ORCAA’s Dr. Odelle Hadley honored with Ecology’s Operator of the Year award

The Washington Department of Ecology today named Dr. Odelle Hadley the 2013 Air Quality Monitoring Operator of the Year. Hadley, the Senior Air Monitoring Specialist for Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA), has revamped and modernized ORCAA’s ambient air monitoring program since joining the agency nearly two years ago. “Odelle is the consummate team-player,” said […]

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Stage 1 Burn Ban Called for Thurston County

A Stage One Burn Ban is being called for Thurston County effective 5 p.m. today (Dec. 30, 2013) and continuing until conditions warrant a change. Under a Stage 1 Ban, no burning is allowed in fireplaces or uncertified wood stoves, and all outdoor burning is prohibited, even in areas where outdoor burning is not permanently banned. Additionally, […]

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Stage 1 Burn Ban LIFTED in Thurston County

Due to improved air quality conditions and changing weather, the Stage One Burn Ban has been LIFTED in Thurston County effective at 3 p.m. today (Friday, Nov. 29, 2013). A substantial reduction in smoke output due at least in part to the great public response to the called ban, has moved Air Quality conditions back […]

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Thurston County burn status changed to Stage 1 Burn Ban

Thurston County burn status moved to Stage 1 Burn Ban  Other counties asked to reduce burning Due to lowered air pollution levels, the BURN BAN Status in Thurston County has been lowered to Stage 1 Burn Ban as of 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27.  Under a Stage 1 Ban, no burning is allowed in fireplaces or uncertified wood stoves, […]

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Public Comment Opened on Notice of Construction (NOC) Permit for Imperium

The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) firmly believes in its motto,  “Clean Air is Everyone’s Business.” As such, ORCAA seeks to keep everyone within our jurisdiction well informed about the actions­—and proposed actions—we take. Public comment is currently being accepted on a Notice of Construction (NOC) Application from Imperium Terminal Services, LLC (ITS). The […]

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ORCAA Board to Consider Three New Resolutions

ORCAA Board to Consider Three New Resolutions To Improve Efficiencies, Monitor Air Quality, and Assist the Public in Protecting Air Quality OLYMPIA – The Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA) firmly believes in its motto, “Clean Air is Everyone’s Business.” As such, ORCAA seeks to keep everyone within our jurisdiction well informed about the actions­—and proposed […]

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