PUGET SOUND CLEAN AIR AGENCY
Proposed Regulatory Order No. 12234
Toray Composites Materials America
19002 50th Ave E
Tacoma, WA 98446
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (the Agency) is providing public notice for a proposed Regulatory Order for Toray Composites Materials America (Toray) to limit emissions of volatile organic compounds to less than 95 tons per 12-month rolling period. Toray manufactures carbon fiber composites used in the manufacture of aircraft and sporting goods.
Toray is currently operating under an operating permit application shield. The proposed Order is a Regulatory Order reviewed under PSCAA Regulation I 3.03(f) and would provide the applicant with a federally enforceable emission limit formally establishing it as a minor source of air pollution and no longer a chapter 401 operating permit source subject to Regulation I, Article 7. Facility-wide volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions would be limited to 95 tons per twelve-month rolling period. This notice is published pursuant to WAC 173-400-091 and WAC 173-400-171(3)(k).
The Agency has completed a review of application No. 12234 and has made a preliminary determination that the proposal meets all the requirements of Regulations I, II and III and should be approved.
The information considered in making this preliminary determination is on file and available for inspection at the Agency’s office located at 1904 Third Avenue, Suite 105, Seattle, Washington, telephone (206) 343-8800. The proposed Order (along with other related background material) is also available below:
- Engineer Worksheet
- Draft General Regulatory Order
- Public Notice (pdf file)
Written comments with respect to the proposed Order must be mailed to Maggie Corbin, Engineer, at Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, 1904 Third Avenue, Suite 105, Seattle, Washington 98101, faxed to the Engineering Manager at (206) 343-7522, or e-mailed to MaggieC@pscleanair.gov within 30 days of the publication date of this notice. Any person or entity may request a public hearing within the comment period provided that any such request shall state the person’s or entity’s interest in filing it and why a hearing is warranted.
Written comments will be accepted until the end of the 30-day public comment period per WAC 173-400-171. All comments received during the comment period will become part of the public record. The applicant, any interested governmental entity, any group, or any person may request a public hearing within the thirty-day public comment period. A request must indicate the interest of the entity filing it and why a hearing is warranted. The Agency may hold a public hearing if it determines that significant public interest exists. Once the Agency has reviewed and responded to comments from the public, the draft Order will, if necessary, be revised, and then issued in final form.
All comments received during the comment period will become part of the public record. Once the Agency has reviewed and responded to comments from the public, the proposed Order will, if necessary, be revised and either denied or issued in final form.