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Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Project

Application No. 2013-01



Project Background

Tesoro Refining & Marketing Company LLC, a subsidiary of Tesoro Corporation, and Savage Companies have entered into a joint venture to develop and operate a new 360,000 barrel-per-day(bpd) crude-by-rail uploading and marine loading facility at the Port of Vancouver, Washington. The Tesoro-Savage Joint Venture will own the crude uploading and marine loading facilities and will enter into a land lease agreement with the Port for an initial period of ten years. Savage will oversee and manage the design, construction and operation of the facility on the Joint Venture's behalf. The facility is expected to be operational in 2014 and will represent an approximate investment of $75 to $100 million.

The Facility's principal purpose is to provide North American crude oil to U.S. refineries to offset or replace declining Alaska North Slope crude reserves, California crude production, and more expensive foreign crude-oil imports. The crude oil handled by and shipped through the facility will largely offset other sources of crude oil used by U.S. refineries that choose to source a portion of their crude through the Facility. In accordance with current federal law, crude oil extracted in the United States generally cannot be exported to foreign countries.

Applicant:

Tesoro Savage Petroleum Terminal LLC
6340 South 3000 East, Suite 600
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(801)944-6600

Facility:

Average 360,000 barrels of crude oil per day by rail

Location:

Within the Port of Vancouver, Washington

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For information or questions concerning this application please contact:

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

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06-09-2017 Applicant Proposed Draft (SCA) and cover letter

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10-19-16 Council's response to the Applicant's request to extend the statutory deadline of Application

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9-21-2016 Letter to Parties Regarding Adjudicative Authority Transfer to Chair Lynch

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8-29-2016 Order Granting Additional Time for Submittal of Post Hearing Briefs

8-29-2016 Transcripts of Adjudication Hearing

6-22-2016 Adjudication Hearing Information
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6-21-2016 Order Motion to Continue Adjudication Until After Final Environmental Impact Statement is Issued

6-20-2016 Order Denying Reconsideration and Setting Deadlines for Additional Submittals

6-15-2016 Order Granting Additional Open Record Time

6-15-2016 Order Taking Official Notice of the Vancouver Municipal Code

6-15-2016 Order on Karpinski Representation Request

6-07-2016 Order Denying Motions Concerning Facilities and Schedule

6-06-2016 Order Denying Tesoro Savage, LLC and Port of Vancouver Dispositive Motions

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4-29-2016 Letter to the Applicant Regarding the Extension of the Statutory Deadline

4-14-2016 Letter from the Applicant Requesting to Extend Statutory Deadline

3-31-2016 Order Summarizing Hearing Procedures

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3-09-2016 Letter from the Parties of Agreed List of Issues and Questions

2-29-2016 Order on Objections and Setting Pre-Hearing Conference

2-19-2016 Letter to the Applicant Regarding Revised Industrial National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Sytem (NPDES) Permit Application Review

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10-28-2015 Letter from the Applicant Regarding the Extension of the DEIS Comment Period

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9-03-2015 Letter from EFSEC to EarthJustice in Respose to the Unredacted Lease Provision

8-28-2015 Letter from the Applicant to EFSEC in Response to the EarthJustice Letter regarding the Unredacted Lease Provision

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7-02-2015 Letter to the Applicant in Response to the Letter Recieved on June 24

6-29-2015 Letter from the Applicant in Response to the DEIS Comment Period

6-24-2015 Letter from the Applicant Regarding the DEIS Schedule

6-22-2015 DEIS Schedule

6-08-2015 Letter to the Applicant Regarding DEIS Comment Period

5-28-2015 Letter from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Regarding the Revised Permit Application Evaluation Procedure

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4-20-2015 Letter from the League of Women Voters of Washington Regarding the DEIS and Public Comment Period

4-17-2015 Letter from the Applicant to the Parties Regarding the Pre-Hearing Conference

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2-19-2015 Letter to Vancouver Energy with the Council's Decision to Extend the Statutory Deadline

2-05-2015 Request from the Applicant to Extend Statutory Deadline

1-28-2015 Order Commencing Agency Adjudication and Setting Intervention Petition Deadline

1-28-2015 Response to the Applicant regarding Project Review Schedule

1-16-2015 Adjudicative Schedule Request from the Applicant

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5-28-2014 Transcript of Land Use Consistency Hearing

5-09-2014 Notice for the Land Use Consistency Hearing

4-02-2014 Scope of Draft Environmental Impact Statement

2-24-2014 Scoping Report

1-10-2014 December 11 SEPA Scoping Meeting Spokane Valley, WA

12-5-2013 Informational Meeting Minutes October 28 October 29 SEPA Scoping Meeting

11-6-2013 Scoping Comments

11-8-2013 Extension of Scoping Comment Period & Additional Scoping Comment Meeting

10-3-2013 Determination of Significance Scoping Notice

8-29-2013 Application Submitted - Volume 1


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