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The Scoular Company, Burbank

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

Mar. 13, 2018 - Mar. 28, 2018

The Scoular Company leases an existing grain elevator located at 544 River Grain Terminal Rd. in Burbank, Washington. Scoular's air quality Approval Order No. 14AQ-ES83 from Dec. 8, 2014, limited visible emissions from barge loading to 10%. Scoular has since made improvements to the barge loadout. Improvements include extending the sock length farther into the barge, and installing a mechanical device to control grain flow into the barge so that grain lands on grain instead of the grain flow impacting steel. In addition, Scoular also keeps as many barge doors closed as possible while loading to minimize crosswind in the barge that may be generating upward air movement. Scoular is requesting the opacity be increased from 10% to 20% at the barge spout to match other similar grain barge loading operations in Washington.

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 email, letter, or fax by March 28, 2018. 

Review the Scoular Company's notice of construction application. Ecology issues notice of construction air permits to businesses to make sure Washington meets state and federal air quality requirements. 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
509-329-3407, Fax 509-329-3596

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