Grays Harbor environmental review
Imperium Renewables (now REG) proposal

On August 31, 2015, the City of Hoquiam and the Department of Ecology made the Draft EIS below available for review and comment. Comments on the Draft EIS were accepted from August 31, 2015 to November 30, 2015.

Printed copies of the Draft EIS are also publicly available at Hoquiam City Hall, Ecology Southwest Region offices in Lacey and in the following libraries: Aberdeen Timberland Library, Centralia Timberland Library, Hoquiam Timberland Library, Lacey Timberland Library, and Olympia Timberland Library.

Use the Records Request Form to order a printed copy or CD of the Draft EIS (for the cost of production).



DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

Note: All documents are in PDF format.

ChapterTitleFormat / File Size
Cover Cover Letter, Fact Sheet, Table of Contents458 KB
Intro Executive Summary 680 KB
Chapter 1 Introduction 95 KB
Chapter 2 Proposed Action and Alternatives 344 KB
Chapter 3 Affected Environment, Impacts and Mitigation 81 KB
3.1 Earth 474 KB
3.2 Air 426 KB / Factsheet
3.3 Water 444 KB 
3.4 Plants 318 KB / Factsheet
3.5 Animals 401 KB / Factsheet
3.6 Energy and Natural Resources 118 KB
3.7 Noise and Vibration 391 KB / Factsheet
3.8 Land and Shoreline Use 212 KB
3.9 Aesthetics, Light and Glare 708 KB
3.10 Recreation 269 KB / Factsheet
3.11 Historic and Cultural Preservation 276 KB / Factsheet
3.12 Tribal Resources 327 KB / Factsheet
3.13 Public Services and Utilities 121 KB
3.14 Hazardous Materials 209 KB
3.15 Rail Traffic 609 KB / Factsheet
3.16 Vehicle Traffic and Safety 475 KB / Factsheet
3.17 Vessel Traffic 651 KB / Factsheet
Chapter 4 Environmental Health and Safety  
4.1 Introduction 117 KB
4.2 Applicable Regulations 157 KB
4.3 Risk Considerations 119 KB
4.4 Environmental Health Risks – Terminal (Onsite) 242 KB / Factsheet
4.5 Environmental Health Risks – Rail Transport 273 KB / Factsheet
4.6 Environmental Health Risks – Vessel Transport 226 KB / Factsheet
4.7 Impacts on Resources 268 KB
Chapter 5 Extended Rail and Vessel Transport 754 KB
Chapter 6 Cumulative Impacts 953 KB
Chapter 7 Economics, Social Policy and Cost-Benefit Analysis 534 KB
Chapter 8 Distribution List 50 KB
Chapter 9 References 381 KB
  APPENDICES
Appendix A Scoping Report 2.4 MB
Appendix B Laws and Regulations 274 kb
Appendix C Tsunami Impact Modeling and Analysis 532 KB
Appendix D Air Data 523 KB
Appendix E FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps 37 KB
Appendix F Special-Status Species 60 KB
Appendix G Noise Data 5.3 MB
Appendix H Local Policies Governing Land and Shoreline Use 154 KB
Appendix I Local Policies Governing Aesthetics, Light, and Glare 135 KB
Appendix J Cultural Resources Technical Report 3.7 MB
Appendix K Rail Traffic Technical Information 695 KB
Appendix L Vehicle Traffic Analysis 922 KB
Appendix M Risk Assessment Technical Report 253 KB
Appendix N Oil Spill Modeling 568 KB
Appendix O Economic Impact Analysis 237 KB
Appendix P Census Block Group Data 63 KB
  VOLUMES: Download the entire Draft EIS in three volumes (large files)
Volume 1 Introduction, Chapters 1-9 9.4 MB
Volume 2 Appendices A - G 8.6 MB
Volume 3 Appendices H - P 6.5 MB

Note: Ecology and the City of Hoquiam (co-lead agencies) are aware that a number of scoping comments were not included in Appendix A of the Draft Environmental Impact Statements for the Westway and REG Terminals Expansion Proposals. Many of you have alerted us of this omission.

We would like to assure you that even though not included in the Draft EISs, these comments, as well as the ones printed, were each read and considered by the co-lead agencies. The comments were also reviewed and considered by the consultants charged with preparing the studies. We apologize for the omission. All scoping comments will be included in the Final EIS.

The complete archive of scoping comments is available through a public disclosure request.

Background

Imperium Renewables is proposing expansion of a bulk liquid storage facility at the Port of Grays Harbor in Hoquiam. An environmental review is occurring for this proposal. In 2015, Renewable Energy Group (REG) purchased the Imperium facility. Since the public comment period ended on November 30, 2015, REG has elected to pause and revise its expansion proposal, and is therefore on hold until the company submits an updated proposal.

Co-lead agencies Ecology and the city of Hoquiam issued a Determination of Significance (DS) under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The DS identifies some of the topics that will be examined during the environmental review, seeks public comment, describes how to submit comments on the EIS, and locations of scoping meetings.

The comment period for the expanded scoping process was April 10 to May 27, 2014.


SITE INFORMATION

Project:
Imperium Renewables
Facility Site ID # 6836916

Location:
Port of Grays Harbor, Grays Harbor County at 46.9711N/ 123.8544W

Ecology Point of Contact:
Diane Butorac
Regional Planner
Southwest Regional Office
Department of Ecology
Diane.Butorac@ecy.wa.gov
(360) 407-6594

ESPAÑOL

El período de comentarios está cerrado para de Borrador de las Declaraciones del Impacto Ambiental. Información en español sobre el borrador de la Declaración del Impacto Ambiental está disponible. Se podrá revisar la información presentada en este sitio Web. Si tienen preguntas sobre el estudio o el proceso en general, favor de mandar un correo electrónico a preguntas@ecy.wa.gov.

Imperium Terminal Services (Imperium) actualmente tiene una planta de producción e instalaciones para el transporte de biodiesel en el Puerto de Grays Harbor en Hoquiam, Washington. En la actualidad la planta maneja biodiesel, diesel de petróleo, aceite vegetal y metanol. Estos líquidos van y vienen de la planta transportados por tren, camión y barco (buques y barcazas). Imperium quiere ampliar las instalaciones actuales a fin de permitir el manejo, uso y almacenamiento de diferentes tipos de líquidos. La expansión incluiría la construcción de nuevos tanques de almacenaje, tuberías y rieles de ferrocarril en los lugares donde se realizaría el vaciado y cargado de trenes. Los tanques de almacenaje actuales también podrían usarse para guardar los nuevos líquidos. En las instalaciones propuestas se haría el manejo y almacenaje de nuevos líquidos a granel que incluyen etanol, nafta, gasolina, gasóleo de vacío, combustible para aviones, combustible número 2, combustible número 6, queroseno, combustible renovable para aviones, combustible diesel renovable, aceite de cocina usado y grasas de origen animal. El transporte de líquidos a granel a las instalaciones y viceversa, se haría principalmente por tren y por barco.

ACCESSIBILITY

If you require documents in alternative format, please contact: Hanna Waterstrat, hanna.waterstrat@ecy.wa.gov, 360-407-7668 (voice) -or call- 711 (relay service) 877-833-6341 (TTY, for persons with speech disability)