10-2-13 PI Network: Gateway Pacific Terminal EIS Scoping P2 by Kristin Hull

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10-2-13 PI Network: Gateway Pacific Terminal EIS Scoping P2 by Kristin Hull

  1. 1. Copyright [insert date set by system] by [CH2M HILL entity] • Company Confidential Gateway Pacific Terminal EIS Scoping Process Successes, Catastrophes and Lessons Learned
  2. 2. Copyright [insert date set by system] by [CH2M HILL entity] • Company Confidential What I’ll cover  What we did  What went well  What we learned Photos from CrossCut and Bellingham Herald
  3. 3. Copyright [insert date set by system] by [CH2M HILL entity] • Company Confidential Gateway Pacific Terminal EIS overview  CH2M HILL is conducting the NEPA/SEPA process for the Army Corps of Engineers, Whatcom County and the Washington State Department of Ecology  Proposal would construct a deep water export terminal north of Bellingham at Cherry Point
  4. 4. Copyright [insert date set by system] by [CH2M HILL entity] • Company Confidential Scoping process  Conducted seven in person scoping meetings  Included a robust online meeting  Purpose of scoping is to understand issues and concerns to inform EIS  Community members could participate: online, in person or by submitting written comments
  5. 5. Copyright [insert date set by system] by [CH2M HILL entity] • Company Confidential Scoping participation outcomes Location Approximate No. of Attendees Bellingham 1,800 Friday Harbor 450 Mount Vernon 1,000 Ferndale 1,300 Spokane 850 Vancouver 900 Seattle 2,400 Photos from CrossCut
  6. 6. Copyright [insert date set by system] by [CH2M HILL entity] • Company Confidential Scoping participation outcomes  Website: – More than 64,000 visits  More than 124,000 comments  Public meetings were civil and verbal comments were taken throughout each meeting
  7. 7. Copyright [insert date set by system] by [CH2M HILL entity] • Company Confidential Most comments from Washington State
  8. 8. Lessons learned
  9. 9. 1 Stakeholder interviews lay the groundwork for a equitable, fair public process.
  10. 10. 2Put the web to work for you to reduce data entry and increase transparency.
  11. 11. Copyright [insert date set by system] by [CH2M HILL entity] • Company Confidential Comment management: self tagging
  12. 12. 3 Create convenient ways for people to participate who don’t want or need the public meeting experience.
  13. 13. Plan for your meeting from start to finish! 4
  14. 14. 5 Provide plenty of space.
  15. 15. 6 Manage verbal comment very carefully. Photos from CrossCut and Bellingham Herald
  16. 16. 7 Refine as you go and communicate changes to participants.
  17. 17. Copyright [insert date set by system] by [CH2M HILL entity] • Company Confidential Communicating change during the process
  18. 18. 8 Decide how comments will be collected and analyzed ahead of time.
  19. 19. 9

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