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1985 Memorandum of Understanding

1985 Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Transportation and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Regarding Liquefied Natural Gas Transportation Facilities
Prepared by: DOT and FERC

In 1985, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was created between the Department of Transportation (DOT) and FERC. The MOU acknowledged: DOT’s exclusive authority to promulgate Federal safety standards for LNG facilities; FERC’s authority to impose more stringent safety requirements when warranted at LNG facilities under FERC jurisdiction; and FERC’s authority to impose requirements to ensure or enhance operational reliability of its jurisdictional LNG facilities.