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Connell Sand & Gravel, Connell

Air Quality Notice of Construction Application

Nov. 9, 2023 - Dec. 11, 2023, 11:59 p.m.

We propose to approve Connell Sand & Gravel's air quality notice of construction (NOC) application.

Connell Sand and Gravel submitted a notice of construction application to permit all stationary and portable equipment at both their Copp Pit and Bauer Sand Pit. The pits are located along Copp Road, north of State Route 260, about 7 miles east of Connell, in Franklin County. Operations in the pits include:

  • Dry scalp plant
  • Wash plant
  • Sand plant
  • Rock crushers
  • Conveyors
  • Generators

Numerous criteria pollutants and toxic air pollutants (particles, nitrogen oxides, and diesel engine exhaust particles) are associated with Connell Sand and Gravel's operations.

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We determined this proposal satisfies the requirements of Chapter 173-400 WAC. We plan to approve the application. 

To comment or request an online public hearing by December 11, 2023, use one of the ways listed below.

To find out if there are more records for this project, contact Ecology’s Public Records Office.

This notice was posted on November 9, 2023.


A notice of construction permit is required before installing a new source of air pollution or modifying an existing source of air pollution. This permit is sometimes called a "pre-construction permit" because a business must have one before starting construction or operating their business.

A notice of construction air permit limits the amount of air pollutants a business can emit.

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David Finley
Washington Department of Ecology Eastern Regional Office
4601 North Monroe Street
Spokane, WA 99205-1295
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David Finley
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