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Commenting open: November 23, 2021 12:00AM PT - January 12, 2022 11:59PM PT.

WestRock, Tacoma Draft Air Permits

We invite you to comment on several draft air quality permits for the WestRock, Tacoma pulp and paper mill. None of the proposed changes allow expansion of the mill’s operations, the construction of new equipment, or modification of existing equipment. They do not approve any increase in air pollution from the mill.

Air Operating Permit (AOP) renewal
This permit consolidates all of the state and federal air pollution control requirements that apply to a facility and are renewed on a regular basis. It includes conditions from existing permits that allowed construction or expanding operations that increased air pollution (Notice of Construction (NOC) Orders and Prevention of Significant Determination (PSD) permits) and all other relevant state and federal air regulations.

Three NOC Orders, a PSD permit, and the associated State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) determinations
These permits limit the amount of air pollutants a business can emit. They are required before installing a new source of air pollution or modifying an existing source, and revised (modified) when there’s a change to any of the conditions. We are modifying existing permits.

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Comments are due by 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 12, 2022.

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