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 Notice of Construction (NOC) Application from Imperium Terminal Services, LLC (ITS). The applicant seeks approval to construct and operate a bulk liquids terminal (Facility) at 3122 Port Industrial Road, Hoquiam, Washington. The facility will consist of nine, 80,000-barrel capacity storage tanks, a marine vapor combustion unit used to control air emissions and associated piping and transfer equipment. The facility will have the capability of storing and distributing 30 million barrels per year of organic liquid commodities including vegetable oil, biodiesel, petro-diesel, used cooking oil, waste vegetable oil, animal fat, methanol, denatured ethanol, naptha, gasoline, vacuum gas oil, jet fuel, bio-jet fuel, kerosene, crude oil or No. 6 residual oil. Operation of the facility will result in minor amounts of hazardous air pollutant emissions including, but not limited to, benzene and methanol.
ORCAA assessed air quality implications of ITS’s proposal and has concluded that the facility will comply with all applicable local, state and federal air quality standards. On this basis, ORCAA’s Preliminary Recommendation is to approve the ITS NOC application.
Interested parties may comment on the NOC application and ORCAA’s preliminary determination online or in writing. Copies of ORCAA’s Staff Recommendation, the NOC application and supporting documents are available for review at the Hoquiam Timberland Regional Library, located at 420 7th Street, Hoquiam, Wash., and are also available at ORCAA’s office in Olympia. You may also find the materials online at www.orcaa.org.
Comments submitted to ORCAA in writing should be addressed to: ORCAA, 2940-B Limited Lane NW, Olympia, WA 98502, and will be accepted until close of business on Nov. 6, 2013.