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Comment Period

Emerald Kalama chemical plant

Water quality permit

Nov. 12, 2020 - Dec. 18, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

We invite you to comment on the Emerald Kalama draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System water quality permit reissuance.

Request a hearing

If you'd like a public hearing to provide oral comments, send your request by Dec. 14, 2020, in writing:

If we determine there is significant public interest during this comment period to hold a hearing, it will take place Dec. 17, 2020, starting at 4 p.m., online at https://tinyurl.com/emeraldKalamaPermitHearing. We will send notice about our decision to those who’ve expressed interest in this permit and will add a public event invitation to our website.

We regulate wastewater released from municipalities and industries using the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Wastewater Discharge Permit. All wastewater must be treated before it goes into surface water to protect human health and aquatic life. This permit allows discharge of treated wastewater to Grays Harbor and the Chehalis River.

Learn more about water quality individual permits and how we regulate this facility.

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Comment by mail

Greg Gould
Industrial Section
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
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Angie Fritz
Communication and public participation lead

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