The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is providing public notice for a proposed permit for Everett Ship Repair to add an additional dry dock to already approved operations. Operations at the facility include abrasive blasting, spray, brush, and roller coating, welding, grinding, pressure washing, hydroblasting, heavy lift barge vessel hauling and launching (dry dock). Emissions from dry abrasive blasting operations on the dry dock will be controlled by dust collectors. Emissions from spray coating operations conducted on each dry dock will be controlled by a dry air filter system.
The addition of this dry dock will increase the facility’s throughput by an additional 20 ships per year, which will be an increase from 30 ships per year. The expected emission from the entire facility is about 83 tons per year of volatile organic compounds and about 8 tons per year of hazardous air pollutants. Toxic air pollutants were also reviewed, and the entire shipyard will not exceed any of the acceptable source impact levels (ASIL) defined per WAC 173-460-150.
The Agency has completed a review of application No. 12245. Based on this review, the Agency has made a preliminary determination that the proposal meets all the requirements of Regulations I, II, and III, and draft Order No. 12245 should be approved.
The overall environmental impacts of the project were evaluated pursuant to the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) by the Port of Everett. The Port of Everett issued a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (MDNS) on September 15, 2022.
The application and the information considered in making this preliminary determination are available below.
The materials are also on file and available for inspection at the Agency’s office located at 1904 3rd Ave, Suite 105, Seattle, Washington, telephone (206) 343-8800. Written comments with respect to the proposed Order must be mailed to Carl Slimp, Engineer, at Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, 1904 Third Avenue, Suite 105, Seattle, Washington 98101, faxed to the Engineering Manager at (206) 343-7522, or e-mailed to CarlS@pscleanair.gov within 30 days of the publication date of this notice. Any person or entity may request a public hearing within the comment period provided that any such request shall state the person’s or entity’s interest in filing it and why a hearing is warranted.