Draft oil terminal construction air permit to be released Wednesday

first_imgThe proposed Vancouver Energy oil terminal took another step closer to a decision point on Tuesday.The Washington state Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council approved a draft notice of the construction air permit for the proposed terminal during a special meeting in Olympia.The evaluation council is expected to release the draft permit — a technical support document which lists emissions, its potential to emit and the regulations that are being applied to the facility — and an attachment on testing protocol document Wednesday afternoon.The release will trigger a 30-day public comment period. The details of a public hearing to be held in Vancouver are also expected to be released, said evaluation council spokeswoman Anna Gill.Commonly called the clean air permit, the notice of construction air permit is required for new businesses, companies that require emission-control equipment or are increasing their air-pollutant emissions. The permit’s goal is to make sure the sources of air pollution are established in a way that conforms with state air-quality regulations. It must be acquired before the facility can be built.According to the evaluation council staff, the draft permit includes details that Vancouver Energy claims it will have a 99.89 percent emissions capture efficiency rating based off of guidance provided by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.last_img

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