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Public Hearing Slated for renewal of Simpson Lumber AOP

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 for Simpson Lumber Company, LLC (Simpson) located in Shelton, Washington, 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. This will be the second renewal of the AOP for Simpson’s lumber mill in Shelton.

In response to requests from the public, a formal Public Hearing has been scheduled to allow ORCAA staff to hear testimony on this renewal of the AOP. The hearing is slated for:

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

5 p.m.

Shelton Civic Center

525 West Cota Street

Shelton, WA 98584

Copies of the draft AOP Renewal and the associated Technical Support Document (TSD) for Simpson are on file and available for review at the Shelton branch of the Timberland Public Library located at 710 W Alder Street in Shelton, and at ORCAA’s office in Olympia. The draft AOP and TSD are also available 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 the public hearing. Comments should pertain to adequacy of the draft AOP in assuring compliance with applicable air quality regulations and standards.