Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Permits Open for Comment

Most permit applications listed here require a 30-day public comment period. This allows the public to become part of the permitting process and to impact its outcome. All comments relevant to the proposed permit conditions will be considered. Instructions for submitting comments are provided below.

Permits Open For Public Comment

Proposed General Regulatory Order

Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) Determination
for Particulate Matter and Sulfur Dioxide Emissions
from Furnaces Nos. 2 and 3

Comment Period: July 1, 2014 - August 12, 2014

What action is the Agency taking with this proposal?

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is providing public notice regarding the issuance of a proposed General Regulatory Order to establish a Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) determination for sulfur dioxide and particulate matter emissions from glass melting Furnaces Nos. 2 & 3 at the Ardagh Glass, Inc. factory (Ardagh) in Seattle. The facility was previously owned and operated by Saint-Gobain Containers, Inc. (SGCI). This proposed determination is expected to lead to additional emission controls on each of these two furnaces.

RACT is required under RCW 70.94.154, WAC 173-400-040, and Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Regulation I, Section 3.04. In response to numerous violations of emission standards, SGCI signed a Consent Decree with this Agency requiring implementation of the emissions reduction methods identified as meeting the regulatory definition of RACT at the time of the next major rebuild of these furnaces (scheduled for December 2015 and May 2016, respectively). The proposed General Regulatory Order has been prepared to clearly identify the emission limits that represent RACT at this time.

Related Documents

Executive Summary

Draft General Regulatory Order

SEPA Determination of Non-Significance

RACT Technical Report

Original Consent Decree


Public Notice

When is the public hearing?

A public hearing will be held by the Agency’s Board of Directors at their meeting on July 31, 2014 which starts at 8:45 a.m. The hearing will be held at the Agency’s office (shown below).

Final action on the proposed regulatory order is anticipated at the regular Board of Directors meeting on September 25, 2014 at 8:45 a.m.

How can I comment on the proposed permit?

  1. Send us a letter:  Gerry Pade, PSCAA, 1904 Third Ave., #105, Seattle, WA  98101
  2. Send us an email:  gerryp@pscleanair.org
  3. Send us a fax:  (206)-343-7522