February 2018

  • The port and Vancouver Energy mutually agreed to end Vancouver Energy’s lease a month early on Feb. 28. This gives the port the ability to market the property that was under lease at Terminal 5 and Parcel 1A, as well as additional rail capacity at Terminal 5. Vancouver Energy also plans to donate its $100,000 March lease payment to support Southwest Washington non-profits through the Vancouver Energy Community Fund.

January 2018

  • On Jan. 29 Gov. Inslee issued his decision to not approve Vancouver Energy’s project site certification application. This decision can be appealed within 30 days in Thurston County Superior Court.
  • On Jan. 9 the port’s Board of Commissioners voted 3-0 to provide notice to Vancouver Energy that the project must receive the necessary licenses, permits and approvals required to operate by March 31, 2018, or the lease will be terminated, per the lease amendment approved by the board in April 2016.

December 2017

  • EFSEC finalized its recommendation to disapprove the project during a special meeting on Dec. 19 in Olympia. The recommendation report was then submitted to Gov. Jay Inslee, who had 60 days to issue his decision.

November 2017

July 2017

  • EFSEC released the draft NPDES Industrial Stormwater Permit for public comment from July 19 to Aug. 22. EFSEC held a public meeting from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, at Clark College Columbia Technical Center to receive public comment.

May 2017

  • EFSEC released the draft Notice of Construction Air Permit Application for public comment from May 3 to June 7. EFSEC hosted a public meeting from 1 to 9 p.m. June 7, 2017, at Clark College Gaiser Hall to receive public comment.

March 2017

November 2016

  • EFSEC released the draft National Pollution Discharge Elimination System Construction Stormwater General Permit for public comment from Oct. 31 to Nov. 29. EFSEC held a public meeting to receive public comment on Nov. 29 at Clark College Gaiser Hall.

July 2016

  • The five-week EFSEC adjudicative process began June 27 and was completed July 29
    • Watch the port’s closing statement, which requested the Council recognize and preserve the port’s ability to bring economic benefit to our community

April 2016

January 2016

November 2015

August 2015

July 2015

August 2014

  • EFSEC issues a land use order, confirming the proposed use by Vancouver Energy is consistent with local land use plans and ordinance

April 2014

  • The port reviews the Vancouver Energy lease and releases a new version with fewer redactions

October 2013

  • In response to public feedback, port commissioners review the Vancouver Energy lease and approve it a second time

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

  • Tesoro-Savage announce joint venture to construct and operate crude-by-rail unloading facility