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Pollution Update 12-13-12

Seven more local facility’s industrial stormwater pollution control plans for are up for public comment this week. These plans are for facilities that have applied for Clean Water Act permit coverage under the new industrial stormwater permit issued by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), and that took effect July 1. Comments are due by 5 PM on Dec. 20, and the facilities (all located in Eugene) are: Flakeboard America (particleboard manufacturing facility on Danebo), Gheen Irrigation Works/Lake Eugene (irrigation equipment manufacturing facility on Airport Road), Hynix Semiconductor Manufacturing America (Willow Creek Circle), Knight’s Fabrication & Welding, Inc. (120 N. Cleveland), Lane Forest Products (Prairie Road), Lanz Cabinets (W. 8th), and Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (Eugene-Springfield sewage treatment plant (River Ave)). Visit http://www.ocwap.org/article/sw_plans to see stormwater plans, and http://www.deq.state.or.us/wq/stormwater/swppubnotice1200z.asp to comment.