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Satsop Combustion Turbine Project

Environmental Report


Request for Amendment and Expedited Permitting:
Duke Energy notified EFSEC on October 23, 2001 that the current licensed project, consisting of two combustion turbine generators on a "two on one" configuration with a single steam turbine generator, and a 48 mile natural gas pipeline to supply fuel to the site, is to be considered "Phase I" pending the submittal of a request to amend the SCA to allow for the construction of another 650 MW project, consisting of two combustion turbine generators on a "two on one" configuration with a  single steam turbine generator, called "Phase II". On November 19, 2001, a request for an amendment to allow for the construction of Phase II, and for expedited processing pursuant RCW 80.50.075 was received by the Council.

SEPA Determination:
EFSEC has taken lead agency status under WAC 173-11-938 (State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) regulations) for the environmental review of the proposed Phase II project. To assist the Council in making that determination, Duke Energy provided the Council with an expanded SEPA checklist.

Environmental Report:
Based on questions raised in the Council's review of the proponents SEPA checklist, Duke Energy provided the Council with an Environmental Report on April 19, 2002.

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ENVIRONMENTAL REPORT

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1.0 Introduction
     Figure 1-0-1 Project Location

2.0 Description of Proposal
      2.1 Construction Onsite
      2.2 Operation

3.0 Analysis of Environmental Effects
      3.1 Earth
      3.2 Air Quality
           Figure 3-2-1 Annual Hours of Potential Fogging
           Figure 3-2-2 Combined Annual Frequency of Occurrence
      3.3 Water
      3.4 Plants
      3.5 Animals
      3.6 Energy
      3.7 Environmental Health
      3.8 Noise
            Figure 3-8-1 Predicted Phase II Noise Level Contours
            Figure 3-8-2 Predicted Phase I and Phase II Noise Level Contours
      3.9 Land and Shoreline Use
      3.10 Housing
      3.11 Light and Glare
      3.12 Aesthetics
      3.13 Recreation
      3.14 Historic and Cultural Preservation
      3.15 Traffic and Transportation
              Figure 3-15-1 Primary Roadways in Project Area
              Figure 3-15-2 Existing Traffic Volumes
              Figure 3-15-3 2002 Traffic Counts at Key Intersections
              Figure 3-15-4 Projected Craft and Staff Requirements for Phase II
              Figure 3-15-5 Estimated AM/PM Traffic Volumes
      3.16 Public Services
      3.17 Utilities

4.0 References

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