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Public Hearings, Meetings, Workshops, Open Houses

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

Sep 24 1 PM -
3 PM 
Public Workshop Followed by Public Hearing: 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: Water Resource Education Center
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, 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

Sep 24 2 PM  Public Hearing: 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: Dept of Ecology HQ/Southwest Regional Office
300 Desmond Drive SE
Lacey, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
HAZ WST & TOXIC REDUC PM
Contact: Robert Rieck
(360) 407-6751 / RORI461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Aug 20 - Oct 1

Sep 24 4 PM -
6 PM 
Public Meeting: Spokane
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

Location: Dept of Ecology Eastern Regional Office
4601 North Monroe Street
Spokane, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
WASTE 2 RESOURCES PM
Contact: Holly Davies
(360) 407-7398 / hdav461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Aug 6 - Oct 6
Associated Public Meeting: Sep 15

Sep 24 5 PM  Public Meeting: 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 Public Library
955 Northgate Drive
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: Aug 31 - Oct 31

Sep 24 7 PM -
8 PM 
Public Workshop: 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 Community Library
Columbia Room
901 C Street
Vancouver, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SPILL PREV PREP/RESP PM
Contact: Danielle Butsick
(360) 407-7281 / dabu461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Sep 24 - Oct 24

Sep 25 7 PM -
8 PM 
Public Workshop: 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 Public Library / Gallery
955 Northgate
Richland, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SPILL PREV PREP/RESP PM
Contact: Susan Vezeau, Ph.D.
(360) 407-7638 / svez461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Sep 25 - Oct 25

Sep 26 10 AM -
12 PM 
Public Workshop: 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: Dept of Ecology HQ/Southwest Regional Office
300 Desmond Drive SE
Lacey, 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

Sep 30 6 PM  Public Hearing: 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 Public Library-Main Branch
Olympic Room
1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
AIR QUALITY PM
Contact: Joanna Ekrem
(360) 407-6826 / jekr461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Aug 27 - Oct 3

Sep 30 7 PM -
8 PM 
Public Workshop: 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: Green River Community College
Glacier Room
12401 SE 320th St
Auburn, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SPILL PREV PREP/RESP PM
Contact: Wendy Buffett
(360) 407-6523 / wbuf461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Sep 30 - Oct 30

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 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


Public Comment Periods

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 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 15 - Sep 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 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 21 - Sep 22   Public Comment Period: Vancouver
Astro Western Station 607 Proposed Removal of Environmental Covenant & Draft Periodic Review Report Comment Period
Ecology invites the public to review and comment on a draft periodic review report and proposed removal of an environmental covenant (EC) for the Astro Western Station 607 cleanup site in Vancouver. Ecology reviews cleanup sites at least every five years to make sure the sites still protect human health and the environment. Cleanup actions at the site appear to be protective. After the periodic review, Ecology concludes that the site now meets cleanup standards and the EC is no longer needed.  Astro Western Station 607 website

Location: Vancouver, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Panjini Balaraju
(360) 407-6335 / pbal461@ecy.wa.gov
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 26 - Sep 25   Public Comment Period: Jefferson County
Joint Public Notice of Application for Water Quality Certification and Coastal Zone Consistency
Modify unpermitted stairway tower located on the shoreline.  Current 401 Public Notices for Ecology's Southwest Region

Location: Jefferson County
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(360) 407-6926 / ecyfedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Aug 26 - Sep 25   Public Comment Period: Spokane
2nd Public Notice of Modified Draft Permit & Fact Sheet Amendment for Kaiser Aluminum LLC's NPDES Permit WA0000892
A Modified Draft Permit & Fact Sheet Amendment have been drafted to modify Kaiser Aluminum's NPDES permit that allows discharge to the Spokane River. The public has 30 days to comment. Comments must be received by Ecology no later than September 25, 2014. The modified draft documents may be viewed at the following link.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System (PARIS)

Location: Spokane, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / stra461@ecy.wa.gov
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 28 - Sep 26   Public Comment Period: Pullman
Public Notice of Draft Permit and Fact Sheet for Tesoro Facility 62160 State Waste Discharge Permit ST0501280
A Draft Permit and Fact Sheet have been issued for Tesoro Facility 62160's retail fuel operation and convenience store that discharges wastewater to the city of Pullman Wastewater Treatment Plant. The public has 30 days to comment. Comments must be received by Ecology no later than September 26, 2014. The draft documents can be viewed at the following link.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System (PARIS)

Location: Pullman, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / stra461@ecy.wa.gov
Aug 28 - Sep 27   Public Comment Period: Jefferson County
Joint Public Notice of Application for 401 Water Quality Certification & Coastal Zone Management Consistency Concurrence
Relocate stream to original channel in Quilcene Bay.  401 Public Notices for Ecology's Southwest Region

Location: Jefferson County
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(360) 407-6926 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Aug 28 - Sep 29   Public Comment Period: Renton
Boeing Renton Site Engineering Design Report detailing cleanup methods proposed in Cleanup Action Plan
Ecology invites the public to review and comment on the proposed Engineering Design Report which includes detailed construction, operating, and maintenance plans to carry out the selected cleanup methods proposed in the Cleanup Action Plan  Public Information Concerning Hazardous waste activities in Washington

Location: Renton, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Byung Maeng
(425) 649-7253 / bmae461@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: 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: 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 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: 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 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 LLC - Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period for a Notice of Construction Application
Ovenell Land LLC 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: Elma
Grays Harbor Rail Terminal LLC Scoping Meeting
During the scoping period, between September 18 through November 3, the state Department of Ecology and the city of Hoquiam invite the public to comment on what should be studied in the environmental impact statement (EIS) being prepared for the proposal submitted by Grays Harbor Rail Terminal, LLC  Grays Harbor Rail Terminal. LLC

Location: Elma, 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

Sep 18 - Nov 3   Public Comment Period: Aberdeen
Grays Harbor Rail Terminal, LLC Scoping Meeting
During the scoping period, between September 18 through November 3, the state Department of Ecology and the city of Hoquiam invite the public to comment on what should be studied in the environmental impact statement (EIS) being prepared for the proposal submitted by Grays Harbor Rail Terminal, LLC.  Grays Harbor Rail Terminal

Location: Aberdeen, 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

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 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 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

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