Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Issues Three Permits for Coyote Island Terminal

Feb 11 2014
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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Issues Three Permits for Coyote Island Terminal

PORTLAND, Ore. — February 11, 2014 — The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has issued air quality, water quality and construction stormwater permits associated with the proposed Coyote Island Terminal coal export project in Boardman, OR. The project is known as the Morrow Pacific project.

“As we’ve said all along, we are committed to meeting the high environmental standards set by the state of Oregon. By issuing these three permits after a rigorous process, the Department of Environmental Quality has affirmed that the project complies with environmental rules and regulations of the state of Oregon,” said Clark Moseley, CEO, Morrow Pacific project.

The project is currently seeking permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Oregon Department of State Lands, and is projected to be operational by the beginning of 2015. The Corps has indicated that a permitting decision will be forthcoming in the spring of 2014.

“We are committed to doing business the Oregon way, and working with local companies to strengthen our economy. We’re ready to start work just as soon as we receive permits from the Corps and Oregon DSL,” added Moseley.

About the Morrow Pacific project
The Morrow Pacific project will ship low-sulfur coal by rail from Intermountain states to the Port of Morrow near Boardman, Oregon. There it will be transferred to an enclosed storage facility and loaded onto covered barges through an enclosed conveyor. The coal will then be shipped down the Columbia River to Port of St. Helens’ Port Westward Industrial Park. There, enclosed transloaders will transfer the coal onto covered oceangoing Panamax ships bound for U.S. trade allies such as Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The Morrow Pacific project is setting new standards for protecting the environment while supporting the economy. Beginning when coal is off-loaded at the Port of Morrow facility until it arrives in Asia, there will be no visible coal and little, if any, coal dust. For more information please visit www.MorrowPacific.com.

For more information please visit www.MorrowPacific.com.

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Liz Fuller, (w) 503-552-5067, lfuller@gardcommunications.com

 

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