WSR 08-19-092

EXPEDITED RULES

ENERGY FACILITY SITE

EVALUATION COUNCIL

[ Filed September 16, 2008, 2:56 p.m. ]

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 463-78 WAC, General and operating permit regulations for air pollution sources. In WAC 463-78-005(1) the effective date of adoption by reference of chapter 173-400 WAC will be changed from March 1, 2005, to November 1, 2008.

NOTICE

THIS RULE IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS THAT WILL ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR THE AGENCY TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS, PREPARE A SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMIC IMPACT STATEMENT, OR PROVIDE RESPONSES TO THE CRITERIA FOR A SIGNIFICANT LEGISLATIVE RULE. IF YOU OBJECT TO THIS USE OF THE EXPEDITED RULE-MAKING PROCESS, YOU MUST EXPRESS YOUR OBJECTIONS IN WRITING AND THEY MUST BE SENT TO Allen Fiksdal, EFSEC Manager, Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC), P.O. Box 43172, Olympia, WA 98504-3172 , AND RECEIVED BY November 18, 2008.


Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Adoption of the department of ecology's most recent rules for the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) program will enable EFSEC to receive full delegation from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) for new major stationary sources and major modifications to major stationary sources located in attainment or unclassified areas in Washington. Currently EFSEC has only partial delegation of that program. This partial delegation requires the USEPA to cosign all of EFSEC's PSD permits. The USEPA has informed EFSEC that if EFSEC adopts the most recent ecology rules regarding the PSD program it will grant EFSEC full delegation. The effect will be that EFSEC will have the same rules as ecology allowing the USEPA to grant EFSEC full PSD delegation. Once full delegation is granted EFSEC will be able to issue PSD permits without cosignature by USEPA.

WAC 463-78-005(1) will be amended so the effective date of adoption by reference of chapter 173-400 WAC will be November 1, 2008, rather than March 1, 2005.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: With full delegation of the PSD program, there will be no differences between EFSEC's and ecology's PSD programs and there will be reduced costs to new energy facilities with the removal of a regulatory step prior to start of construction.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 80.50.040.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 80.50 RCW.

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

Name of Proponent: Energy facility site evaluation council, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Allen Fiksdal, P.O. Box 43172, Olympia, WA 98504-3172, (360) 956-2152.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: Adoption of these rules will not have any fiscal impact on the agency, nor will the rule adoption change the effectiveness or enforcement of the PSD permit for air emissions from EFSEC regulated energy facilities.

September 16, 2008

Allen J. Fiksdal

Manager

OTS-1903.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-06-037, filed 2/23/06, effective 3/26/06)

WAC 463-78-005   Adoption by reference.   (1) The energy facility site evaluation council adopts the following provisions of chapter 173-400 WAC, in effect on ((March)) November 1, ((2005)) 2008, by reference. WAC 173-400-110(8) and 173-400-730(4) are not adopted by reference.


WAC 173-400-030: Definitions.
WAC 173-400-035: Portable and temporary sources.
WAC 173-400-040: General standards for maximum emissions.
WAC 173-400-050: Emission standards for combustion and incineration units.
WAC 173-400-060: Emission standards for general process units.
WAC 173-400-075: Emission standards for sources emitting hazardous air pollutants.
WAC 173-400-081: Startup and shutdown.
WAC 173-400-091: Voluntary limits on emissions.
WAC 173-400-105: Records, monitoring, and reporting.
WAC 173-400-107: Excess emissions.
WAC 173-400-110: New source review (NSR).
WAC 173-400-112: Requirements for new sources in nonattainment areas.
WAC 173-400-113: Requirements for new sources in attainment or unclassifiable areas.
WAC 173-400-114: Requirements for replacement or substantial alteration of emission control technology at an existing stationary source.
WAC 173-400-117: Special protection requirements for federal Class I areas.
WAC 173-400-120: Bubble rules.
WAC 173-400-131: Issuance of emission reduction credits.
WAC 173-400-136: Use of emission reduction credits.
WAC 173-400-151: Retrofit requirements for visibility protection.
WAC 173-400-161: Compliance schedules.
WAC 173-400-171: Public involvement.
WAC 173-400-175: Public information.
WAC 173-400-180: Variance.
Requirements for nonattainment areas.
WAC 173-400-200: Creditable stack height and dispersion techniques.
WAC 173-400-205: Adjustment for atmospheric conditions.
WAC 173-400-700: Review of major stationary sources of air pollution.
WAC 173-400-710: Definitions.
WAC 173-400-720: Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD).
WAC 173-400-730: Prevention of significant deterioration application processing procedures.
WAC 173-400-740: PSD permitting public involvement requirements.
WAC 173-400-750: Revisions to PSD permits.

(2) The energy facility site evaluation council adopts the following provisions of chapter 173-401 WAC, in effect on March 1, 2005, by reference.


WAC 173-401-100: Program overview.
WAC 173-401-200: Definitions.
WAC 173-401-300: Applicability.
WAC 173-401-500: Permit applications.
WAC 173-401-510: Permit application form.
WAC 173-401-520: Certification.
WAC 173- 401-530: Insignificant emission units.
WAC 173-401-531: Thresholds for hazardous air pollutants.
WAC 173-401-532: Categorically exempt insignificant emission units.
WAC 173-401-533: Units and activities defined as insignificant on the basis of size or production rate.
WAC 173-401-600: Permit content.
WAC 173-401-605: Emission standards and limitations.
WAC 173-401-610: Permit duration.
WAC 173-401-615: Monitoring and related recordkeeping and reporting requirements.
WAC 173-401-620: Standard terms and conditions. Except (2)(i).
WAC 173-401-625: Federally enforceable requirements.
WAC 173-401-630: Compliance requirements.
WAC 173-401-635: Temporary sources.
WAC 173-401-640: Permit shield.
WAC 173-401-645: Emergency provision.
WAC 173-401-650: Operational flexibility.
WAC 173-401-700: Action on application.
WAC 173-401-705: Requirement for a permit.
WAC 173-401-710: Permit renewal, revocation and expiration.
WAC 173-401-720: Administrative permit amendments.
WAC 173-401-722: Changes not requiring permit revisions.
WAC 173-401-725: Permit modifications.
WAC 173-401-730: Reopening for cause.
WAC 173-401-750: General permits.
WAC 173-401-800: Public involvement.
WAC 173-401-810: EPA Review.
WAC 173-401-820: Review by affected states.

(3) The energy facility site evaluation council adopts the following provisions of chapter 173-406 WAC, in effect on March 1, 2005, by reference.


Part I - GENERAL PROVISIONS
WAC 173-406-100: Acid rain program general provisions.
WAC 173-406-101: Definitions.
WAC 173-406-102: Measurements, abbreviations, and acronyms.
WAC 173-406-103: Applicability.
WAC 173-406-104: New units exemption.
WAC 173-406-105: Retired units exemption.
WAC 173-406-106: Standard requirements.
Part II - DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE
WAC 173-406-200: Designated representative.
WAC 173-406-201: Submissions.
WAC 173-406-202: Objections.
Part III - APPLICATIONS
WAC 173-406-300: Acid rain permit applications.
WAC 173-406-301: Requirement to apply.
WAC 173-406-302: Information requirements for acid rain permit applications.
WAC 173-406-303: Permit application shield and binding effect of permit application.
Part IV - COMPLIANCE PLAN
WAC 173-406-400: Acid rain compliance plan and compliance options.
WAC 173-406-401: General.
WAC 173-406-402: Repowering extensions.
Part V - PERMIT CONTENTS
WAC 173-406-500: Acid rain permit.
WAC 173-406-501: Contents.
WAC 173-406-502: Permit shield.
Part VI - PERMIT ISSUANCE
WAC 173-406-600: Acid rain permit issuance procedures.
WAC 173-406-601: General.
WAC 173-406-602: Completeness.
WAC 173-406-603: Statement of basis.
WAC 173-406-604: Issuance of acid rain permits.
Part VII - PERMIT REVISIONS
WAC 173-406-700: Permit revisions.
WAC 173-406-701: General.
WAC 173-406-702: Permit modifications.
WAC 173-406-703: Fast-track modifications.
WAC 173-406-704: Administrative permit amendment.
WAC 173-406-705: Automatic permit amendment.
WAC 173-406-706: Permit reopenings.
Part VIII - COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATION
WAC 173-406-800: Compliance certification.
WAC 173-406-801: Annual compliance certification report.
WAC 173-406-802: Units with repowering extension plans.
Part IX - NITROGEN OXIDES
WAC 173-406-900: Nitrogen oxides emission reduction program.
Part X - SULFUR DIOXIDE OPT-IN
WAC 173-406-950: Sulfur dioxide opt-ins.

(4) The energy facility site evaluation council adopts the following provisions of chapter 173-460 WAC, in effect on March 1, 2005, by reference.


WAC 173-460-010: Purpose.
WAC 173-460-020: Definitions.
WAC 173-460-030: Requirements, applicability and exemptions.
WAC 173-460-040: New source review.
WAC 173-460-050: Requirement to quantify emissions.
WAC 173-460-060: Control technology requirements.
WAC 173-460-070: Ambient impact requirement.
WAC 173-460-080: Demonstrating ambient impact compliance.
WAC 173-460-090: Second tier analysis.
WAC 173-460-100: Request for risk management decision.
WAC 173-460-110: Acceptable source impact levels.
WAC 173-460-120: Scientific review and amendment of acceptable source impact levels and lists.
WAC 173-460-130: Fees.
WAC 173-460-140: Remedies.
WAC 173-460-150: Class A toxic air pollutants: Known, probable and potential human carcinogens and acceptable source impact levels.
WAC 173-460-160: Class B toxic air pollutants and acceptable source impact levels.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.50.040 (1) and (12). 06-06-037, 463-78-005, filed 2/23/06, effective 3/26/06; 04-21-013, recodified as 463-78-005, filed 10/11/04, effective 11/11/04; 04-17-058, 463-39-005, filed 8/11/04, effective 9/11/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.50.040(1). 95-17-088, 463-39-005, filed 8/21/95, effective 9/21/95; 94-16-031, 463-39-005, filed 7/26/94, effective 8/26/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.50.040(1) and chapter 70.94 RCW. 93-23-035, 463-39-005, filed 11/10/93, effective 12/11/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.50.040(1). 92-09-013, 463-39-005, filed 4/2/92, effective 5/3/92.]

Washington State Code Reviser's Office