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Puget Sound Energy - LNG Facility Tacoma

Puget Sound Energy submitted an application for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in the Tacoma Tide Flats. The site would include a new Total Ocean Trailer Express Marine Vessel LNG fueling system used to distribute to ships.  Other potential uses for the LNG product were also identified, primarily marine fuel.  

On March 29, 2019, the Agency published the Final SEIS (FSEIS) for this GHG analysis, The FSEIS documents include the review and consideration of the comments received. The publication of the FSEIS represents the completion of this part of the review process and will be used to support the review of the air permit application. For more information and to view the FSEIS documents, visit the SEIS tab below. Schedule information regarding the air permit review status and processes are not presently available. 

On July 22, 2019 the Agency completed a review of the Puget Sound Energy Tacoma Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility Notice of Construction Application (NOC 11386) and has made a preliminary determination that the proposal meets all the requirements of Agency Regulations I, II and III and should be approved. The Agency will hold a public comment period and public hearing on a proposed permit. The notice for this proposed permit comment and hearing process may be found below and permit review documents and supporting information may be found on the Application Documents tab.

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Notice of Public Hearing and Comment Period

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Proposed Order of Approval No. 11386

Puget Sound Energy 

1001 E Alexander Ave. 

Tacoma WA  98421

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency will hold a public comment period and public hearing on a proposed permit for Puget Sound Energy – Tacoma Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Plant.

The emissions associated with this project were evaluated and could total up to 49 tons per year of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), 9.1 tons per year of Sulfur Dioxides (SO2), 1.2 tons per year of Particulate Matter (PM), 3.8 tons per year of Nitrogen Oxides (NOx), 12 tons per year of Carbon Monoxide (CO), 0.37 tons per year of Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs), and 1.03 tons per year of Toxic Air Contaminants (TACs, excluding criteria pollutants identified above).

Preliminary Determination

The Agency has completed a review of PSE’s Tacoma LNG application No. 11386 and has made a preliminary determination that the proposal meets all the requirements of Agency Regulations I, II and III and should be approved. A review of the environmental impacts from this project was evaluated by the City of Tacoma, as documented in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) published on November 9, 2015. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency supplemented the Air and Cumulative Impact sections in the City of Tacoma’s FEIS, specifically related to the life-cycle emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs), with a published FSEIS on March 29, 2019. The Agency is relying on both documents to satisfy the SEPA requirements for this NOC application. More information on the EIS and the SEIS can be found on this page.

Permit Documents

Public Comment

The public comment period is open from July 22, 2019 - September 9, 2019.

The application and the information considered in making this preliminary determination are on file and available for inspection at the Agency’s office located at:

Address: 1904 3rd Ave, Suite 105 - Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-689-4010

The proposed Order of Approval and associated review documents and application materials related to Order No. 11386 are also available on this page.

Written comments with respect to the proposed Order must be sent to Ralph Munoz, Engineer via one of the methods below:

Mail: 1904 3rd Ave, Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98101

Email: PublicComment@pscleanair.org

Fax: 206-343-7522

Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held:

Where: Rialto Theatre - 310 S 9th Street in Tacoma, WA 98402

When: August 27, 2019 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM and from 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM (the theater will be closed from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)

Comments will be heard from individuals in the order they sign in for the hearing. Sign in for each session of the hearing will begin 30 minutes before the start of each session. We anticipate significant interest in the hearing and will limit speaking time to 2 minutes for each individual.  

The Agency will accept oral and written comments at the hearing and also any written comments received before the close of the public comment period per WAC 173- 400-171. As a reminder, written and oral comments receive equal weight in this public involvement process. The Agency will review and respond to all comments received and the comments and responses will become part of the public record.

Public Information Meeting

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency hosted two public information meetings to present information about the project and to answer questions about the PSE LNG permit application. These meeting were held on Monday, November 27, 2017 and Friday, December 1, 2017. 

View the presentation given at those meetings here.