WSR 00-04-098

DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY


[ Filed February 2, 2000, 11:00 a.m. ]


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

Including Revised Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Regulations

In the Washington State Implementation Plan



The Washington State Department of Ecology (ecology) is conducting two public hearings to receive comments on including amended Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) regulations in the state implementation plan (SIP). The SIP is a state-wide plan for meeting federal health-based air quality standards. The hearings will be held consecutively at 9:00 a.m. on March 9, 2000, at the PSCAA offices located at 110 Union Street, #500, Seattle, WA.

The first hearing will be on whether ecology should adopt PSCAA amendments. PSCAA adopted amendments to its Regulation I at its March 11, July 8, September 9, and December 9, 1999, board meetings. Amendments to Regulation II were adopted at its July 8, September 9, and December 9, 1999, board meetings. Amendments to Regulation III were adopted at its September 9 and December 9, 1999, board meetings. The purpose of these amendments was to clarify language and make administrative changes.

The second hearing will be on whether ecology should adopt proposed PSCAA amendments following the PSCAA adoption hearing. At its March 9, 2000, board meeting, PSCAA is expected to adopt amendments deleting Regulation II, Section 3.07 - Petroleum Solvent Dry Cleaning Systems, because there are no longer any petroleum solvent dry cleaning systems in PSCAA's jurisdiction that use more than 15,000 gallons. PSCAA is also expected to adopt an amendment to Regulation III, Appendix A - Acceptable Source Impact Levels. The purpose of this amendment is to clarify the list of chemicals in Appendix A and their EPA hazardous air pollutant (HAP) list designations.

For ecology's purposes, comments at the hearings must be limited to including PSCAA's amendments in the SIP. Written comments must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2000, and should be sent to Fred Greef, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600.

For more information on the content of the amendments prior to the hearings, please contact Dave Kircher at (206) 689-4050. If you have special accommodation needs, please contact the agency receptionist at Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, (206) 689-4010 (voice), or (800) 833-6388 (TDD only) by March 2, 2000.

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