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3rd crude by rail project planned for Port of Grays Harbor

April 10, 2014

A 3rd local company has expressed interest in crude by rail.

US Development Group submitted their SEPA Checklist, several environmental technical reports and a Shorelines Permit Application to the City for Grays Harbor Rail Terminal, LLC.

The paperwork triggers the environmental review process under the State Environmental Policy Act. The City of Hoquiam and the Department of Ecology will be evaluating this application.

GHRT proposed project would represent an $80 million capital investment, and would generate 80-100 jobs during construction as well as an additional 35-40 permanent family-wage jobs upon completion. This does not represent local longshore and shipping jobs.

The project has been in the planning process since 2012. A lease agreement has already been signed for the project on Terminal 3 that is designed to handle 45,000 barrels a day on average.

US Development Groups says that they have developed more than a dozen bulk liquid facilities across the country since 1998.

This project will not be included into the current Environmental reviews for Westway Terminal Company and Imperium Renewables.

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