Public Comments - Deadline Extended to March 10th!

This form will provide you an opportunity to submit comment on the permit applications submitted by Lakeside Industries to build an asphalt plant on SR 169 in Renton, WA.

Click Here for the Comment Form

Your responses will be submitted to the Department of Development and Environmental Review. Please note that this document and response collection is owned by the nonprofit group: Citizens to Stop SR 169 Asphalt Plant. Your responses will be submitted to DPER as a public comment for applications SHOR18-0032 and COMM18-0014.

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Rep Steve Bergquist: Survey Results

Representative Bergquist goes over survey results on the proposed asphalt plant. In short, most respondents do not want the asphalt plant at all. Respondents believe serious mitigation of the adverse effects of the plant would be needed if Lakeside is ultimately allowed to occupy this site. This includes the days and hours of plant operation, the number of trucks allowed per day, and the ban of production of reclaimed asphalt pavement.

Check out the data!

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Lakeside passed intake review on 2 applications yesterday, take action!

DPER Update: Lakeside passed intake review on 2 applications yesterday. This means that the applications were complete enough for DPER to accept for initial processing and intake.  Application numbers are: COMM18-0014 and SHOR18-0032. 


What's next?

1. it will take a week or 2 to complete intake processing

2. DPER has 28 days to determine if it is complete, if they fail to make that determination it automatically becomes complete

3. Substantive reviews would not begin until after the completion is made official. 

4. Once the application is deemed complete, DPER will process a Notice of Application with a public comment period. They will attempt to post public application documents to the website at that time. 

5. They do not anticipate that notice to go out for approximately 4+ weeks.


What can you do NOW?

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An Overview of Asphalts Impact on Air Quality

Asphalt plants mix gravel and sand with crude oil derivatives to make the asphalt used to pave roads, highways, and parking lots across the U.S. These plants release millions of pounds of chemicals to the air during production each year, including many cancer-causing toxic air pollutants such as arsenic, benzene, formaldehyde, and cadmium. Other toxic chemicals are released into the air as the asphalt is loaded into trucks and hauled from the plant site, including volatile organic compounds, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (1AHs), and very fine condensed particulates.[EPA]

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