Industrial Section

Industrial Section

Port Townsend Paper Corporation

Natural Gas Conversion Project
The Department of Ecology issued modified Notice of Construction Order No. DE97-AQ-I030. This allows 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.

Odor reporting

To report odor you believe is from PTPC, please provide the following information:
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • 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 health agencies.

Facility information
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 website for more information.

Permits

The Department of Ecology (Ecology) writes and enforces PTPC's air and wastewater permits.
  • Air Operating Permit, support document and support document 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 2017.)
  • Wastewater permit, and fact sheet (The mill discharges treated wastewater to Port Townsend Bay.)
Facility Site Number: 34516979

Location:


    100 Mill Road
    Port Townsend, WA 98368
Ecology air and water permits and hazardous waste contact: