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This page contains references and links to all electronic communications among City staff, and between City staff, Norfolk Southern, and the community regarding the establishment and operation of the Ethanol Transloading Facility. The communications, furnished in response to requests made under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, cover the period from June 20, 2006 at 8 a.m. to May 29, 2008, at 5 p.m.

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Fw: Ethanol Transfer Use

  • To: John Catlett; Robert Rodriguez
  • Subject: Fw: Ethanol Transfer Use
  • From: Adam Thiel/Alex
  • Date: 02 Jan 2008 17:36:56
  • Bcc:
  • Cc: Russell Middleton; John North; Mark Penn

So...if this eventually/ultimately materializes in the SUP process, we'll have some definite requirements to provide additional fire/hazmat operational capacity for the AFD.

We'll want to continue our efforts to define exactly what that "looks like" in terms of resources, equipment, training, etc.; with the understanding that this is far from a "done deal."


Adam K. Thiel
Fire Chief
Alexandria Fire Department
900 Second Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx
Fax: xxx-xxx-xxxx
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Jim Hartmann/Alex

01/02/2008 05:26 PM

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Fw: Ethanol Transfer Use

This was our response on the ethanol transfer use.

Jim Hartmann
Alexandria City Manager

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Richard Josephson/Alex

08/25/2006 11:34 AM

cc,, Ignacio Pessoa/Alex@Alex, Jim Hartmann/Alex@Alex, Mark Jinks/Alex@Alex, Eileen Fogarty/Alex@Alex, Rich Baier/Alex@Alex, Jill Applebaum/Alex@Alex, Arthur Dahlberg/Alex, Jannine Pennell/Alex@Alex
Ethanol Transfer Use


I wanted to get back to you on the question as to whether the proposed ethanol transfer use at the Norfolk Southern facility in Alexandria is a use permitted by right or requires a Special Use Permit. After a review of the information you provided on the proposed facility, we have concluded that the use is a railroad operating facility under the UT zone regulations, and is permitted only with a Special Use Permit. The basis for our determination is that ethanol transfer is a new use and would constitute an intensification of the existing use.

Please let me know if you want to pursue the Special Use Permit and we can discuss the timing for consideration by Planning Commission and City Council as well as outreach to the community.

Rich Josephson
Deputy Director
Department of Planning and Zoning
City of Alexandria
301 King Street
Alexandria, VA   22314

Phone: xxx-xxx-xxxx, x 302