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Whistling Ridge Energy Project Adjudication

EFSEC is reviewing Application No. 2009-01 under the procedures set forth in Chapter 80.50 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Title 463 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) for reviewing applications for new major energy facilities. EFSEC is holding an adjudicative proceeding under Chapter 34.05 RCW, the Administrative Procedure Act. EFSEC has commenced the adjudicative hearing related to Application No. 2009-01 in accordance with the procedural requirements found in Chapter 463-30 WAC and Chapter 34.05 RCW.

For information regarding the Whistling Ridge adjudicative proceedings call EFSEC at (360) 664-1345