WSR 11-14-017

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SOUTHWEST CLEAN

AIR AGENCY

[ Filed June 23, 2011, 1:52 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: SWCAA 802 SEPA Procedures.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.94.141 and 43.21C.120.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule is being changed to update agency SEPA requirements consistent with changes in chapter 197-11 WAC that have occurred since Southwest Clean Air Agency's (SWCAA) last rule revision.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: SWCAA 802 is substantially similar to chapter 173-802 WAC and is intended to be consistent with the provisions of chapter 197-11 WAC. Portions of chapter 197-11 WAC that are not applicable to SWCAA will not [be] incorporated. Similar rule-making proposals previously filed under WSR 98-12-012 and 00-17-036 were never completed.

Process for Developing New Rule: The proposed rule revisions are being developed through internal agency review.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Wess Safford, 11815 N.E. 99th Street, Suite 1294, Vancouver, WA 98682, phone (360) 574-3058 ext. 126, e-mail wess@swcleanair.org.

June 23, 2011

Robert D. Elliot

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office