CLEAN AIR AGENCY
Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 70.94.141(1).
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Amend Regulation I, Sections 5.03 (Applicability of Registration Program), 5.07 (Annual Registration Fees), and Regulation III, Section 2.01 (Applicability to Toxic Air Contaminant Sources); and repeal Regulation III, Section 3.03 (Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaners).
Hearing Location(s): Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, 1904 3rd Avenue, Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98101, on March 25, 2010, at 9:15 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: March 25, 2010.
Submit Written Comments to: Lynn Sykes, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, 1904 3rd Avenue, #105, Seattle, WA 98101, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (206) 343-7522, by March 24, 2010.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact agency receptionist, (206) 689-4010, by March 18, 2010, TTY (800) 833-6388 or (800) 833-6385 (Braille).
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The agency is proposing to repeal our perchloroethylene dry cleaner regulation because it is no longer equivalent to EPA's recently updated rule. This repeal will eliminate conflicts between the two rules. The remainder of the amendments are for cross-reference purposes.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The repeal of this rule will simplify requirements for the dry cleaner business community.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.94 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 70.94.141.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Steve Van Slyke, 1904 3rd Avenue, Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98101, (206) 689-4052; Implementation and Enforcement: Jim Nolan, 1904 3rd Avenue, Suite 105, Seattle, WA 98101, (206) 689-4053.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This agency is not subject to the small business economic impact provision of the Administrative Procedure Act.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to local air agencies, per RCW 70.94.141.
February 16, 2010
Dennis J. McLerran
Executive DirectorAMENDATORY SECTION
REGULATION I SECTION 5.03 APPLICABILITY OF REGISTRATION PROGRAM
(a) The requirements of this article shall apply only to:
(1) Sources subject to a federal emission standard under:
(A) 40 CFR Part 60 (except Subparts B, S, BB, and AAA, and the provisions of Subpart IIII pertaining to owners and operators of emergency stationary compression ignition internal combustion engines);
(B) 40 CFR Part 61 (except Subparts B, H, I, K, Q, R, T, W, and the provisions of Subpart M pertaining to asbestos on roadways, asbestos demolition and renovation activities, and asbestos spraying);
(C) 40 CFR Part 62; or
(D) 40 CFR Part 63 (except Subpart LL, the provisions of Subparts S and MM pertaining to kraft and sulfite pulp mills, the provisions of Subpart ZZZZ pertaining to emergency and limited-use stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines, and Subparts WWWWW, CCCCCC, HHHHHH, WWWWWW, XXXXXX, YYYYYY, and ZZZZZZ);
(2) Sources with a federally enforceable emission limitation established in order to avoid operating permit program applicability under Article 7 of this regulation;
(3) Sources with annual emissions:
(A) Greater than or equal to 2.50 tons of any single hazardous air pollutant (HAP);
(B) Greater than or equal to 6.25 tons of total hazardous air pollutants (HAP); or
(C) Greater than or equal to 25.0 tons of carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM2.5 or PM10), sulfur oxides (SOx), or volatile organic compounds (VOC);
(4) Sources subject to the following sections of Regulation I, II, or III:
(A) Refuse burning equipment subject to Section 9.05 of Regulation I (including crematories);
(B) Fuel burning equipment or refuse burning equipment burning oil that exceeds any limit in Section 9.08 of Regulation I and sources marketing oil to such sources;
(C) Fuel burning equipment subject to Section 9.09 of Regulation I with a rated heat input greater than or equal to 1 MMBtu/hr of any fuel other than natural gas, propane, butane, or distillate oil, or greater than or equal to 10 MMBtu/hr of any fuel;
(D) Sources with spray-coating operations subject to Section 9.16 of Regulation I;
(E) Petroleum refineries subject to Section 2.03 of Regulation II;
(F) Gasoline loading terminals subject to Section 2.05 of Regulation II;
(G) Gasoline dispensing facilities subject to Section 2.07 of Regulation II;
(H) Volatile organic compound storage tanks subject to Section 3.02 of Regulation II;
(I) Can and paper coating facilities subject to Section 3.03 of Regulation II;
(J) Motor vehicle and mobile equipment coating operations subject to Section 3.04 of Regulation II;
(K) Flexographic and rotogravure printing facilities subject to Section 3.05 of Regulation II;
(L) Polyester, vinylester, gelcoat, and resin operations subject to Section 3.08 of Regulation II;
(M) Aerospace component coating operations subject to Section 3.09 of Regulation II;
(N) (Reserved) ((
Dry cleaners subject to Section 3.03 of
Regulation III)); or
(O) Ethylene oxide sterilizers subject to Section 3.07 of Regulation III;
(5) Sources with any of the following gas or odor control equipment having a rated capacity of greater than or equal to 200 cfm (>4" diameter inlet):
(A) Activated carbon adsorption;
(C) Barometric condenser;
(E) Catalytic afterburner;
(F) Catalytic oxidizer;
(G) Chemical oxidation;
(I) Dry sorbent injection;
(K) Non-selective catalytic reduction;
(L) Refrigerated condenser;
(M) Selective catalytic reduction; or
(N) Wet scrubber;
(6) Sources with any of the following particulate control equipment having a rated capacity of greater than or equal to 2,000 cfm (>10" diameter inlet):
(C) Electrostatic precipitator;
(D) HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter;
(E) HVAF (high velocity air filter);
(F) Mat or panel filter;
(G) Mist eliminator;
(H) Multiple cyclones;
(K) Venturi scrubber;
(L) Water curtain; or
(M) Wet electrostatic precipitator;
(7) Sources with a single cyclone having a rated capacity of greater than or equal to 20,000 cfm (>27" diameter inlet);
(8) Sources with any of the following equipment:
(A) Asphalt batch plants;
(B) Burn-off ovens;
(C) Coffee roasters;
(D) Commercial composting with raw materials from off-site;
(E) Commercial smokehouses with odor control equipment;
(F) Concrete batch plants (ready-mix concrete);
(H) Iron or steel foundries;
(I) Microchip or printed circuit board manufacturing;
(J) Rendering plants;
(K) Rock crushers or concrete crushers;
(L) Sewage treatment plants with odor control equipment;
(N) Steel mills; ((
(O) Wood preserving lines or retorts; or ((
(P) Dry cleaners using perchloroethylene; and
(9) Sources with equipment (or control equipment) that has been determined by the Control Officer to warrant registration through review of a Notice of Construction application under Section 6.03(a) or a Notification under Section 6.03(b) of this regulation, due to the amount and nature of air contaminants produced, or the potential to contribute to air pollution, and with special reference to effects on health, economic and social factors, and physical effects on property.
(b) The requirements of this article shall not apply to:
(1) Motor vehicles;
(2) Nonroad engines or nonroad vehicles as defined in Section 216 of the federal Clean Air Act;
(3) Sources that require an operating permit under Article 7 of this regulation;
(4) Solid fuel burning devices subject to Article 13 of this regulation; or
(5) Any source, including any listed in Sections 5.03 (a)(4) through 5.03 (a)(9) of this regulation, that has been determined through review by the Control Officer not to warrant registration, due to the amount and nature of air contaminants produced or the potential to contribute to air pollution, and with special reference to effects on health, economic and social factors, and physical effects on property.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person to cause or allow the operation of any source subject to registration under this section, unless it meets all the requirements of Article 5 of this regulation.
(d) An exemption from new source review under Article 6 of this regulation shall not be construed as an exemption from registration under this article. In addition, an exemption from registration under this article shall not be construed as an exemption from any other provision of Regulation I, II, or III.
REGULATION I SECTION 5.07 ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEES
(a) The Agency shall assess annual fees as set forth in Section 5.07(c) of this regulation for services provided in administering the registration program. Fees received under the registration program shall not exceed the cost of administering the program, which shall be defined as initial registration and annual or other periodic reports from the source owner providing information directly related to air pollution registration, on-site inspections necessary to verify compliance with registration requirements, data storage and retrieval systems necessary for support of the registration program, emission inventory reports and emission reduction credits computed from information provided by sources pursuant to registration program requirements, staff review, including engineering analysis for accuracy and currentness, of information provided by sources pursuant to registration program requirements, clerical and other office support provided in direct furtherance of the registration program, and administrative support provided in directly carrying out the registration program. Payment of these fees by the owner or operator of a source shall maintain its active registration status (even if it is not actively operating).
(b) Upon assessment by the Agency, registration fees are due and payable within 45 days of the date of the invoice. They shall be deemed delinquent if not fully paid within 45 days of the date of the invoice and shall be subject to an additional delinquent fee equal to 25% of the original fee, not to exceed $1,000. Persons knowingly under-reporting emissions or other information used to set fees, or persons required to pay emission or permit fees who are more than 90 days late with such payments may be subject to a penalty equal to 3 times the amount of the original fee owed (in addition to other penalties provided by chapter 70.94 RCW).
(c) Except as specified in Section 5.07 (d) and (e) of this regulation, registered sources shall be assessed a fee of $1,000, plus the following fees:
(1) Sources subject to a federal emission standard as specified in Section 5.03 (a)(1) of this regulation shall be assessed $1,750 per subpart of 40 CFR Parts 60-63;
(2) Sources subject to a federally enforceable emission limitation as specified in Section 5.03 (a)(2) or meeting the emission thresholds specified in Section 5.03 (a)(3) of this regulation shall be assessed $2,000;
(3) Sources subject to the emission reporting requirements under Section 5.05(b) of this regulation shall be assessed $25 for each ton of CO and $50 for each ton of NOx, PM10, SOx, HAP, and VOC, based on the emissions reported during the previous calendar year;
(4) Sources with more than one coffee roaster installed on-site that are approved under a Notice of Construction Order of Approval shall be assessed $2,000;
(5) Sources of commercial composting with raw materials from off-site and with an installed processing capacity of <100,000 tons per year shall be assessed $5,000; and
(6) Sources of commercial composting with raw materials from off-site and with an installed processing capacity of >100,000 tons per year shall be assessed $10,000.
(d) Gasoline dispensing facilities shall be assessed the following fees based on their gasoline throughput during the previous calendar year (as certified at the time of payment):
(1) More than 6,000,000 gallons . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,550;
(2) 3,600,001 to 6,000,000 gallons . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,765;
(3) 1,200,001 to 3,600,000 gallons . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,175;
(4) 840,001 to 1,200,000 gallons . . . . . . . . . . . . $590;
(5) 200,001 to 840,000 gallons . . . . . . . . . . . . $295.
(e) The following registered sources shall be assessed an annual registration fee of $120, provided that they meet no other criteria listed in Section 5.03(a) of this regulation:
(1) Sources with spray-coating operations subject to Section 9.16 of this regulation that use no more than 4,000 gallons per year of total coatings and solvents;
(2) Gasoline dispensing facilities subject to Section 2.07 of Regulation II with gasoline annual throughput during the previous calendar year (as certified at the time of payment) of no more than 200,000 gallons;
(3) Motor vehicle and mobile equipment coating operations subject to Section 3.04 of Regulation II;
(4) Unvented dry cleaners ((
subject to Section 3.03 of
Regulation III)) using perchloroethylene; and
(5) Batch coffee roasters subject to notification under Section 6.03 (b)(11) of this regulation.
REGULATION III SECTION 2.01 APPLICABILITY TO TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANT SOURCES
(a) Article 2 of this Regulation III shall apply to all sources of toxic air contaminants except that Section 2.05 shall not apply to the following:
(1) Asbestos Removal Operations subject to Article 4 of Regulation III
(2) Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing subject to 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart N
(3) Perchloroethylene Dry Cleaners ((
subject to Section
3.03 of Regulation III))
(4) Gasoline Storage and Dispensing Operations subject to Article 2 of Regulation II
(5) Graphic Arts Systems subject to Section 3.05 of Regulation II
(6) Can and Paper Coating Operations subject to Section 3.03 of Regulation II
(7) Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Coating Operations subject to Section 3.04 of Regulation II
(8) Polyester/Vinylester/Gelcoat/Resin Operations subject to Section 3.08 of Regulation II
(9) Ethylene Oxide Sterilizers and Aerators subject to Section 3.07 of Regulation III
(10) Shipyard Coating Operations where all the coatings employed comply with the requirements in Table 2 in Subpart II 40 CFR Part 63 of NESHAP Shipbuilding and Ship Repair (Surface Coating) Operations
(b) Any demonstration required by this Article shall be conducted in accordance with Section 2.07 of this Regulation.
REGULATION III SECTION 3.03 PERCHLOROETHYLENE DRY CLEANERS