Low Carbon Energy Siting Study Interagency Policy Team

The Interagency Policy team is made up of representatives from state agencies. The team will a hold regular meeting every month to identify policy-level issues, coordinate among agencies, and discuss options for improving permitting processes. Agendas and meeting notes will be posted regularly on this page.


Interagency Policy Team members

Ecology and Washington State Department of Commerce are co-leads for the Interagency Policy Team.

Other participating state agencies:

  • Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA)
  • Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs (GOIA)
  • Office of the Governor
  • State of Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC)
  • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
  • Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)
  • Washington State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation (DAHP)
  • Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR)
  • Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)
  • Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC)

Interagency Policy Team Objectives

  • Coordinate with state agencies to describe environmental review and permitting processes, understand issues, and identify opportunities and roadblocks in current processes.
  • Identify other existing and planned siting work in Washington.
  • Provide increased clarity on areas in the state that may be suitable for siting projects that have a lower potential for negative environmental impacts, especially to highly impacted communities.
  • Provide clear guidance and direction to improve project proposals and support economic development and job growth in the state of Washington.
  • Recommend policy and administrative improvements necessary to improve the permitting processes.
  • Recommend any additional studies needed.
  • Identify tools for project applicants to use for proposals and develop a prototype mapping tool.

Interagency Policy Team meetings

Meeting dates and locations Agenda & Presentation Materials

Aug. 26, 2021, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Online meeting.

Sept. 23, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.

Oct. 28, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.

Nov. 16, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.

Dec. 16, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.

 

Jan. 27, 2021, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.

 

Feb. 24, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.

 

March 24, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.

 

April 28, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.

 

May 26, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.

 

June 23, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.

 

July 28, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.

 

Aug. 25, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.

 

Sept. 22, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.

 

Oct. 27, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.

 

Nov. 8, 2022, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Online meeting.