Comments are due Friday for the proposed Contanda crude oil terminal in Hoquiam.
The project is currently under review by the City of Hoquiam for their shoreline permit.
Written comments for the proposed expansion at the Port of Grays Harbor must be received by November 19.
Contanda LLC, formerly Westway Terminal Company LLC, is proposing to expand its bulk liquid storage facility by developing 7 acres of its 16- acre site at the Port and add up to 5 tanks specifically for crude oil..
This expansion would allow the facility to receive crude oil unit trains, store crude oil from these trains, and load crude oil onto tank vessels.
If approved, the company plans to expand the existing raol facilities to handle the new industry. In addition, safeguards would be added at the site to conform to current regulations.
Contanda says that their project could result in up to 751.8 million gallons (17.9 million barrels) of crude oil per year, which is equivalent to one loaded and one empty train every three days.
At full build-out, Contanda Grays Harbor would be able to store 1,000,000 barrels of crude oil.
If the City of Hoquiam were to approve their shoreline permit, the company would still be required to apply and receive several other permits before work could begin.
The Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) are available online at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/geographic/graysharbor/westwayterminal.html.
Hard copies of the Final EIS can be reviewed at the City of Hoquiam, 609 8th Street, Hoquiam, WA 98550; contact Brian Shay, City Administrator, at (360) 538-3983. Special studies and plans supplied with the application, including the Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application, Critical Areas Rep
Required City of Hoquiam Permits
- City of Hoquiam Critical Areas Review for fish and wildlife habitat and geologically hazardous areas
- City of Hoquiam Conditional Land Use Permit
- City of Hoquiam Building Permit
- City of Hoquiam Grade and Fill Permit
- City of Hoquiam Demolition Permit
- City of Hoquiam Fire Department Approval
Other Required Permits
- City of Aberdeen Utility Services Agreement
- City of Aberdeen Critical Areas Review for fish and wildlife habitat and geologically hazardous areas
- City of Aberdeen Building Permit
- City of Aberdeen Grade and Fill Permit
- City of Aberdeen Fire Department Approval
- Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Construction Stormwater General Permit
- Ecology Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Notice of Registration Update
- Ecology National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Industrial Stormwater Permit
- Olympic Region Clean Air Agency Approval Order