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Posted on 17th October 2017 at 09:08

At the company’s request, the City of Longview is making a “Determination of Significance” under the State Environmental Policy Act, or SEPA, a move that will trigger a full Environmental Impact Statement review of the proposed Pacific Coast Fertilizer project at the Mint Farm Industrial Park. PCF is proposing to take up 61 acres at the Mint Farm, bringing in natural gas that would then be converted to anhydrous ammonia, which would then be used to make fertilizer. It’s projected that this would be a 24-hour operation, producing 1,650 tons of fertilizer each day. Longview’s Community Development Department made the “DS” determination yesterday, agreeing with PCF that the project could have significant impacts. The next step in the process will be to open a 30-day “scoping period.” City officials say that they see three major impact areas right now; emissions, potential release of hazardous substances, and impacts to emergency services. SEPA documents are now available for review at the Longview City Hall, the Longview Library, and at Cowlitz County Building and Planning. Materials will also be posted on the City of Longview web page. Comments are being taken through November 15th; an Open House is being set up for November 8th. Call 360-442-5080 for more information.