WSR 04-20-095

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Filed October 5, 2004, 2:42 p.m. ]


Public Hearing Notice


Including New and Revised Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Regulations in the State Implementation Plan



Background Information: 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 collection of air pollution regulations, programs and plans to ensure that state air quality meets the National Ambient Air Quality Standards established by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Ecology will hold a public hearing to receive comments on including amendments to Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) regulations I and II in the SIP.

Regulations: PSCAA repealed, adopted and revised the following regulations on July 24, 2003, September 25, 2003, March 25, 2004, and September 23, 2004.

New Regulations: Regulation I, Section 13.02.

Revised Regulations: Regulation I, Sections 3.11, 3.25, 12.03 and 13.07 (recodify as Section 13.03); Regulation II, Sections 1.05, 2.07 and 3.04.

Repealed Regulations: Regulation I, Section 13.02, 13.03, 13.04, and 13.05.

Changes to the above regulations clarify the distinction between automobile refinishing and original equipment manufacturing; adjust the maximum penalty for inflation; reduce emissions from fueling motor vehicles; and provide for additional clarifications and administrative updates.

Hearing Schedule: On Thursday, November 18, 2004, at 9:15 a.m., at the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, 110 Union Street, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98101.

For ecology's purposes, comments must be limited to including the PSCAA amendments in the SIP. Comments may be provided at the hearing or mailed, e-mailed, or faxed to Brett Rude, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 4700 [47600], Olympia, WA 98504-7600, fax (360) 407-7534, e-mail brud461@ecy.wa.gov. Comments must be postmarked by 5:00 p.m. November 18, 2004.

For More Information: Contact Brett Rude, Department of Ecology, Air Quality Program, (360) 407-6847, brud461@ecy.wa.gov.

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