Earth Day monitoring of Kenmore asphalt emissions

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PERK hosting Kenmore Clean Air Coalition Weekly meetings

21 April
KCAC/PERK Proposed Agenda

Zoom link:

Kenmore Clean Air Coalition- People for an Environmentally Responsible Kenmore
Wednesday 5pm- 6pm -zoom

Old Business

  1. Citizen Science Monitoring of Cadman Emissions-data collection- (how often ?)
  2. Love of Kenmore Actions – Signage, Walks, ideas such as Dressing up Herons on corner of SR 522 and 68th for Earth Day
  3. Microsoft air monitor report still pending
  4. Lending library of air monitors from PSCAA- application available for data collection5. Kenmore City Council Coffee April 17 (Later met with Council Member Kugler on April 18th)
    New Business

  5. Kathy Strange (PSCAA)- Air Monitor Lending Library PSCAA will talk to Kenmore City Council on April 26th

  6. Arrange meeting time for Ron Sahu (consultant) for air monitoring and lab analysis (in May)
  7. Discuss expanding concerns regarding Cadman emissions to include Green House Gas
  8. PSCAA Board Meeting (April 22 ?)
  9. KCAC/PERK Noon Walk at Logboom (Burke Gillman), Earth Day Walk w/ Air Monitor (also contacted Seattle Electric Vehicle Association*)
  10. Earth Day Proclamation and Honors for Aditi Jain and Sofia Leotta

Action Items
1. Data collection
2. Signage/flyers at parks
3. History of asphalt facility issue write up /library of documents
4. Survey -symptoms

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Meeting March 11 at 10am-11am Kenmore Clean Air Coalition – update from Kenmore City’s consultants

On 03/05/2021 9:48 AM Bridgit Baker < bbaker> wrote:

Elizabeth & Vicki – please feel free to forward this meeting to those that you would like to attend.

Bridgit Baker is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Clean Air instead of Asphalt Fumes-Groups unite!

This is a new friend to PERK!

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Keep writing the House Committee please for HB 1057

The committee vote on HB 1057 is scheduled for next Friday Feb 12. Please encourage people to continue calling and emailing the committee members. Fingers crossed!


From: Briahna Murray < BMurray>
Sent: Friday, February 5, 2021 4:13 PM
To: Rob Karlinsey < rKarlinsey>; David Baker < dbaker>
Subject: FW: Agenda Update; House Environment & Energy

The bill is scheduled for a vote! We shall see what happens.

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Sent: Friday, February 5, 2021 4:05 PM
To: Briahna Murray < BMurray>
Subject: Agenda Update; House Environment & Energy

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Added to Possible Executive Session: HB 1057. Removed from Possible Executive Session: HB 1125 – Incentivizing investment in energy conservation and efficiency measures and expanding opportunities for energy rate discounts to, among other objectives, reduce the energy burden of low-income customers and vulnerable populations.
Environment & Energy – 2/12/2021 10:00 AM
House Full Committee

REVISED ON 2/5/2021 AT 4:03 PM

Possible Executive Session:

1. HB 1057 – Clarifying the meaning of the term “enjoyment of life and property” within the clean air act.

2. HB 1084 – Reducing statewide greenhouse gas emissions by achieving greater decarbonization of residential and commercial buildings.

3. HB 1393 – Delaying certain implementation dates for the photovoltaic module stewardship and takeback program.

4. HB 1423 – Concerning smoke management civil enforcement.

To view committee meetings or access the committee meeting documents, visit the Legislature’s committee schedules, agendas, and documents website:

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Dear Supporters of Clean Air in North Lake Washington: WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Please contact the committee members to support HB 1057 for our clean air. The Bill needs to pass out of committee soon! These are the suggested talking points (compiled by our lobbyist Shelly and checked by our City Manager Rob Karlinsey)

If you can get a meeting with one of the legislators, invite others to join the conversation, if you wish! Thank you in advance.

Key points to make in follow up communication with legislators:

  • This bill does not change current air quality or odor standards, it only changes who can file a complaint
  • This allows users of public trails, parks and common areas to file a complaint. Current law only allows those with a possessory right to file a complaint, which includes residents whether property owners or renters and businesses, owners or employees.
  • Once a complaint is received, a qualified, trained inspector (clean air agency or city staff member) goes to the location where the complaint was filed in order to investigate. For odor complaints there is a specific odor evaluation form, using a scale of 0 to 4, that is completed.
  • If warranted, the clean air agency would then file a notice of violation to the entity with the air quality violation and work with the entity to resolve the violation.
  • This bill does not create a private right of action. Investigation and enforcement still falls within the authority of the clean air agency (and in Kenmore’s case, response to the complaint is delegated to the City of Kenmore).
  • This change will allow the problem to be addressed at the local level; under current law, locals are limited in their reporting ability.
  • It was stated during testimony that the Kenmore asphalt plant is in compliance with existing standards. Even if that is the case, which is debatable, the standards for this facility were established long before a community and city grew up around it. The standards should be updated to reflect the urban nature of this area but they have not been.

From: Kenmore’s Lobbyist Shelly Helder < shelder>

To communicate with committee members
Committee Member List:
Click on member name and then “Email” link to access email address

Thank you,

Elizabeth Mooney
People for an Environmentally Responsible Kenmore
Part of the Kenmore Clean Air Coalition

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Please contact the Legislators in the Committee to support clean air on the Burke Gilman Trail in Kenmore First Week February 2021!

Do you smell stinky asphalt on the Burke Gilman in Kenmore???? (Thank you, Tracy, for this example of a letter!)

Call to Action!!!!

Who: Anyone living in Washington State who would like to speak up for environment and climate and specifically for clean air

What: Support HB 1057, an act relating to clarifying the meaning of the term “enjoyment of life and property” within the clean air act; amending RCW 3 70A.15.1030; and creating a new section (I’ll put the new section in the comments so you can read it). This bill would give community members greater agency to report odors and have them investigated.

Time: 5 minutes or less if you choose OPTION 1; 10 or so minutes if you choose OPTION 2 or OPTION 3.

OPTION 1: Show your support for HB 1057 by
clicking ‘Comment on this bill;’
filling out the required fields;
clicking ‘Support;’
and writing something to the effect of ‘I support clean air’ in the comment field.…
Show your support for HB 1057 by
clicking ‘Comment on this bill;’
filling out the required fields;
clicking ‘Support;’
and writing a longer, personalized comment in the comment field (limited to 1,000 characters).…
Show your support for HB 1057 by emailing your Washington State Legislator. Link to find contact information for your Washington State Legislators here. Use email addresses rather than form pages to avoid character limits.…
Example text (feel free to use whatever you would like of mine). More talking points in the comments.

I customized my address to Representative Gerry Pollet and Representative Javier Valdez; I live in the 46th Legislative District.

Dear Honorable Representative,

I write, as a constituent in Kenmore, WA, in support of HB 1057. My interest in this bill is a general passion for a sustainable, healthy environment and climate and a specific concern about an environmental and public health injustice happening with emissions from an asphalt plant located at the heart of my urban/suburban community.

The bill, as I understand it, does not change current air quality or odor standards or a right of private action. It would, however, allow me, as a resident who lives outside the current legally acknowledged possessory right area but who enjoys public parks and spaces within that area, to file a complaint. Once such a complaint is registered, the protocol for responding to it would remain unchanged.

Although my interest in this bill stems from a specific issue in my local community, I imagine there are many communities across the state that would benefit from greater agency to advocate for clean, healthy air through legally recognized and enforceable mechanisms. Clean air is vital to everyone’s health.

Thank you for your hard work, care, and attention to HB 1057.

Tracy Banaszynski

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Update Kenmore Clean Air Coalition Jan 19 2021

Dear Kenmore Clean Air Coalition Friends:
We are providing more information for Cascadia (e.g.inaccurate environmental check list) and asking for an update regarding the Cascadia Law Group’s work thus far; our goal is to have clean air and public health and safety.
We are working on distributing a flyer to communicate to residents and visitors phone numbers and computer links to make complaints, whether or not you live or work from a place where you detect the obnoxious asphalt emissions, and whether or not you think they may be a benign “nuisance” or a dangerous toxic health hazard. We want help in distributing flyers and getting them on the city website in the future and at our parks/trails/city centers. We also hope to provide a health symptom survey and bring back the results of the students’ STEM air monitor testing to the city (Dr. Robin Evans-Agnew’s UW Tacoma work with PERK and Kenmore Citizens in 2017).
Please keep writing our legislators in support of Rep Gerry Pollet’s HB 1057–the deadline to get out of committee is Feb 13. WE NEED THAT TO PASS. Do you need help finding the links? Knowing what to say? If so, please call me…or reply here. We could use BIG GROUPS like BIKING, KAYAKING GROUPS bothered by asphalt emissions on the Burke Gilman Trail, or AUDUBON etc. that can write in support of the right to be heard if we detect dangerous asphalt emissions that cause us concern in public trails, parks, city centers in Kenmore and North Lake Washington (from a stationary source).

Microsoft air monitors are on the Kenmore City Council agenda tonight…AND keep in mind those air monitors did not and will not be testing for Volatile Organic Compounds. We await news on whether the City will test at Cadman’s stack for VOC’s.
Stay safe, healthy!
… we had put some additional documents in the shared Google Drive “Asphalt Documents for City Cascadia Law”

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Next steps to achieve clean air includes talking to legislators and city council and State Health Dept

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1PM today Jan 12 follow up Meeting re HB 1057

Dear all re Clean Air in North Lake Washington:
Follow up zoom meeting for HB 1057 at 1pm. Here’s the link and the first discussion with the lobbyist from last Thursday in preparation for the Committee today at 8am.
Thank you.
Elizabeth Mooney and KCAC

Thank you for your help with the meeting today—good discussion. Here is the link to the recording of today’s meeting:

Below is the Zoom link for our follow up meeting at 1 pm on Tuesday—please share! We’ll see you bright and early Tuesday morning at the hearing. We appreciate all of your help.

Rob Karlinsey is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: BH 1057 Follow Up

Time: Jan 12, 2021 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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