Link to Ecology’s webpage for more information on this project.
We learned late Monday that Ecology will indeed hold a public meeting for live q&a and public comments on Port Townsend Paper’s newest project.
Port Townsend Paper’s pulper expansion will allow them to increase their production by 50-100%, increase their product’s recycled content to “as much as 60%”. It also increases air pollution(!). What costs and responsibilities are externalized: truck traffic, pollution, road maintenance? water usage & pollution? noise? What changes to fuel and source materials? How does the digester, which recently netted PTPC a $340,000 fine, figure into it? Will that be fully decommissioned? Does this expansion raise PTPC’s pollution allowances?
From: Fritz, Angela (ECY) <anfr461@ECY.WA.GOV>
Sent: Mon, Jun 24, 2019 02:08 PM
Subject: Public hearing: Port Townsend Paper pulper replacement project
Thank you to those who have already submitted comments on the proposed air quality permit/order and associated State Environmental Policy Act determination on Port Townsend Paper Corporation’s Old Corrugated Container pulper replacement project. Read the original e-mail notice below for more information.
Public hearing: Tomorrow, June 25, 2019
Some of you requested that the public hearing advertised. Due to the interest shown, we’ll hold the event, as scheduled:
Date: Tomorrow, June 25, 2019
Time: Beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Fort Worden, Commons B, 200 Battery Way, in Port Townsend.
Comment period continues through June 28, 2019
We’re accepting comments through this Friday. Outside of the hearing, you can send your comments to us:
- Online at http://ac.ecology.commentinput.com/?id=Ck4WR
- By mail to:
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA, 98504
Please visit our webpage for more information on this project.
Thank you, and let me know if you have questions about commenting!
Communication and outreach lead
Department of Ecology