Low Carbon Energy Siting Study Advisory Board

The Siting Advisory Board is made up of representative stakeholders and tribal representatives from businesses and industry, environmental and labor organizations, ports, environmental justice entities, utilities, local governments, and the public.


Purpose and objectives

The advisory board will provide a collaborative forum for members to provide insights and feedback on improving low-carbon energy project permitting and siting processes. The board’s objectives are to identify and document concerns, perspectives, and recommendations for consideration in Ecology’s study. These include:

  • Systemic issues related to:
    • Siting of projects
    • Environmental review and permitting processes
    • Tribal treaty rights and tribal and cultural resources processes
    • Consideration of highly impacted communities
  • Opportunities as well as roadblocks in current processes.
  • Potential options for resolving systemic issues and characterizing high-level implications, trade-offs, and opportunities associated with implementing proposed options.
  • Developing guidance and tools for project applicants to improve siting processes.
  • Additional studies or actions needed.

Advisory board members

The departments of Ecology and Commerce are co-leads for the advisory board.

Advisory board members include (alphabetically by organization):

Participation in meetings does not mean concurrence on issues. Board meetings are intended to provide a place to consider and discuss ideas.

Advisory board meetings

All online meetings can be accessed using the following information:

Meeting dates and locations Agenda & Presentation Materials

Oct. 14, 2021, 8 a.m. - noon, online meeting

Nov. 15, 2021, 1 - 5 p.m., online meeting

Nov. 15, 2021, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., online meeting  
Dec. 15, 2021, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., online meeting  
Jan. 5, 2022, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., online meeting  
Feb. 9, 2022, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., online meeting  
Mar. 16, 2022, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., online meeting  
Apr. 13, 2022, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., online meeting  
May 11, 2022, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., online meeting  
June 8, 2022, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., online meeting  
July 13, 2022, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., online meeting  
Aug. 10, 2022, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., online meeting  
Sept. 14, 2022, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., online meeting  
Oct. 12, 2022, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., online meeting  
Nov. 9, 2022, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., online meeting