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Grays Harbor Energy Center Permits

Title V Air Operating Permit 

The comment period originally opened on Wednesday December 18, 2019 and closed on Friday January 17, 2019. The comment period has been extended and will re-open on February 10, 2020 and will close on March 11, 2020. Please submit your comments here: https://comments.efsec.wa.gov

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits

Grays Harbor Energy Center (GHEC) has submitted their materials for the renewal of their National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NDPES) Waste Discharge Permit (Permit). EFSEC staff worked in coordination with the Department of Ecology (Ecology) to prepare the renewed Permit. The Permit provides coverage for industrial operational activities discharged by GHEC. Also included in the tentative determination is a Fact Sheet, which summarizes the Permit conditions.

NPDES Permit Renewal 2019


Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) Permits