Co-Generation Project Permits

Modification to Georgia Pacific’s’ exiting Containment Discharge Permit through the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality was required with the addition of the fluidized bed boiler. The Wauna Mill is in attainment with all state requirements for air pollutant levels and this project did not have any effect on the attainment status.

Bonneville, as a federal agency, is required as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to ensure that any action they participate in meets the intent of the Act. In complying with the provisions of the Act, Bonneville completed an Environmental Assessment for the project and that assessment resulted in a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and was approved by the BPA Administrator.

Under the rules of the Oregon State Facility Sitting Council, the project was exempted from obtaining a permit from the State of Oregon because of its size and the fact that it is a cogeneration facility located at an existing processing plant. A variety of construction and building permits were obtained from the Oregon Building Codes Agency (including plumbing, pressure vessels, fire, electrical, structural, and mechanical) as construction progresses.