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 draft Air Operating Permit (AOP) Renewal for the Weyerhaeuser NR Company (Weyerhaeuser) lumber-mill located in Raymond, Washington. Weyerhaeuser is an existing facility that manufactures kiln-dried lumber and several other products from wood residuals generated in the milling process such as wood chips, sawdust, and planer shavings. The Weyerhaeuser Mill in Raymond requires an AOP because it has the potential to emit over 100 tons per year of each of the following criteria pollutants: volatile organic compounds (VOC), carbon monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and over 10 tons per year of each of the hazardous air pollutants (HAP) acetaldehyde and methanol. AOPs are required pursuant to Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act and are designed to help ensure compliance with applicable air quality regulations and standards. This will be the second renewal of the initial AOP issued on March 8, 2000, for Weyerhaeuser.
Copies of the permit application, draft AOP and associated Technical Support Document (TSD) are on file (linked below) and available for review at the Raymond branch of the Timberland Public Library located at 507 Duryea Street in Raymond, and at ORCAA’s office in Olympia.
Written comments on the draft AOP and TSD may be submitted to ORCAA at the following address: ORCAA, 2940 Limited Lane NW, Olympia, WA 98502. Comments may also be emailed to email@example.com. Comments will be accepted up to 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Comments should pertain to the adequacy of the draft AOP and TSD in assuring compliance with applicable air quality regulations and standards. Any concerned party may request a public hearing within the specified public comment period. The request should include information to justify the need for a public hearing. If there is significant public interest, ORCAA will hold a public hearing.