Ecology invites you to review and comment on a draft Agreed Order, draft permit, and draft Public Participation Plan, for the U.S. Army Yakima Training Center (YTC) in Yakima, WA.
Agreed Order (AO)
The Army may sign an Agreed Order (.docx) (AO) for hazardous substance cleanup at YTC. The AO requires the Army to conduct actions that will improve polluted areas at eight Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) and 13 Areas of Concern (AOCs) on the site.
Draft Permit (Permit Lite)
For environmental cleanup at YTC to continue, the Army must have a Corrective Action Permit (.docx). The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requires this permit and outlines how to manage hazardous waste at a facility by federal law.
Public Participation Plan (PPP)
The Public Participation Plan (PPP) encourages community involvement in the cleanup process. It outlines how people can comment on the cleanup process decisions.
When the public comment period ends, we will consider all public comments and may change the documents based on them. After considering all public comments, the documents will become final.
The Yakima Training Center (YTC) is a sub-installation of Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). It is located about 100 air miles east of JBLM and about 10 miles north of Yakima. YTC covers 327,231 acres in Yakima and Kittitas Counties.
YTC’s community is mostly visiting soldiers doing maneuvers and weapons training, and a few permanent residents and on-site workers.
Soldiers have been training at YTC since 1941. The center has military and federal government tenants, including the Washington State Army National Guard and Marine and Army Reserve Centers.