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Posted on: February 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Franz Seattle Division – 6th Ave - Draft Air Operating Permit Public Comment




Franz Seattle Division – 6th Ave
2901 6th Ave S, 

Seattle, WA 98134

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (the Agency) is seeking comments on a proposed Notice of Construction Order of Approval (NOC No. 12314) and draft Air Operating Permit (Permit No. 11285) for Franz Seattle Division – 6th Ave (Franz 6th Ave), located at 2901 6th Ave S, Seattle, WA, 98134. This facility is a commercial bakery with direct-fired and indirect-fired natural gas ovens for baking yeast-leavened products, natural gas-fired boilers for facility steam generation, and flour storage and handling. Facility operations result in releases of volatile organic compounds (primarily consisting of ethanol), hazardous air pollutants, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter. 

The proposed Order of Approval amends an existing permit to change the method required for measuring volatile organic compounds from the facility’s 4.75 MMBtu/hr tray oven and the control efficiency of the recuperative catalytic oxidizer controlling the tray oven during compliance testing. The proposed change does not result in any changes to emissions. This proposed Order of Approval is included in this Public Notice for comments with the draft Air Operating Permit because the previous order of approval cannot be modified in the operating permit through a Notice of Construction decision alone.  

An Air Operating Permit is a document that combines all air pollution-related requirements for operation and procedures, applicable rules, emission standards, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting. The draft Air Operating Permit is a renewal of the current Franz 6th Ave permit that is already in force. Air Operating Permits expire every five years and need to be renewed. This renewal incorporates all the new compliance requirements that have come into effect for Franz 6th Ave since the previous permit was issued. 

Copies of the draft Air Operating Permit, the application, and all supporting materials are available for review below:

Draft Air Operating Permit

Proposed Notice of Construction Order of Approval

The Agency will accept comments on this permit starting February 27, 2023 until March 29, 2023.  

Air Operating Permit Program
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
1904 Third Ave, Suite 105
Seattle, WA  98101

A public hearing may be held if the Agency determines that there is significant public interest. Requests for a public hearing must be submitted within the comment period. Any such request for a public hearing must indicate the interest of the person or organization filing it, and describe why a hearing is necessary.

This Notice is published pursuant to the Washington State Clean Air Act (Chapter 70A.15 RCW and WAC 173-401-800). The Air Operating Permit is issued pursuant to Chapter 173-401 WAC and Title V of the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

Air Operating Permits are also subject to review and approval by US EPA. If a public comment is sent to the Agency for this permit, and the Agency has not addressed the comment in a satisfactory manner, and the EPA has not objected to the proposed permit, then the public may submit a petition requesting that the EPA reconsider the decision not to object. Petitions shall be submitted electronically to US EPA at or by mail to US EPA, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, Air Quality Policy Division, Operating Permits Group Leader, 109 T.W. Alexander Dr. (C-504-01), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711. Petitions shall be submitted within 60 days after the end of the 45-day EPA review period. The EPA review period for this permit starts no earlier than March 30, 2023.

This notice will appear in the following publications on February 27, 2023

  • Daily Journal of Commerce
  • Seattle Times

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