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BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project

Environmental Impact Statement

Environmental Review - The Environmental Impact Statement

EFSEC has undertaken its review of the BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project as outlined in Chapter 80.50 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Title 463 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC). Under the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), EFSEC is the state lead agency for major energy facilities, including projects of this nature. Under the national Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is the federal lead agency for the review of the proposed transmission line. EFSEC and BPA are cooperating to produce a joint environmental impact statement (EIS) that will assess impacts from the BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project and associated electrical transmission lines.

EIS Scoping:

A SEPA/NEPA EIS scoping meeting was held in Blaine, Whatcom County, on July 9, 2002, starting at 6:30 PM.

7/9/02: SEPA/NEPA Scoping Meeting Notice

At this meeting the applicant, BP West Coast Products, presented a description of the project, reasons why the proposed site or location was selected, and a short summary of anticipated environmental, social, and economic impacts. EFSEC staff described the state’s siting process. A short presentation was also made by the Counsel for the Environment, a Washington State Assistant Attorney General who represents the citizens of Washington State before EFSEC. In addition, BPA staff was present to explain the federal review process for the transmission line.

From this scoping meeting and an agency scoping meeting held earlier the same day, a summary of the scoping comments received has been developed.  The Scoping Summary consists of the following Documents:

  1. BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project Scoping Summary
  2. Comments Received by EFSEC concerning the BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project

Draft and Final EIS

Follow this link for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

Follow this link for the Final Environmental Impact Statement.

To receive a hard copy:

Copies are also available for public reference at the following locations:

City of Bellingham:

Bellingham Library
210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225-4421
(360) 676-7794

Whatcom County Library

Blaine Branch
610 - 3rd Street
Blaine, WA 98230
(360) 332-8146

Ferndale Branch
2222 Main Street
Ferndale, WA 98248
(360) 384-3647


Washington State Library - Joel M. Pritchard Branch
6880 Capitol Blvd South
Olympia, WA, 98504-5513
(360) 704-5200

Washington Energy Facility
Site Evaluation Council
905 Plum Street SE, Building 3
Olympia, WA, 98504-3172


Semiahmoo Library
#200 1815 152 Street
Surrey, BC V4A 9Y9

White Rock Public Library
15342 Buena Vista Avenue
White Rock, BC V4B 1Y6
(604) 541-2205

Additional Information about the BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project

For additional information about the State and Federal review of the BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project, and the related transmission line, you can contact:

For information about EFSEC's review of the BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project:

1300 S. Evergreen Park Drive S.W.
PO Box 47250
Olympia, WA 98504-7250

For Information about Bonneville Power Administration's review of the related transmission line:

Thomas C. McKinney
Project Environmental Lead

Bonneville Power Administration
905 NE 11th Ave
Portland, OR, 97205


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