Search (Webmaster's Note: The Advanced Search option frequently works incorrectly.)
» Daily Filings/Issuances ("Daily Search")
» Previous Five Days' Issuances
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» Docket Search
» eLibrary Alternate Site
Use the Docket Search link. (Note: The Advanced Search option frequently works incorrectly.)
Updated 2007 January 9
Once you've clicked on "Docket Search," you'll be taken to a page with several fields requesting search information. The first field asks for a Docket Number.
Passamaquoddy Bay-area FERC Docket Numbers:Top
COMPANY LOCATION PROJECT DOCKET # DOCKET
Downeast LNG Robbinston LNG PF06-13 Pre-filing " Robbinston LNG Terminal CP07-52 Formal Filing " CP07-53 Formal Filing " CP07-54 Formal Filing " CP07-55 Formal Filing
Quoddy Bay LLC/LNG
Sipayik, Perry, & Eastport LNG PF06-11 Pre-filing " CP07-35 Formal Filing " CP07-36 Formal Filing " CP07-37 Formal Filing " Sipayik, Perry, & Eastport LNG Terminal CP07-38 Formal Filing Calais LNG Project Co. Village of Red Beach, Calais LNG PF08-24 Pre-filing " CP09-?? Formal Filing Tidewalker Associates
Tidal Dam P-12674
Half Moon Cove,
in Eastport, Perry, & Sipayik
[APPLICATION TERMINATED BY FERC]
Tidal Dam P-12704
The Tidewalker Associates' projects are listed, since the developer has indicated that they may include an LNG component at a later date, and since the Half Moon Cove dam would provide a second means of egress from Eastport, if an emergency were to occur at the Quoddy Bay LNG project.
Docket Number Explanation:
* FERC's year begins in October
DOCKET# Company Natural Gas
Year* Applicant #
for that Year
Sub Docket # Project
Quoddy Bay LNG
PF 06 - 11 - 000 LNG Terminal Downeast LNG PF 06 - 13 - 000 LNG Terminal Calais LNG Project Co PF 08 - 24 - 000 LNG Terminal Company "Formal"
Year Applicant #
for that Year
Sub Docket # Project Quoddy Bay LNG
CPCPCPCP 07070707 ---- 35363738 ---- 000000000000 LNG Terminal Downeast LNGDowneast LNGDowneast LNGDowneast LNG CPCPCPCP 07070707 ---- 52535455 ---- 000000000000 LNG Terminal Calais LNG CP 09 - XXX - 000 LNG Terminal Company Hydropower Applicant # Sub Docket # Project
P - 12674 - 000 Tidal Dam
P - 12704 - 000 Tidal Dam
For a complete list of Docket Prefixes see the FERC Docket Prefix Information page.
"PF" represents "Pre-Filing", "P" represents "Hydropower". "06" represents the year 2006. "-13", "-11", "-12674", and "-12704" represent the sequencial number assigned to the individual project. Since Quoddy Bay submitted their LNG Prefiling request to FERC first, they were assigned "11". The Tidewalker hydropower project for Cutler was submitted earlier than the Half Moon Cove project. Although you may have seen a longer number, for example, "PF06-11-000", the last hyphen and three zeros are the "Sub-Docket number". So far (as of 2007 January 5), there are no sub dockets, so we have not addressed using the sub-docket number.
Step 1 Enter the appropriate Docket Number in the first field (example: PF06-11). Omit the Sub Docket Number.
Step 2 Leave the Sub Docket "All" button and "List" field blank.
Step 3 In the Filing Date Range left field, be sure that it contains the earliest date for which you want to search (it will probably be automatically completed with the date "01/01/1960", which is fine).
Step 4 In the Filing Date Range right field, be sure to enter today's date. (Today's date will probably be automatically completed.)
Step 5 Leave the "Legacy Data' checkbox blank.
Step 6 Click the "Submit" button. You'll be presented with a list containing all the submissions to that docket.
In the list of all the Comments filed to that docket from Step 6, above, search through the list for filings of interest. You may want to look in the "Filed By" and "Description" fields of each filing.
When you've found a filing of interest, then in the Information field, click on that record's File List link.
A new window will open, containing the list of files submitted for that comment. At this point, you may have a choice of file types to download.
The FERC eLibrary automatically converts some files into PDFs (requiring the free Adobe Reader software), and will be labeled, "FERC Generated PDF". Frequently all files submitted for that comment will be consolidated into a single PDF. (CAVEAT: FERC has difficulty converting some file types into PDFs. In those cases, the consolidated FERC PDF will contain a page indicating that a PDF wasn't generated for that file. Downloading such missing files requires going back to the eLibrary and downloading the missing files separately in the format originally uploaded by the person submitting the comment.)
At other times, some files will be image files, such as TIFF or JPG (JPEG) files, that can be opened by most image editing software.
Steps for Downloading:
Step 1 Check the boxes of the files to be downloaded. (You may want to download all the files separately in their original format, as submitted by the person who made the submission, or you may want to download the FERC-generated PDF. In some cases, there will be no alternatives other than a single method for downloading the files.)
Step 2 Click the "Download" button.
Step 3 You'll probably be presented with a dialogue box asking you to confirm the download. Click Yes. The download will proceed.
Step 4 The downloaded file(s) will now reside on your computer's hard drive. The location for those files is set by preferences that you can adjust in your Web browser's Preferences.
Step 5 Find the file(s) on your computer's hard drive and read the files.Top
For detailed information, see our 13 NEPA Environmental Resource Reports page.
The numbering and categorization for the reports are shown here:
- General Project Description
- Water Use and Quality
- Fish, Wildlife, and Vegetation
- Cultural Resources
- Geological Resources
- Land Use, Recreation, and Aesthetics
- Air and Noise Quality
- Reliability and Safety
- PCB Contamination
- Engineering and Design Material
Along the left side of the Documents & Filing page is a list of links in a green box, similar to:
Decisions & Notices Notice Formats FERC Online eRegistration eFiling Select eFiling eSubscription eService eLibrary eForms eTariff Corporate Officials Electric Quarterly
Hardcopy Filing & Forms
Motion/Notice of Intervention:
- Motion/notice of intervention is a pleading filed with the Commission by a party requesting intervenor status (legal basis to participate in proceeding). The motion or notice may also include comments, a protest, or other pleading [18 CFR 385.214, 385.1306; see also 18 CFR 35.8(a), 154.210(a) and (b), 157.210, 157.106, 343.2(a), and 380.10].