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Public Hearings, Meetings, Workshops, Open Houses

(Next 21 days. Use the search feature (right) for events beyond 21 days.)

Oct 1 1 PM -
4 PM 
Public Workshop Followed by Public Hearing: Edmonds
Draft Modifications to the Phase I and Western WA Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit & Stormwater Mgt. Manual for W.WA
Ecology invites public comments on the draft modifications to the Phase I and Western WA Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permits and the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington. At the workshop, Ecology will explain the permit and manual modifications and answer questions. A hearing will immediately follow the workshop. The hearing will provide the opportunity for people to give formal oral testimony and comments on the proposed modifications.   2014 PH I and WWA PH II Municipal Stormwater Permits and Manual Modifications

Location: Edmonds Conference Center
201 Fourth Avenue North
Edmonds, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
WATER QUALITY PM
Contact: Abbey Stockwell
(360) 407-7221 / abbey.stockwell@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Aug 6 - Oct 6

Oct 7 7 PM -
8 PM 
Public Workshop: Centralia
Chehalis River and Clark and Cowlitz Counties Geographic Response Plans Public Workshop
Ecology invites the public to comment and participate in the process to update the Clark and Cowlitz County Geographic Response Plan (GRP) and develop a new GRP for oil spill response on the Chehalis River. Ecology will explain the update process and how GRPs integrate into the Northwest Area Contingency Plan. The public is encouraged to provide comment for both areas through November 7, drawing attention to sensitive locations on or near the water of concern or importance to them.  Geographic Response Plans Home Page

Location: Centralia Community College
Building: WSC, Room: 121
600 Centralia College Blvd
Centralia, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SPILL PREV PREP/RESP PM
Contact: Harry Chichester
(360) 407-7202 / hchi461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Oct 7 - Nov 7

Oct 8 6 PM  Public Meeting: Richland
Permit modifications to fulfill enforcement action requirements
The U.S. Department of Energy proposes Class 2 modifications to Attachments 4 and 9 of the Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Permit. These changes clarify emergency preparedness and response requirements. This permit modification is required to satisfy condition 1.1.2 of the action plan that was part of the settlement of an enforcement action for Hanford's Central Waste Complex, Waste Receiving and Processing Plant, and T Plant.  Comment periods page for Ecology's Nuclear Waste Program

Location: Richland Public Library
955 Northgate
Richland, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
NUCLEAR WASTE PM
Contact: Madeleine Brown
(509) 372-7936 / mabr461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Sep 15 - Nov 13

Oct 15 1 PM -
3 PM 
Public Meeting: Longview
Listening Session for Aquatic Mosquito Control General Permit Development
Ecology will hold listening sessions on the development of the next version of the Aquatic Mosquito Control General Permit (permit). The main focus of the listening sessions will be for Ecology to hear from the Permittees about what is working well, what could be improved, and other ideas, suggestions, or questions you have about the permit. We will also provide a short presentation describing Ecology's current thinking on potential changes to the permit.  Aquatic Mosquito Control General Permit Web Page

Location: Cowlitz Regional Conference Center
1900 7th Ave
Longview, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jon Jennings
(360) 407-6283 / JOJE461@ecy.wa.gov
Oct 16 1 PM -
4 PM 
Open House Followed by Public Meeting: Aberdeen
Proposed Grays Harbor Rail Terminal - Scoping for Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Grays Harbor Rail Terminal proposes to build a rail terminal to receive, store, and ship bulk liquids at the Port of Grays Harbor in Hoquiam. The scoping period helps determine what should be studied in the environmental impact statement (EIS).  more information

Location: Aberdeen Rotary Log Pavilion
Morrison River Front Park
1401 Sargent Boulevard
Aberdeen, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SHORELND & ENV ASSIST PM
Contact: Fran Sant
(360) 407-6004 / fran.sant@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Sep 18 - Nov 3
Associated Open House Followed by Public Meeting: Oct 16

Oct 16 6 PM -
9 PM 
Open House Followed by Public Meeting: Elma
Proposed Grays Harbor Rail Terminal - Scoping for Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Grays Harbor Rail Terminal proposes to build a rail terminal to receive, store, and ship bulk liquids at the Port of Grays Harbor in Hoquiam. The scoping period helps determine what should be studied in the environmental impact statement (EIS).  more information

Location: Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds
32 Elma-McCleary Road
Elma, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SHORELND & ENV ASSIST PM
Contact: Fran Sant
(360) 407-6004 / fran.sant@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Sep 18 - Nov 3
Associated Open House Followed by Public Meeting: Oct 16

Oct 22 1 PM -
3 PM 
Public Meeting: Kennewick
Listening Session for Aquatic Mosquito Control General Permit
Ecology will hold listening sessions on the development of the next version of the Aquatic Mosquito Control General Permit (permit). The main focus of the listening sessions will be for Ecology to hear from the Permittees about what is working well, what could be improved, and other ideas, suggestions, or questions you have about the permit. We will also provide a short presentation describing Ecology's current thinking on potential changes to the permit.  Aquatic Mosquito Control General Permit Web Page

Location: Benton PUD Auditorium
2721 West 10th Ave
Kennewick, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jon Jennings
(360) 407-6283 / JOJE461@ecy.wa.gov

Public Comment Periods

Aug 6 - Oct 6   Public Comment Period: 
PCB Chemical Action Plan (CAP)
Ecology invites you to comment on the draft Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) Chemical Action Plan (CAP). PCBs were produced for commercial uses 1929- 1977. PCBs are a key chemical of concern in new products.  PCB Chemical Action Plan

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
WASTE 2 RESOURCES PM
Contact: Holly Davies
(360) 407-7398 / hdav461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Meeting: Sep 15
Associated Public Meeting: Sep 24

Aug 6 - Oct 6   Public Comment Period: Edmonds
Draft Modifications to the Phase I and Western WA Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit & Stormwater Mgt. Manual for W.WA
Ecology invites public comments on the draft modifications to the Phase I and Western WA Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permits and the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington. At the workshop, Ecology will explain the permit and manual modifications and answer questions. A hearing will immediately follow the workshop. The hearing will provide the opportunity for people to give formal oral testimony and comments on the proposed modifications.   2014 PH I and WWA PH II Municipal Stormwater Permits and Manual Modifications

Location: Edmonds, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
WATER QUALITY PM
Contact: Abbey Stockwell
(360) 407-7221 / abbey.stockwell@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Workshop Followed by Public Hearing: Oct 1

Aug 6 - Oct 6   Public Comment Period: Lacey
Draft Modifications to the Phase I and Western WA Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit & Stormwater Mgt. Manual for W.WA
Ecology invites public comments on the draft modifications to the Phase I and Western WA Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permits and the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington. At the workshop, Ecology will explain the permit and manual modifications and answer questions. Ecology plans on hosting a webinar for this event. Additional details will be posted to the website.  2014 PH I and WWA PH II Municipal Stormwater Permits and Manual Modifications

Location: Lacey, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
WATER QUALITY PM
Contact: Abbey Stockwell
(360) 407-7221 / abbey.stockwell@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Workshop: Sep 26

Aug 6 - Oct 6   Public Comment Period: Vancouver
Draft Modifications to the Phase I and Western WA Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit & Stormwater Mgt. Manual for W.WA
Ecology invites public comments on the draft modifications to the Phase I and Western WA Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permits and the Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington. At the workshop, Ecology will explain the permit and manual modifications and answer questions. A hearing will immediately follow workshop. The hearing will provide the opportunity for people to give formal oral testimony and comments on the proposed modifications.  2014 PH I and WWA PH II Municipal Stormwater Permits and Manual Modifications

Location: Vancouver, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
WATER QUALITY PM
Contact: Abbey Stockwell
(360) 407-7221 / abbey.stockwell@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Workshop Followed by Public Hearing: Sep 24

Aug 15 - Oct 22   Public Comment Period: Ellensburg
Upper Yakima River Tributaries Draft TMDL Water Quality Improvement Report & Implementation Plan
We welcome your comments and participation on the studies and recommendations to reduce temperature in Yakima River tributaries.   Upper Yakima River Tributaries Draft TMDL Public Meeting

Location: Ellensburg, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
WATER QUALITY PM
Contact: Jane Creech
(509) 454-7860 / jton461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Meeting: Sep 10

Aug 18 - Oct 17   Public Comment Period: Richland
Class 3 modification to Hanford's permit for the 325 Hazardous Waste Treatment Units (HWTUs)
The United States Department of Energy (USDOE) proposes a Class 3 permit modification and Temporary Authorization request for 325 HWTUs part of Hanford Dangerous Waste Permit. The 325 HWTUs consists of six rooms in the 325 Building, three of which are in the Shielded Analytical Laboratory. The unit stores and treats a variety of small volumes of dangerous and mixed wastes from lab operations in Hanford's 300 Area. The modification is to add three new units to the permitted areas.  Comment periods page for Ecology's Nuclear Waste Program

Location: Richland, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Madeleine Brown
(509) 372-7936 / mabr461@ecy.wa.gov
Aug 20 - Oct 1   Public Comment Period: Lacey
Dangerous Waste Regulations Amendment Public Hearing
Ecology proposes to adopt amendments to the Dangerous Waste Regulations (Chapter 173.303 Washington Administrative Code). Ecology invites the public to join and comment in person, or via webinar available on any computer with Internet access.  Dangerous Waste Rule Development WAC 173.303

Location: Lacey, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
HAZ WST & TOXIC REDUC PM
Contact: Robert Rieck
(360) 407-6751 / RORI461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Hearing: Sep 24

Aug 25 - Oct 24   Public Comment Period: Richland
Permit modification to revise liner repair procedures for Hanford's Liquid Effluent Treatment Facility
The U.S. Department of Energy proposes propose to update the procedure for repairing the torn liner at the LERF, and have submitted a Temporary Authorization (TA) to allow the work to move forward more quickly. The meeting allows the public to learn about the proposal and to comment on it before Ecology prepares to revise the permit.  Comment Period page for Ecology's Nuclear Waste Program

Location: Richland, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
NUCLEAR WASTE PM
Contact: Madeleine Brown
(509) 372-7936 / mabr461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Meeting: Sep 14

Aug 27 - Oct 3   Public Comment Period: Tacoma
Proposed Air Quality Plan for Tacoma-Pierce County Area
Ecology proposes a revision to an air quality plan called a State Implementation Plan (SIP). The part of the plan being revised is for the Tacoma-Pierce County area to be reclassified to attainment (meeting federal air quality standards) for fine particles. The proposed revision also includes a 10-year plan to keep air quality healthy.  Tacoma-Pierce County Nonattainment Area Website

Location: Tacoma, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
AIR QUALITY PM
Contact: Joanna Ekrem
(360) 407-6826 / jekr461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Hearing: Sep 30

Aug 27 - Oct 27   Public Comment Period: Ferndale
Intalco Aluminum Corporation National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System wastewater permit renewal
The Dept of Ecology invites you to comment on the renewal of the Intalco aluminum smelter's wastewater permit. Read the documents at the Bellingham and Ferndale Libraries, Ecology's Lacey office and the  Industrial Section Intalco webpage

Location: Ferndale, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Stephanie Ogle
(360) 407-6355 / stephanie.ogle@ecy.wa.gov
Aug 31 - Oct 31   Public Comment Period: Richland
Modification to Perma-Fix's permit, to add evaporators for treating Hanford waste
Perma-Fix Northwest Richland, Inc. has proposed changes for its mixed waste permit. Perma-Fix Northwest, is a waste treatment facility specializing in treating low-level and mixed low-level waste, mostly from Hanford. Perma-Fix proposes to install an evaporation system to treat liquid mixed wastes. The sytsem will include five storage tanks, two evaporators, and related equipment.  comment periods page for Ecology's Nuclear Waste Program

Location: Richland, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
NUCLEAR WASTE PM
Contact: Madeleine Brown
(509) 372-7936 / mabr461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Meeting: Sep 24

Sep 2 - Oct 20   Public Comment Period: Richland
Hanford's Waste Treatment Plant Permit Modification
The proposed change to the WTP Permit includes the following permit design package that will allow new construction in the Low-Activity Waste (LAW) Facility. Design Package No. LAW-026A, Rev. 0, LAW Facility Offgas/Vessel Vent Process (LVP) System Miscellaneous Unit High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Preheaters LVP-HTR-00001A/B & -00003A/B The LAW Facility permit package LAW-026A addresses the design of offgas/vessel vent process (LVP) system. The design focuses on miscellaneous unit subsystems.  NWP Public Comment Periods

Location: Richland, WA
Sponsor: Dept. of Ecology
Contact: Heather John
(509) 372-7880 / hejo461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 3 - Nov 7   Public Comment Period: Spokane Valley
Public hearing for Water Resources Management Program for the Spokane River and Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer
Ecology proposes adopting a new rule: chapter 173-557 WAC - Water Resources Management Program for the Spokane River and Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie (SVRP) Aquifer. Ecology also proposes amending WAC 173-555-010, the applicability provision of Chapter 173-555 WAC, Water Resources Program in the Little Spokane River Basin, WRIA 55.  Overview of Rule Making

Location: Spokane Valley, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Ann Wessel
(360) 715-5215 / awes461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 4 - Oct 4   Public Comment Period: Wahkiakum County
Joint Public Notice for Water Quality Certification and Coastal Zone Consistency
Puget Island Ferry Terminal Modifications - Dredge approx. 2750 cu yds sediment, dispose of material in Columbia River flow lane, relocate/remove/install piles and 2.23 linear ft of new steel apron.  Current 401 Public Notices for Ecology's Southwest Region

Location: Wahkiakum County
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permits
(360) 407-6076 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 4 - Oct 6   Public Comment Period: Olympia
Industrial Petroleum Distributors Public Comment Period
Ecology invites public comments on draft site reports, a cleanup action plan, a SEPA checklist and determination, and an agreed order for cleanup for the Industrial Petroleum Distributors cleanup site. Under the draft cleanup plan and agreed order, ARCO will remove petroleum-contaminated soil on the east side of West Way Drive. The site is located at 1117 and 1120 West Bay Drive NW in Olympia. The documents can be found at the Olympia Timberland Library, the Department of Ecology in Lacey, or on our  Industrial Petroleum Distributors website

Location: Olympia, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Steve Teel
(360) 407-6247 / stee461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 5 - Oct 6   Public Comment Period: Monroe
Delisting Northwest Pipeline Snohomish MS from the Hazardous Site List
Northwest Pipeline Snohomish MS site is located at 13931 SR2 in Monroe, Washington. This site was ranked a five and placed on the Hazardous Sites List (HSL). The HSL is a record of contaminated sites throughout the state that are ranked on a scale. Ecology's Voluntary Cleanup Program reviewed cleanup actions at the site and is recommending removal of this site from the HSL. Send your written comments to Diane Escobedo.  Northwest Pipeline Snohomish MS

Location: Monroe, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Diane Escobedo
(425) 649-7097 / desc461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 5 - Oct 6   Public Comment Period: Renton
Garden Plaza Periodic Review Public Comment Period
Garden Plaza is located at 500 and 535 Park Avenue North in Renton, Washington. Periodic reviews are conducted every 5 years by Ecology for sites that have Environmental Covenants and/or Institutional Controls. The review is intended to examine the effectiveness of cleanup activities and to assure the continued protection of human health and the environment. Send your written comments to Gene Freeman.  Garden Plaza

Location: Renton, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Eugene Freeman
(425) 649-7191 / eufr461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 5 - Oct 6   Public Comment Period: Carnation
Camp Korey Periodic Review Public Comment Period
Camp Korey is located at 28901 N.E. Carnation Farm Road in Carnation, Washington. Periodic reviews are conducted every 5 years by Ecology for sites that have Environmental Covenants and/or Institutional Controls. The review is intended to examine the effectiveness of cleanup activities and to assure the continued protection of human health and the environment. Send your written comments to Gene Freeman.  Camp Korey

Location: Carnation, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Eugene Freeman
(425) 649-7191 / eufr461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 5 - Oct 6   Public Comment Period: Snohomish
Delisting Dunkin Diesel Service from the Hazardous Site List
Dunkin Diesel Service site is located at 3219 Bickford Ave in Snohomish, Washington. This site was ranked a five and placed on the Hazardous Sites List (HSL). The HSL is a record of contaminated sites throughout the state that are ranked on a scale. Ecology's Voluntary Cleanup Program reviewed cleanup actions at the site and is recommending removal of this site from the HSL. Send your written comments to Grant Yang.  Dunkin Diesel Service

Location: Snohomish, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Grant Yang
(425) 649-7126 / GYAN461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 5 - Oct 6   Public Comment Period: Bellevue
Precision Tune Factoria Periodic Review Public Comment Period
Precision Tune Factoria is located at 4000 D 128th SE, Bellevue, Washington. Periodic reviews are conducted every 5 years by Ecology for sites that have Environmental Covenants and/or Institutional Controls. The review is intended to examine the effectiveness of cleanup activities and to assure the continued protection of human health and the environment. Send your written comments to Gene Freeman.  Precision Tune Factoria

Location: Bellevue, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Eugene Freeman
(425) 649-7191 / eufr461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 5 - Oct 6   Public Comment Period: Bellevue
Meydenbauer Courts Periodic Review Public Comment Period
Meydenbauer Courts is located at 10021 - 10047 Main St. in Bellevue, Washington. Periodic reviews are conducted every 5 years by Ecology for sites that have Environmental Covenants and/or Institutional Controls. The review is intended to examine the effectiveness of cleanup activities and to assure the continued protection of human health and the environment. Send your written comments to Gene Freeman.   Meydenbauer Courts

Location: Bellevue, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Eugene Freeman
(425) 649-7191 / eufr461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 5 - Oct 6   Public Comment Period: Seattle
Chuck Olson Chevrolet Inc. Periodic Review Public Comment Period
Chuck Olson Chevrolet Inc. is located at 17545 Aurora Avenue North in Seattle. Periodic reviews are conducted every 5 years by Ecology for sites that have Environmental Covenants and/or Institutional Controls. The review is intended to examine the effectiveness of cleanup activities and to assure the continued protection of human health and the environment. Send your written comments to Gene Freeman.  Chuck Olson Chevrolet Inc.

Location: Seattle, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Eugene Freeman
(425) 649-7191 / eufr461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 8 - Oct 7   Public Comment Period: Anacortes
Anacortes Port Log Yard Site
Public comment period for a draft Agreed Order for an environmental cleanup and draft Public Participation Plan for the Anacortes Port Log Yard Site.  Anacortes Port Log Yard Site

Location: Anacortes, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Susannah Edwards
(360) 407-6798 / sued461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 8 - Oct 10   Public Comment Period: Richland
Waste Water Discharge permit renewal
Ecology invites you to comment on the renew of Hanford's permit for discharging treated liquids from the Effluent Treatment Facility.  Comment period page for Ecology's Nuclear Waste Progam

Location: Richland, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Madeleine Brown
(509) 372-7936 / mabr461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 8 - Oct 13   Public Comment Period: 
Benton City Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Benton City's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.  Benton City SMP Comprehensive Update

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Angela San Filippo
(509) 454-3619 / ansa461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 9 - Oct 8   Public Comment Period: Moses Lake
Ecology Proposes to Remove the Cenex Bulk Plant Harvest States Moses Lake Site from the Hazardous Sites List
Several steps have been taken to clean up soil and groundwater contamination at the site. Petroleum contamination was found during upgrades to fuel lines that ran from the bulk plant to the pump island. The site qualifies to be removed from the Hazardous Sites List as a result of the completed cleanup work. See the fact sheet for more information.  Fact Sheet Summary

Location: Moses Lake, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Patti Carter
(509) 329-3522 / paca461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 11 - Oct 11   Public Comment Period: Burlington
Joint Public Notice of Application for 401 Water Quality Certification & Coastal Zone Management Consistency Concurrence
Excavate and place fill to implement 5 year maintenance plan for irrigation and drainage facilities in the Skagit County Drainage and Irrigation District No. 14.  401 Public Notices for Ecology's Northwest Region

Location: Burlington, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(425) 649-7129 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 12 - Oct 11   Public Comment Period: Woodland
Draft Modification State Waste Discharge Permit for Walt's Wholesale Meats
Walt's Wholesale Meats is being issued a Modificaiton of State Permit No. ST 5055 to continue to discharge treated wastewater to the city of Woodland Wastewater Treatment Plant  PARIS Database

Location: Woodland, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Melinda Wilson
(360) 407-6280 / MEWI461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 12 - Oct 13   Public Comment Period: Sammamish
City of Sammamish Shoreline Master Program: Limited Amendment
The Washington Department of Ecology seeks public comment on the City of Sammamish's proposed limited amendment to its Shoreline Master Program (SMP). The city is proposing several changes to their existing shoreline program. The changes include incorporating updated standards from their recently revised Environmental Critical Areas ordinance into the SMP. The changes will affect how critical areas are regulated within the city's shoreline areas.   City of Sammamish Shoreline Master Program: Limited Amendment

Location: Sammamish, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Patrick McGraner
(425) 649-4447 / pamc461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 15 - Oct 14   Public Comment Period: Pasco
Pasco School District No. 1 High School Site - Periodic Review Available for Comment
Ecology conducted a review of cleanup actions taken to address petroleum contamination in soil at the site. The Periodic Review provides details about the findings. The main conclusion is that the cleanup continues to protect human health and the environment. See the fact sheet summary and Periodic Review for details.  Fact sheet summary and Periodic Review

Location: Pasco, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Patti Carter
(509) 329-3522 / paca461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 15 - Oct 14   Public Comment Period: Pasco
Pasco School District No. 1 High School Site - Periodic Review Available for Comment
Ecology conducted a review of cleanup actions taken to address petroleum contamination in soil at the site. The Periodic Review provides details about the findings. The main conclusion is that the cleanup continues to protect human health and the environment. See the fact sheet summary and Periodic Review for details.  Fact sheet summary and Periodic Review

Location: Pasco, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Patti Carter
(509) 329-3522 / paca461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 15 - Oct 15   Public Comment Period: Lacey
Nisqually River Geographic Response Plan Update
Ecology invites the public to comment and participate in the process to update the Nisqually River geographic response plan (NR-GRP) for oil spill response. At the workshop, Ecology will explain the update process and how the NR-GRP integrates into the Northwest Area Contingency Plan. The public is encouraged to provide comments on the existing plan through October 15, drawing attention to sensitive areas of concern to them that might not currently be mentioned in the NR-GRP.  Nisqually River Geographic Response Plan

Location: Lacey, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SPILL PREV PREP/RESP PM
Contact: Danielle Butsick
(360) 407-7281 / dabu461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Workshop: Sep 15
Associated Public Workshop: Sep 15

Sep 15 - Nov 13   Public Comment Period: Richland
Permit modifications to fulfill enforcement action requirements
The U.S. Department of Energy proposes Class 2 modifications to Attachments 4 and 9 of the Hanford Facility Dangerous Waste Permit. These changes clarify emergency preparedness and response requirements. This permit modification is required to satisfy condition 1.1.2 of the action plan that was part of the settlement of an enforcement action for Hanford's Central Waste Complex, Waste Receiving and Processing Plant, and T Plant.  Comment periods page for Ecology's Nuclear Waste Program

Location: Richland, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
NUCLEAR WASTE PM
Contact: Madeleine Brown
(509) 372-7936 / mabr461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Meeting: Oct 8

Sep 16 - Oct 1   Public Comment Period: Quincy
Ovenell Land - Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period for a Notice of Construction Application
Ovenell Land proposes to expand their existing composting operations. Ovenell currently operates a compost facility located six miles southeast of the City of Quincy, Grant County. The public may request a public comment period by October 1, 2014.  

Location: Quincy, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: John Cleary
(509) 329-3531 / jcle461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 16 - Oct 16   Public Comment Period: Edmonds
Draft NPDES Permit for the City of Edmonds Wastewater Treatment Plant
The City of Edmonds is being reissued NPDES permit no. WA0024058 for the discharge of treated municipal effluent into the Puget Sound Central Basin.  Water Quality Permitting and Information Information System

Location: Edmonds, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Tricia Miller
(425) 649-7201 / tmil461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 18 - Oct 3   Public Comment Period: Kettle Falls
Columbia Cedar - Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period for a Notice of Construction Application
Columbia Cedar requests approval to add a new saw line to its existing sawmill. The public may request a public comment period by October 3, 2014. 

Location: Kettle Falls, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jenny Filipy
(509) 329-3407 / jfil461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 18 - Oct 17   Public Comment Period: Olympia
Olympia Dry Cleaners Public Comment Period
Ecology invites the public to review and comment on proposed cleanup plans and a SEPA review for the Olympia Dry Cleaners cleanup site. The site is located at 606 Union Ave SE in Olympia, Washington.  Olympia Dry Cleaners webpage

Location: Olympia, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Steve Teel
(360) 407-6247 / stee461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 18 - Nov 3   Public Comment Period: Hoquiam
Proposed Grays Harbor Rail Terminal - Scoping for Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Grays Harbor Rail Terminal proposes to build a rail terminal to receive, store, and ship bulk liquids at the Port of Grays Harbor in Hoquiam. The scoping period helps determine what should be studied in the environmental impact statement (EIS).  more information

Location: Hoquiam, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SHORELND & ENV ASSIST PM
Contact: Fran Sant
(360) 407-6004 / fran.sant@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Open House Followed by Public Meeting: Oct 16
Associated Open House Followed by Public Meeting: Oct 16

Sep 19 - Oct 20   Public Comment Period: Bellingham
Draft SWD Permit for Trident Seafoods Corporation - Bellingham
Trident Seafoods Corporation is being reissued SWD permit no. ST0007303 for the discharge of treated wastewater into the City of Bellingham Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System

Location: Bellingham, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Tricia Miller
(425) 649-7201 / tmil461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 19 - Oct 20   Public Comment Period: Renton
Pacific Car & Foundry Co. Periodic Review Public Comment Period
Ecology invites you to review and comment on a document called a periodic review for a portion of the Pacific Car & Foundry Co. site located at 1400 N 4th Street, Renton, Washington. A periodic review is conducted at least every five years after the initiation of a cleanup action at a site or property, as required by the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). Send your written comments to Eugene Freeman.  Pacific Car & Foundry Co.

Location: Renton, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Eugene Freeman
(425) 649-7191 / eufr461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 22 - Oct 7   Public Comment Period: Colville
Hewes Marine Company - Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period for a Notice of Construction Application
Hewes Marine requests approval for an increase in production capacity. The public may request a public comment period by October 7, 2014. 

Location: Colville, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jenny Filipy
(509) 329-3407 / jfil461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 24 - Oct 24   Public Comment Period: Vancouver
Lower and Middle Columbia River Geographic Response Plan Public Workshop
Ecology invites the public to comment and participate in the process to update the Lower and Middle Columbia River Geographic Response Plans (LCR, MCR GRPs) for oil spill response. Ecology will explain the update process and how the LCR and MCR GRPs integrate into the Northwest Area Contingency Plan. The public is encouraged to provide comments on the existing plans through October 25, drawing attention to sensitive areas of concern to them that are not currently in the LCR and MCR GRPs.  Geographic Response Plans Home Page

Location: Vancouver, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SPILL PREV PREP/RESP PM
Contact: Danielle Butsick
(360) 407-7281 / dabu461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Workshop: Sep 24

Sep 24 - Oct 24   Public Comment Period: Vancouver
Lower and Middle Columbia River GRP Workshop
Presentation and discussion of the oil spill geographic response plan under development for the lower and middle Columbia River.  GRP Webpages

Location: Vancouver, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Danielle Butsick
(360) 407-7281 / dabu461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 25 - Oct 25   Public Comment Period: Richland
Middle Columbia River Geographic Response Plan Workshop
Ecology invites the public to comment and participate in the process to update the Middle Columbia River geographic response plan (MCR-GRP) for oil spill response. At the workshop, Ecology will explain the update process and how the MCR-GRP integrates into the Northwest Area Contingency Plan. The public is encouraged to provide comments on the existing plan through October 25, drawing attention to sensitive areas of concern to them that might not currently be mentioned in the MCR-GRP.  Middle Columbia River Geographic Response Plan

Location: Richland, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SPILL PREV PREP/RESP PM
Contact: Susan Vezeau, Ph.D.
(360) 407-7638 / svez461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Workshop: Sep 25

Sep 25 - Oct 25   Public Comment Period: Oakesdale
2nd Public Notice of Draft Permit and Fact Sheet for the Town of Oakesdale NPDES Permit WA0044792
A Draft Permit and Fact Sheet have been issued for renewal of the Oakesdale Wastewater Treatment Plant's NPDES Permit that discharges wastewater to McCoy Creek. The public has 30 days to comment. Comments must be received by Ecology no later than October 25, 2014. The draft documents can be viewed at the following link.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System (PARIS)

Location: Oakesdale, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / stra461@ecy.wa.gov
Sep 30 - Oct 30   Public Comment Period: Auburn
Green River/Duwamish Geographic Response Plan Public Workshop
Ecology invites the public to participate in the creation of a Green River/Duwamish Geographic Response Plan (GRD-GRP) for oil spill response. At the workshop, Ecology will explain the process and how the GRD-GRP integrates into the Northwest Area Contingency Plan. The public is encouraged to provide comments through October 30 to draw attention to areas of the river that are of high importance to them.  Geographic Response Plans

Location: Auburn, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SPILL PREV PREP/RESP PM
Contact: Wendy Buffett
(360) 407-6523 / wbuf461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Workshop: Sep 30

Oct 2 - Nov 2   Public Comment Period: Sunnyside
Draft Reauthorization NPDES Permit for the City of Sunnyside
City of Sunnyside POTW is being issued a Reauthorization of NPDES Permit No. WA0020991 to continue to discharge municipal wastewater to Joint Drain 33.4, tributary to Sulphur Creek  Water Quality Permits

Location: Sunnyside, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Cindy Huwe
(509) 457-7105 / chuw461@ecy.wa.gov
Oct 7 - Nov 7   Public Comment Period: Centralia
Chehalis River and Clark and Cowlitz Counties Geographic Response Plans Public Workshop
Ecology invites the public to comment and participate in the process to update the Clark and Cowlitz County Geographic Response Plan (GRP) and develop a new GRP for oil spill response on the Chehalis River. Ecology will explain the update process and how GRPs integrate into the Northwest Area Contingency Plan. The public is encouraged to provide comment for both areas through November 7, drawing attention to sensitive locations on or near the water of concern or importance to them.  Geographic Response Plans Home Page

Location: Centralia, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SPILL PREV PREP/RESP PM
Contact: Harry Chichester
(360) 407-7202 / hchi461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Workshop: Oct 7

Oct 8 - Nov 15   Public Comment Period: Grandview
Draft Reauthorization State Permit for Ste Michelle Wine Estates - Grandview
Ste Michelle Wine Estates - Grandview is being issued a Reauthorization of State Permit No. ST0009229 to continue to discharge wastewater to the City of Grandview POTW  Water Quality Permits

Location: Grandview, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Cindy Huwe
(509) 457-7105 / chuw461@ecy.wa.gov
Oct 15 - Nov 17   Public Comment Period: 
The City of Bellingham Shoreline Master Program Limited Amendment
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public imput on Bellingham's proposed Shoreline Master Program limited amendment.  City of Bellingham's SMP Limited Amendment

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Chad Yunge
(360) 715-5206 / cyun461@ecy.wa.gov
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