Huxley College Graduate and Undergraduate Publications

Alternative title

Gateway Pacific Terminal: Environmental Impact Assessment

College Affiliation

Huxley College of the Environment

Department or Program Affiliation

Department of Environmental Studies

Abstract

SSA Marine seeks to construct a full-service dry bulk commodity shipping terminal at Cherry Point, Washington. The proposed terminal will be the largest of its kind on the West Coast of the United States. If fully constructed, the terminal will have the capacity to annually export 54 million metric tons of bulk commodities, 48 million metric tons of which are expected to be coal (McKay). The project will involve constructing a railcar unloading station, stockyard, conveyance and shiploading systems, berths for three vessels, service buildings, and a storage and material handling facility, as well as making improvements to rail access at the site. The terminal will likely be constructed in two or more phases, depending on the initial customer demand (SSA Marine).

Document Type

Environmental Impact Assessment

Subject – LCSH (for OAI)

Marine terminals--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Marine terminals--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Land use, Urban--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Industries--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Shorelines--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Railroads--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Whatcom County

Geographic Coverage

Whatcom County (Wash.)

Genre/Form

Environmental impact statement

Publisher

Western Washington University

Date

2011

First Advisor

Melious, Jean O.

OCLC Number

770702703

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Date Permissions signed

7-25-2011

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

Department

Environmental Studies

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