Port Townsend Paper Corporation
Public comment and event opportunity
The Department of Ecology invites you to comment on the:
These actions would allow Port Townsend Paper Corporation (PTPC) to install a system that replaces
recycled fuel oil with compressed natural gas as a fuel source for the Package Boiler. The boiler
produces steam used in the pulp and paper making process.
We will accept comments on the permitting documents May 4 - June 10, 2016. For more information,
including where to submit comments, please read the
A public meeting, followed by a public hearing to accept formal comment on the documents will take
place June 7, 2016, starting at 6 p.m., at Fort Worden’s Commons A, 200 Battery Way, in Port
To report odor you believe is from PTPC, please provide the following information:
- Odor description
- Any health impacts experienced
Send information to:
Ecology tracks all complaints received and requires PTPC to investigate and report mill conditions at the time
of the complaint. Ecology uses the information to look at the effectiveness of odor reduction efforts at the mill.
We also consider the complaint data in enforcement decisions, as applicable, and make the data available to public
Port Townsend Paper Corporation (PTPC) provides about 300 jobs and produced 228,743 tons of
unbleached kraft pulp. This is either sold or processed into paper.
Visit the mill's
for more information.
The Department of Ecology (Ecology) writes and enforces PTPC's air and wastewater permits.
Facility Site Number:
- Air Operating
support document and
supplement (Even though the permit's expiration date has passed, under WAC 173-401-710(3), it remains in effect
while Ecology drafts the next permit. PTPC submitted a permit application on November 3, 2014. Ecology found it
complete on November 12, 2014 and expects to make a draft permit available for public review and comment in Spring
fact sheet (The
mill discharges treated wastewater to Port Townsend Bay.)
100 Mill Road
Ecology air and water permits and hazardous waste contact:
Port Townsend, WA 98368