WSR 04-12-084

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Filed June 2, 2004, 9:44 a.m. ]

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


Including Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council Regulations

in Washington's State Implementation Plan

July 6, 2004


The Washington State Department of Ecology (ecology) will conduct a public hearing with the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) on Tuesday, July 6, 2004. The purpose of this hearing is to solicit comment on including EFSEC's amended chapter 463-39 WAC into the Washington state implementation plan (SIP). The SIP is a statewide plan for meeting federal health-based standards for certain air pollutants.

The proposed changes are necessary to achieve consistency in state and federal air quality rules for stationary sources. The changes also clarify requirements for existing and new stationary sources of air pollution by eliminating conflicts with chapter 70.94 RCW and 40 C.F.R. Part 51. When incorporated into the SIP, the rules will also reduce the number of duplicative applicable state and local regulations.

Ecology invites comments including the following amended sections of the regulation in the SIP:

WAC 463-39-005

WAC 463-39-030

WAC 463-39-100

WAC 463-39-135

WAC 463-39-170

WAC 463-39-230

Upon final adoption and request from EFSEC, this amended regulation will be submitted by ecology to the Environmental Protection Agency for inclusion in the Washington SIP.

The hearing is scheduled on Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at 2:00 p.m., at WSU Building No. 4, Third Floor, Conference Room 308, 925 Plum Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98504-7600.

For a SIP hearing, only comments on whether or not to include the changes in the SIP are considered. Written comments must be postmarked no later than July 9, 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 draft regulations prior to the hearing, please contact Irina Makarow, EFSEC, (360) 956-2047.

For more information about the updates or the SIP process prior to the hearing, please contact Melissa McEachron, Ecology, (360) 407-6860 or Brett Rude, Ecology, (360) 407-6847.

If you need special accommodations, please contact Mariah Laamb of EFSEC at (360) 956-2121 by June 25, 2004.

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