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Washington Geothermal Power Plant Siting, Construction, & Regulation(7-WA)

Developers of geothermal projects may choose to receive Energy Facility Siting Certification from the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC), but it is not required. RCW 80.50.060(2). Developers who choose to obtain certification must comply with the applicable adjudicative proceeding procedures outlined in RCW 80.50.090(3). Following adjudicative proceedings, the Draft Site Certification Agreement will be forwarded to the Governor for approval. WAC 463-30-320.

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Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply

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Permitting at a Glance

Washington Federal

Power Plant Siting: Energy Facility Siting Certification Utilization Application Process
Power Plant Siting Agency: Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council Bureau of Land Management
Coordinating Permit Offices: None