Labor, Business Leaders Support Permit

By Vancouver Energy On November 29, 2016

Labor and business leaders spoke at a public hearing today in support of Vancouver Energy’s construction stormwater permit. The permit is a normal part of the state of Washington’s robust permitting process. We’re confident the terminal’s design and plans for construction and operations will meet or exceed all relevant water quality standards.

The two coRob Richmpanies building the Vancouver Energy terminal, Tesoro and Savage, are committed not just to meeting or exceeding all permitting and environmental standards but in being good corporate citizens.

To learn more about Vancouver Energy’s commitment to stormwater management, listen to this interview on KXL-FM with Tesoro Consulting Environmental Engineer Doug Price.

At today’s hearing, Rob Rich, Vice President for Marine Services at Shaver Transportation, said Tesoro and Savage have shown through their plans to manage stormwater, materials and water quality that they will meet or exceed all state and federal requirements during the construction of the terminal.

The measures that Vancouver Energy will employ, Rich said, are numerous and include collecting and treating all stormwater, avoiding all contaminated materials from the prior industrial activity on the site and establishing barriers to stop debris from entering the Columbia River.

The measuresBob Carroll also include the use of best practices for construction of the terminal infrastructure in the marine environment.

Also speaking in support of the terminal’s construction stormwater permit was Bob Carroll, president of the Columbia Pacific Building and Construction Trades Council, which represents more than 20,000 skilled workers in 25 different crafts in both Washington and Oregon.

Carroll said the terminal will effectively manage stormwater during construction to protect water quality and prevent erosion. The project, he added, will provide hundreds of much-needed family-wage jobs for Southwest Washington and at least $2 billion in economic benefit.