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Posted on: October 13, 2021

DNS for Public Comment - Lenz Enterprises, Inc. Composting

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is providing public notice regarding the application by Lenz Enterprises, Inc. (Lenz) to increase the permitted capacity of the commercial composting facility from 75,000 tons per year to 150,000 tons per year.

PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION

On March 22, 2021, the Agency published notice that it has completed a review of application No. 11753 and has made a preliminary determination that the proposal meets all the requirements of Agency Regulations I, II and III, and draft Order No. 11753 should be approved. The Agency accepted comments on the draft Order of Approval from March 23 to April 28, 2021. The Agency also conducted a hearing on the draft Order on April 27, 2021. The Agency is considering all comments that were submitted during the comment period and hearing in its pending final determination regarding the Order of Approval. The comment period on the draft Order of Approval has concluded; the Agency is no longer accepting comments on the draft Order of Approval.

The Agency, as the lead agency for this proposal, has made a preliminary determination that the proposal would not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment for purposes of SEPA. An environmental impact statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed Environmental Checklist and other information on file at the Agency. This information is available to the public upon request and is available on the Agency website throughout this public comment period. A Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) for this proposal is issued in accordance with WAC 197-11-340(1), WAC 197-11-970, and Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Regulation I, Sections 2.07 and 2.12.

PUBLIC COMMENT on DNS

The application, Environmental Checklist, and other information considered in making this DNS determination are available below:

Additional documents related to this action can be found here.

Written comments with respect to the DNS can be sent via one of the following by October 27, 2021. 

  • Email: CaroleC@pscleanair.gov
  • Mail: Carole Cenci, Senior Engineer, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, 1904 3rd Ave, Suite 105, Seattle, Washington 98101
  • Fax: Carole Cenci at (206) 343-7522 

Any comments related to the DNS that were already submitted during the March 23-April 28 comment period on the draft Order of Approval, including the April 27 hearing, will be considered as comments on the DNS. There is no need to re-submit comments that were submitted during the previous comment period. The Agency is accepting comments only on the DNS, not on the draft Order of Approval.

All comments received during the comment period will become part of the public record. 

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