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Apr 24 5 PM -
9 PM 
Public Meeting: Hoquiam
Scoping for Westway and Imperium Proposals
Ecology and the City of Hoquiam invite the public to comment on what should be studied in environmental impact statements (EISs) being prepared for proposals submitted by Westway Terminal Company and Imperium Renewables.  Westway and Imperium Expansion Projects

Location: Hoquiam High School Commons
501 W Emerson Ave
Hoquiam, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology and City of Hoquiam
Contact: Diane Butorac
(360) 407-6594 / dbut461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Apr 10 - May 27

Apr 29 5 PM -
9 PM 
Public Meeting: Centralia
Scoping for Westway and Imperium Proposals
Ecology and the City of Hoquiam invite the public to comment on what should be studied in environmental impact statements (EISs) being prepared for proposals submitted by Westway Terminal Company and Imperium Renewables.  Westway and Imperium Expansion Projects

Location: Centralia High School Commons
813 Eshom Road
Centralia, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology and City of Hoquiam
Contact: Diane Butorac
(360) 407-6594 / dbut461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Apr 10 - May 27


Public Comment Periods

Mar 18 - Apr 17   Public Comment Period: Bellingham
Joint Public Notice of Application for 401 Water Quality Certification & Coastal Zone Management Consistency Concurrence
Place fill in wetlands to provide residential facilities in the north Bellingham vicinity.  401 Public Notices for Ecology's Northwest Region

Location: Bellingham, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(425) 649-7129 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 18 - Apr 17   Public Comment Period: Bellingham
Joint Public Notice of Application for 401 Water Quality Certification & Coastal Zone Management Consistency Concurrence
Place fill in 2.14 acres of wetlands for commercial facilities in the north Bellingham vicinity.  401 Public Notices for Ecology's Northwest Region

Location: Bellingham, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(425) 649-7129 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 18 - Apr 17   Public Comment Period: Port Angeles
Joint Public Notice of Application for 401 Water Quality Certification & Coastal Zone Management Consistency Concurrence
Programmatic maintenance, repair, and mitigation activities at the Port of Port Angeles.  401 Public Notices for Ecology's Southwest Region

Location: Port Angeles, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(360) 407-6926 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 18 - Apr 17   Public Comment Period: Bellingham
Joint Public Notice of Application for 401 Water Quality Certification & Coastal Zone Management Consistency Concurrence
Place fill in 2.14 acres of wetlands for commercial facilities in the north Bellingham vicinity.  401 Public Notices for Ecology's Northwest Region

Location: Bellingham, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(425) 649-7129 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 18 - Apr 17   Public Comment Period: Lewis County
Joint Public Notice of Application for 401 Water Quality Certification
Stabilize 1950 linear feet of the Cowlitz River bank adjacent to US 12 at Mile Post 118.  401 Public Notices for Ecology's Southwest Region

Location: Lewis County
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(360) 407-7298 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 19 - Apr 18   Public Comment Period: Snoqualmie
Draft NPDES Permit for the City of Snoqualmie Wastewater Treatment and Water Reclamation Plant
The City of Snoqualmie is being reissed NPDES permit no. WA0022403 for the discharge of treated municipal wastewater and reclaimed water into the Snoqualmie River.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System

Location: Snoqualmie, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Tricia Miller
(425) 649-7201 / tmil461@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 19 - Apr 18   Public Comment Period: Tacoma
Draft Permit for Shore Terminal LLC
Shore Terminal is renewing its NPDES Permit No. WA0039501 to discharge treated wastewater to Commencement Bay.  PARIS Database

Location: Tacoma, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Melinda Wilson
(360) 407-6280 / MEWI461@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 20 - Apr 18   Public Comment Period: Colville
Whitty's Minimart Site Proposed Removal from Hazardous Sites List
Ecology took several actions to cleanup soil, groundwater, surface water, and air quality at the minimart. Contamination was a result of leaks in a gasoline distribution line at the minimart. Cleanup criterion has been met over an extended period of time, and Ecology proposes to remove the site from the Hazardous Sites List. See fact sheet for details. There are no related documents for review. If you wish to review historical files contact Kari Johnson in Spokane at 509/329-3415 for an appointment.  Fact Sheet

Location: Colville, WA
Sponsor: Ecology
Contact: Mike Boatsman
(509) 329-3492 / mboa461@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 20 - Apr 25   Public Comment Period: Elma
Notice of Public Meeting & Hearing for Fire Mountain Farms, Elma Site-Specific Land Application Plan
Fire Mountain Farms, Inc., (FMF) is applying to the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) to increase its existing coverage as a biosolids beneficial use facility under the Statewide General Permit for Biosolids Management. An open house starts 5:00 pm. A public meeting will be held at 6:00 pm, followed by a public hearing.  For more info, visit the Ecology Biosolids Webpage.

Location: Elma, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jamie Olivarez
(360) 407-6393 / jaol461@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 21 - Apr 21   Public Comment Period: Bellingham
Joint Public Notice of Application for 401 Water Quality Certification & Coastal Zone Management Consistency Concurrence
Construction of a new Costco warehouse.  401 Public Notices for Ecology's Northwest Region

Location: Bellingham, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(425) 649-7129 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 24 - Apr 23   Public Comment Period: Spokane
Appleway Chevrolet, Inc. Site Proposed Removal from Hazardous Sites List
Cleanup criterion for multiple contaminants in soil and groundwater have been met over an extended period of monitoring since 1998. Ecology proposes to remove the site from the Hazardous Sites List, and a "No Further Action" determination has been made. The Site lies over the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer. See fact sheet for details. No documents are part of this review. To see historical files contact Kari Johnson in Spokane at 509/329-3415 for an appointment.  Fact Sheet

Location: Spokane, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Patti Carter
(509) 329-3522 / paca461@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 25 - Apr 24   Public Comment Period: Marysville
Public Comment Period on the Periodic Review for Pacific Grinding Wheel Co.
The Site is located 13120 State Avenue, Marysville in Snohomish County. Following remedial activities that began in 1992, a restrictive covenant was recorded for the property and the Site received a No Further Action determination. The periodic (5-year) review report for this Site is available for public review and comment. Ecology finds that the cleanup appears to be protective of human health and the environment. Send your written comments to Gene Freeman.  Pacific Grinding Wheel Co

Location: Marysville, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Eugene Freeman
(425) 649-7191 / eufr461@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 25 - Apr 24   Public Comment Period: Port Orchard
Public Comment Period on the Periodic Review for Kitsap County Sewer District 5 & 7
The Kitsap County Sewer District 5 & 7 Site is located between 1826 and 1974 Fircrest Drive Southeast in Port Orchard, Washington.The periodic (5-year) review report for this Site is available for public review and comment. The cleanup actions completed at the Site appear to be protective of human health and the environment. The Restrictive Covenant for the property is in place and continues to be effective in protecting public health and the environment. Send your written comments to Gene Freeman.  Kitsap County Sewer District 5 & 7 Cleanup Site

Location: Port Orchard, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Eugene Freeman
(425) 649-7191 / eufr461@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 26 - Apr 25   Public Comment Period: Tokeland
Draft Modification NPDES Permit for Custom Seafood Services, Inc.
Custom Seafood Services is being issued a Modificaiton of NPDES Permit No. WA0002291 to continue to discharge treated wastewater to Willapa Bay.  PARIS Database

Location: Tokeland, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Melinda Wilson
(360) 407-6280 / MEWI461@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 27 - Apr 26   Public Comment Period: Centralia
Draft Reauthorization State Waste Discharge Permit for Sierra Pacific Industries
Sierra Pacific Industries-Centralia is being issued a Reauthorization of State Permit No. ST 6220 to continue to discharge treated wastewater to the city of Centralia's Wastewater Treatment Plant  PARIS Database

Location: Centralia, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Melinda Wilson
(360) 407-6280 / MEWI461@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 27 - Apr 26   Public Comment Period: Kirkland
Joint Public Notice of Application for 401 Water Quality Certification & Coastal Zone Management Consistency Concurrence
Re-establish the Totem Lake outlet channel by removing accumulated material, invasive vegetation, and beaver dams.  401 Public Notices for Ecology's Northwest Region

Location: Kirkland, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(425) 649-7129 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 28 - Apr 25   Public Comment Period: Roosevelt
Draft Air Operating Permit for Regional Disposal Company's Roosevelt Regional Landfill
The Air Operating Permit (AOP) for Roosevelt Regional Landfill is being renewed. This is done every five years. The AOP detailes the requirements for a municipal solid waste landfill, an ash monofill, two landfill gas flares, four emergency generators, and two non-emergency operations engines at the Roosevelt Regional Landfill. The source is also permitted for rock crushing activities.  Central Regional Office Air Permits

Location: Roosevelt, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Ryan Vicente
(509) 454-7899 / rvic461@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 28 - Apr 28   Public Comment Period: Everett
Proposed Interim Soil Removal Cleanup Action at The Boeing Company, Everett Washington
Ecology proposes an interim soil cleanup action to remove lead, arsenic, and carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbon (cPAH) contaminated soils and sediments from the site of Snohomish County's former gun club. The site is now owned by the Boeing Company.  Public information regarding dangerous waste sites in Washington

Location: Everett, WA
Sponsor: Department of Ecology
Contact: Dean Yasuda
(425) 649-7264 / dyas461@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 28 - Apr 28   Public Comment Period: Olympia
Comment Period on Proposed Removal of Downtown Safeway Site from the Hazardous Sites List
Ecology invites public comments on the proposed removal of the Downtown Safeway site from the Hazardous Sites List. The site, located at 601 4th Avenue E in Olympia, is now Olympia City Hall. You can review the draft cleanup approval letter and other site documents at the Olympia Timberland Library, the Department of Ecology in Lacey, or on our  Downtown Safeway website

Location: Olympia, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Guy Barrett
(360) 407-6999 / gbar461@ecy.wa.gov
Mar 31 - Apr 30   Public Comment Period: Warden
Public Notice of Modified Draft Permit and Fact Sheet Amendment for Pacific Coast Canola SWDP ST0045519
A Modified Draft Permit and Fact Sheet Amendment have been drafted to modify Pacific Coast Canola's SWDP for its canola seed crushing and oil production facility in Warden, WA. The public has 30 days to comment. Comments must be received by Ecology no later than April 30, 2014. The modified draft documents may be viewed at the following link.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System (PARIS)

Location: Warden, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / stra461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 1 - May 1   Public Comment Period: Cowlitz County
Draft NPDES Permit for Toutle Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Toutle Wastewater Treatment Plant is renewing their NPDES Permit No. WA0037770 to discharge treated wastewater to the Toutle River  Water Quality PARIS Database

Location: Cowlitz County
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Carey Cholski
(360) 407-6279 / cgru461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 2 - May 2   Public Comment Period: Stevenson
Draft NPDES Permit for City of Stevenson Wastewater Treatment Plant
The city of Stevenson Wastewater Treatment Plant is being issued a Reauthorization of NPDES Permit No. WA0020672 to continue to discharge treated wastewater to the Columbia River  Water Quality PARIS Database

Location: Stevenson, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Carey Cholski
(360) 407-6279 / cgru461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 3 - May 5   Public Comment Period: Seattle
Public Comment Period on the Periodic Review for Myrtle Street Property Cleanup Site
The Myrtle Street Property Site is located at 606 Myrtle Street in Seattle and comprises approximately 8 acres of land. 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.  Myrtle Street Property Cleanup Site

Location: Seattle, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Eugene Freeman
(425) 649-7191 / eufr461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 4 - 21   Public Comment Period: Quincy
Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period: Notice of Construction Application
Nutrilite's dietary supplement facility in Quincy, WA has submitted an NOC application to Ecology to add a second process line (following extraction) with a dryer and a small natural gas boiler. Facility production will not increase and emissions will increase only slightly from those approved in December of 2013. Ecology proposes to approve this design change. The public may request a 30-day comment period in writing by e-mail, fax, or letter to the Ecology contact below by 5 pm April 21, 2014.  Nutrilite Quincy Application Documents

Location: Quincy, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Robert Koster
(509) 329-3493 / rkos461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 4 - May 4   Public Comment Period: Kittitas County
Joint Public Notice of Application for 401 Water Quality Certification
Widen I-90 from 4 to 6 lanes fom MP 59.5 to MP 62.  401 Public Notices for Ecology's Central Region

Location: Kittitas County
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(360) 407-7298 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 9 - 24   Public Comment Period: Ephrata
Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period: Notice of Construction Application
Trout Lake Farm, LCC submitted an NOC application to Ecology on March 31, 2014. Trout Lake Farm requests approval for an increase in propane fuel use for a plant materials dryer at 2490 Road 7 NW Ephrata. Ecology has reviewed the application, and approval can be issued under RCW 70.94.152. The public may request a public comment period. The request for public comment period must be made to Ecology by April 24, 2014. 

Location: Ephrata, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jenny Filipy
(509) 329-3407 / jfil461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 9 - May 8   Public Comment Period: Tacoma
Public comment period on removal of Jefferson Avenue Site from the Hazardous Sites List
Ecology invites public comments on the proposed removal of the Jefferson Avenue Site from the Hazardous Sites List. The site is located at 2112-2122 Jefferson Ave in Tacoma. You can review the draft cleanup approval letter and other site documents at the Tacoma Main Library, the Department of Ecology in Lacey, or on our  Jefferson Avenue website

Location: Tacoma, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Scott Rose
(360) 407-6347 / sros461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 10 - May 27   Public Comment Period: Hoquiam
Scoping for Westway and Imperium Proposals
Ecology and the City of Hoquiam invite the public to comment on what should be studied in environmental impact statements (EISs) being prepared for proposals submitted by Westway Terminal Company and Imperium Renewables.  Westway and Imperium Expansion Projects

Location: Hoquiam, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology and City of Hoquiam
Contact: Diane Butorac
(360) 407-6594 / dbut461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Meeting: Apr 24
Associated Public Meeting: Apr 29

Apr 14 - 29   Public Comment Period: Moses Lake
Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period: Notice of Construction (NOC) Application
Two Rivers Terminal, LLC, has submitted an NOC application to expand its Moses Lake fertilizer facility by adding a sulfur-based fertilizer system. Existing activities at the site (13583 Wheeler Road, Moses Lake, WA) were also evaluated. Ecology proposes to approve this application. The public may request a 30 day public comment period by letter, fax, or e-mail to the Ecology contact listed below by close of business April 29, 2014.  Notice of Construction Documents-Two Rivers Terminal Moses Lake

Location: Moses Lake, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Robert Koster
(509) 329-3493 / rkos461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 15 - May 14   Public Comment Period: Camas
Draft Reauthorization State Waste Discharge Permit for Sharp Laboratories of America, Inc.
Sharp Laboratories is being issued a Reauthorization of State Permit No. ST 6110 to continue to discharge treated wastewater to the city of Camas Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) sewer system  PARIS Database

Location: Camas, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Melinda Wilson
(360) 407-6280 / MEWI461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 17 - May 17   Public Comment Period: St. John
Public Notice of Draft Permit and Fact Sheet for Town of St. John NPDES Waste Discharge Permit WA0021229
A Draft Permit and Fact Sheet have been issued for renewal of the Town of St. John NPDES permit for its municipal wastewater treatment facility that discharges wastewater to the Pleasant Valley Creek. The public has 30 days to comment. Comments must be received by Ecology no later than May 17, 2014. The draft documents can be viewed at the following link.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System (PARIS)

Location: St. John, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Janice Batchelor
(509) 329-3436 / JBAT461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 17 - May 19   Public Comment Period: Tacoma
Five-year Periodic Review of Wasser Winters Cleanup Site
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) invites the public to review and provide comment on a periodic review report of the Wasser Winters site in Tacoma, Washington. Ecology reviews cleanup sites at least every five years to make sure the sites still protect human health and the environment. Cleanup actions at this site appear to be protective.  Wasser Winters Cleanup Site Webpage

Location: Tacoma, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Panjini Balaraju
(360) 407-6335 / pbal461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 17 - May 19   Public Comment Period: Longview
Five-year Periodic Review of Qwest Communications W00161 Cleanup Site
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) invites the public to review and provide comment on a periodic review report of the Qwest Communications W00161 cleanup site in Longview, Washington. Ecology reviews cleanup sites at least every five years to make sure the sites still protect human health and the environment. Cleanup actions at this site appear to be protective.  Qwest Communications W00161 Cleanup Site Webpage

Location: Longview, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Panjini Balaraju
(360) 407-6335 / pbal461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 17 - May 19   Public Comment Period: Tacoma
Five-year Periodic Review of Wasser Winters Cleanup Site
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) invites the public to review and provide comment on a periodic review report of the Wasser Winters site in Tacoma, Washington. Ecology reviews cleanup sites at least every five years to make sure the sites still protect human health and the environment. Cleanup actions at this site appear to be protective.  Wasser Winters Cleanup Site Webpage

Location: Tacoma, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Panjini Balaraju
(360) 407-6335 / pbal461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 17 - May 24   Public Comment Period: Pasco
Public Notice of Application for State Waste Discharge Permit (SWDP) ST0501279 for Grimmway Enterprise, Inc.
Grimmway Enterprises has submitted an application for a SWDP for its carrot/food processing facility in Franklin County that discharges to the City of Pasco Wastewater Treatment Plant. Interested persons are invited to submit their name, address and comments regarding the permit. There will be a 30-day comment period on the application. The application can be viewed at the following link.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System (PARIS)

Location: Pasco, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / stra461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 21 - May 29   Public Comment Period: 
The City of Yakima's Shoreline Master Programs Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Yakima's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.  City of Yakima SMP Comprehensive Update

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Angela San Filippo
(509) 454-3619 / ansa461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 23 - Jun 6   Public Comment Period: Lacey
Remedial Action Grants and Loans Rule Public Hearing
The Department of Ecology proposes to repeal existing chapter 173-322 WAC and adopt new chapter 173-322A WAC, Remedial Action Grants and Loans.  RAG Rule Website

Location: Lacey, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Adrienne Dorrah
(360) 407-7195 / ador461@ecy.wa.gov
Apr 28 - Jun 5   Public Comment Period: Wenatchee
The City of Wenatchee's Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on the City of Wenatchee's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.  City of Wenatchee's SMP Comprehensive Update

Location: Wenatchee, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Angela San Filippo
(509) 454-3619 / ansa461@ecy.wa.gov
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