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Comment Period

BSB Diversified public comment period

New draft permit

May 9, 2022 - June 24, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

We invite you to review and comment on new permit documents for contamination cleanup at the BSB Diversified (BSB) site at 8202 S. 200th St. in Kent, WA.

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Please review and comment on:

  • Draft Permit (Permit Lite)A Permit Lite is a Dangerous Waste Corrective Action Permit that allows cleanup at the site to continue. To clean up the facility, BSB must have this permit. They have operated under this permit since Nov. 2005. It now needs to be reissued.

  • Draft Periodic Review (.PDF): We conduct a periodic review to ensure the current cleanup methods are working. 

  • Draft Public Participation Plan (PPP)The PPP encourages comment and involvement in cleanup decisions from the community.

Public comment period

This public comment period opens May 9, 2022 and closes June 24, 2022. Submit your comments:

When the public comment period ends, we will consider all comments and may change the documents based on them. After considering all comments, the documents will become final.

Will there be a public meeting?

At this time, there are no public meetings scheduled for this comment period. We will hold a public meeting if 10 or more people request one. To request a meeting, please contact Janelle Anderson at 425-301-6454 or janelle.anderson@ecy.wa.gov.

Site background

BSB Diversified (BSB) is the name of a cleanup site with three separate properties: BSB; J.H. Carr & Sons, Inc.; and, Hexcel Corporation Kent-Plant. BSB is the main source of contamination for all properties. These properties are collectively known as the BSB Site.

History of contamination

From 1956 to 1987, activities like manufacturing, plating, metal finishing, and electroplating caused chemical releases of trichloroethylene (TCE), a chlorinated solvent used to clean metal parts.

  • TCE spills and leaks contaminated soils and groundwater.
  • TCE breaks down over time into other chemicals, such as vinyl chloride. Vinyl chloride has a very strict cleanup level because it may cause cancer.

Contaminated groundwater is contained behind an underground clay-soil barrier wall around the entire property. BSB is currently in the last phase of the cleanup process. We require BSB to monitor groundwater to make sure that the current cleanup method is working.

For more information about the site and the history of contamination:

Translations: Español | ਪੰਜਾਬੀ | русский | Tiếng Việt

Español (Spanish)Lea nuestro aviso público sobre BSB Diversified en español.

ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi)BSB Diversified 'ਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਾਡਾ ਜਨਤਕ ਨੋਟਿਸ ਪੜ੍ਹੋ।.

русский (Russian): Прочесть наше извещение общественности о BSB Diversified на русском языке.

Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese): Đọc thông báo công chúng về BSB Diversified bằng tiếng Việt.

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Christa Colouzis
Department of Ecology
PO Box 330316
Shoreline, WA 98133
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Janelle Anderson
Community Outreach Specialist
janelle.anderson@ecy.wa.gov
425-301-6454

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