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Vaagen Brothers Lumber, Colville

Air Operating Permit renewal

March 25, 2024 - April 29, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

Comment on the draft renewal of Vaagen Brothers Lumber's air quality air operating permit (AOP).

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We are preparing to renew the air operating permit (AOP) for Vaagen Brothers Lumber located at 565 West 5th Avenue, Colville, in Stevens County. The sawmill facility covers 80 acres, about half of which is used to produce lumber and generate electricity.

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We determined this proposal satisfies the requirements of Chapter 173-401 WAC. We plan to approve the renewal.

To comment or request an online public hearing, use one of the ways listed below by April 29, 2024. A request for an online public hearing must include the interest of the person making the request and why a public hearing is needed. We will hold an online public hearing if there is significant public interest.

This notice was posted on March 25, 2024.


Commercial and industrial businesses that emit large amounts of air pollution are required to get an air operating permit. An air operating permit is a master document that lists all of the air pollution requirements that apply to a business or industry. We issue these permits along with other clean air agencies in Washington.

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Faye Bruno
Washington Department of Ecology Eastern Regional Office
4601 North Monroe Street
Spokane, WA 99205-1295
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Faye Bruno
Environmental Engineer

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