Puget Sound Energy - LNG Facility Tacoma
Puget Sound Energy submitted an application for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in the Tacoma Tide Flats. The site will include a new Total Ocean Trailer Express Marine Vessel LNG fueling system used to distribute to ships. The application also includes details on associated improvements to the existing PSE Natural Gas Distribution System that delivers natural gas from the Williams Natural Gas Pipeline to the LNG facility.
Public Information Meeting & Public Comment:
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency hosted two public information meetings to present information about the project and to answer questions about the PSE LNG permit application. These meeting were held on Monday, November 27, 2017 and Friday, December 1, 2017.
At the public information meetings we indicated that we thought that we were still a couple weeks away from starting the public comment period, which will include a public hearing*. Based on information we heard at those information meetings, we concluded that we have more work to complete before we will be ready to start a comment period. We do not anticipate completing this review work before January 25, 2018.
That means the comment period has not started yet and will not start until the review work is complete (after the holidays). Also, this additional time will not shorten the time period originally identified for the public comment period (60 days). We will update our review status on this page as we get closer to completing that work.
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* A public hearing for an air permit is different than a public information meeting and different than a courtroom hearing. Learn more here.
May 22, 2017
|PSE submitted the NOC application.|
|June 21, 2017||The Agency did a preliminary review of the application submitted by PSE and requested additional information from them. The letter describes in detail the information needed.|
|June 22, 2017||Results of modeling of air pollutants from the proposed facility.|
|June 30, 2017||PSE responded to the Agency's letter requesting additional information.|
|August 11, 2017||PSE responded further to the Agency's June 21st letter requesting more information.|
|September 8, 2017||Results of air quality modeling.|
|September 15, 2017||Emission calculations and modeling results.|
|September 27, 2017||Hexavalent chromium and a flare response summary.|
|October 3, 2017||The Agency deemed the PSE LNG application technically complete.|
|November 6, 2017||Updated flare inlet comparison for BACT determination.|
|November 27, 2017|
December 1, 2017
|Agency presentation given during the public information meetings.|