The Department of Ecology Seeks Your Input on Local Clean-up Plans

Olympia City Hall

The Department of Ecology is seeking comments
OLYMPIA – The Department of Ecology is seeking comments on a proposed plan to clean up the former downtown Safeway site, now the site of Olympia City Hall, at 601 4th Avenue East in Olympia.

Ecology is accepting comments on these documents through Oct. 5, 2012. The documents may be viewed at:

*Olympia Timberland Library, 313 8th Avenue S.E., Olympia, WA 98501
*Department of Ecology Southwest Regional Office, 300 Desmond Drive S.E., Lacey
*On Ecology’s Toxics Cleanup Website

Here’s how you can submit comments:
Comments and questions may be directed to site manager Guy Barrett, Washington Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47775, Olympia, WA 98504-7775. Contact Barrett by phone at (360) 407–7115 or e-mail at Guy.Barrett@ecy.wa.gov.

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/news/2012/285.html

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Fidalgo Bay’s western shore in Anacortes.

The Department of Ecology is seeking comments
OLYMPIA – Continued cleanup of environmental contamination is planned in 2013 at the old Custom Plywood mill site on Fidalgo Bay’s western shore in Anacortes.

Comments will be accepted through Oct. 1, 2012, on the draft cleanup action plan and engineering reports,

In 2013, Ecology plans to:

*Remove old creosote dock pilings and other in-water concrete and metal structures.
*Dig up and dredge about 10 acres of sediment contaminated with dioxins and wood waste.
*Dispose of contaminated sediment off-site.
*Improve the near-shore habitat by reshaping an existing spit and jetty.
*Connect Fidalgo Bay with the wetland area that was created in 2011.

Here are locations where you can view copies of the draft documents:

*Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th St. Call 360-293-1910 for information.
*Ecology headquarters, 300 Desmond Drive SE, Lacey. Contact Carol Dorn for an appointment at Carol.Dorn@ecy.wa.gov or 360-407-7224.
*Ecology’s Custom Plywood site webpage.

Here’s how you can submit comments:
*Mail them to Hun Seak Park, site manager, Washington Department of Ecology, Toxics Cleanup Program, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600.
*E-mail them to hpar461@ecy.wa.gov.

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/news/2012/285.html

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AIR QUALITY WORK

The Department of Ecology is seeking comments
OLYMPIA – The public is invited to comment on proposed changes to how the Washington Department of Ecology charges fees for certain kinds of air quality work.

Ecology will accept comments on these and other proposed changes through Oct. 2, 2012. You can review the proposed changes, along with related documents, on Ecology’s air quality rulemaking website.

Here’s how you can submit comments:
* Attend a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the auditorium at Ecology’s headquarters at 300 Desmond Drive SE in Lacey.
*Call in to the public hearing. Dial 360-407-3780, then enter PIN 980708#.
*Mail them to Elena Guilfoil, Washington Department of Ecology, Air Quality Program, P.O. Box47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600.
*Email them to AQComments@ecy.wa.gov.

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/news/2012/280.html

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