Benton Clean Air Agency

News, Notices, Public Comment

Get Your Firewood Ready Now

One of the simplest ways to achieve a hot fire and cleaner wood burning is to burn properly seasoned firewood. Now is the time to acquire your firewood to let it season for six months before you need it next fall. Using only dry, seasoned firewood will help you get the most heat you can from your firewood, saving you money. If you have a moisture meter, insert the meter tip into the long side of a split piece of wood and test it. Firewood with 20% or less moisture is ready to burn.

More information on burning wood in your woodstove is here.

Bright Idea

If every American household replaced just one light bulb with an ENERGY STAR qualified bulb, we would save enough energy to light more than 3 million homes for a year, more than $600 million in annual energy costs, and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars.

Compact fluorescent light bulbs use about 75% less energy, last up to 10 times longer and produce 90% less heat than standard incandescent bulbs. Using a compact fluorescent light bulb can save more than $30 in energy costs over the lifetime of the bulb.

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Regulation I - Rule Revision (Code Reviser's Version)

PUBLIC HEARING - JUNE 28, 2018 - 5:00PM

The changes to Article 3 are to address concerns regarding odors from marijuana processors and producers commercially licensed through the WA State Liquor & Cannabis Board (LCB). The changes to Article 8 and Article 10 are administrative in nature to provide consistency throughout Regulation 1. 

Permit Applications Received

The following is a list of open air permit applications received by the Benton Clean Air Agency (BCAA). Facilities are listed in alphabetical order. 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

Milne    NEW

  • Date Recieved: April 20, 2018
  • Date Posted to Web:  April 20, 2018
  • Agency Contact:  Rob Rodger (506) 783-1304
  • Project:  Milne is proposing to install a 500 HP Boiler in Prosser, Benton County, WA.

SSC North America LLC    NEW

  • Date Recieved: April 13, 2018
  • Date Posted to Web:  April 20, 2018
  • Agency Contact:  Rob Rodger (506) 783-1304
  • Project:  SSC North America LLC is proposing to permit an existing paint booth in W. Richland, Benton County, WA.

Premier Excavation    

  • Date Recieved: January 4, 2018
  • Date Posted to Web:  January 4, 2018
  • Agency Contact:  Rob Rodger (506) 783-1304
  • Project:  Premier Excavation is proposing to permit a portable rock crusher in Benton County, WA.

U.S. Dept of Energy - Office of Science  

  • Date Recieved: October 31, 2017
  • Date Posted to Web: November 30, 2017
  • Agency Contact:  Rob Rodger (506) 783-1304
  • Project:  U. S. Dept of Energy - Office of Science is proposing to install four boilers at the PSF complex, Richland, WA in Benton County, WA