The Environmental Protection Agency is asking the public for comment on draft discharge permits for eight federally regulated dams along the lower Columbia and lower Snake rivers.
Public comments will be taken until May 4. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates Bonneville, The Dalles, John Day, McNary, Ice Harbor, Lower Monumental, Little Goose and Lower Granite dams. All are power producers.
The permits address oil, grease and cooling water discharges, according to EPA’s Region 10.
Comments or requests for a public hearing should be sent to Jennifer Wu, EPA environmental engineer, at Wu.Jennifer@epa.gov.
– Dylan Darling, public affairs specialist