Port of Grays Harbor

Harbor Safety Committee Meeting

November 13, 2012

Introductions were made by those present at the meeting and those conferenced in.

Ecology reported they were going to have an oil spill drill with BP at Cherry Point.

Coast Guard
The Coast Guard shared it would be conducting a 5 day blitz to examine all commercial fishing vessels

Corp of Engineers
The Corp of Engineers invited everyone to attend a public meeting at the Port on December 5, 2012 as part of a supplemental EIS that was being conducted?

Port of Grays Harbor
The Port gave a briefing about crude by rail (cbr) projects being proposed at the Port. USD gave a presentation to the Port Commission earlier that day. Westway shared that they had plans to be going to Q4 2013.

Kevin LaBorne of USD gave a presentation about USD (have constructed 12 cbr terminals since 2003) and what a potential crude by rail facility might look like here at Grays Harbor. USD has an Access Agreement with the Port for property near Terminal 3.

Vessel traffic was addressed by both USD and Westway representatives. USD forecasts about 5 vessels per month. Westway forecasted a barge about every 3 days (10/month)

Marine spatial planning was brought up and the Oregon Governor’s Office was cited as having a plan to look to as an example.

Kiewit General expected to have their next pontoon float out in April 2013