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Comment Period

Georgia-Pacific, Camas paper mill

Water quality permit modification and associated SEPA DNS

Oct. 1, 2020 - Nov. 6, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

We invite you to comment on the Georgia-Pacific, Camas paper mill's draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System water quality permit modification (change) and associated State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS).

Changes to the permit include:

  • Facility name.
  • More stringent biological oxygen demand and total suspended solids limits.
  • Removal of best management practices plan and limits related to processes that no longer exist.
  • Adding Outfall 004.

Request a hearing

If you'd like a public hearing to provide oral comments, send your request by Oct. 16, 2020 in writing:

If we determine there is significant public interest during this comment period to hold a hearing, it will take place Nov. 2, 2020, starting at 4 p.m., online at https://tinyurl.com/gpCamasWaterPermitHearing. We will send notice about our decision to those who’ve expressed interest in this permit and 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 the Columbia River.

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

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Ha Tran
Industrial Section
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
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Angie Fritz
Communication and outreach lead
angela.fritz@ecy.wa.gov
360-407-7393

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