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Commenting open: August 26, 2020 12:00AM PT - October 05, 2020 11:59PM PT.

TransAlta Air Quality Permit - SIP Revision

Comment on Ecology's proposal to revise the air quality State Implementation Plan (SIP) to:
  • Remove the outdated TransAlta permit.
  • Add the revised TransAlta permit.

In June, 2020, Ecology revised TransAlta’s permit, called a BART (best available retrofit technology) order, to lower nitrogen oxide emission limits. This permit is part of Washington’s work to decrease regional haze. Regional haze is the ugly brown haze that ruins your view of Mt. Rainier.

Public hearing scheduled (tentative)
Let us know by Sept. 21, 2020, if you want a hearing.
  • We have scheduled a tentative public hearing for Sept. 28, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. online
  • If we do not receive a request by the deadline, we will cancel the public hearing.
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