Public comments welcome on permit application from Weyerhaeuser-Raymond Lumbermill

ORCAA has issued a preliminary determination for a permit application submitted by Weyerhaeuser NR Company Raymond Lumbermill (Weyerhaeuser). The company seeks to install a direct-fired continuous dry kiln (CDK), five (5) truck bins, a baghouse, and relocate two existing cyclones at 51 Ellis Street, Raymond, Washington. The new and relocated equipment will replace eight (8) existing batch kilns, a hog fuel boiler, and truck bins.

ORCAA staff reviewed Weyerhaeuser’s application and concluded that the proposal will not jeopardize ambient air quality and meets criteria for approving new air pollution sources in Washington. Based on these conclusions, ORCAA’s preliminary determination is to conditionally approve Weyerhaeuser’s air permit application. Recommended conditions of approval are detailed in ORCAA’s Preliminary Determination. This determination is open for public comment through 4:30 p.m. on May 1, 2024. Additionally, ORCAA will hold a public hearing at 3 p.m. on Wednesday May 1, 2024, to gather testimony regarding air quality issues associated with Weyerhaeuser’s proposal. The hearing will be conducted at our Olympia office and remote participation will also be available via Zoom. Attendees must pre- register here for the online hearing,

Details about the Weyerhaeuser application are found here;
Notice of Public Hearing: Weyerhaeuser – Raymond Lumbermill permit – ORCAA


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