ADDITIONAL PROJECT INFORMATION
The proposed project is to replace an existing pug mill mixer with a drum mixer at the location. As part of this action, Puget Paving requested a voluntarily limit on facility-wide emissions. Puget Paving has requested an annual emission limit of 99 tons of carbon monoxide (CO). The proposed Order would provide Puget Paving with a federally enforceable emission limit formally establishing it as a minor or area source of air pollution. In addition, Puget Paving has proposed removing the existing pug mill mixer to offset emissions of toxic air pollutants (TAP) from the new drum mixer.
Asphalt mixers are sources of particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds (VOC), hazardous air pollutants (HAP), and TAP. Since the new drum mixer will replace an existing pug mill mixer, emissions of these pollutants will not increase as a result of this proposal.
The Agency has completed a review of application No. 11613 and has made a preliminary determination that the proposal meets all the requirements of Regulations I, II, and III and should be approved. The Agency, as the lead agency for this proposal, has also made a preliminary determination that the proposal would not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment by the Agency.
The application and the information considered in making this preliminary determination are on file and available for inspection at the Agency’s office located at 1904 3rd Ave, Suite 105, Seattle, Washington, telephone (206) 689-4010. The proposed Order No. 11613 is also available at the Agency’s website www.pscleanair.org. Written comments with respect to proposed Order No. 11613 must be mailed to Courtney O’Gorman, Engineer, at Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, 1904 3rd Ave, Suite 105, Seattle, Washington 98101, faxed to Courtney O’Gorman at (206) 343-7522, or e-mailed to CourtneyO@pscleanair.org.
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.
PUBLIC COMMENT DOCUMENTS
This public notice will appear in the following publications on August 17, 2018:
- Daily Journal of Commerce
- Tacoma News Tribune