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Public Comment Periods

Nov 12 - Dec 19   Public Comment Period: Wenatchee
Chateau Faire Le Pont - Draft State Permit
Chateau Faire Le Pont is renewing their state permit to discharge wine wastewater to the city of Wenatchee POTW (publicly-owned treatment works).  more information

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Cindy Huwe
(509) 457-7105 / chuw461@ecy.wa.gov
Nov 12 - Dec 19   Public Comment Period: Port Townsend
Port Townsend Paper Corporation - Notice of Construction and SEPA Determination of Non-Significance
Ecology invites you to comment on the notice of construction and associated SEPA Determination of Non-Significance for Port Townsend Paper. It allows the facility to upgrade power boiler #10 and air pollution control equipment. Air pollution emissions may increase due to this project. A public meeting, beginning at 6 p.m., followed by a public hearing is scheduled.  more information

Location: Port Townsend, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
WASTE 2 RESOURCES PM
Contact: Stephanie Ogle
(360) 407-6355 / stephanie.ogle@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Meeting: Dec 15

Nov 17 - Dec 19   Public Comment Period: Sumas
City of Sumas - Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
Ecology seeks public input on Sumas' proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.  more information

Location: Sumas, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Chad Yunge
(360) 715-5206 / cyun461@ecy.wa.gov
Nov 17 - Dec 19   Public Comment Period: Nooksack
City of Nooksack - Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
Ecology seeks public input on Nooksack's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.  more information

Location: Nooksack, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Chad Yunge
(360) 715-5206 / cyun461@ecy.wa.gov
Nov 19 - Dec 18   Public Comment Period: Washougal
Fitesa Washougal - Draft State Waste Discharge Permit
Fitesa Washougal is renewing its state discharge permit to discharge treated wastewater into the city of Washougal POTW (publicly-owned treatment works) sewer system.  more information

Location: Washougal, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Melinda Wilson
(360) 407-6280 / MEWI461@ecy.wa.gov
Nov 19 - Dec 19   Public Comment Period: Twisp
Town of Twisp Treatment Plant - Draft Reauthorization NPDES Permit
The Town of Twisp treatment plant is being issued a reauthorization of an NPDES permit to continue to discharge treated domestic wastewater into the Methow River.  more information

Location: Twisp, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Cindy Huwe
(509) 457-7105 / chuw461@ecy.wa.gov
Nov 19 - Dec 19   Public Comment Period: Okanogan
City of Okanogan POTW - Draft Reauthorization NPDES Permit
The City of Okanogan POTW is being issued a reauthorization of an NPDES permit to continue to discharge treated domestic wastewater into the Okanogan River.  more information

Location: Okanogan, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Cindy Huwe
(509) 457-7105 / chuw461@ecy.wa.gov
Nov 20 - Dec 20   Public Comment Period: San Juan County
Joint Public Notice of Application for Coastal Zone Management Consistency Determination
Replace and modify existing floating dock marina and seaplane deck in Cascade Bay.  401 Public Notices for Ecology's Northwest Region

Location: San Juan County
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(425) 649-7129 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Nov 20 - Dec 23   Public Comment Period: Washtucna
Washtucna Fertilizer Plant Site - Ecology Proposes to Remove the Site from the Hazardous Sites List
The site was used for bulk fuel storage and sales, retail supply, hardware supply, vehicle maintenance, bulk feed and storage of agricultural chemicals. Several cleanup actions have been taken to remove petroleum-impacted soils. As a result of cleanup work, Ecology proposes to remove the site from the Hazardous Site List. See the fact sheet summary for more information and where to submit comments.  Background and Fact Sheet Summary

Location: Washtucna, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Patti Carter
(509) 329-3522 / paca461@ecy.wa.gov
Nov 25 - Dec 24   Public Comment Period: Camas
Linear Technology Corporation - Draft State Waste Discharge Permit
Linear Technology Corporation is renewing their state waste discharge permit to discharge treated wastewater to the City of Camas treatment plant sewer system.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System (PARIS)

Location: Camas, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Melinda Wilson
(360) 407-6280 / MEWI461@ecy.wa.gov
Nov 25 - Dec 26   Public Comment Period: College Place
Public Notice of Modified Draft Permit & Fact Sheet Amendment for the City of College Place NPDES Permit WA0020656
A Modified Draft Permit and Fact Sheet Amendment have been drafted to modify the City of College Place NPDES Permit that discharges seasonal discharge to surface water and land treatment. The public has 30 days to comment. Comments must be received by Ecology no later than December 26, 2014. The modified draft documents may be viewed at the following link.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System (PARIS)

Location: College Place, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / stra461@ecy.wa.gov
Nov 26 - Dec 26   Public Comment Period: Colville
Public Notice of Draft Permit and Fact Sheet for Boise Cascade Wood Products - Arden Lumber Mill NPDES Permit WA0045527
A Draft Permit and Fact Sheet have been issued for renewal of Boise Cascade Wood Products Arden Lumber Mill that discharges wastewater to the Colville River. The public has 30 days to comment. Comments must be received by Ecology no later than December 26, 2014. The draft documents can be viewed at the following link.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System (PARIS)

Location: Colville, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / stra461@ecy.wa.gov
Nov 26 - Dec 26   Public Comment Period: Tacoma
Joint Public Notice for Water Quality Certification and Coastal Zone Consistency
Reconfiguration of the existing Pier 4 to align with Pier 3 within Husky Terminal, cutback and dredge up to 500,000 cu yds material from existing channel slope to realign the pier.  Current 401 Public Notices for Ecology's Southwest Region

Location: Tacoma, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(360) 407-6068 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Nov 26 - Dec 26   Public Comment Period: Colville
Public Notice of Draft Permit and Fact Sheet for Boise Cascade Wood Products - Arden Lumber Mill NPDES Permit WA0045527
A Draft Permit and Fact Sheet have been issued for renewal of Boise Cascade Wood Products Arden Lumber Mill that discharges wastewater to the Colville River. The public has 30 days to comment. Comments must be received by Ecology no later than December 26, 2014. The draft documents can be viewed at the following link.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System (PARIS)

Location: Colville, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / stra461@ecy.wa.gov
Nov 28 - Dec 28   Public Comment Period: Republic
Echo Bay Minerals - Proposed Renewal of State Waste Discharge Permit
A renewal of a state waste discharge permit is drafted for Echo Bay Minerals for its gold and silver mining and milling operation that discharges wastewater to a lined tailings impoundment.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System (PARIS)

Location: Republic, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / stra461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 1 - 31   Public Comment Period: 
Draft Washington State Wetland Program Plan
In 2013, the Department of Ecology received a Wetland Program Development Grant (WPDG) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a statewide plan for wetlands of the state. A draft of the Washington State Wetland Program Plan (WPP) is now available, and we are seeking comments from the general public. The WPP outlines what the state strives to accomplish regarding core elements of a wetland program.  Public Comment Period: Draft Washington State Wetland Program Plan

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology and the Interagency Work Group
Contact: Susan Buis
(360) 407-7653 / sbui461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 1 - 31   Public Comment Period: Mount Vernon
Truck City Truck Stop - Proposed Purchaser Consent Decree
Ecology is proposing an agreement called a Prospective Purchaser Consent Decree with Skagit County for cleanup of the Truck City Truck Stop (3216 Old Highway 99 South in Mount Vernon). Also available for public comment are the remedial investigation/feasibility study, cleanup action plan, State Environmental Policy Act documents, and draft public participation plan.  more information

Location: Mount Vernon, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
TOXICS CLEANUP PROGRAM
Contact: Dale Myers
(425) 649-4446 / damy461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Open House Followed by Public Hearing: Dec 11

Dec 5 - Jan 4, 2015   Public Comment Period: Snohomish County
Joint Public Notice of Application for 401 Water Quality Certification & Coastal Zone Management Consistency Concurrence
Construct a dike at a new location and remove portions of existing dike to create/enhance 400 acres of estuarine wetlands at Smith Island.  401 Public Notices for Ecology's Northwest Region

Location: Snohomish County
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(425) 649-7129 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 8 - Jan 8, 2015   Public Comment Period: Ridgefield
Pacific Wood Treating Public Comment Period
Ecology invites public comments on a new for the Pacific Wood Treating cleanup site. The agreed order requires the Port of Ridgefield to investigate and study cleanup options for dioxins in a neighborhood adjacent to the Lake River Industrial Site at 111 W Division St in Ridgefield. The documents can be found at the Ridgefield Library, the Department of Ecology in Lacey, or on our  Pacific Wood Treating website

Location: Ridgefield, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Craig Rankine
(360) 690-4795 / cran461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 11 - Jan 15, 2015   Public Comment Period: Spokane
Becker Buick Sprague Avenue - 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. Review the summary and Periodic Review for details.  Summary and Periodic Review

Location: Spokane, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Patti Carter
(509) 329-3522 / paca461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 15 - Jan 20, 2015   Public Comment Period: 
The City of Richland's Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Richland's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.  City of Richland

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Lennard Jordan
(509) 457-7125 / ljor461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2015   Public Comment Period: Quincy
Nutrilite - Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period for a Notice of Construction Application
Nutrilite has requested a permit revision allowing installation of a second catalytic oxidizer to avoid releasing volatile organic compounds (VOC) pollution into the air at their herbal extraction and concentration operations. The public may request a public comment period by January 2, 2015.  

Location: Quincy, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Greg Flibbert
(509) 329-3452 / gfli461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 17 - Jan 2, 2015   Public Comment Period: Warden
CHS Inc. - Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period for a Notice of Construction Application
CHS Inc. (CHS Sun Basin) - Warden Fertilitzer Plant requests approval to establish a new fertilizer storage and distribution facility. The public may request a public comment period by January 2, 2015. 

Location: Warden, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jenny Filipy
(509) 329-3407 / jfil461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 17 - Jan 23, 2015   Public Comment Period: 
Electric City's Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Electric City's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.  Electric City SMP Comprehensive Update

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jaime Short
(509) 329-3411 / jsho461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 17 - Jan 23, 2015   Public Comment Period: 
The City of Grand Coulee's Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Grand Coulee's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.  City of Grand Coulee's SMP Comprehensive Update

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jaime Short
(509) 329-3411 / jsho461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 17 - Jan 23, 2015   Public Comment Period: 
The Town of Wilson Creek's Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Wilson Creek's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update  The Town of Wilson Creek's SMP Comprehensive Update

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jaime Short
(509) 329-3411 / jsho461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 17 - Jan 23, 2015   Public Comment Period: 
The Town of Krupp's Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Krupp's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.  Town of Krupp's SMP Comprehensive Update

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jaime Short
(509) 329-3411 / jsho461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 17 - Jan 23, 2015   Public Comment Period: 
All of Grant Counties Cities and Town's Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Updates
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Grant Counties Cities and Town's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive updates.  Grant County Citites and Town's SMP Comprehensive Update

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jaime Short
(509) 329-3411 / jsho461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 17 - Jan 23, 2015   Public Comment Period: 
The Coulee City Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Coulee City's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.  Coulee City SMP Comprehensive Update

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jaime Short
(509) 329-3411 / jsho461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 17 - Jan 23, 2015   Public Comment Period: 
The City of Soap Lake's Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Soap Lakes' proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.  The City of Soap Lake's SMP Comprehensive Update

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jaime Short
(509) 329-3411 / jsho461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 19 - Jan 19, 2015   Public Comment Period: Arlington
Powder Fab Inc. and Powder Fab E-Coating Inc. - Draft State Waste Discharge Permit
Powder Fab Inc. and Powder Fab E-Coating Inc. are being reissued State Waste Discharge permits to discharge treated industrial wastewater to the city of Arlington Wastewater Treatment Plant.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System

Location: Arlington, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Tricia Miller
(425) 649-7201 / tmil461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 19 - Jan 26, 2015   Public Comment Period: George
Ancient Lake Wine Company - Application for State Waste Discharge Permit
Ancient Lake Wine Company submitted an application for a State Waste Discharge Permit for its wine facility in George. Submit your comments regarding the permit.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System (PARIS)

Location: George, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / stra461@ecy.wa.gov
Dec 29 - Feb 2, 2015   Public Comment Period: 
The City of South Cle Elum Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on South Cle Elum's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update  City of South Cle Elum's SMP Comprehensive Update

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Lennard Jordan
(509) 457-7125 / ljor461@ecy.wa.gov
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