WSR 10-12-035

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

YAKIMA REGIONAL

CLEAN AIR AGENCY

[ Filed May 25, 2010, 8:56 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Regulation II, Section 400 General Regulations for Air Pollution Sources.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Washington Clean Air Act (WCAA), chapter 70.94 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Add Regulation II to clarify agency's new source review (NSR) program and to replace repealed sections of Regulation 1.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: EPA through the FCAA and ecology through the WCAA and the WAC. In coordinating this rule with state and local air agencies we are hoping to promote rule consistency.

Process for Developing New Rule: The proposed rule will be drafted internally by staff. The public will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule. The proposed Regulation II will be posted on the agency web site, www.yakimacleanair.org and provided to interested parties. In addition, public notices through local media and public hearing as required by law.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Gary Pruitt, Executive Director/APCO, Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency, 329 North 1st Street, Yakima, WA 98901-2303, (509) 834-2050 ext. 103, gary@yrcaa.org; or Hasan Tahat, Ph.D., Engineering and Planning Division Supervisor, Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency, 329 North 1st Street, Yakima, WA 98901-2303, (509) 834-2050 ext. 105, hasan@yrcaa.org.

May 21, 2010

Hasan Tahat

Engineering and Planning

Division Supervisor

Washington State Code Reviser's Office