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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 (PDF - 245 kB)

  • 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:

 

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Table of Contents (6 pages - 159 kb)

Acronyms and Abbreviations (2 pages - 91 kb)

Introduction (4 pages - 91 kb)

Chapter I: Coordination and Interaction (20 pages - 229 kb)

Chapter II: Environmental Issues (82 pages)

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 (1 page, 251 kb)

Figure 2: Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map (1 page, 191 kb)

Figure 3: Zoning Map (1 page, 251 kb)

Figure 4: Project Site Map (1 page, 182 kb)

Figure 5:  Simplified Cogeneration Flow Diagram (1 page, 139 kb)

Figure 6: Expected Utility Interconnections with Refinery (1 page, 108 kb)

Chapter III: Application Guidelines and Criteria (70 pages - 492 kb)

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 (10 pages - 114 kb)

 

Appendix B: Comments Received from U.S. and Canadian Agencies (14 pages 110 kb)

 

Appendix B-1: U.S. Federal Agency Comments (2 pages - 135 kb)

 

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

Department of Ecology (8 pages - 326 kb)

Other State Agencies (8 pages - 744 kb)

 

Appendix B-3: U.S. Local Government Agency Comments (4 pages - 274 kb)

 

Appendix B-4: Canadian Agency Comments

Environment Canada and the GVRD (10 pages - 756 kb)

Other Canadian Agencies (10 pages - 637 kb) 

Appendix B-5: Tribal Comments (1 page, 84 kb)

 

Appendix B-6: Public Comments

Public 1 (8 pages - 891 kb)

Public 2 (8 pages - 717 kb)

Public 3 (8 pages - 883 kb)

Public 4 (7 pages - 415 kb)

Appendix C: Consolidated Comments by Topic (28 pages - 398 kb)

References (4 pages - 124 bites)

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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:

EFSEC                                           Washington State Library

905 Plum Street SE, Bldg. 3            UTC Branch

Olympia, WA  98504-3172                1300 South Evergreen Park Drive SW

(360) 956-2121                                 Olympia, WA  98504-7250

                                                      (360) 664-1199

  

Whatcom County, WA:

Ferndale Branch                              Bellingham Library

Whatcom County Library                  210 Central Avenue

2222 Main Street                             Bellingham, WA  98225

Ferndale, WA  98248                       (360) 676-6860

(360) 384-3647 

Blaine Branch                                  Lynden Branch

Whatcom County Library                  Whatcom County Library

610 3rd Street                                205 4th Street

Blaine, WA  98230                           Lynden, WA  98264

(360) 332-8146                                 (360) 354-4883

 

 

Everson Branch                               Lummi Island Branch

Whatcom County Library                  Whatcom County Library

104 Kirsch Drive                               2144 South Nugent Road

Everson, WA  98247                        Lummi Island, WA  98262

(360) 966-5100                                 (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 
905 Plum Street SE, Bldg. 3
PO Box 43172 
Olympia, WA 98504-3172

(360) 956-2121

or by e-mail: efsec@utc.wa.gov

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