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Comment by 5 p.m. May 19, 2017
Metro will accept comments regarding this application by mail, fax and email. Comments should be addressed to Hila Ritter, Solid Waste Authorization Coordinator.
Metro Solid Waste Information Compliance and Cleanup
600 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232
Oil Re-Refining Company, Inc.
4150 N. Suttle Road, Portland, Oregon
Description of facility and application
Oil Re-Refining, Inc. submitted an application to renew its Metro solid waste facility license to consolidate and reload oily cleanup materials (such as oily rags, booms, absorbents, etc.). The facility also receives and processes used oil. Current operations would not change under the proposed renewal. The facility has been licensed by Metro as a solid waste reload facility since 2008; the term of the proposed license would extend through June 30, 2022.
Metro regulates very specific and limited activities at this sites, the consolidating and reloading of oily cleanup debris. Metro’s licenses would only cover this activity. Matters relating to air quality and other solid waste and material recovery activities fall within the purview of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, and DEQ issues separate permits for those activities.
The site is zoned IH Heavy Industrial and according to City of Portland, the proposed use is allowed.
AUTHORIZATION UPDATE: June 28, 2017
Metro issued an amended license to Oil Re-Refining Company extending the term of its exisiting license by 6 months to allow time for careful consideration of public comments.