- The port and Vancouver Energy mutually agreed to end Vancouver Energy’s lease a month early on Feb. 28. This gives the port the ability to market the property that was under lease at Terminal 5 and Parcel 1A, as well as additional rail capacity at Terminal 5. Vancouver Energy also plans to donate its $100,000 March lease payment to support Southwest Washington non-profits through the Vancouver Energy Community Fund.
- On Jan. 29 Gov. Inslee issued his decision to not approve Vancouver Energy’s project site certification application. This decision can be appealed within 30 days in Thurston County Superior Court.
- On Jan. 9 the port’s Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 to provide notice to Vancouver Energy that the project must receive the necessary licenses, permits and approvals required to operate by March 31, 2018, or the lease will be terminated, per the lease amendment approved by the board in April 2016.
- EFSEC finalized its recommendation to disapprove the project during a special meeting on Dec. 19 in Olympia. The recommendation report was then submitted to Gov. Jay Inslee, who had 60 days to issue his decision.
- EFSEC voted to recommend disapproval of Vancouver Energy’s project application on Nov. 28. The Council will finalize its recommendation during a special meeting on Dec. 19 at 1:30 p.m. in Olympia.
- EFSEC released the Final Environmental Impact Statement on Nov. 21.
- EFSEC released the draft NPDES Industrial Stormwater Permit for public comment from July 19 to Aug. 22. EFSEC held a public meeting from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at Clark College Columbia Technical Center to receive public comment.
- EFSEC released the draft Notice of Construction Air Permit Application for public comment from May 3 to June 7. EFSEC hosted a public meeting from 1 to 9 p.m. June 7, 2017, at Clark College Gaiser Hall to receive public comment.
- Washington State Supreme Court affirms lower courts’ rulings that the port’s lease with Vancouver Energy complies with State Environmental Policy Act
- EFSEC released the draft National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Construction Stormwater General Permit for public comment from Oct. 31 to Nov. 29. EFSEC held a public meeting to receive public comment on Nov. 29 at Clark College Gaiser Hall.
- The five-week EFSEC adjudicative process began June 27 and was completed July 29
- Watch the port’s closing statement, which requested the Council recognize and preserve the port’s ability to bring economic benefit to our community
- Board of Commissioners unanimously approves an amendment to Vancouver Energy’s lease with the port
- Port hosts two public meetings to consider a lease amendment submitted by Vancouver Energy
- Port submits comments on Vancouver Energy DEIS
- EFSEC releases Draft Environmental Impact Statement for public comment
- Port releases new version of the Vancouver Energy lease with fewer redactions
- In response to continued delays in the EFSEC process, port CEO Todd Coleman sends a letter to Gov. Inslee, asking him to require EFSEC to publish and adhere to a public schedule
- EFSEC issues a land use order, confirming the proposed use by Vancouver Energy is consistent with local land use plans and ordinance
- The port reviews the Vancouver Energy lease and releases a new version with fewer redactions
- In response to public feedback, port commissioners review the Vancouver Energy lease and approve it a second time
- Washington state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) begins project review
- Port commission approves lease with Tesoro Savage Joint Venture (TSJV)
- Port hosts public workshop to provide information to its commission and public
- Port hosts three public workshops to provide information to the commission and public
- Port hosts public workshop to provide information to the commission and public
- Tesoro-Savage announce joint venture to construct and operate crude-by-rail unloading facility