Fiscal year 2012 congressional budget justification
The Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas TransportationProjects (OFC), established by Public Law 108‐324, is an independent agency in the Executive Branch, pursuant to the Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline Act (ANGPA)of 2004. The OFC is responsible for coordinating all federal activities for anAlaska natural gas pipeline project, including joint surveillance and monitoring with the State of Alaska during construction and for one year following thecompletion of the project.
The five major functions of the OFC are to: (1) coordinate the expeditious discharge of all activities by all federal agencies with respect to an Alaska naturalgas pipeline project; (2) ensure compliance of a project with ANGPA and theAlaska Natural Gas Transportation Act (ANGTA); (3) ensure that implementation or enforcement actions do not exceed the limitations established in ANGPA; (4) enter into a joint surveillance and monitoring agreement with the State of Alaska for the purpose of monitoring construction of the project; and (5) provide aliaison function to ensure adequate communication with Congress, the State ofAlaska, U.S Federal Government and Canadian agencies.
The OFC's FY 2012 budget proposes $4.032 million in discretionaryappropriated funds and up to $4.683 million in mandatory reimbursable fees,charges and commissions.