6/25/2019 Ecology hearing re PTPC 50-100pct pulping increase

Public hearing: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:30pm at Fort Worden Commons

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

Good afternoon,

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:

Shingo Yamazaki

Industrial Section

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!

Sincerely,

Angie Fritz

Communication and outreach lead

Department of Ecology

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