The study, was authorized by the Washington State Legislature to determine the special safety and jurisdictional problems of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) vessels and marine facilities and to assess the capabilities of state and local government to manage the hazards and problems effectively. Although the project was not a siting study, six illustrative site areas were used to identify selected site-specific factors pertinent to LNG and LPG hazards management. The six locales were Cherry Point, Freshwater Bay (near Port Angeles), Discovery Bay (near Port Townsend), Tacoma, Cottonwood Island (on the Columbia River) and Grays Harbor. The experience of the states of Oregon, California, Maryland and Massachusetts in dealing with LNG and LPG marine transport also were studied. The study concludes that the State should adopt policies concerning the marine importation of LNG and LPG which provide adequate to the public from the hazards of these commodities. No recommendation is made on whether the state should encourage or discourage development of liquefied gasses as an alternate energy source.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • An Executive Summary is available from the Oceanographic Commission.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Oceanographic Commission of Washington

    312 Fifth Avenue, North
    Seattle, WA  United States  98109
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 3
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195825
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Oceanographic Commission of Washington
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM