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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Council Meetings

The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council plans to meet once per month, on the third Tuesday of each month (room availability can necessitate some date variations).

Meetings start at 1:30 p.m. and are usually held in the Utility and Transportation building in Lacey, WA, however please check our Calendar, the Agenda for the meeting or subscribe to our Email list for the final location. Meeting agendas are usually posted to the website and a notice is sent to our email list about 1 week prior to the meeting.

Meeting minutes are usually approved at the following month's meeting and posted approximately 5 days after the meeting.

Please Note: This schedule is in accordance with WAC 463-18-050. All EFSEC meetings are Special Meetings under Chapter 42.30 RCW. The meetings listed below are subject to change or cancellation.

If needed, EFSEC may hold additional Special Meetings in accordance with the rule and law cited above. For additional or updated scheduling information contact EFSEC at (360) 664-1345.

Attending a Council meeting:

Due to public health and safety concerns regarding Covid-19 EFSEC is holding all future Council meetings virtually until further notice. Our meetings are typically held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 1:30 PM. Check our Calendar for more information.

Attend meeting via Microsoft Teams

or use the dial-in number: 1 253-372-2181 Phone Conference ID: 662 593 855#

Upcoming action items:

Public comments on EFSEC Final Actions must be submitted in-writing to EFSEC at least 3 business days prior to the scheduled public meeting for which the proposed FINAL ACTION Agenda item is planned. Written public comments must be submitted to EFSEC via email: efsec@efsec.wa.gov  Comments recieved can be viewed on the project's webpage. 

If you see a document in the list below the subject matter is open for public comment. If no document appears no action items are available at this time, please check back later.

Coming soon

Council meeting documents

Some video files may be large and take a long time to download.

Note: November 25, 2019 Special Meeting video did not record due to technical difficulties.

Looking for 2018 and older Council documents? See our Archived Council Documents webpage.


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