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BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project

Potential Site Study

Potential Site Study:

  • On March 12, 2001, BP Cherry Point Refinery, requested that EFSEC initiate a Potential Site Study (PSS) for a 750 Megawatt gas fired cogeneration power plant to be situated in Whatcom County, Washington. PSS Request Letter

  • Public Meeting,
    May 2, 2001, Blaine, WA

  • On September 28, 2001, EFSEC completed the Potential Site Study Report.

More information about EFSEC's review process and Potential Site Studies is available on our Certification page.

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Potential Site Study Report:

Table of Contents

Acronyms and Abbreviations


Chapter I: Coordination and Interaction

Chapter II: Environmental Issues

1.0 Introduction

2.0 Description of the Proposed Project

3.0 Existing Conditions and Issues

Chapter II: Environmental Issues Figures

Figure 1: Vicinity Map

Figure 2: Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map

Figure 3: Zoning Map

Figure 4: Project Site Map

Figure 5: Simplified Cogeneration Flow Diagram

Figure 6: Expected Utility Interconnections with Refinery

Chapter III: Application Guidelines and Criteria

1.0 Introduction

2.0 ASC Cover Letter Guidelines and Criteria

3.0 ASC Part I Guidelines and Criteria for Responding to WAC 463-42

4.0 ASC Part II Guidelines and Criteria for the Environmental Report

Appendix A: U.S. and Canadian Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Media Invited to the Agency Meeting and/or the Open House/Public Meeting

Appendix B: Comments Received from U.S. and Canadian Agencies

Appendix B-1: U.S. Federal Agency Comments

Appendix B-2: U.S. State Agency Comments

Department of Ecology

Other State Agencies

Appendix B-3: U.S. Local Government Agency Comments

Appendix B-4: Canadian Agency Comments

Environment Canada and the GVRD

Other Canadian Agencies

Appendix B-5: Tribal Comments

Appendix B-6: Public Comments

Public 1

Public 2

Public 3

Public 4

Appendix C: Consolidated Comments by Topic


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Public Reference:

Copies of the BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Proposal Potential Site Study Report are available for Public Reference at the following locations:

Olympia, WA:

1300 S. Evergreen Park Drive S.W.
Olympia, WA
Washington State Library
UTC Branch
1300 South Evergreen Park Drive SW
Olympia, WA
(360) 664-1199

Whatcom County, WA:

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

Bellingham Library
210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 676-6860
Blaine Branch
Whatcom County Library
610 3rd Street
Blaine, WA 98230
(360) 332-8146

Whatcom County Library
205 4th Street
Lynden, WA 98264
(360) 354-4883
Everson Branch
Whatcom County Library
104 Kirsch Drive
Everson, WA 98247
(360) 966-5100
Lummi Island Branch
Whatcom County Library
2144 South Nugent Road
Lummi Island, WA 98262
(360) 758-7145

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How to Obtain a Copy:

The BP Cherry Point Cogeneration Project Potential Site Study Report is available to interested persons upon request in hard copy or as a CD-ROM. To obtain a copy contact:

Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council
1300 S. Evergreen Park Drive S.W.
PO Box 47250
Olympia, WA 98504-7250

or by e-mail:

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