Due to public health concerns related to the spread of the novel corona virus (COVID-19), the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council office (EFSEC) is closed to the public as of March 16, 2020. All EFSEC staff are telecommuting until further notice and EFSEC operations will continue remotely. You may reach EFSEC by phone (360) 664-1345 or by email efsec@efsec.wa.gov during regular business hours, 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday. EFSEC Council meetings will be held by teleconference until further notice. Please check this site regularly for updates.

Changes are coming to EFSEC

Effective June 30, 2022 EFSEC has become an independent state agency through the passage of E2SHB 1812 by the 2022 Washington State Legislature. There will be several changes to internal structure and operations, most notably EFSEC no longer depends on the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) for administrative and staff support services. Click here to learn more information.

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Public Meeting Ground Rules

EFSEC Public Meeting Ground Rules

The Council is committed to providing a full, fair, and safe opportunity for all voices to be heard in a respectful atmosphere. The Council will close the meeting if there are disruptions that interfere with the public’s opportunity to participate, or if there is any safety risk.

To help us all have a productive and safe meeting, we ask that you honor the following ground rules:

Ensuring Order and Safety

  • All speakers must be respectfully treated. Any kind of intimidation will not be tolerated.
  • No clapping, cheering, or jeering during the meeting. This includes speaking out of turn, loud talking, either in support or in opposition.

Virtual meeting rules

  • Mute your microphone unless called on to speak. (If you don’t have a mute button try dialing *6 to mute/unmute.)
  • Turn off your video camera.
  • Please be respectful to all participants within the chat.

Individuals who do not follow these ground rules, or who create an unsafe or intimidating environment will be asked to leave or removed from the virtual meeting.