Accepting comments from September 28, 2021, through October 28, 2021.
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is announcing a public comment period and an opportunity for a public hearing for a draft Tier 1 operating permit for Clearwater Paper Corporation—Pulp and Paperboard Division and Consumer Products Division.
Clearwater Paper Corporation, located at 803 Mill Road in Lewiston, Idaho, is a manufacturer of paper products and is classified as a major facility, as defined by the “Rules for the Control of Air Pollution in Idaho” (IDAPA 58.01.01.008.10.c).
As a major facility, Clearwater Paper Corporation is required to apply for a Tier I operating permit pursuant to IDAPA 58.01.01.301. The two divisions are considered one singe Tier I major facility and the permit is issued in two sections, one section is for the Pulp and Paper Division and the other for the Consumer Products Division. The draft permit establishes facility-wide requirements in accordance with the Idaho State Implementation Plan control strategy and IDAPA 58.01.01.
To request a public hearing, contact Whitney Rowley on or before October 13, 2021. Requests should include a brief statement explaining why a public hearing on the air quality aspects of the project would be beneficial. The meeting location will be accessible to persons with disabilities, and language translators will be made available upon request. Requests for these accommodations must be made no later than five days prior to the meeting date.
For technical assistance on questions concerning this project or the permitting process, contact Chris Duerschner at (208) 373-0502 or Chris.Duerschner@deq.idaho.gov.
DEQ Air Quality Program