PUBLIC NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT

Application of Northwest Shingle Recyclers, LLC to operate an asphalt roofing shingle recovery facility

Notice Issued: December 29, 2014

Written comments regarding this application may be submitted through 5 p.m. January 30, 2015. Applicant: Northwest Shingle Recyclers LLC

Name and location of facility:

Northwest Shingle Recyclers-NE Site

7626 NE Killingsworth Street

Portland OR 97218

Description of facility/application

Northwest Shingle Recyclers, LLC (NSR) has submitted an application for a Metro solid waste facility license to operate a material recovery facility for roofing waste.

If approved, NSR's license would allow the facility to accept and sort only roofing debris, such as composition roofing shingles, felt paper, nails, wood, and metal for the purpose of recovering recyclable materials. The facility will recover composition roofing shingles for consolidation and delivery to asphalt production plants. No other wastes will be accepted at the proposed facility. No asbestos-containing waste will be accepted at the facility. All waste related activities will be conducted within an enclosed building. The applicant currently operates three similar facilities within the Metro region.

Before such operations can start, NSR will need authorization from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and is required to apply for and obtain a DEQ-issued solid waste permit, a process subject to public notice and review by the state. NSR will also need to construct a covered and enclosed building prior to commencing operations.

The site is located within a General Employment Zone (EG2h) and the proposed use is considered an industrially related use that is allowed by right in this zone by the city of Portland.

For more information

To review the application materials, contact Barb Leslie at (503) 797-1835, or view the application online at:

http://www.oregonmetro.gov/news/public-notice-application-northwest-shingle-recyclers-llc-operate-asphalt-roofing-shingle

Where to send comments

Metro accepts comments by mail, fax and email. Address comments to Will Ennis, Senior Solid Waste Planner.

Mailing address

Will Ennis, Senior Solid Waste Planner

Metro Finance and Regulatory Services

600 NE Grand Avenue

Portland, OR 97232

E-mail address: will.ennis@oregonmetro.gov

Fax number: (503) 813-7544

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