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) revision for the Crown Cork & Seal (USA), Inc. (Crown Cork & Seal) aluminum beverage can manufacturing facility located in Olympia. This revision process is pursuant to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act and Chapter 173-401 of the Washington Administrative Code. Once issued, the revised AOP will supersede the current AOP and will remain effective for the original 5-year permit term.
Crown Cork & Seal’s facility in Olympia requires an AOP because it emits major quantities of volatile organic compounds. Crown Cork & Seal’s permit is being revised to remove an excessive monitoring requirement and to incorporate new federal requirements that will apply starting May 3, 2013. Once issued, the revised AOP will supersede Crown Cork & Seal’s current AOP, and will remain effective for the original 5-year permit term.
Copies of the draft AOP for Crown Cork & Seal and the associated Technical Support Document are on file and available for review at the Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Ave SE in Olympia, and at the Lacey Timberland Library, 500 College St SE in Lacey. Copies are also available at ORCAA’s office in Olympia and online here.
Comments may be submitted to ORCAA in writing. Written comments should be addressed to: ORCAA, 2940-B Limited Lane NW, Olympia, WA 98502, and will be accepted up to close of business on April 25, 2012.
Comments are limited to only those parts of the permit that have been revised and should pertain to adequacy of the draft AOP 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.