SeaPort Sound proposes to demolish refinery equipment and replace it with new storage tanks

SeaPort Sound Terminal LLC (SeaPort Sound) is proposing to demolish existing refinery equipment and replace it with new storage tanks and appurtenances at the SeaPort Sound Terminal located on the Hylebos Waterway at 2628 Marine View Drive in Tacoma, Washington.

The SeaPort Sound Plant Modernisation Project includes demolition of existing refinery equipment, installation of new storage tanks and a containment system, as well as wastewater and stormwater improvements.

The current storage capacity in the refinery area is approximately 15,000 barrels; the new tanks would have a capacity of about 181,000 barrels.

While additional bulk fuels will be stored on site, the applicant is not seeking an increase in overall throughput for the facility. The purpose of the project is to replace aging refinery infrastructure with new storage tanks, piping, and associated equipment, and safety and environmental protection measures, including upgraded wastewater treatment systems to meet functional, operational, and environmental needs at the terminal.

In addition to the foregoing topics, agencies, affected tribes, and members of the public are currently being invited to comment on the scope of this proposed EIS.

The scoping period ends February 25, 2021. An EIS public scoping meeting is then scheduled to begin at 6.00 pm on February 18, 2021, via Zoom.

Source: Storage Terminals Magazine

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