Clean air and the asphalt plant in Kenmore

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Asphalt plant in Kenmore
On October 26, 2022, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) issued a Final Order of Approval for a new permit for the Cadman Asphalt plant in Kenmore. 

The permit includes new conditions for the plant, including air quality standards and testing.

On November 22, 2022, Cadman appealed the permit to the Pollution Control Hearings Board and filed a motion to “stay” (i.e. delay) the new permit conditions pending the appeal.

In December, the Kenmore City Council voted to file a petition to the Pollution Control Hearings Board for the City to intervene in the appeal, with the intent to assist Puget Sound Clean Air Agency in arguing for upholding the conditions of the permit. 

The City’s request to intervene was granted. The Pollution Control Hearings Board will likely decide whether to approve or deny the stay some time in the second half of January 2023. 


Anonymous,  December 17, 2022 at 11:10 AM  

Is the subject an asphalt plant or a concrete plant?

Anonymous,  December 19, 2022 at 3:17 AM  

A pillar in Kenmore for decades and now new permits that will drive up prices and possibly lay off workers. Way to stick it to working people!

Anonymous,  December 19, 2022 at 1:20 PM  

“It’s not just Steam”. For the health of our residents, Air, waterways, and land. The asphalt and cement company as well as their representatives comments to the Agency , PSCAA and the residents of Kenmore to dispute the 30 stipulations and updated standards for the Asphalt Emissions ,NOC permit 11861, echo what they have been stating for years and lead you to believe, “it’s just Steam”. Residents, nurses, and doctors in our area would only be raising alarms and writing letters because they see disparities. Until actually testing proves otherwise, we should heed EPA’s alert from 2020 that over half asphalt plants are in non compliance, due to variance in materials used, allowing air pollution, with particulate matter, VOCs, PaH, and 6 possible dioxins. Again, “Its not JUST Steam!”

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