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The Public Involvement Calendar is designed to engage the public in our decision-making process. We encourage you to read Frequently Asked Questions about Effective Public Commenting.

Activities that are educational only or are co-sponsored by Ecology may be found under the "More Ecology Events" link in the left column of this page. We invite your feedback about this Public Involvement Calendar.

Public Hearings, Meetings, Workshops, Open Houses

(Next 21 days. Use the search feature (right) for events beyond 21 days.)



Apr 25 2017 10:00AM     Public Hearing/Webinar - Lacey
-------------------------    Updating Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule
Ecology is updating the Children's Safe Products reporting rule. The proposed changes would add 19 chemicals (including 6 flame retardants) and remove 3 chemicals from the list of chemicals of high concern to children.
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Location: Dept of Ecology HQ/Southwest Regional Office
ROA-36
300 Desmond Drive SE
Lacey , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Kara Steward
(360) 407-6250 / kste461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Comment Period - Mar 22 2017 - May 12 2017

May 15 2017 1:30PM     Public Hearing/Webinar - Lacey
-------------------------    Public Participation Grants Rulemaking Hearing
Ecology is proposing changes to Chapter 173-321 WAC-Public Participation Grants. The proposed changes include streamlining the application evaluation process and adding environmental justice as a priority consideration. Comments may be submitted online at: http://wt.ecology.commentinput.com/?id=rt46y.
More Information: More Information
Location: Dept of Ecology HQ/Southwest Regional Office

300 Desmond Drive SE
Lacey , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Lynn Gooding
(360) 407-6062 / lynn.gooding@ecy.wa.gov
Public Comment Period - Apr 5 2017 - May 22 2017

Apr 27 2017 6:30PM     Public Hearing - Anacortes
-------------------------    Tesoro Refinery - Proposed Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permit
Ecology proposes to issue a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit to Tesoro Anacortes Refinery. The permit would allow Tesoro to add new and expand existing equipment, install a new marine vapor emission control system. Proposed changes will meet all existing air quality standards and will not increase capacity to process crude.
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Location: Anacortes High School
Brodniak Hall
1600 20th Street
Anacortes , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Gary Huitsing
(360) 407-6314 / ghui461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Comment Period - Mar 27 2017 - Apr 28 2017

Jan 27 2017     Public Comment Period - Tacoma
Apr 27 2017    Occidental Chemical Corporation Tacoma Site Cleanup Open House and Public Hearing
Ecology welcomes you to learn more about the Occidental Chemical Corporation's Tacoma Site cleanup. Several environmental documents are available for comment and review. Draft documents include: Feasibility Study, Agreed Order, Porewater Sampling Results, Vapor Intrusion Report, and Corrective Action Permit.
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Location:


Tacoma , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY SWRO
 Contact: Kerry Graber
(360) 407-0241 / kgra461@ecy.wa.gov
Open House Followed by Public Hearing - Mar 8 2017 5:00PM

Mar 01 2017     Public Comment Period - Lacey
May 15 2017    Shoreline Management Act Rulemaking Hearing
The proposed rules define procedures for counties and cities to comply with their requirements to periodically review their Shoreline Master Programs. The proposal also creates a new optional process to reduce duplication and incorporates recent legislative enactments and other housekeeping changes.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Lacey , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Fran Sant
(360) 407-6004 / fran.sant@ecy.wa.gov
Open House Followed by Public Hearing - Apr 5 2017 1:30PM

Mar 01 2017     Public Comment Period - Bellevue
May 15 2017    Shoreline Management Act Rulemaking Hearing
The proposed rules define procedures for counties and cities to comply with their requirements to periodically review their Shoreline Master Programs. The proposal also creates a new optional process to reduce duplication and incorporates recent legislative enactments and other housekeeping changes.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Bellevue , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Fran Sant
(360) 407-6004 / fran.sant@ecy.wa.gov
Open House Followed by Public Hearing - Apr 6 2017 10:00AM

Mar 01 2017     Public Comment Period - Union Gap
May 15 2017    Shoreline Management Act Rulemaking Hearing
The proposed rules define procedures for counties and cities to comply with their requirements to periodically review their Shoreline Master Programs. The proposal also creates a new optional process to reduce duplication and incorporates recent legislative enactments and other housekeeping changes.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Union Gap , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Fran Sant
(360) 407-6004 / fran.sant@ecy.wa.gov
Open House Followed by Public Hearing - Apr 13 2017 10:00AM

Mar 01 2017     Public Comment Period -
May 15 2017    Shoreline Management Act Rulemaking
The proposed rules define procedures for counties and cities to comply with their requirements to periodically review their Shoreline Master Programs. The proposal also creates a new optional process to reduce duplication and incorporates recent legislative enactments and other housekeeping changes.
More Information: More Information
Location:


, WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Fran Sant
(360) 407-6004 / fran.sant@ecy.wa.gov


Mar 08 2017     Public Comment Period - Algona
May 08 2017    Boeing Auburn Contamination Remedial Investigation Report Public Comment Period, Open House and Public Hearing
Ecology will hold a Public Comment Period March 8 - May 8, 2017 for the Remedial Investigation Report for groundwater contamination from Boeing Auburn Fabrication Site. A public meeting is scheduled March 23, 2017 and a Public Hearing April 25, 2017 both held at Alpac Elementary School 310 Milwaukee Blvd N. Algona, WA 5- 7 PM. Spanish Interpreters and Child Care provided.
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Location:


Algona , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY NWRO
 Contact: Thea Levkovitz
(425) 649-7286 / tlev461@ecy.wa.gov


Mar 22 2017     Public Comment Period - Statewide
May 12 2017    Updating Children's Safe Products Reporting Rule
Ecology is updating the Children's Safe Products reporting rule. The proposed changes would add 19 chemicals (including 6 flame retardants) and remove 3 chemicals from the list of chemicals of high concern to children.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Statewide , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Kara Steward
(360) 407-6250 / kste461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Hearing/Webinar - Apr 25 2017 10:00AM

Mar 23 2017     Public Comment Period - Camas
Apr 24 2017    Specialty Minerals Camas Wastewater Permit Renewal
We invite you to comment on the proposed Specialty Minerals Camas State Waste Discharge Permit. This permit allows the facility to send process wastewater to the Georgia Pacific Camas pulp and paper mill for treatment before it goes into the Columbia River. For more information and to review documents, visit the Camas Public Library, Ecology's Lacey office, and our webpage at the following link.
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Location:


Camas , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Ha Tran
(360) 407-6064 / ha.tran@ecy.wa.gov


Mar 24 2017     Public Comment Period -
Apr 24 2017    The City of Duvall's Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Duvall's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.
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Location:


, WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY NWRO
 Contact: Misty Blair
(425) 649-4309 / mbla461@ecy.wa.gov


Mar 27 2017     Public Comment Period - Anacortes
Apr 28 2017    Tesoro Refinery - Proposed Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permit
Ecology proposes to issue a Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit to Tesoro Anacortes Refinery. The permit would allow Tesoro to add new and expand existing equipment, install a new marine vapor emission control system. Proposed changes will meet all existing air quality standards and will not increase capacity to process crude.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Anacortes , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Gary Huitsing
(360) 407-6314 / ghui461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Hearing - Apr 27 2017 6:30PM

Mar 29 2017     Public Comment Period - Kettle Falls
Apr 28 2017    Boise Cascade State Waste Discharge Permit - Draft Permit
A Draft Permit has been issued that will allow Boise Cascade Wood Products Kettle Falls Lumber to discharge process wastewater to the city of Kettle Falls POTW. Draft documents can be viewed at
More Information: More Information
Location:


Kettle Falls , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY ERO
 Contact: Shara-Li Joy
(509) 329-3455 / Shara-Li.Joy@ecy.wa.gov


Apr 03 2017     Public Comment Period - Snohomish
May 03 2017    City of Snohomish - Draft NPDES Permit Modification
Ecology is modifying the federal wastewater permit for the city of Snohomish. The modification consists of the use of Peracetic Acid as an effluent disinfectant.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Snohomish , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY NWRO
 Contact: Tricia Miller
(425) 649-7201 / Tricia.Miller@ecy.wa.gov


Apr 04 2017     Public Comment Period -
May 04 2017    Cowlitz County's Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input on Cowlitz County's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update
More Information: More Information
Location:


, WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY SWRO
 Contact: Sarah Cassal
(360) 407-7459 / salu461@ecy.wa.gov


Apr 05 2017     Public Comment Period - Lacey
May 22 2017    Public Participation Grants Rulemaking Hearing
Ecology is proposing changes to Chapter 173-321 WAC-Public Participation Grants. The proposed changes include streamlining the application evaluation process and adding environmental justice as a priority consideration. Comments may be submitted online at: http://wt.ecology.commentinput.com/?id=rt46y.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Lacey , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Lynn Gooding
(360) 407-6062 / lynn.gooding@ecy.wa.gov
Public Hearing/Webinar - May 15 2017 1:30PM

Apr 10 2017     Public Comment Period - Quincy
Apr 25 2017    NTT DATA Services - Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period for a Notice of Construction Application
NTT DATA Services requests approval for a owner/operator name change from Dell Marketing to NTT DATA Services, LLC. They also request a reduction in permitted emergency engine generator sets from 28 to 5. This will result in a reduction in air emissions. A public comment period on a draft air permit will be held if Ecology receives a written request by April 25, 2017.
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Location:


Quincy , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY ERO
 Contact: Jolaine Johnson
(509) 329-3452 / JOLA461@ecy.wa.gov


Apr 12 2017     Public Comment Period - Colville
May 12 2017    Vaagen Brothers Lumber Company - Proposed Change to Air Quality Permit
Vaagen Brothers Lumber Company operates a lumber mill at 565 West 5th in Colville. Vaagen requests a change to their air quality permit (notice of construction) about testing requirements for the hog fuel boiler.
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Location:


Colville , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY ERO
 Contact: Ryan Vicente
(509) 454-7899 / rvic461@ecy.wa.gov


Apr 13 2017     Public Comment Period - Renton
May 15 2017    JH Baxter & Co Inc Periodic Review Comment Period
JH Baxter & Co Inc site is located at 5015 Lake Washington Blvd N, WA 98056. A periodic review is conducted at least every five years after the initiation of a cleanup action at a site or property, as required by the Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA).
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Location:


Renton , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY NWRO
 Contact: Eugene Freeman
(425) 649-7191 / eufr461@ecy.wa.gov


Apr 17 2017     Public Comment Period - Olympia
May 17 2017    East Bay Redevelopment Cleanup Public Meeting
A public meeting and open house will be held on April 25, 2017, at the Olympia Center from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Ecology staff will be on hand to answer questions about the final cleanup. We will give a presentation at 7 pm.   In addition to the meeting we invite you to submit written comments on several cleanup documents. Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study report, Draft Cleanup Action Plan, Agreed Order, and SEPA determination.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Olympia , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY SWRO
 Contact: Stacy Galleher
(360) 407-6255 / sgal461@ecy.wa.gov
Open House Followed by Public Meeting - Apr 25 2017 6:30PM

Apr 17 2017     Public Comment Period - Quincy
May 02 2017    Eternal Paws - Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period for a Notice of Construction Application
Eternal Paws requests approval to construct a natural gas-fired animal cremation unit at the intersection of A Street NE and 3rd Avenue NE in Quincy. A public comment period on a draft air permit will be held if Ecology receives a written request by May 2, 2017.
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Location:


Quincy , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY ERO
 Contact: Jenny Filipy
(509) 329-3407 / jfil461@ecy.wa.gov


Apr 19 2017     Public Comment Period - Union Gap
May 19 2017    LaBamba Restaurant Proposed Removal from the Hazardous sites List
Ecology has determined the site does not pose a threat to human health or the environment. Therefore, Ecology has issued a determination of No Further Action and has recommended removing the site from the Hazardous Sites List.
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Location:


Union Gap , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY CRO
 Contact: Jennifer Lind
(509) 454-7839 / jeli461@ecy.wa.gov


Apr 19 2017     Public Comment Period -
May 04 2017    Interstate Concrete and Asphalt Plant #25 - Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period on a Notice of Construction
Interstate Concrete and Asphalt Plant #25 requests approval to operate their portable asphalt plant under a General Order of Approval with the installation of a new asphalt drum dryer burner. The State Environmental Policy Act review process will be conducted on a site-to-site basis depending on the location of operation. A public comment period on a draft permit will be held if Ecology receives a written request by May 4, 2017.
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Location:


, WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY ERO
 Contact: Travis Berndahl
(509) 329-3420 / TBER461@ecy.wa.gov


Apr 19 2017     Public Comment Period -
May 04 2017    Paragon Northwest - Opportunity to Request a Public Comment Period
Paragon Northwest has submitted an application to cover their Powerscreen 400 rock crushing plant under the General Order for Rock Crushers. A public comment period on a draft permit will only be held if Ecology receives a request by May 4, 2017.
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Location:


, WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY CRO
 Contact: Lynnette Haller
(509) 457-7126 / lhul461@ecy.wa.gov


Apr 20 2017     Public Comment Period - Everett
May 19 2017    East Waterway
Ecology invites you to review and comment on the Draft Agreed Order with the U.S. Department of the Navy for the East Waterway Site in Everett, WA.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Everett , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY HQ
 Contact: Andy Kallus
(360) 407-7259 / akal461@ecy.wa.gov


Apr 20 2017     Public Comment Period - Centralia
May 19 2017    TransAlta Centralia Mining Landfill - Draft Modification NPDES Waste Discharge Permit
Ecology is issuing TransAlta Centralia Mining Landfill a modification of their federal wastewater permit to continue to discharge treated wastewater to Packwood Creek.
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Location:


Centralia , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY SWRO
 Contact: Melinda Wilson
(360) 407-6280 / Melinda.Wilson@ecy.wa.gov


Apr 21 2017     Public Comment Period - Bainbridge Island
May 22 2017    City of Bainbridge Island - Draft NPDES Permit
Ecology is re-issuing a federal wastewater permit to the city of Bainbridge Island. This will allow them to discharge treated municipal wastewater into Puget Sound.
More Information: More Information
Location:


Bainbridge Island , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY NWRO
 Contact: Tricia Miller
(425) 649-7201 / Tricia.Miller@ecy.wa.gov


Apr 25 2017     Public Comment Period -
May 25 2017    The City of Ilwaco Shoreline Master Program Comprehensive Update
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks public input regarding the City of Ilwaco's proposed Shoreline Master Program comprehensive update.
More Information: More Information
Location:


, WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY SWRO
 Contact: Kim Van Zwalenburg
(360) 407-6520 / kvan461@ecy.wa.gov


Apr 25 2017 6:30PM     Open House Followed by Public Meeting - Olympia
--------------- 8:30PM    East Bay Redevelopment Cleanup Public Meeting
A public meeting and open house will be held on April 25, 2017, at the Olympia Center from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Ecology staff will be on hand to answer questions about the final cleanup. We will give a presentation at 7 pm.   In addition to the meeting we invite you to submit written comments on several cleanup documents. Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study report, Draft Cleanup Action Plan, Agreed Order, and SEPA determination.
More Information: More Information
Location: Olympia Center
Multi-Purpose A
222 Columbia St. NW
Olympia , WA
Sponsor: Ecology
ECY SWRO
 Contact: Stacy Galleher
(360) 407-6255 / sgal461@ecy.wa.gov
Public Comment Period - Apr 17 2017 - May 17 2017

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