Other Non-Current Assets
|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
|Deferred Costs, Capitalized, Prepaid, and Other Assets Disclosure [Abstract]
|Other Non-Current Assets
NOTE 5 — OTHER NON-CURRENT ASSETS
Other non-current assets consist of the following (in thousands):
Land Lease and Purchase Options
We hold lease and purchase option agreements (the “Options”) for certain tracts of land and associated river frontage. Upon exercise of the Options, the leases are subject to maximum terms of 50 years (inclusive of various renewals, at the option of the Company). Costs of the Options will be amortized over the life of the lease once obtained, or capitalized into the cost of land if purchased.
Permitting costs primarily represent the purchase of wetland credits in connection with our permit application to the USACE in 2017 and 2018. These wetland credits will be applied to our permit in accordance with the Clean Water Act and the Rivers and Harbors Act, which may require us to mitigate the potential impact to Louisiana wetlands that might be caused by the construction of the Driftwood Project. In May 2019, we received the USACE permit. The permitting costs will be transferred to construction in progress upon reaching an affirmative FID by the Company’s Board of Directors.