A capacity crowd of over 100 packed the Warrenton Community Center last night (Tues) for a public meeting about the permitting process for the proposed Oregon LNG export terminal and pipeline project.
Representatives from Oregon DEQ, the Department of State Lands, the Department of Land Conservation and Development and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers addressed questions relating to the permitting and certification process.
DEQ representatives focused on 401 water quality certification, intended to ensure that work completed under the Federal Clean Water Act Section 404 Dredge/Fill permit would meet state water quality standards.
Representatives from the Army Corps of engineers declined specific comments on a pending lawsuit filed by Oregon LNG against the Corps. The Corps says it has a permanent easement to deposit dredge spoils in the same location of the proposed terminal on the Skipanon Peninsula. The easement, dating from 1957, could prevent construction of the proposed terminal.
Public comments will continue to be taken until February 16th.* Comments can be mailed, emailed or faxed to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
Oregon DEQ will hold another question and answer session in a public meeting January 29th in Vernonia.
*Comments may be mailed to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Northwest Region, Attn: 401 Public Comments, 2020 SW 4th Ave., Suite 400, Portland, OR 97201
Comments can be emailed to:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to: