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Meetings & Hearings

Fire Mountain Farms, Inc.

Public meeting and hearing: Biosolids land application site proposed near Yelm

Jan. 24, 2019, 6 p.m.

We invite you to a public meeting, including a formal hearing, concerning a proposal by Fire Mountain Farms, Inc. (FMF) for a new biosolids land application site near Yelm in Thurston County.

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Jan. 24, 2019 
6:00 p.m.

Yelm Senior Center 
16530 103rd Ave SE
Yelm, WA 98597

At the meeting, we will receive public input on additional permit conditions that may be placed on FMF as a result of further review and public comment. Any person who wants to comment on this proposal can do so in person during the hearing or in writing by Feb. 13, 2019.

Comment Period

Dec. 17, 2018

Feb. 13, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Project description

FMF has applied for an amendment to its coverage under the Washington Department of Ecology's general biosolids permit. 

FMF applies biosolids to the soil at sites in Lincoln, Lewis, Pacific, Grays Harbor, Pierce, Spokane and Pend Oreille counties. FMF proposes to add its Mid Mountain site, in Thurston County, to the existing permit. FMF's application includes a site specific land application plan that addresses the management of biosolids at this new Thurston County site, at 20015 128th Ave. SE, Yelm, WA.

After review of a completed environmental checklist, we issued a determination of non-significance (DNS) for this Thurston County site on Dec. 17, 2018 for the application of biosolids as a soil amendment. 

The permit application also includes a general land application plan that addresses how FMF will identify and manage future land application sites. We will require FMF’s proposals for new sites be consistent with this general land application plan.

To comment in writing on the DNS or proposed permit application amendments, write to Peter Lyon by Feb. 13, 2019.

Documents for public review and comment:

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Jan. 24, 2019, 6 p.m.
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Peter Lyon
Solid Waste Management - Southwest Regional Office Section Manager

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