Current permits and actions

We invite you to learn about some active biosolids permit proposals, including applications and modifications. We'll post information on proposals of significant public interest. Stay up-to-date for opportunities to review and comment on permit actions we're considering.

Current permit activities

The statewide general biosolids permit

Washington’s statewide general permit contains minimum requirements that all biosolids facilities must meet. The general permit is an important component of the state biosolids program because we can increase environmental protections or establish more stringent biosolids management requirements to it on a case-by-case basis, if necessary.

The biosolids general permit is active for five years. The purpose of the general permit is to implement the biosolids management rules in chapter 173-308 WAC.

  The Statewide General Permit for Biosolids Management
Details A new general biosolids permit is in development to cover Washington's biosolids facilities.
Status Now accepting public comments 
Comment period May 5, 2021 – July 12, 2021
Comment online Comment online and see more related documents
Comment by mail

Emily Kijowski
Washington Department of Ecology
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600

Public hearings
Documents
Ecology contact

Emily Kijowski
emily.kijowski@ecy.wa.gov
360-789-6592

 


Current permit proposals: Applications and modifications

Facility Fire Mountain Farms
Description We finalized Agreed Order 19442, allowing Fire Mountain Farms to apply biosolids at five sites in Lewis County: Big Hanaford, Burnt Ridge, Homestead, Lincoln Creek, and Newaukum Prairie.
Status Final
Comment period Closed
Public hearing Completed
Documents
Ecology contact

Shawnté Greenway
Southwest Region biosolids program coordinator
shawnte.greenway@ecy.wa.gov
360-522-0505

 

Stay informed about a specific facility

Interested parties can comment on permit applications and proposals, but the way to comment will vary between proposals. Make one of both of the following action to ensure you are notified of permit actions and opportunities to review and provide input.
 

You can also write directly to a facility and request to join their interested parties list and then notify the Ecology regional biosolids coordinator who manages the facility. Be sure to keep a record of your requests.