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Hearings set for proposed Cross Cascades oil pipeline

pipeline hearings by Woodinville Weekly staff
MALTBY--Hearings and intervenor filing deadlines have been set for the proposed 227-mile Cross-Cascade Pipeline proposed for construction between Woodinville and Monroe.
   The Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) has scheduled the pre-hearing on the proposed project for June 24 at 9:30 a.m. in the Labor and Industries Auditorium, 7273 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater. State law requires the adjudicative proceedings, or quasi-judicial hearings, on applications to site major energy facilities like the one proposed by Olympic Pipe Line Company.
   The deadline for petitioning for intervenor status is June 7, 1996. The State Attorney General's office has appointed two assistant attorney generals, Tom Morrill and Mary McCrea, as "Counsels for the Environment," to represent the public and its interests in protecting the quality of the environment throughout the hearings. EFSEC also plans to hold a public hearing in each of the six affected counties where members of the public can present testimony without becoming an intervenor.
   EFSEC is a Washington State agency comprised of a chair appointed by the Governor and representatives from 11 State agencies. Review of the pipeline project adds representatives from Snohomish, King, Kittitas, Grant, Adams, and Franklin Counties, as well as the cities of Snoqualmie, North Bend, Kittitas, and Pasco, and Seattle, Royal Slope, and Pasco Port Districts.
   Copies of the notice of intent to hold adjudicative proceedings are available by calling Jason Zeller (360) 956-2047; or by download from the Internet at http://www.wseo.wa.gov/eic/efsec/olympic.htm.