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Public Hearings, Meetings, Workshops, Open Houses

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Jul 24 5 PM  Open House Followed by Public Hearing: Quincy
Microsoft Oxford Data Center - Draft Air Permit
Microsoft applied for an air permit proposing to construct and operate the Oxford Data Center in Quincy. The data center would install 37 emergency backup diesel engine generators and construct 32 cooling towers. Find out more on July 24, 2014 at 5 pm: meet/greet; 5:30 pm: presentations/Q&A; 6:30 pm: public hearing.  more info

Location: Quincy Community Center
115 F Street SW
Quincy, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
AIR QUALITY PM
Contact: Beth Mort
(509) 329-3502 / bmor461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Jun 19 - Jul 29

Jul 31 6 PM  Open House Followed by Public Hearing: Olympia
City of Olympia Shoreline Master Program update open house and public hearing
Open house to be followed by short presentation & QA/QC session, to be followed by public hearing. Hearing is part of the State's review of the City of Olympia's locally adopted Shoreline Master Program (SMP) comprehensive update under the Shoreline Management Act (SMA). 

Location: The Olympia Center / Room A
222 Columbia St NW
Olympia, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SHORELND & ENV ASSIST PM
Contact: Chrissy Bailey
(360) 407-0290 / CHRB461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Jul 23 - Sep 8

Jul 31 6 PM  Open House Followed by Public Hearing: Olympia
City of Olympia's Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Olympia's proposed Shoreline Master Program compehensive update.  City of Olympia SMP Comprehensive Update

Location: The Olympia Center
222 Columbia Street NW
Olympia, WA    Map Map
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SHORELND & ENV ASSIST PM
Contact: Chrissy Bailey
(360) 407-0290 / CHRB461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Comment Period: Jul 23 - Sep 8


Public Comment Periods

Jun 2 - Aug 1   Public Comment Period: Longview
Former Reynolds Metals Smelter Cleanup Draft Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) and Interim Action
We invite you to comment on and attend a public open house on the Draft RI/FS and proposed Interim Action for the former Reynolds Metals aluminum smelter site. For more information, visit the  Industrial Section Reynolds Metals Cleanup webpage

Location: Longview, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
WASTE 2 RESOURCES PM
Contact: Guy Barrett
(360) 407-6999 / guy.barrett@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Open House: Jun 18

Jun 2 - Aug 1   Public Comment Period: Kelso
Former Reynolds Metals Aluminum Smelter Cleanup Draft Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS)and Interim action
We invite you to comment on and attend a public open house followed by a hearing to accept oral comments on a Draft RI/FS and proposed Interim Action at the former Reynolds Metals aluminum smelter site. For more information on these actions, visit the  Industrial Section Reynolds Metals Cleanup webpage

Location: Kelso, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
WASTE 2 RESOURCES PM
Contact: Guy Barrett
(360) 407-6999 / guy.barrett@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Open House Followed by Public Hearing: Jul 16

Jun 17 - Jul 24   Public Comment Period: Chelan
New State Permit Application for Siren Song Winery
Siren Song Winery is applying for State Waste Discharge Permit No. ST0501282 to discharge winery processing wastewater to sprayfields  Water Quality Permits

Location: Chelan, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Cindy Huwe
(509) 457-7105 / chuw461@ecy.wa.gov
Jun 18 - Jul 25   Public Comment Period: Benton City
New State Permit for Monson Bulk Crush
Monson Bulk Crush Facility is applying for a new State Permit No. ST0501283 to discharge wine processing wastewater for road dust abatement  Water Quality Permits

Location: Benton City, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Cindy Huwe
(509) 457-7105 / chuw461@ecy.wa.gov
Jun 19 - Jul 29   Public Comment Period: Quincy
Microsoft Oxford Data Center - Draft Air Permit
Microsoft applied for an air permit proposing to construct and operate the Oxford Data Center in Quincy. The data center would install 37 emergency backup diesel engine generators and construct 32 cooling towers. Documents associated with this project are available online, at Quincy City Hall, and Quincy Library.  more info

Location: Quincy, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
AIR QUALITY PM
Contact: Beth Mort
(509) 329-3502 / bmor461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Open House Followed by Public Hearing: Jul 24

Jun 19 - Jul 29   Public Comment Period: Quincy
Microsoft Columbia Data Center - Draft Air Permit
Microsoft applied for an air permit proposing changes to Columbia Data Center, to change the water supply that serves the current mechanical draft cooling towers, and to change how the cooling towers are operated. Documents associated with this project are available online, at Quincy City Hall, and Quincy Library.  Columbia Data Center

Location: Quincy, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Beth Mort
(509) 329-3502 / bmor461@ecy.wa.gov
Jun 25 - Jul 25   Public Comment Period: Chelan
Chelan Chevron - Agreed Order Available for Review and Comment
Ecology has drafted an Agreed Order for a Supplemental Remedial Investigation (RI) and Supplemental Feasibility Study (FS) at the Chelan Chevron site. The Site has petroleum in soil and groundwater. The Supplemental RI will provide information about where the contamination is located and how far it has spread. The Supplemental FS will look at different options to clean up the site. Once the Supplemental RI and FS are done, Ecology will select a cleanup from the options provided.  Chelan Chevron Cleanup Site Information

Location: Chelan, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Laura Klasner
(509) 454-7833 / lkla461@ecy.wa.gov
Jun 26 - Jul 28   Public Comment Period: Port Townsend
Bower Home Cleanup Site Draft Five Year Periodic Review Report
Ecology invites the public to review and comment on a draft periodic review report of the Bower Home cleanup site in Port Townsend. 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.  Bower Home Cleanup Webpage

Location: Port Townsend, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Panjini Balaraju
(360) 407-6335 / pbal461@ecy.wa.gov
Jun 26 - Jul 28   Public Comment Period: Seattle
Draft Modification of NPDES Permit for Seattle Iron and Metals Corporation
Seattle Iron Metals Corporation is being issued a modification to NPDES permit no. WA0031968  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System

Location: Seattle, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Tricia Miller
(425) 649-7201 / tmil461@ecy.wa.gov
Jun 26 - Jul 28   Public Comment Period: Tacoma
Trident Metals Delisting Comment Period
Ecology invites public comments on the proposed removal of the Trident Metals site from the Hazardous Sites List. The site is located at 1851 Taylor Way in Tacoma. You can review the draft cleanup approval letter and other site documents at the Tacoma Main Library, Citizens for a Healthy Bay's offices, the Department of Ecology in Lacey, or on our  Trident Metals website

Location: Tacoma, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Tom Middleton
(360) 407-7263 / tmid461@ecy.wa.gov
Jun 30 - Jul 30   Public Comment Period: Rockford
Pulic Notice of Modified Draft Permit & Fact Sheet Amendment for the Town of Rockford's NPDES Permit WA0044831
A Modified Draft Permit and Fact Sheet Amendment have been drafted to modify the Town of Rockford's NPDES Permit for its municipal wastewater treatment facility that discharges to Rock Creek. The public has 30 days to comment. Comments must be received by Ecology no later than July 30, 2014. The modified draft documents may be viewed at the following link.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System (PARIS)

Location: Rockford, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / stra461@ecy.wa.gov
Jun 30 - Jul 30   Public Comment Period: Ephrata
Quality Paint and Coatings - Draft Air Permit
Quality Paint and Coatings proposes to install a new facility for abrasive cleaning, aqueous parts washing, and spray coating of miscellaneous metal parts in two existing buildings near the airport in Ephrata. The facility is located at 187 and 220 Airport Street SE, Ephrata. Copies of the Preliminary Determination and other pertinent information are available for public review at Ecology and Ephrata City Hall (121 Alder Street SW). 

Location: Ephrata, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jenny Filipy
(509) 329-3407 / jfil461@ecy.wa.gov
Jun 30 - Jul 30   Public Comment Period: Naches
Draft Reauthorization NPDES Permit for the Town of Naches POTW
The Town of Naches POTW is being issued a Reauthorization of NPDES Permit No. WA0022586 to discharge municipal wastewater to the Naches River.  Water Quality Permits

Location: Naches, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Cindy Huwe
(509) 457-7105 / chuw461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 1 - 28   Public Comment Period: Spokane
TEST 228 Multiple events and one comment period.
Getting tired of trying this one. 

Location: Spokane, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Carol Bergin
(509) 329-3546 / cabe461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 2 - 31   Public Comment Period: Olympia
Clarion Hotel Hazardous Sites List Removal Comment Period
Ecology invites public comments on the proposed removal of the Clarion Hotel site from the Hazardous Sites List. The site is located at 900 Capitol Way S in Olympia. 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  Clarion Hotel cleanup website

Location: Olympia, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Hanxue Qiu
(360) 407-6265 / hqiu461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 2 - Aug 1   Public Comment Period: Morton
Draft Modification State Waste Discharge Permit for Stericycle, Inc.
Stericycle is being issued a Modification of State Permit No. ST 6209 to continue to discharge treated wastewater to the Morton Wastewater Treatment Plant  PARIS Database

Location: Morton, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Melinda Wilson
(360) 407-6280 / MEWI461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 7 - Aug 6   Public Comment Period: 
Draft Modification NPDES Permit for the town Wilkeson Wastewater Treatment Plant
The town of Wilkeson Wastewater Treatment Plant is being issued a Modification of NPDES Permit No. WA0023281 to continue to discharge treated wastewater to Wilkeson Creek  WQ PARIS Database

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Carey Cholski
(360) 407-6279 / cgru461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 7 - Aug 6   Public Comment Period: North Bend
Joint Public Notice of Application for 401 Water Quality Certification and CZM Consistency
Dredge 6000 cu yds. sediment from outlet channel of Chester Morse Lake; dispose of dredge material in 2 acre area 1000 ft NE of discharge dike.  Current 401 Public Notices for Ecology's Northwest Region

Location: North Bend, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(425) 649-7129 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 7 - Aug 21   Public Comment Period: Union Gap
Draft Reauthorization State Permit for International Paper
International Paper is being issued a Reauthorization of State Permit No. ST0005506 to discharge wastewater to the City of Union Gap sewer system.  Water Quality Permits

Location: Union Gap, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Cindy Huwe
(509) 457-7105 / chuw461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 8 - Aug 7   Public Comment Period: Anacortes
Joint Public Notice 401 Water Quality Certification and CZM Consistency
Construct rail spur and crude oil loading/unloading facility at the Puget Sound Refinery.  401 Public Notices for Ecology's Northwest Region

Location: Anacortes, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permit Coordinator
(425) 649-7129 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 9 - 30   Public Comment Period: 
Public Notice of Application for State of Washington 401 Water Quality Certification & CZMA Consistency
The project will widen SR 167 adding a southbound lane and extending the existing High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes system south on SR 167 in Pierce and King County.  Current 401 Public Notices for Ecology's Northwest Region

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Project Coordinator
(360) 407-7298 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 9 - Aug 8   Public Comment Period: 
Draft Reauthorization NPDES Permit for Fort Flagler State Park Wastewater Treatment Plant
Fort Flagler State Park Wastewater Treatment Plant is being issued a Reauthorization of NPDES Permit No. WA0039829 to continue to discharge treated wastewater to a seasonal creek, beach sands, and Admiralty Inlet. (Nordland, WA)  WQ PARIS Database

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Carey Cholski
(360) 407-6279 / cgru461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 9 - Aug 8   Public Comment Period: Renton
Joint Public Notice for Water Quality Certification and CZM Consistency
Cedar River Maintenance Dredge - Dredge/excavate sediment, maintain existing outfall structures, maintain existing/install new bank stabilization structures.  Current 401 Public Notices for Ecology's Northwest Region

Location: Renton, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Federal Permits
(425) 649-7129 / ecyrefedpermits@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 10 - Aug 9   Public Comment Period: 
Draft NPDES Permit for Sekiu Wastewater Treatment Plant
Sekiu Wastewater Treatment Plant is renewing its NPDES Permit No. WA0024449 to continue to discharge treated wastewater into Clallam Bay (Clallam Bay,WA).  WQ PARIS Database

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Carey Cholski
(360) 407-6279 / cgru461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 10 - Aug 9   Public Comment Period: 
Draft NPDES Permit for Clallam Bay Corrections Center Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Clallam Bay Corrections Center Wastewater Treatment Plant is renewing its NPDES Permit No. WA0039845 to continue to discharge treated wastewater to Clallam Bay (Clallam Bay, WA)  WQ PARIS Database

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Carey Cholski
(360) 407-6279 / cgru461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 10 - Aug 11   Public Comment Period: Bellingham
Modification of State Waste Discharge Permit for Bellingham Cold Storage
Bellingham Cold Storage is being reissued a modification of SWD permit no. ST0007426. The proposed modification is an increase of flow into the Bellingham Wastewater Treatment Plant and adding an additional outfall.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System

Location: Bellingham, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Tricia Miller
(425) 649-7201 / tmil461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 10 - Aug 11   Public Comment Period: Longview
Solvay Chemical, Inc. State Waste Discharge wastewater permit renewal
The Dept of Ecology invites you to comment on the renewal of the Solvay Chemicals wastewater permit. Read the documents at the Longview Public Library, Ecology's Lacey office and the  Industrial Section Solvay Chemicals webpage

Location: Longview, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Shingo Yamazaki
(360) 407-7563 / shingo.yamazaki@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 10 - Aug 11   Public Comment Period: Bellingham
Modification of State Waste Discharge Permit for Bellingham Cold Storage
Bellingham Cold Storage is being reissued a modification of SWD permit no. ST0007426. The proposed modification is an increase of flow into the Bellingham Wastewater Treatment Plant and adding an additional outfall.  Water Quality Permitting and Reporting Information System

Location: Bellingham, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Tricia Miller
(425) 649-7201 / tmil461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 10 - Aug 11   Public Comment Period: Longview
Solvay Chemical, Inc. State Waste Discharge wastewater permit renewal
The Dept of Ecology invites you to comment on the renewal of the Solvay Chemicals wastewater permit. Read the documents at the Longview Public Library, Ecology's Lacey office and the  Industrial Section Solvay Chemicals webpage

Location: Longview, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Shingo Yamazaki
(360) 407-7563 / shingo.yamazaki@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 10 - Aug 11   Public Comment Period: 
Specialty Minerals Longivew State Waste Discharge wastewater permit renewal
The Dept of Ecology invites you to comment on the renewal of the Longview Specialty Minerals wastewater permit. Read the documents at the Longview Public Library, Ecology's Lacey office and the  Industrial Section Specialty Minerals Longview webpage

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Shingo Yamazaki
(360) 407-7563 / shingo.yamazaki@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 11 - 26   Public Comment Period: Ferry County
Knife River - Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period for a General Order Application
Knife River submitted a general order application for a portable rock crusher. The public may request a public comment period by July 26, 2014. 

Location: Ferry County
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jenny Filipy
(509) 329-3407 / jfil461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 14 - Aug 27   Public Comment Period: Bellingham
Georgia Pacific West cleanup site - public comment period
Ecology is seeking public comment on documents about the cleanup of the Pulp & Tissue Mill area of the GP West cleanup site.  Georgia Pacific West

Location: Bellingham, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Brian Sato
(425) 649-7265 / bsat461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 15 - 30   Public Comment Period: Moses Lake
REC Silicon - Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period for a Notice of Construction Application
REC Silicon submitted a Notice of Construction application. REC requests approval for modifications to existing permit and evaluation of newly-identified emissions of phosphine from the facility. The public may request a public comment period by July 30, 2014. 

Location: Moses Lake, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Jenny Filipy
(509) 329-3407 / jfil461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 16 - Aug 22   Public Comment Period: 
Vessel Deconstruction Draft NPDES General Permit
The Department of Ecology (Ecology) is proposing a new general permit for public review and comment on July 16, 2014. The proposed permit would cover discharges of stormwater, drydock floodwater, and certain other non-routine wastewaters resulting from the deconstruction of vessels over water.  Vessel Deconstruction General Permit

Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
Contact: Vincent McGowan
(360) 407-6433 / vmcg461@ecy.wa.gov
Jul 16 - Aug 22   Public Comment Period: Seattle
Vessel Deconstruction Draft NPDES General Permit Workshop and Hearing
The public workshop and hearing on the draft permit is scheduled to be held in Seattle, Washington. At the workshop, Ecology will explain the proposed permit and answer questions. A hearing will immediately follow the workshop. The hearing will provide the opportunity for formal oral testimony and comments on the proposed permit.  Vessel Deconstruction General Permit

Location: Seattle, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
WATER QUALITY PM
Contact: Vincent McGowan
(360) 407-6433 / vmcg461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Public Workshop Followed by Public Hearing: Aug 19

Jul 17 - Aug 23   Public Comment Period: Pullman
Public Notice of Application for State Waste Discharge Permit (SWDP) ST0501280 for Tesoro Facility 62160
Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company has submitted an application for a SWDP for its fueling operation and convenience store in Pullman that discharges to the Pullman WWTP. 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. Comments must be received by Ecology no later than August 23, 2014. The application 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
Jul 21 - Aug 20   Public Comment Period: Spokane
Public Notice of Modified Draft Permit/Fact Sheet Amendment for Kaiser Aluminum Washington LLC 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 August 20, 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
Jul 23 - Sep 8   Public Comment Period: Olympia
City of Olympia Shoreline Master Program update open house and public hearing
Open house to be followed by short presentation & QA/QC session, to be followed by public hearing. Hearing is part of the State's review of the City of Olympia's locally adopted Shoreline Master Program (SMP) comprehensive update under the Shoreline Management Act (SMA). 

Location: Olympia, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SHORELND & ENV ASSIST PM
Contact: Chrissy Bailey
(360) 407-0290 / CHRB461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Open House Followed by Public Hearing: Jul 31

Jul 23 - Sep 8   Public Comment Period: Olympia
City of Olympia's Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Olympia's proposed Shoreline Master Program compehensive update.  City of Olympia SMP Comprehensive Update

Location: Olympia, WA
Sponsor: Dept of Ecology
SHORELND & ENV ASSIST PM
Contact: Chrissy Bailey
(360) 407-0290 / CHRB461@ecy.wa.gov
Associated Open House Followed by Public Hearing: Jul 31

Aug 6 - Sep 16   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 9

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