Industrial Section

Industrial Section

Boise White Paper LLC, Wallula

Air Permit Comment period

The Department of Ecology invites you to comment on the revised draft Air Operating Permit for the Boise pulp and paper mill in Wallula. The comment period runs December 9, 2016 - January 9, 2017. For more information, please read the:

The first comment period on this draft permit took place October 30 - November 30, 2015. We're holding a second comment period because significant changes to the draft permit were made because of our adoption of additional federal rules. The statement of basis was also updated to address comments made by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Location & History

Boise Inc. operates a kraft pulp and paper mill and corrugated container plant on the east bank of the Columbia River, approximately 15 miles southeast of Pasco, Washington and approximately 2 miles north of Wallula, Washington.


Employing about 400 people, the mill produces about 1400 tons of bleached paper, fine, coated paper and corrugating medium each day. The container plant employs an additional 155 people and produces about 5 million square feet of corrugated boxes each day.

Facility Site Number: 5

Location and mailing address:

    Wallula Mill
    13831 US Highway 12
    P.O. Box 500
    Wallula, WA 99363

Ecology wastewater and air permit and hazardous waste contact:

For more information on this mill, including employment opportunities, visit the Company Website.