WSR 07-18-024

PROPOSED RULES

NORTHWEST CLEAN

AIR AGENCY

[ Filed August 27, 2007, 9:28 a.m. ]

     Original Notice.

     Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

     Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Northwest Clean Air Agency (NWCAA) Regulation.

     Hearing Location(s): Northwest Clean Air Agency, 1600 South Second Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, on November 8, 2007, at 1:30 p.m.

     Date of Intended Adoption: November 8, 2007.

     Submit Written Comments to: Mark Asmundson, Northwest Clean Air Agency, 1600 South Second Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, masmundson@nwcleanair.org, fax (360) 428-1620, by November 8, 2007.

     Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Scott Allison by October 8, 2007, (360) 428-1617 ext. 200.

     Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The regulation amendments will allow the NWCAA to clarify various sections of our rules and adopt Section 461 to control NOx emissions.


2007 NWCAA Regulation Revision Summary

Amendatory Section

SECTION 104 - ADOPTION OF STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS AND RULES

• Update to accommodate new or revised rules.
• Delete "that are in effect as of July 1, 2005" from 104.2 (federal rules). The NWCAA board adoption date defines which version of the federal regulation is being referenced.

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SECTION 106 - PUBLIC RECORDS

• Clarifications.

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SECTION 113 - SERVICE OF NOTICE

• Clarifications.

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SECTION 114 - CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION

• Clarifications.

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SECTION 120 - HEARINGS

• Clarifications.

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SECTION 121 - ORDERS

• Clarifications.

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SECTION 122 - APPEALS FROM ORDERS OR FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION

• Rename title.
• Clarifications.

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SECTION 123 - STATUS OF ORDERS ON APPEAL

• Clarifications.

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SECTION 131 - NOTICE TO VIOLATORS

• Rename title.
• Clarify enforcement procedures and authority.

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SECTION 132 - CRIMINAL PENALTY

• Clarifications.

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SECTION 133 - CIVIL PENALTY

• Clarifications.

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SECTION 135 - ASSURANCE OF DISCONTINUANCE

• Rename title.
• Clarifications.

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SECTION 150 - POLLUTANT DISCLOSURE -- REPORTING BY AIR CONTAMINANT SOURCES

• Clarifications.
• Notice to NWCAA required for all sources that submit a 40 C.F.R. Part 372 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) report.

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SECTION 200 - DEFINITIONS

• Add definitions for "WASHINGTON ADMINISTRATIVE CODE (WAC)," "GREENHOUSE GASES (GHG)" and "HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANT (HAP)."
• Delete the following definitions related to agricultural burning; "AGRICULTURAL OPERATION," "FIELD GRASSES," "TURF GRASSES."
• Amend for clarification definitions of "MODIFICATION," "CONTROL OFFICER," "STATE ACT" and "PREVENTION OF SIGNIFICANT DETERIORATION (PSD)."

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SECTION 300 - NEW SOURCE REVIEW

• Clarifications.
• Provide exemptions for some nonroad engines and coffee roasters.

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SECTION 301 - TEMPORARY SOURCES

• Correct PSD regulatory citation.

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SECTION 305 - PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

• Correct reference to a state regulation citation.

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SECTION 322 - AIR OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAM (AOP)

• Redefine scope of pollutants that the agency can charge AOP fees to include pollutants allowed under state and federal rule.

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SECTION 324 - FEES

• Provide for the establishment of fee categories and fee schedules by resolution adopted by the board of directors of the NWCAA.

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SECTION 325 - TRANSFER OR PERMANENT SHUTDOWN

• Clarify.

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SECTION 340 - REPORT OF BREAKDOWN AND UPSET

• Add a provision to report events with VOC emissions over five-hundred pounds.

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SECTION 428 - HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS

• Add a twenty-four hour averaging period to the ambient formaldehyde limit.

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SECTION 451 - EMISSION OF AIR CONTAMINANT -- VISUAL STANDARD

• Remove 40% opacity limit for existing petroleum catalytic cracking units.
• Remove opacity exemptions for wood waste burners.

New Section

SECTION 461 - EMISSION OF NITROGEN OXIDES

• Establish a 0.09 lb NOx/MMBtu limit for heaters and boilers > 100 MMBtu/hr.
• Establish a facility-wide aggregate average limit of 0.06 lb NOx/MMBtu for heaters and boilers > 100 MMBtu/hr at petroleum refineries.
• Require annual source testing, or a CEM, for heaters and boilers > 100 MMBtu/hr.

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SECTION 462 - EMISSION OF SULFUR COMPOUNDS

• Add 162 ppm H2S limit for refinery fuel gas.

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SECTION 502 - OUTDOOR BURNING

• Delete provision allowing for the recouping of fire suppression costs on behalf of fire departments.

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SECTION 504 - AGRICULTURAL BURNING

• Update provisions to be consistent with chapter 173-430 WAC.
• Revise fee schedule.

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SECTION 506 - SOLID FUEL BURNING DEVICES

• Clarifications.
• Update provision for curtailing woodstove use during air quality forecasts and episodes.

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SECTION 550 - PREVENTING PARTICULATE MATTER FROM BECOMING AIRBORNE

• Rewrite to be more specific regarding expectations for operators of access roads, unloading equipment, transfer points, unpaved traveled surfaces, parking areas, and other sources of potential fugitive particulate matter.

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SECTION 570 - ASBESTOS CONTROL STANDARDS

• Rewrite alternative means of compliance provisions.

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SECTION 580 - VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND CONTROL

• Delete provision that exempts refineries from applying Section 580 if there is a similar overlapping federal NSPS or NESHAP program.
• Rewrite the petroleum refinery equipment leak provisions to reflect "enhanced" leak detection and repair.

Amendatory Section

SECTION 590 - PERCHLOROETHYLENE DRY CLEANERS

• Rewrite to be consistent with MACT 40 C.F.R. 63 Subpart M and WAC 173-400-075(7).

     Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.94 RCW.

     Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

     Name of Proponent: Northwest Clean Air Agency, governmental.

     Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Mark Asmundson, 1600 South Second Street, Mount Vernon, WA, (360) 428-1617 ext. 208.

     No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW.

     A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328.

August 23, 2007

Mark Asmundson

Director

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