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Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Project

Application No. 2013-01

NPDES Construction Stormwater Permit:

The Applicant is proposing to construct an Energy Distribution Terminal Facility to receive crude oil by rail car, to store it onsite and load it onto marine vessels, primarily for delivery to refineries located on the West Coast of North America. The Department of Ecology (Ecology)Construction Stormwater General Permit provides coverage for industrial construction activities proposed by the Applicant to protect water quality. EFSEC is authorized to grant coverage under this general NPDES permit issued by Ecology. Permit compliance will be governed by applicable provisions of RCW 80.50, RCW 90.48, WAC 173-102A, WAC 463-75, and WAC 463-70.

Instructions on how to comment on the NPDES Construction Stormwater Permit:

Public comment period began Oct. 31 and ended Nov. 29, 2016.

Please submit your comments using one of the following methods:

Submit comment Online

Please see "SUBMIT COMMENT" link for each permit in the sidebar on the right as they become available.

Submit comment by Mail

State of Washington
Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council
P.O. Box 43172
Olympia, WA 98504

Submit comment In-Person

At a public meeting (orally or in writing):

NPDES Construction Stormwater Permit Public Comment Meeting

November 29, 2016

2 PM - 8 PM or until last speaker (which ever comes first)

Clark College in Gaiser Hall
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

Get directions

Clark College campus map

Additonal important information:

Speakers will be chosen randomly via lottery. You must visit the sign-in booth for a lottery ticket. Sign-in starts at 1:30 PM.

Each speaker will be given two minutes.

Two additional court reporters will be available in a separate room for your convenience starting at 3:30 PM. We recommend you utilize this option if you need to leave before your number is called.

The designated free speech area is at Andersen Fountain, near Gaiser Hall's entrance.

Parking is free. Clark College requests that meeting attendees park in the RED parking lots. Please note that parking may be limited

Gaiser Hall can hold up to 400 people. If the room is at capacity guests will be asked to wait until someone leaves before entering.

Click here to see EFSEC's public meeting ground rules.

Rally information:

Click here to see Clark College's Notice of Assembly application & ground rules. Please check to see if you need to fill out an application for your rally/protest. Applications can be submitted to Clark College via email to Haley Tucker.NOTE: The designated free speech area FOR THIS EVENT is located at Andersen Fountain, near Gaiser Hall's entrance. Please see campus map above for reference.

EFSEC will consider all comments received before making a final determination on whether or not to issue the permit.


NPDES Construction Stormwater Permit

Public comment period began Oct. 31 and closed on Nov. 29, 2016

The NPDES Construction Stormwater Comment period is now CLOSED. Thank you for your participation.

Notice of Construction (NOC) Air permit

Public comment period to be announced

Industrial Stormwater permit

Public comment period to be announced

Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application (JARPA)

Public comment CLOSED Aug. 1, 2015

For information or questions concerning the project please contact:

Sonia Bumpus, EFSEC Siting Specialist/Project Manager
Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council
PO Box 43172
Olympia, WA 98504-3172
(360) 664-1363

Important Note: Public comments submitted to the Council via the internet or in writing become public records under the Washington State Public Records Act (RCW 42.17). Information included in the comment such as the commenter's e-mail and mailing address becomes a public record once it is provided to EFSEC and may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by federal or state law. For additional information please see our Privacy Notice

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