|Oct. 14, 2016||Ecology cancels the public comment period. Public hearings planned for November are also canceled.|
|Oct. 6, 2016||Shell announced they will not move forward with the project. A letter was sent to Ecology and Skagit County on Oct 12 to withdraw permit applications for the crude-by-rail unloading facility.|
|Oct 4, 2016||Ecology and Skagit County start a 60-day public comment period for the draft EIS.|
|Fall 2015||The co-leads selected HDR Engineering Inc. to conduct the EIS process and prepare a draft EIS for public review and comment. Work begins on the draft EIS.|
|Sept 21 – Nov 5, 2015||45-day comment period for project scoping. During this comment period, the co-leads accepted public comments about what should be included in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement. The co-leads received more than 35,000 comments.|
|Sept. 21, 2015||Skagit County and the Department of Ecology released a Determination of Significance for the Shell Anacortes Rail Unloading Facility.|
|July 2015||The co-leads hired HDR Engineering, Inc. as a third party team to assist them in preparing a draft EIS for public review and comment.|
|May 18, 2015||Skagit County requested that Ecology participate as a SEPA co-lead, and Ecology formally agreed on June 8, 2015.|
|Feb. 23, 2015||The Hearing Examiner granted the appeal and ordered Skagit County to complete an EIS.|
|Jan. 28–30, 2015||The Skagit County Hearing Examiner held an open record administrative appeal.|
|Sept. 11, 2014||Earthjustice appealed the modified MDNS on behalf of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Friends of the San Juans, ForestEthics, Washington Environmental Council, Friends of the Earth, and Evergreen Islands.|
|Aug. 13, 2014||The County received more than
400 comments on the MDNS decision, which led
Skagit County to request additional information
from Shell PSR.
After review of the additional information, Skagit County issued a modified MDNS that included additional conditions, supporting information and another comment period.
|April 24, 2014||After conducting a SEPA review, Skagit County determined that the project did not have a probable significant adverse impact to the environment if certain mitigation measures were followed. This is called a mitigated determination of nonsignificance (MDNS).|
|Jan. 9, 2014||Skagit County held a public comment period for the proposed project.|
|Dec. 18, 2013||Shell PSR submitted permit applications to Skagit County for the proposed project.|
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (no longer accepting public comments)
Shell suspends project work, October 2016
Determination of Significance, Sept. 21, 2015
Key agreements, August 2015
Ecology agrees to serve as co-lead with Skagit County, June 8, 2015
Skagit County’s EIS co-lead request to Ecology, May 18, 2015:
Additional project documents, including the environmental checklist, can be reviewed on the Skagit County website.
For more information about SEPA reviews, please see Ecology’s Citizens Guide to SEPA Review and Commenting.
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