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MEDIA ADVISORY: Public invited to attend meeting and land use hearing on High Top Solar and Ostrea Solar projects

Docket Number: EF-220212

LACEY, Wash. - The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council invites all interested parties to attend an informational meeting and land use hearing on two solar projects submitted by Cypress Creek Renewables, LLC – High Top Solar and Ostrea Solar.

The company proposes to construct two 80 megawatt solar projects in Yakima County, approximately 20 miles east of the town of Moxee.

The applicant and EFSEC staff will provide an overview of the proposed projects during the informational meeting, followed by an opportunity for public comment.

Following the informational meeting, EFSEC will host a land use consistency hearing to hear from the company and the public on whether the projects are consistent with local land use plans and zoning ordinances.

WHAT:

Virtual-only public informational meeting and land use hearing

WHO:

Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council

WHEN and WHERE

June 1, 2022

5 p.m.

Participate by Microsoft Teams (encouraged if possible).

Participate by phone. Call 253-372-2181 and use Conference ID 452375281#.

If you wish to speak during the meeting, please sign up ahead of time by emailing efsec@utc.wa.gov or calling 360-664-1345 no later than 5 p.m. on June 1.

If you need to request accommodations or language translation services to provide your comment, please email efsec@utc.wa.gov or call 360-664-1345.

EFSEC’s public meeting rules are available on their website.

BACKGROUND

In April, Cypress Creek Renewables submitted an application to construct and operate two solar facilities in Yakima County, Washington. The company also requested that EFSEC approve both facilities, High Top Solar LLC and Ostrea Solar LLC, for expedited processing under EFSEC’s rules.

In order to be approved for expedited processing, the company must demonstrate that the projects will not have significant adverse impact on the environment or that any impacts are mitigated to no longer be significant, and that the projects are consistent with local land use codes and zoning ordinances.

If approved for expedited processing, EFSEC will not require a complete Environmental Impact Statement.

Cypress Creek Renewables, LLC is an integrated solar and storage company based out of Santa Monica, California.

EFSEC is the state agency charged with providing one-stop permitting for certain types of major energy projects in Washington. EFSEC specifies the conditions of construction and operation. The council also manages an environmental and safety oversight program of facility and site operations. 

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Editor’s Note: The application is available on EFSEC’s website, and anyone wishing to follow this project can subscribe to the mailing list.

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