WSR 04-03-100


[ Filed January 20, 2004, 4:05 p.m. ]


State Implementation Plan Revision to Include and Remove Southwest Clean Air Agency Regulations in the State Implementation Plan

Due to severe weather conditions, the Washington State Department of Ecology (ecology) canceled the public hearing on this issue previously scheduled to be conducted at 3:00 p.m. on January 8, 2004. The hearing is rescheduled for February 26, 2004.

Local air pollution control agencies periodically submit air quality 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: (1) Adding new and revised Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) regulations to the SIP; and (2) removing certain regulations from the SIP that are not required by Title I of the Clean Air Act, or that were previously repealed by SWCAA's board of directors. The amendments are as follows:

Revise: Rule 400, Sections 107, 116, 161, 210, 220, 240, 260, 280 and Appendix A.
Remove: Rule 400, Section 010.
The purpose of these amendments is to:

Clarify terminology, improve consistency with the Air Operating Permit program, and provide more specific reporting requirements for excess emissions.
Incorporate changes in terminology and clarification of required corrective action.
Update provisions for preconstruction permit requirements.
Establish an official test method for opacity.
Incorporate various administrative changes necessary for general SIP implementation.
The hearing is scheduled as follows: Thursday, February 26, 2004, 2:00 p.m., Southwest Clean Air Agency, 11815 N.E. 99th, Suite 1294, Vancouver, WA 98682-2454.

For a SIP hearing, only comments related to including and/or removing the SWCAA regulations in the SIP can be considered. Written comments must be postmarked no later than March 4, 2004, and should be sent to Brett Rude, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600.

For more information about the content of the regulations, prior to the hearing, please contact Paul Mairose, Southwest Clean Air Agency, at (360) 574-3058, ext. 30.

If you need special accommodations, please contact Mary Allen at (360) 574-3058, ext. 10, by February 16, 2004.

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