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Comment Period

BNSF Railway Company, Pasco

Air Quality Notice of Construction – Opportunity to request a public comment period

Oct. 9, 2020 - Oct. 26, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

This is a public notice of a revision to an air quality permit. Ecology will hold a public comment period if one is requested.

BNSF Railway Company, located at 1001 East A Street in Pasco, submitted an air quality Notice of Construction application for the installation of a traction sand system with particulate control baghouses and diesel storage tanks. Emissions from this project after baghouse control are 0.28 tons per year of particulate matter. Volatile organic compound emissions from the diesel tanks are 0.09 tons per year. Ecology plans to approve the application. We will hold a public comment period on a draft approval order (“air permit”) that includes this change only if a written request is received by Oct. 26, 2020.

View BNSF's Notice of Construction application. 


A notice of construction permit is required before installing a new source of air pollution or modifying an existing source of air pollution. This permit is sometimes called a "pre-construction permit" because a business must have one before starting construction or operating their business.

A notice of construction air permit limits the amount of air pollutants a business can emit.

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Jenny Filipy, Environmental Engineer
4601 N. Monroe St., Spokane, WA 99205

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