WSR 02-07-097

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Order 02-05 -- Filed March 20, 2002, 9:15 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 173-434 WAC, Solid waste incinerator facilities.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.94.331.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of the proposed rule change is to incorporate new federal language; add new terms to the definition section; change existing definitions; and provide alternate means of compliance demonstration with WAC 173-434-130(3) and 173-434-160 (1) and (2).

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The agency will contact potentially affected parties such as the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, the City of Tacoma, the City of Spokane, the Puyallup Indian Tribe, the Washington Toxics Organization and the rate payers of Tacoma via either direct correspondence or a public notice placed in the local newspaper. A public meeting will be held in which the department will state its plans and answer in [any] questions regarding the rule change.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Peter Lyon, Air Quality Program, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600, (360) 407-7530.

March 4, 2002

Mary E. Burg

Program Manager

Washington State Code Reviser's Office