BOARDMAN — Amazon’s Vadata Inc. in Boardman is looking to obtain a new air pollution permit from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Vadata is a data center at 79539 Rippee Road. The company uses 64 emergency generators at the facility and wants to expand that to 96, according to the DEQ, which reported the expansion would result in a maximum of .24 tons a year of hazardous air pollutants, well below the level to qualify for a major source of pollution.

Even so, the public can weigh-in on the request for a new Standard Air Contaminant Discharge Permit. The DEQ is accepting comments until Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. To learn more or submit comments for the public record, contact Nancy Swofford, permit coordinator for the environmental department’s eastern region at the following:

•Department of Environmental Quality

Eastern Region – Bend Office

475 N.E. Bellevue Drive, Suite 110, Bend, OR 97701

•Telephone: 541-633-2021

•Email: swofford.nancy@deq.state.or.us

You also can find out more about the permit and proposal at www.oregon.gov

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