Grimm’s Fuel owns and operates a composting facility at 18850 SW Cipole Road in Tualatin. In 2009, Oregon adopted updated composting rules. Grimm’s is operating under a grandfathered pre-2009 permit until DEQ takes final action on a new permit.
DEQ offered a draft permit for public comment on Sept. 30, 2013m and held a public hearing on Oct. 30, 2013. Due to the level of community interest, DEQ extended the public comment period to Nov. 20, 2013.
In response to the comments, DEQ made revisions to the draft permit, and issued it on May 1, 2014.
Grimm's has appealed the permit. DEQ is reviewing the appeal request. In the meantime, Grimm's must continue to operate under the expired permit until the appeal is resolved.
Holly Pence, 503-229-5353 or toll free at 800-452-4011, or by email