WSR 97-13-027




[Filed June 11, 1997, 9:08 a.m.]

The Following Sections are Proposed for Expedited Repeal: SWAPCA 401 "Operating Permits Regulation" (entire rule).

Rules Proposed for Expedited Repeal Meet the Following Criteria: Other rules of the agency or of another agency govern the same activity as the rule, making the rule redundant.

Any person who objects to the repeal of the rule must file a written objection to the repeal within thirty days after publication of this preproposal statement of inquiry.

Address Your Objection to: Paul Mairose, Southwest Air Pollution Control Authority, 1308 N.E. 134th Street, Vancouver, WA 98685-2747.

Reason the Expedited Repeal of the Rule is Appropriate: On November 3, 1993, SWAPCA published a final rule making (WSR 93-22-111) to adopt chapter 173-401 WAC by reference as approved by the board of directors. Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) has since revised chapter 173-401 WAC to include a fee schedule and additional sections regarding insignificant emission units. As a result of these changes by WDOE the SWAPCA rule is no longer consistent with the current revision of chapter 173-401 WAC. These inconsistencies and the fact that SWAPCA has adopted the WAC by reference results in additional rule citations in Title V permits that is of no benefit. Therefore, SWAPCA proposes to repeal SWAPCA 401 and just implement chapter 173-401 WAC for implementation of the Title V Air Operating Permit program. This action will make SWAPCA consistent with the other local air authorities.

June 10, 1997

Robert D. Elliott

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser


Washington State Code Reviser's Office