The Secretary of State has the authority to issue Presidential Permits for cross-border liquid (water as well as petroleum product) pipelines and other cross-border infrastructure. The Bureau of Energy Resources Office of Energy Diplomacy receives and processes permit applications.
If you plan to request a Presidential Permit for a cross-border liquid pipeline, please call 202-647-7553, or submit your questions by e-mail to ENR_PipelinePresidentialPermit@state.gov.
In consultation with the Department of State, the Department of Energy is responsible for the permitting of cross-border electricity transmissions lines, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issues cross-border natural gas pipeline permits.
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