By Dena Martin
The Times 

Columbia Pulp sets stage for pollution reduction practices

Pomeroy test plant drives DOE fee schedule changes and increased incentives

 

March 14, 2019

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The Columbia Pulp plant at Lyons Ferry uses waste straw, thus reducing emissions from burning and erosion concerns. The Pomeroy test plant played a big role in the Dept. of Ecology's consideration of fee reductions for research and development of processes that reduce pollution.

Pomeroy test plant drives DOE fee schedule changes and increased incentives

OLYMPIA – In an effort to encourage innovative approaches to pollution reduction, the Washington Department of Ecology is proposing to offer facilities a three-year, 75-percent reduction in permit fees for engaging in market research and development of products or processes that reduce pollution.

The proposal, as presented in a DOE media release, used the Columbia Pulp straw pulp mill as an example of a facility that could possibly qualify for reduced permit fees based on pollution production practices.

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