The goal of this website is to provide direct public access to regulatory Air and NPDES draft permits potentially affecting water quality. These draft permits and related documents are made available as a public service in lieu of regulatory agencies making these documents directly available to the electronically literate internet community. This website is a continual work-in-progress and will be updated, as often as possible, when key draft permits are obtained from issuing regulatory agencies. The lists linked to this website are not all inclusive but are lists based on current drafts as they are made available to us by regulatory agencies. Presently, the draft permits available on this website are obtained from the State of Oregon, but this service may expand to other states and federal agencies if needed. A discussion of online NPDES permit documents availability from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, California and EPA offshore is presented. A discussion of online Title V permit documents availability from Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and California is also made available.

NPDES Wastewater, Draft and Final Permits and TMDL and Title V Air Quality:
  • NPDES Wastewater Oregon Draft Permits. New Draft Permits, Fact Sheets, Biosolids Management Plans, Effluent Reuse Plans include: Pacific City STP and Maupin STP. Old draft permit documents include: Canby STP, Shell Oil Products Halsey.
  • NPDES Wastewater Final Permit Documents include:

    EPA offshore discharge permits with related documents includes: Cook Inlet, Alaska documents for oil and gas extraction under the 2007 General Permit AKG315000 (a.k.a AKG-31-5000) and the draft (2013) Exploration Permits AKG315100 (EPA) and AKG285100 (ADEC) with renewal status.

    Additional EPA offshore discharge permits and related documents include: General Permits for wastewater discharges from oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Ocean that consist of the Beaufort Sea Final (AKG282100) (a.k.a. AKG-28-2100) and the Chukchi Sea Final (AKG288100) (a.k.a. AKG-28-8100) released by EPA in October 2012.

    For comparison, these Arctic permit webpages also contain the Beaufort Sea Draft (AKG282100) and the Chukchi Sea Draft (AKG288100) released by the EPA in January 2012. The Previous (2006) Arctic General Permit AKG280000 (a.k.a AKG-28-0000) is also provided.

    Notice of Intent (NOI) to discharge into the Beaufort Sea by Shell Offshore Inc. have been uploaded for the Arctic Ocean.

    A Mudline Cellar (MLC) illustration [in jpg format] is provided to demonstrate the requirements of ice keel and ice scour protection for well head and blowout preventer equipment. A [pdf] version of this MLC illustration is also available here.

    There are additional evaluations proceeding under: NOAA Fisheries with the Draft EIS for the Effects on the Arctic Ocean from Oil and Gas Activities; USGS investigations of Arctic sea ice reduction and sea ice recession; Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea BOEMRE Environmental Impact Statements (EIS); Shell (2012) and ConocoPhillips (2013) Chukchi Sea Exploration Plans in the Arctic Ocean with public comment on the Shell CSEP ending December 7, 2011.

    BOEM Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (DPEIS) for the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 2012-2017 is out for public comment ending January 9, 2012.

    EPA offshore documents related to the BP oil spill (BPOS) in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) are also uploaded on this website.

    Washington Industrial Waste (IW) Discharge Facility permit documents for: Boise White Paper Vancouver Pulp and Paper Mill; Chinook Ventures Longview Aluminum Smelter; Emerald Kalama Chemical; Georgia Pacific (GP) Camas - Kraft Pulp and Paper Mill; Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc. - Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mill; and Steelscape, Inc. - Cold-Rolled and Steel Sheet, Strip, and Bars.

    Washington Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) permit documents for: Bingen & White Salmon, Camas, Dallesport, Kalama, Longview, Lyle, North Bonneville, Ridgefield, Stevenson, Three Rivers, Vancouver, Washougal and Woodland.

    Oregon Industrial Waste (IW) Discharge Facility permit documents for: Bio-Oregon Protein fish processing, Bonneville Dam & Lock - USACOE, Clatsop Fisheries, Conrad Wood Preserving Company - Rainier, Dyno Nobel fertilizer manufacturing, Georgia Pacific Wauna Mill, Knife River Troutdale - Dredging, Pacific Surimi seafood processing, PGE Beaver electricity generation, Port of St. Helens ethanol process non-contact cooling water, Precision Drying Services wood treatment, Pt. Adams Packing seafood processing, Reynolds Metals Co. - cyanide and fluoride groundwater remediation & other, and Toyo Tanso Troutdale - semiconductor parts production non-contact cooling water & other.

    Oregon Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) permit documents for: Albany, Ashland, Astoria, Aurora, Bandon, Bonneville, Brookings, Brownsville, Canby, Cannon Beach, Cascade Locks, Carlton, Clatskanie, Coos Bay, Coquille, Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Dallas, Dayton, Depoe Bay, Drain, Dundee, Durham, Eugene-Springfield, Florence, Forest Grove, Garibaldi, Gold Beach, Grants Pass, Gresham, Harrisburg, Hebo, Hillsboro, Hood River, Hubbard, Independence, Jefferson, Junction City, Kellogg, Lafayette, Lakeside, Lincoln City, McMinnville, Medford, Molalla, Monmouth, Mosier, Mt. Angel, Myrtle Point, Nehalem, Newberg, Newport, North Bend, OLSD, Pacific City, Portland, Port Orford, Powers, Rainier, Reedsport, Rock Creek, Roseburg, Salem, Scappoose, Seaside, Silverton, St. Helens, The Dalles, Tillamook, Tri-City, Troutdale, Tryon Creek, Waldport, Warrenton, Westport, Wilsonville, Woodburn, Yachats and Yamhill.

  • Regulatory Title V Air Quality Draft Permits. Current Draft Permits include: Gunderson; Paramount Petroleum; Roseburg Forest Products (RFP), Coquille Plywood; Miles Fiberglass and Composites; Masterbrand Cabinets, Inc.; BCC RPI Hillsboro; West Oregon Wood Products; and Allied Systems Company. AWAITING finalized permits for: Northwest Pipe Company (Comments to DEQ ended February 7, 2007); Covanta Marion, Inc.; Owens Corning Fiberglass Corporation; Ring Industrial Group Air Contaminant Discharge Permit (ACDP); Rhodia, Inc. (comments to DEQ ended March 9, 2007).

    See also Title V Air Quality Final Permits. Recent Final Permits include: Boise Building Solutions Manufacturing, LLC; and Roseburg Forest Products Engineered Wood Products (EWP) Facility.
  • Others to be Announced
    Also see LEA's environmental review articles at this week's Environmental Salient with links to sites regarding fish contaminated with mercury pose worldwide threat, Hood Canal is called home by non-native sea squirts, EU deal to reduce carbon emissions, tidal-power generation in Puget Sound, new coal-fired power plants, sewage overflows, aging infrastructure, Exxon Valdez oil spill, plug-in hybrids, China's increasing pollution, greenhouse gases, ocean vertical currents, emissions trading, carbon taxes, environmental economics, Klamath dams, Everglades, ecology, risk-assessment, and other issues in the US and international forums.

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