WSR 03-24-067

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Filed December 1, 2003, 3:40 p.m. ]


Hearing Notice


State Implementation Plan Revision


Including the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Updated Port of Seattle Emission Inventory in the State Implementation Plan



Background: Local air pollution control agencies periodically submit air quality plan updates and regulations to the Department of Ecology (ecology) for inclusion in Washington's state implementation plan (SIP). The SIP is a statewide plan for meeting federal health-based standards for certain air pollutants.

Ecology will hold a public hearing to receive comments on including Puget Sound Clean Air Agency's (PSCAA) updated Port of Seattle emission inventory in the SIP. PSCAA has determined that the inventory falls within the existing maintenance plan demonstration for ozone and carbon monoxide. This action facilitates compliance with the general conformity provisions of 40 C.F.R. 93. More specifically, it identifies and accounts for direct and indirect emissions from construction and operations at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

The board of directors of PSCAA will conduct a public hearing at the agency's office. The board is expected to adopt the updated Port of Seattle emission inventory following the local hearing. Ecology's public hearing will follow.

Hearing Schedule: Thursday, January 22, 2004, at 9:15 a.m., Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, 110 Union Street, Suite 500, Seattle, WA.

For a SIP hearing, only comments on whether or not to include the changes into the SIP can be considered. Written comments must be postmarked no later than January 29, 2004, and should be sent to Brett Rude, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600.

For More Information: For more information about the updated Port of Seattle emission inventory, prior to the hearing, please contact John Anderson, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, (206) 689-4051.

If you have special accommodation needs, please contact the agency receptionist at Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, (206) 689-4010 (voice) or (800) 833-6388 (TTY) by January 15, 2004.

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