Industry: Chemicals: Community Knows What When?

Communities have potential hazards, people must know

in my community, Tacoma Wash., under review is a methane-to-methanol industrial plant proposed to be constructed here then operated and it will become the biggest methane-to-methanol operating plant in the world once built and processing methane (natural gas).

Likewise, I have an interest in the potential people hazards to me and other people within my Tacoma Community. Therefore, I must promote the U.S. EPA to do its environmental hazards review for my Community and all other U.S. Communities; as a result, publish all hazards discovered to all people within every effected Community. No exceptions.

See, John Sherman, Hazards: Chemicals: Who Will You Tell Just Wehn? Why?, (Jan. 23, 2016) (pdf document) online at https://johnesherman.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/t20160123a.pdf or http://bit.ly/1OFf13n (visited Jan. 23, 2016).

let’s hope that the U.S. EPA does take an active environmental review of the proposed methane-to-methanol plant operating hazards and publishes each hazard discovered as discovered.

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Published Jan. 23, 2016:1030 PST

I think I have EPA: EPCRA standing because

Let me think of the reasons

First, I must have a direct interest, or affected by potential for future injury, future harm created by operating Port of Tacoma Washington methane-to-methanol plant. I need have conditions that I might be adversely affected in future years, as also others within my Community; Just thinking, I think I do. I think I have the necessary interest and standing for my thinking of future actual harm to me and my Community.

See, John Sherman, Do I Have Standing U.S. EPA: EPCRA Considers What for Who?, (Jan. 21, 2016) (wordpress pdf document), online at https://johnesherman.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/t20160121a.pdf (visited Jan. 21, 2016).

Question: Tacoma City involvement

I question, conflict-of-community people(s) interests as Tacoma City Government is involved with the environmental review process for all hazards that will become present within Port of Tacoma if the methane-to-methanol plant is constructed and operating? Constructed and operated by private, not public, business venture.

Let’s hope the U.S. EPA and its EPCRA does a good job

The Community Right-to-Know Act policy intent, I believe, is to protect—people, lives, air, water, community, and absent living in fear and promoting a better environment tomorrow than today.

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Published Jan. 21, 2016 : 1340 PST

How EIA for SEPA or NEPA works

Let’s review, community public comments, the process

The review process for methane-to-methanol, Port of Tacoma proposed industrial plant, as Tacoma solicits environmental comments for government review and just how this works?

Let’s take a look at the environmental comments coordinator—Tacoma: NW Innovation Works: What Permits Will Be Required for a Plant at Tacoma, Washington?, (Accessed January 18, 2016) online at http://nwinnovationworks.com/projects/port-of-tacoma

Commenting process is a bit more complex

See, John Sherman, Tne Environmental Assessment Means?, (Jan. 17, 2016), online at https://johnesherman.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/t20160118a2.pdf (visited Jan. 18, 2016).

Still don’t see community hazard(s) analysis required first

I fail to find any reference to a mandatory community—people, property, lives, and well-being—required by default. Maybe a Community Right-to-Know Act study is required, but I can’t find the reference to such study documents as I read what is available to our Tacoma community public?

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Let’s review our right to know -v- methanol

Community Right-to-Know sounds logical

On the other hand, does anybody really want the community (people, stakeholders) to understand what hazards are potential within their communities?

See, Sherman, John, Tacoma People Have Access Rights: Read the Planning Plans: How to Mitigate Community Industrial Accidents, (Jan. 17, 2016) (WordPress pdf file t20160117b) online at https://johnesherman.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/t20160117b.pdf (visited Jan. 17, 2016).

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Published Jan. 17, 2016 1444 PST Tacoma WA

The surround, methane-to-methanol process

What are some other hazard situations

Remember that, as our Tacoma City community (people) are focused on the environmental review stuff, looking directly at proposed planned methane-to-methanol industrial plant and its operation; in addition, we must keep all other Port of Tacoma current or future area industrial hazards defined and presented for community people to review as relative hazards consideration.

For example, See, Sherman, John, Methane-to-Methanol Industrial Site Hazards Proximate Hazards Between All Other Industrial Processing or Storage Hazards Located Nearby, (WordPress J.E. Sherman) (Jan. 17, 2016) (pdf document t20160117a), online at https://johnesherman.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/t20160117a.pdf

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Published Jan. 17, 2017 : 0910 PST