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Sunnyland Neighborhood Association Odor Presentation January 15, 2008.

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1 Sunnyland Neighborhood Association Odor Presentation January 15, 2008

2 NWCAA Programs & Services Public information & education Asbestos Indoor Air Air Monitoring New Source Review Air Operating Permit Program Small Business Assistance Global Climate Change Outdoor Burning & Agricultural Burning Woodstoves Complaint Response & Enforcement

3 Overview of Topics: NWCAA Nuisance Odor Regulation & EnforcementTwo Examples of Facility ModificationsNWCAA’s Response to OdorsComplaint History & Odor InfluencesNWCAA’s Future ActionsCitizen’s Follow-up

4 NWCAA Odor Regulations Section 535 – Odor Control Measures Any person who shall cause or allow the generation of any odor from any source which may unreasonably interfere with any other property owner’s use and enjoyment of his or her property must use recognized best practices and control equipment to reduce these odors to a reasonable minimum. Complaint driven NWCAA investigates  Impact must be “unreasonable”  Impact must occur at person’s place of residence or work  Source of odor confirmed  Best practices/control Enforcement action if nuisance odors are confirmed by field staff Odor presence does not always = violation Person must be willing to testify if necessary

5 NWCAA Odor Regulations Section 535 – Odor Control Measures (cont.) Odor emissions detrimental to persons or property. No person shall cause or permit the emission of any odorous air contaminant from any source if it is detrimental to the health, safety, or welfare of any person, or causes damage to property or business. Emissions “detrimental” Specifically references “welfare”

6 Registering a Complaint Citizen files complaint with the NWCAA (by phone for odors) at the time of impact or ASAP Information should include:  Complainant’s name, address, and phone number  Time and date  Location of impact  Description of impact  Characteristic and duration of odor  Any other pertinent information (i.e. wind direction) Complainant willing to testify to unreasonable impact if necessary (enforcement action appealed) Note: Complaints referencing odors not at their residence or place of work will be considered FYI only

7 Complaint Response Process Impacted person files complaint with NWCAA Inspector investigates in appropriate manner  NWCAA contacts complainant for additional information if necessary  Potential odor source(s) contacted by inspection staff  Site investigation of potential odor source(s) conducted by NWCAA when appropriate Formal enforcement action may be initiated by NWCAA if nuisance odors are confirmed by field staff

8 Enforcement Process Goal is compliance “Violation” formally documented Requires source to respond with corrective action Allows for the imposition of penalties as incentive for compliance Portion of penalty may be suspended if facility commits to mitigation steps

9 Odor Complaint History

10 Influences on Odor Levels & Complaints Meteorology  Mixing of emissions  Odor “pockets” Topography – Ohio/Iowa St. area Multiple odor sources Public awareness

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12 Topography Map – Zoom In

13 NWCAA – Odor Area Survey Purpose: Identify potential odor sources Identified three types of source categories  Spray coaters (12+)  Coffee roaster (2)  Wood treater (1) Work with facilities with larger odor potential:  Evaluate overall emissions  Reduce odors Work with remaining sources:  Evaluate overall emissions  Reduce odors

14 Potential Odor Sources - List Facility NameAddress Process Equipment Facility NameAddress Process Equipment Boulevard Customs2227 Queen St. Spray booth - Auto body painting Moka Joe's Coffee2118 James St.Roaster Grand Central Collision, Inc.1811 Iowa Spray Booth - Auto body painting Three Sun's Roasting Company2209 Queen St.Roaster20/20 Customs2145 Queen St. Spray Booth - Auto body painting Haskell Corporation1001 Meador Ave Spray booth for finishing, lacquer Olsen Auto Body & Collision1919 Humbolt St. Spray Booth - Auto body painting Price and Visser2207 Valencia St. Paint Booth - Doors, cabinets Custom Design & Awning (CDI)423 KentuckySpray Booth Al's I-5 RV Inc2039 Moore St. Minor painting with spray cans - touch- upFinal Finish611 Kentucky Spray Booth - Auto (touch-up bumpers) Diehl's Collision Center1820 James St. Spray Booth - Spray coating cars Bellingham High School2020 Cornwall Three-sided Spray Booth Windsor Plywood2119 Queen St. Spray Booth - Lacquer Brooks Manufacturing Company2120 Pacific St. Lumber treating facility specializing Tero Company2127 Lincoln St. Spray Booth - Lacquer Pearson Construction2034 Franklin St. Staining, Some minor painting at night Steve Hall Woodworking2139 Humbolt Spray Booth - LacquerChuck's Shop1830 Grant St. Another owner suggested painting at Towne Painting Co.2116 Queen St. Spray Booth - LacquerNorthwest Honda2010 Iowa Mobile Repair Unit On-Site Greg Aanes2109 Queen St. Spray Booth - Lacquer - Veteran's Autobody Mobile Repair of bumpers w/spray guns Bellingham Collision Repair2034 Moore St. Spray Booth - spray coating cars Pro-tent & Pro- deal1400 Kentucky Possible touch-up painting

15 Potential Odor Sources Identified

16 NWCAA’S Actions 2003 Windsor Plywood issued Notice of Violation (NOV) for odor 2006 Canvassed industrial odor sources in the Iowa/Ohio areas to identify potential odor sources Enhanced complaint investigation to include after-hour response Issued NOV warning to Brooks for odor nuisance 2007 Further enhanced complaint investigation to include additional after-hour response On-going: Work with facilities to address odor mitigation efforts

17 Examples of Facility Modifications Windsor Plywood Changed out high-emission spray guns to low-emission spray guns Increased spray booth exhaust stack height Operational changes

18 Examples of Facility Modifications Brooks Manufacturing 2006 Enclosed east side of treated material storage area Piloted “odor neutralizer” project Installed meteorological station 2007 Installed water spray on exhaust stack to reduce emissions Installed 1 st set of odor control devices (activated carbon) on process exhaust stack

19 Examples of Facility Modifications Brooks Manufacturing (cont.) Installed 2nd set of odor control devices (activated carbon) on process exhaust stack Installed odor control device waste water system (activated carbon) Covered open-top tanks Installed balancing system on “work” tanks to reduce emissions Increasing frequency of carbon change-out to once/month (formerly quarterly)

20 Examples of Facility Modifications Install odor control devices (activated carbon) on tank vents, including delivery tank To fully enclose treated material storage and install automatic hangar doors Increase exhaust stack height and diameter Install and ID fan on control device Brooks Manufacturing

21 On-going NWCAA Actions Continue to work with facilities to address nuisance odor mitigation efforts Continue to respond to complaints, including after-hours when needed Explore hiring third-party consultant to conduct odor survey Work with City of Bellingham Planning Department

22 Citizen Follow-up File a complaint with NWCAA  Information should include: Complainant’s name, address, and phone number Time and date Location of impact Description of impact Characteristic and duration of odor Any other pertinent information (i.e. wind direction) Complainant willing to testify if necessary Identify person(s) to tour Brooks facility Brooks facility

23 Contact Information (Whatcom & Island county) (Skagit County)


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