Public Invited to Comment on Draft Air Permit
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) for the Aquatic Company (Aquatic) located at 801 Northern Pacific in Yelm, Washington. This renewal process is pursuant to Title V of the federal Clean Air Act and Chapter 173-401 of the Washington Administrative Code. This is a draft of the AOP renewal that will be in effect for five years.
Aquatic, formerly Lasco Bathware Inc, is a reinforced plastics manufacturing facility that produces bathtubs, showers, spas and other bathware products. This will be the third renewal of the AOP for this facility. Aquatic’s Yelm facility requires an AOP because it has the potential to emit major quantities of volatile organic compounds as well as the compound styrene, which is a hazardous air pollutant.
Copies of the draft AOP renewal and the associated draft Technical Support Document (TSD) for Aquatic are on file and available for review at the Yelm Timberland Library, 210 Prairie Park Street, Yelm, WA. Copies are also available at ORCAA’s office in Olympia and at the agency’s website, www.orcaa.org.
Comments may be submitted to ORCAA in writing. Comments may be submitted online using the form located on the same web page where the draft AOP and TSD are posted. Comments may also be sent to: ORCAA, 2940-B Limited Lane NW, Olympia, WA 98502. Comments will be accepted up to close of business on May 31, 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.
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