Benton Clean Air Agency

News, Notices, Public Comment



November 23rd, 2021

Benton Clean Air Agency will be hosting a zoom meeting for the City Selection Committee to select the Small Cities Board Position Representative on Wednesday, December 8th at 2:00pm. Click this link to attend the Zoom meeting or enter the ID: 898 6378 9329 and password: 836955.


Received: September 14th 2021

Posted to Website: October 21, 2021

Nutrien Ag Solutions, Plymouth, WA

Nutrien Ag Solutions in Plymouth Washington has submitted a Notice of Construction application to revise emissions in their existing Order of Approval, and to add capacity to contract for production of the liquid fertilizer ammonium polyphosphate.

September 27th, 2021

Agrium US, Inc. - Public Comment Period for Air Operation Permit Renewal September 27 - November 5, 2021

Agrium manufactures nitric acid and liquid nitrogen fertilizers. Nitric acid is manufactured from ammonia as solutions of 57% and 68%. AN solution is used to manufacture urea ammonium nitrate (UAN 32) and (CAN-17) and 20% (AN-20). Agrium also receives, stores, and transfers anhydrous ammonia and liquid fertilizer solutions, and also produces aqua ammonia by mixing anhydrous ammonia and softened water. No pollutants will be increased in emissions with this revision.

Copies of this draft renewal Title V Air Operating Permit and supporting material are available for review on the BCAA Website at . Please send written comments related to this permit by November 5th, 2021 to:

Benton Clean Air Agency

526 South Steptoe Street, Kennewick, WA

99336 or to

Draft Renewal Permit

Draft Statement of Basis

September 23rd, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing for proposed changes to Regulation I at September 23, 2021 Regular Board Meeting


June 16th, 2021

Notice of Public Hearing at July 22, 2021 Regular Board Meeting


June 9th, 2021

On May 27th, 2021 the Benton Clean Air Agency Board passed the Fiscal 2022 Budget which can be viewed below.

FY2022 Budget

Comment Period Notifications


June 20, 2021 - July 22, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Comments will be accepted for application for variance from WAC 173-425-050 (5)

City of West Richland Application for Variance


June 1, 2021 Determination of Nonsignificance


Proponent: Benton Clean Air Agency.

Location of Proposal, including street address, if any: Benton County, Kennewick, WA

The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. An environmental impact statement (EIS) in not required under RCW 43.21C.030(2)(c). This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency. This information is available to the public on request. [X] This DNS is issued under 197-11-340(2); the lead agency will nto act on this proposal for 15 days from 6/3/2021. Comments must be submitted by 6/18/2021.

Responsible Office: Tyler Thompson

Position/title: Air Quality Specialist

Address: 526 S. Steptoe St, Kennewick, WA 99336

BCAA Regulation 1 Proposed Changes

Permit Applications Received

The following is a list of open air permit applications received by the Benton Clean Air Agency (BCAA). Applications received within the last 30 days are marked as NEW.

Interested parties must contact BCAA within 15 days of date posted or the application may be processed without further public involvement

NEW SG Excavation

  • Date Received: June 14, 2021
  • Date Posted to Web: June 14, 2021
  • Agency Contact: Robin Priddy (509) 783-1304
  • Project: SG Excavation is bringing a portable crusher to the the Apple Valley subidvision in Kennewick

  • NEW Mahaffey Enterprises

  • Date Received: May 27, 2021
  • Date Posted to Web: June 1, 2021
  • Agency Contact: Robin Priddy (509) 783-1304
  • Project: Mahaffey Enterprises is bringing a portable crusher to the the Southcliffe Subdivision at 23rd and Young in Kennewick