WSR 04-20-096

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Filed October 5, 2004, 2:43 p.m. ]


Public Hearing Notice


Proposed State Implementation Plan Revision: Spokane Carbon Monoxide Maintenance Plan and Redesignation Request



Background Information: 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 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.

The Spokane area is designated nonattainment for carbon monoxide air pollution. This means that, in the past, the area did not meet federal health-based standards for carbon monoxide. As the area has been meeting the standards since 1994, it can now be redesignated to attainment by the EPA.

The Spokane County Air Pollution Control Agency and ecology have prepared a carbon monoxide maintenance plan and redesignation request. The maintenance plan shows that the Spokane area meets federal Clean Air Act requirements for carbon monoxide; summarizes the progress of the area in meeting the carbon monoxide standard; and includes a plan to assure that the area will continue to meet the standard for ten years after it is redesignated. It also includes a formal request to EPA to redesignate the Spokane, Washington, carbon monoxide nonattainment area to attainment for the health-based carbon monoxide National Ambient Air Quality Standard.

Copies of the Plan are Available for Review at the Following Locations: Spokane County Air Pollution Control Authority, 1101 West College, Suite 403, Spokane, WA 99201; at the Spokane Regional Transportation Council, 211 West First Avenue, Suite 310, Spokane, WA 99201; at the Spokane Public Library, 906 West Main, Spokane, WA 99201; or at the Department of Ecology, Eastern Regional Office, 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA 99205-1295.

Hearing Schedule: On Tuesday, November 16, 2004, at 4:30 p.m., at the Washington Department of Ecology, Eastern Regional Office, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 4601 North Monroe Street, Spokane, WA 99205-1295.

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 16, 2004.

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

If you need special accommodations, please call Tami Dahlgren at (360) 407-6800. If you are a person with a speech or hearing impairment, call 711, or 1-800-833-6388 for TTY.

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