The Gateway Pacific Terminal was proposed to be located at Cherry Point north of Bellingham in unincorporated Whatcom County.
The regulatory review process was led by Whatcom County, the state Department of Ecology and the United States Army Corps of Engineers.
The Gateway Pacific Terminal was proposed as a multi-modal, deep-water terminal to provide storage and handling for the export and import of up to 54 million metric tons per year of dry bulk commodities. Application materials for the proposed terminal described operations that included 18 additional individual train trips (nine round trips) per day traveling through Bellingham.
In February 2017 Pacific International Terminals sent a letter to Whatcom County officials announcing it was stopping the environmental impact statement process for the terminal and withdrawing its applications.
Links below provide access to City of Bellingham documents submitted to agencies leading the process..
City of Bellingham documents
- January 17, 2013: Second set of scoping comments for Gateway Pacific Terminal Environmental Impact Statement (PDF)
- December 12, 2012: Scoping comments for Gateway Pacific Terminal Environmental Impact Statement (PDF)
- July 23, 2012: City Council resolution requesting that certain potential on and off-site impacts associated with the Gateway Pacific Terminal be analyzed as part of the SEPA and NEPA processes (PDF)
- May 15, 2012: Letter requesting that additional information regarding improvements located within Bellingham city limits be requested from applicant (PDF)
- May 24, 2011: Letter regarding scope of EIS for proposed terminal (PDF)