Existing Permits Reduce Project Time from Concept to Operation
A significant advantage to locating at the GTOmniPort includes the time from concept to operation. Many of the long lead-time permits have already been obtained including permits for barge docks, ship docks, rail, storm-water discharge and liquid storage.
GT currently has all requisite permits in place, having obtained over 30 different permits and/or certifications from federal, state and local regulatory authorities. Replication of GT’s permitting status by a new entrant on any other greenfield site could take up to 18 months to complete and would require oversight from local personnel with relationships across the Port Arthur area.
Furthermore, OmniPort has been thoroughly and successfully vetted by a number of potential and current customers, including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, Phillips 66, BP, Valero and CITGO. Vetting processes have taken up to 6 months to complete.
GT OmniPort operates under reciprocal easement agreements to assure all occupants have accessibility to existing logistics infrastructure. Pipeline and utility corridors are strategically located to assure connectivity for all occupants of OmniPort.
Time To Obtain
|Air||6||TCEQ||Up to 18 months|
|Rail||2||FRA||Up to 18 months|
|Stormwater||3||TCEQ||Up to 3 months|
|Spill Response||4||GLO, USCG, EPA, Dept. of Labor||Up to 18 months|
|Pipeline||1||PHMSA, RRC||Up to 3 months|
|Navigable Waters||1||GLO||Up to 6 months|
|Dock||2||Corps of Engineers||Up to 12 months|
|Tank Storage||1||TCEQ||Up to 12 months|