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TESORO’S PROPOSED XYLENE PLANT
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS)
SCOPING COMMENT OPPORTUNITY
Online Open House: http://TesoroAnacortesEIS.
Scoping Comment Period
Thursday March 17, 2016 –
Scoping Meeting & Open House
, Anacortes High School, 1600 20th St
Gym (Open House) and Brodniak Hall (Scoping Meeting)
Submitting Public Comments by
VOICE MAIL: 1-877-685-7356 (toll free) 5 minute time limit for messages
HAND DELIVERED: Skagit County Planning & Development Services
MAIL: Tesoro CPUP EIS
FAX: (360) 416-1340
For more detailed information about the likely significant adverse impacts created by
Tesoro’s Xylene Plant, please review Evergreen Islands’ Comment Letter, August 2015
Tesoro’s proposed Xylene Plant (about $400 million) will produce up to 15,000 barrels per day of mixed xylene. The mixed xylene will mainly be exported to Asia and will be used to make polyester fibers and films for clothing, food packaging and beverage containers.
Shipping xylene to Asia will also mean an increase in tanker traffic, up to five extra tankers a month entering and exiting Fidalgo Bay
THE XYLENE PROJECT WILL CREATE
A MARINE EXPORT TERMINAL!
POTENTIAL FOR CRUDE OIL EXPORT FROM MARCH POINT (TRANSSHIPMENT)
Concurrent with the Xylene Plant proposal, Tesoro is proposing to construct and operate a crude oil transshipment terminal in Vancouver, Wa. Tesoro’s proposed Vancouver crude oil terminal would be capable of receiving an average of 360,000 barrels of crude oil per day by train, storing it onsite, and loading it onto marine vessels. An average of 28 trains per week would arrive at the proposed Vancouver Facility.
Tesoro’s crude-by-rail goal for March Point is 6 unit trains per week, and Shell’s goal is 7 trains per week – potentially a total of 13 crude oil unit trains per week to the March Point refineries. Since Tesoro already has a crude oil rail terminal on March Point, the new marine oil terminal affords Tesoro the option to ‘transship’ export crude oil by oil tanker. Note: Congress lifted the 1975 Crude Oil Export ban late last year.
Consequently, the Scope of the EIS for Tesoro’s Xylene Plant should have practically the same scope as the EIS for Tesoro’s proposed crude oil terminal in Vancouver. The Draft Environment Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Tesoro’s proposed Vancouver project can be reviewed here, which includes a bunch of scoping issues that should be included in the EIS for the Xylene Plant
Project Application Materials
“Tesoro Anacortes Refinery: Clean Products Upgrade Project, Project Description,” Skagit Planning & Development website. http://skagitcounty.net/
SEPA Determination of Significance – March 17, 2016
Determination Of Significance and Request for Comments on Scope of Environmental Impact Statement
Shoreline Substantial Development Application – June 22, 2015
Notice of Development Application - July 9, 2015
SEPA Checklist – June 22, 2015
Joint Aquatic Resources Permit Application – June 22, 2015
Site Plans and Diagrams – June 22, 2015
Department of Army, jurisdictional determination – June 1, 2015
Washington Department of Ecology, Wetland Findings for Tesoro Clean product Upgrade – July 2, 2015
Tesoro Clean Products Upgrade Project Cultural Resources Technical Memorandum – May 22, 2015