Open Houses

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R io Grande LNG hosted three Open House events in Kingsville, Raymondville and Brownsville in May 2015. Thank you to the many members of the public that joined us to learn about our project, we look forward to continuing the conversation with you. If you could not make it to the Open Houses, please take some time to explore this site, sign-up for project news and updates, or contact us directly.

Open Houses are designed to give the public and interested parties the opportunity to meet with project members directly, learn about all aspects of our proposed project and have their questions answered by experts.

What happens at an Open House?*

One common misunderstanding is the difference between Open Houses and Scoping Meetings. Open Houses are sponsored by the Company, and Scoping Meetings are sponsored by FERC. As part of the Company’s community outreach program in Commission’s pre-filing process, the Company will hold Open Houses in the vicinity of the proposed project area to share information about its project with the public.

The Commission frequently sends staff to attend open houses during pre-filing to answer questions, discuss the FERC’s pre-filing process, and invite stakeholders/public to participate in the environmental and certificate application proceedings. An important component of the NEPA review of projects involves public input early in the process.

The goal of the Commission’s pre-filing process is to notify all project stakeholders, including potentially affected property owners, so that Company and the Commission Staff can provide a forum to hear the issues relevant to those stakeholders. The Company may then incorporate proposed mitigation measures into the project design from comments received from stakeholders.

*adapted from FERC website.

Where & When?

Kingsville

Date: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Kingsville

Location:
Helen Kleberg Community Center
230 W. Yoakum Ave.
Kingsville, TX 78363
Date: Tuesday, May 19th
Time: 5pm-7:30pm
For more details, click here

Raymondville

Date: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Raymondville

Location:
American Legion Hall
211 W. Hidalgo Ave.
Raymondville, TX 78580
Date: Wednesday, May 20th
Time: 5pm-7:30pm
For more details, click here

Brownsville

Date: Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Brownsville

Location:
International Technical, Education and Commerce Center
301 Mexico Blvd.
Brownsville, TX 78520
Date: Thursday, May 21st
Time: 5pm-7:30pm
For more details, click here