Current Projects

Puget Sound Energy - LNG Facility Tacoma

Puget Sound Energy submitted an application for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in the Tacoma Tide Flats. The site would include a new Total Ocean Trailer Express Marine Vessel LNG fueling system used to distribute to ships.  Other potential uses for the LNG product were also identified, primarily marine fuel.  

On March 29, 2019, the Agency published the Final SEIS (FSEIS) for this GHG analysis, The FSEIS documents include the review and consideration of the comments received. The publication of the FSEIS represents the completion of this part of the review process and will be used to support the review of the air permit application. For more information and to view the FSEIS documents, visit the SEIS tab below. Schedule information regarding the air permit review status and processes are not presently available. 

On December 10, 2019 the Agency completed a review of the Puget Sound Energy Tacoma Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility Notice of Construction Application (NOC 11386) and the comments received on the proposed approval.  The Agency has made a final  determination that the proposal meets all the requirements of Agency Regulations I, II and III and should be approved through the issuance of Order of Approval No. 11386. The final order and permit review documents may be found below.

See also a statement from our Executive Director on this process.

  1. Permit Review
  2. Permit Process
  3. Application Documents
  4. SEIS

Final Order of Approval No. 11386

Puget Sound Energy 

1001 E Alexander Ave. 

Tacoma WA  98421

Final Determination

The Agency has completed a review of PSE’s Tacoma LNG application No. 11386, as well as the comments received on the proposed order of approval, and has made a final determination that the proposal meets all the requirements of Agency Regulations I, II and III and should be approved. A review of the environmental impacts from this project was evaluated by the City of Tacoma, as documented in an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) published on November 9, 2015. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency supplemented the Air and Cumulative Impact sections in the City of Tacoma’s FEIS, specifically related to the life-cycle emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs), with a published Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) on March 29, 2019. The Agency is relying on both documents to satisfy the SEPA requirements for this NOC application. More information on the FEIS and the FSEIS can be found on the SEIS tab on this page.

Permit Documents

The proposed NOC review documents posted for the public comment period can be found here.

Appeal Information

Pursuant to Puget Sound Clean Air Agency's Regulation I, Section 3.17 and RCW 43.21B.310, this Order may be appealed to the Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB). To appeal to the PCHB, a written notice of appeal must be filed with the PCHB and a copy served upon Puget Sound Clean Air Agency within 30 days of the date the applicant receives this Order.

In addition, any appeal of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement shall be with the Agency’s Order on the NOC application and shall be commenced within the time frame required to appeal the Agency’s Order on the NOC application. See Agency Regulation I, Section 3.17.