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The State of Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC or Council) provides a "one-stop" siting process for major energy facilities in the State of Washington. EFSEC coordinates all evaluation and licensing steps for siting certain energy facilities in Washington.  EFSEC specifies the conditions of construction and operation. If approved, a Site Certification Agreement is issued in lieu of any other individual state or local agency permits.  EFSEC also manages an environmental and safety oversight program of facility and site operations.
State of Washington
Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council

1300 S. Evergreen Park Dr. S.W.
PO Box 43172 
Olympia, WA 98504-3172

Phone: 360-664-1345

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Department of Defense
Local governments to report energy facility applications to Department of Defense

Bonneville Power Administration
EFSEC is cooperating with BPA on federal siting of three Transmission Line Projects in Washington

Expired, Terminated, or Canceled Energy Projects
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Third Party Carbon Dioxide Mitigation
Independent Qualified Organization List

Review of Pipeline Utility Corridor Capacity and Distribution for Petroleum Fuels, Natural Gas and Biofuels in Southwest Washington - November 2007
Older studies

Administrative Orders & Resolutions




Under Review:
Tesoro/Savage Crude-by-Rail


BP Cherry Point Natural Gas

Chehalis Generation NaturalGas

Columbia Generating Station      Nuclear
Desert Claim Wind

Grays Harbor Energy Center      Natural Gas
Kittitas Valley Wind

Whistling Ridge Wind
Wild Horse Wind
WNP-1 /4 Nuclear

A listing of upcoming important dates - EFSEC meetings, public comment submittal due dates, filing dates for project adjudicative proceedings, or other dates of significance.

Project Highlights:

4-2-2014 Scope of Draft Environmental Impact Statement Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal


2014 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Renewal Public Comment Extension


2-25-2014 Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal - Updated Application

2-24-2014 Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal Scoping Report


2-4-2014 Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal Proposed Amended Application for Site Certification.


11-8-2013 Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal Extension of Public Scoping Comment Period and Additional Scoping Public Comment Meeting


10-3-2013 Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal Determination of Significance Scoping Notice


8-30-2013 Supreme Court Ruling for Whistling Ridge


8-20-2013 EFSEC August Council meeting Cancelled


4-16-2013 - Whistling Ridge Supreme Court Briefs:  Petitioners Brief, Respondents Brief, Counties Brief, Whistling Ridge Brief


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