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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Draft Order of Approval for Public Comment - Joint Base Lewis-McChord

PUBLIC NOTICE
PUGET SOUND CLEAN AIR AGENCY
Proposed Regulatory Order No. 12131

Joint Base Lewis-McChord
IMCOM
Fort Lewis, WA  98433

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (the Agency) is providing public notice for a proposed Regulatory Order for Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) to limit emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to less than 95 tons per 12-month rolling period.

JBLM is currently operating under Regulatory Order 11247 which provides JBLM with federally enforceable emission limits establishing it as a minor source of air pollution. This proposed Order will cancel and supersede Regulatory Order 11247. Proposed revisions include limiting only pollutants with the potential to exceed major source levels, lowering the emission limits to be consistent with EPA guidance, and revising monitoring to reflect updated potential emission calculations. The proposed Order is a Regulatory Order reviewed under PSCAA Regulation I 3.03(f). This notice is published pursuant to WAC 173-400-091 and WAC 173-400-171(3)(k).

PRELIMINARY DETERMINATION

The Agency has completed a review of application No. 12131 and has made a preliminary determination that the proposal meets all the requirements of Regulations I, II and III and should be approved.

PUBLIC COMMENT

The first day of the public comment period is July 25, 2022 and the last day is August 24, 2022. The information considered in making this preliminary determination and the draft Order No. 12131 are available here:

Written comments on draft Order No. 12131 can be sent via one of the following:

  • Email: Maggiec@pscleanair.gov
  • Mail: Maggie Corbin, Engineer, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, 1904 3rd Ave, Suite 105, Seattle, Washington 98101

Written comments will be accepted until the end of the 30-day public comment period per WAC 173-400-171.  All comments received during the comment period will become part of the public record.  The applicant, any interested governmental entity, any group, or any person may request a public hearing within the 30-day public comment period.  A request must indicate the interest of the entity filing it and why a hearing is warranted.  The Agency may hold a public hearing if it determines that significant public interest exists.  Once the Agency has reviewed and responded to comments from the public, the draft Order will, if necessary, be revised, and then issued in final form.


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