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  • 29 August 2013

    Tesoro SavageVancouver Energy Distribution Terminal

    Submitted toState of Washington

    Energy Facility Siting Evaluation CouncilOlympia, Washington

    APPLICATION FOR SITE CERTIFICATION AGREEMENTNO. 2013-01

    VOLUME 2 - APPENDICES

  • Volume 2 - Appendices Application for Site Certification Agreement No. 2013-01

    Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal Submitted to State of Washington Energy Facility Siting Evaluation Council Olympia, Washington 29 August 2013

  • Archaeological Investigations Northwest, Inc.

    3510 N.E. 122nd Ave. Portland, Oregon 97230 Vancouver Phone (360) 696-7473 Phone (503) 761-6605 Fax (503) 761-6620 E-mail: ainw@ainw.com

    Web: www.ainw.com

    August 20, 2013 Richard Bellon, THPO Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Indian Reservation P.O. Box 536 Oakville WA 98568 Re: Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal Project Vancouver, Washington Cultural Resource Information Request Dear Mr. Bellon: I am writing to provide you with information and a request to initiate coordination regarding the Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal that is proposed to be located at the Port of Vancouver (Port) in Vancouver, Washington (Figures 1 and 2, attached). The proposed facility will receive crude oil by freight rail, temporarily store it on site, and pipe it to marine vessels for shipment via the Columbia River.

    The proposed project is subject to the jurisdiction of the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) since the project is expected to ship over 50,000 barrels of crude oil per day over marine waters. In support of the application to EFSEC, AINW is preparing an analysis of potential impacts to cultural resources in accordance with applicable state statutes and regulations. For purposes of the EFSEC application, the proposed study area will be the area where construction impacts may occur at the Port, as illustrated in the attached figures.

    The project may also require approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for potential in-water work on the existing Port Berths 13 and 14 which will be used to support the marine activities related to the project. For purposes of supporting review by the USACE, a separate cultural resources study meeting the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (as amended) and its implementing regulations, 36 CFR 800, will be prepared. The standards of the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation will be followed, and the cultural resource study will be directed by AINW staff who have met the professional qualifications of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation. Based on the currently proposed project impacts, my review of previous studies indicate that nearly the entire study area has been previously surveyed for archaeological resources (Figure 3, attached) and none have been identified within the study area; from 1.2 to 6 meters (4 to 20 feet) of dredge fill deposits cover most of the APE and the small portions not previously surveyed are paved and are on the filled area. The applicant is very interested to learn whether you have information regarding properties, features, or materials within the study area that may be of concern to the Chehalis Tribes so that these concerns can be addressed in the cultural resources review included in the application to EFSEC. If you have information regarding cultural resources, please feel free to contact me at 503-761-6605. For information about the projects proposed facilities, you may contact me or contact the environmental planner for the project, Irina Makarow of BergerABAM, at 206-431-2373. Feel free to reply by letter, email, or telephone. You may email me at jo@ainw.com, or if you prefer, you may email Ms. Makarow at Irina.Makarow@abam.com. Thank you very much for your time and consideration. Sincerely,

    Jo Reese, M.A., R.P.A. VP/Senior Archaeologist Encl.

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    Figure 1. The Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal project at the Port of Vancouver, Washington.

    LegendStudy Area

  • NW Lower River Road

    Parcel 1ATerminal 5

    Berth 14

    NW Gate

    way

    Berth 13

    Storage

    Transfer Pipelines

    Marine Terminal

    NW Harborside Drive

    NW Harborside Drive

    Columbia River

    West Boiler

    Transfer Pipelines

    Avenue

    Unloading and Office

    Source: Esri, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, i-cubed, USDA, USGS, AEX, Getmapping, Aerogrid,IGN, IGP, swisstopo, and the GIS User Community

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    Figure 2. The Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal study area includes rail unloading, administrative and support buildings at Terminal 5, storage tanks and control room at Parcel 1A, several transfer pipelines, and a marine terminal that includes a control room, dock improvements, and ship loading at Berth 13 and Berth 14.

    LegendStudy Area

  • NW Lower River Road

    NW Gate

    way Ave

    nue

    NW Harborside Drive

    NW Harborside DriveColumbia River

    Terminal 4

    Parcel 1A

    Terminal 5

    Source: Esri, DigitalGlobe, GeoEye, i-cubed, USDA, USGS, AEX, Getmapping, Aerogrid, IGN, IGP, swisstopo,and the GIS User Community

    Figure 3. Previous cultural resource studies within and surrounding the study area.

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    LegendStudy Area

    Previous Cultural Resource StudiesPort of Vancouver Proposed WRI Coal Terminal - Thomas and Welch 1982

    Port of Vancouver Parcel 1 Project - Forgeng and Reese 1993

    Cogentrix Power's Proposed Gas-Fired Turbine Electric Generation Facility - Thomas 1995

    Clark County Jail Work Center - Moore et al. 1995; Ellis and Mills 1998

    ALCOA Remediation Project - Becker and Roulette 2003

    ALCOA Vancouver Sediment Remediation Project - Zehendner and Fagan 2008

    Port of Vancouver Terminal 4 Improvements Project - Reese 2009a

    Port of Vancouver's Terminal 4 Pond Reconstruction Project - Reese 2009b

    West Vancouver Fright Access Project - Hetzel et al. 2009

    Port of Vancouver' Alcoa/Evergreen Development Project - Fagan and Zehendner 2009

    Port of Vancouver Terminal 5 Bulk Potash Project - Chapman and Blaser 2010

    Port of Vancouver Parcel 2 Project - Davis and Ozbun 2011

    Predetermination: 3103 NW Lower River Road - Jenkins and Davis 2012

    Predetermination: Clark Public Utilities Substation at Jail Work Center - Fuld and Reese 2012

  • Archaeological Investigations Northwest, Inc.

    3510 N.E. 122nd Ave. Portland, Oregon 97230 Vancouver Phone (360) 696-7473 Phone (503) 761-6605 Fax (503) 761-6620 E-mail: ainw@ainw.com

    Web: www.ainw.com

    August 20, 2013 Ray Gardner, Chairman Chinook Tribe P.O. Box 368 Bay Center WA 98527 Re: Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal Project Vancouver, Washington Cultural Resource Information Request To The Honorable Ray Gardner: I am writing to provide you with information and a request to initiate coordination regarding the Tesoro Savage Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal that is proposed to be located at the Port of Vancouver (Port) in Vancouver, Washington (Figures 1 and 2, attached). The proposed facility will receive crude oil by freight rail, temporarily store it on site, and pipe it to marine vessels for shipment via the Columbia River.

    The proposed project is subject to the jurisdiction of the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) since the project is expected to ship over 50,000 barrels of crude oil per day over marine waters. In support of the application to EFSEC, AINW is preparing an analysis of potential impacts to cultural resources in accordance with applicable state statutes and regulations. For purposes of the EFSEC application, the proposed study area will be the area where construction impacts may occur at the Port, as illustrated in the attached figures.

    The project may also require approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for potential in-water work on the existing Port Berths 13 and 14 which will be used to support the marine activities related to the project. For purposes of supporting review by the USACE, a separate cultural resources study meeting the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (as amended) and its implementing regulations, 36 CFR 800, will be prepared. The standards of the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation will be followed, and the cultural resource study will be directed by AINW staff who have met the professional qualifications of the Secretary of the Interiors Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation. Based on the currently proposed project impacts, my review of previous studies indicate that nearly the entire study area has been previously surveyed for archaeological resources (Figure 3, attached) and none have been identified within the study area; from 1.2 to 6 meters (4 to 20 feet) of dredge fill deposits cover most of the APE and the small portions not previously surveyed are paved and are on the filled area. The applicant is very interested to learn whether you have information regarding properties, features, or materials within the study area that may be of concern to the Chinook Tribe so that these concerns can be addressed in the cultural resources review included in the application to EFSEC. If you have information regarding cultural resour