WSR 06-07-010

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Filed March 3, 2006, 12:26 p.m. ]


Hearing Notice

State Implementation Plan Revision



Including 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 statewide plan for meeting federal health-based standards for certain air pollutants.

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.

Hearing information: Thursday, April 27, 2006, 9:15 a.m. at the Puget Sound Clear Air Agency, 110 Union Street, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98101.

Changes to be included in the SIP:

PSCAA is proposing to include the following new changes in the SIP:

AMEND: Regulation I, Sections 13.02, 3.11 and 3.25.
REMOVE: Regulation II, Section 3.11.
PSCAA previously amended the following sections of its regulations, and now proposes to include them in the SIP:

Regulation I, Sections 13.02, 3.11 and 3.25 (amended September 22, 2005).
Regulation II, Section 3.11 (amended February 24, 2005).
Effects of the changes:

The above changes:

Delete certain requirements for coatings and ink manufacturing,
Adjust the maximum civil penalty for inflation,
Update rules to reflect new criteria for impaired air quality adopted by the legislature, and
Allow for additional clarifications and administrative updates.
For ecology's purposes, comments must be limited to including the PSCAA amendments in the SIP. Written comments must be postmarked no later than April 28, 2006, and should be sent to Brett Rude, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600. Written comments must be postmarked no later than April 28, 2006.

For more information: For more information about the content of the regulations prior to the hearing, please contact John Anderson, Puget Sound clean air agency, (206) 689-4051.

If you need special accommodations, please contact the receptionist at Puget Sound clean air agency, (206) 689-4010 by April 20, 2006. If you are a person with a speech or hearing impairment, call (800) 833-6388 (TDD) by April 20, 2006.

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