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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Public Comment

Benton Clean Air Agency is proposing changes to Regulation 1.  The Code Reviser's submission is here.

Public comment may be taken any time until the hearing is set.  The earliest that the hearing will be is  January on the 26th, 2017.

Further notice of the Board Hearing will be published in the Tri City Herald and on this website.

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

Copenhaver Const. Inc.  NEW

  • Date Recieved: Sept 21, 2017
  • Date Posted to Web:  Sept 28, 2017
  • Agency Contact:  Rob Rodger (506) 783-1304
  • Project:  Copenhaver Const. Inc. is proposing to permit a portable rock crusher in Benton County, WA.


Rocking River, LLC  NEW

  • Date Recieved: June 20, 2017
  • Date Posted to Web: June 30, 2017
  • Agency Contact:  Rob Rodger (506) 783-1304
  • Project:  Rocking River LLC is proposing to permit a concrete batch plant in Benton County, WA.


DeAtley Crushing Company  NEW

  • Date Recieved: May 15, 2017
  • Date Posted to Web:  May 15, 2017
  • Agency Contact:  Rob Rodger (506) 783-1304
  • Project:  DeAtley Crushing Company is proposing to permit a portable asphalt plant in Benton County, WA.


Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc.  NEW

  • Date Recieved:  12, 2017
  • Date Posted to Web:  May 15, 2017
  • Agency Contact:  Rob Rodger (506) 783-1304
  • Project: Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc. is proposing to install a portable Asphalt Rubber Binder plant at 2150 Robertson Dr., Richland, WA


Sandvik Special Metals, LLC  NEW

  • Date Recieved:  April 11,2016
  • Date Posted to Web:  May 15, 2017
  • Agency Contact:  Rob Rodger (506) 783-1304
  • Project:  Sandvik Special Metals, LLC  is proposing to install a fully automatic tube blasting facility at 235407 E. SR 397, Kennewick, WA.


GBW Railcar Services, LLC  

  • Date Recieved:  May 26, 2016
  • Date Posted to Web:  July 19, 2016
  • Agency Contact:  Rob Rodger (506) 783-1304
  • Project:  GBW Railcar Services, LLC  is proposing a process to degas railcars last containing chlorine at 228919 East Cochrane Rd. Kennewick, WA.