State Environmental Policy Act

Information provided during the SEPA review process helps the Port and community understand how a proposal might affect the environment. This information may be used to evaluate alternatives and measures to eliminate or reduce the likely environmental impacts of the proposal. 

Current SEPA action

Project name: Pier 4 Reconfiguration Project

Address: 1101 Port of Tacoma Road, Tacoma, WA 98421

Description: The Port of Tacoma is proposing to clean up approximately 45,000 cubic yards of tributyltin (TBT)-contaminated sediments located under Pier 4 as part of a future EPA administrative order and reconfigure and reconstruct Pier 4 to be in alignment with Pier 3 within the Husky Container Terminal. Once the project is completed, Pier 3 and Pier 4 will be a combined marginal pier length of 2,954 feet-long and will be capable of simultaneously berthing two ultra-large container ships (ULCS), 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) ships that are approximately 1,300 feet long and 205 feet wide.  The reconfigured Pier 4 will be able to accommodate up to six 100-foot-gage cranes capable of loading ships that are 24-containers wide.

SEPA comment form

One purpose of SEPA is to involve other agencies and the public in the review process. Use this form to submit your comments and/or questions about the current Port SEPA action.

Comment period: April 24, 2014, to May 8, 2014

Request for reconsideration end date: May 15, 2014
(You must submit a comment to file a request for reconsideration.)


Review the Port's SEPA resolution.