WSR 13-16-069
[Filed August 5, 2013, 10:54 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Proposal is exempt under RCW 70.94.141(1).
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: SRCAA Regulation I, Article VI, Section 6.01 - Outdoor Burning and SRCAA Regulation I, Article X, Section 10.13 - Outdoor Burning Permit Fees.
Hearing Location(s): Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (SRCAA), 3104 East Augusta Avenue, Spokane, WA 99207, on October 3, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: October 3, 2013.
Submit Written Comments to: Matt Holmquist, 3104 East Augusta Avenue, Spokane, WA 99207, e-mail, fax (509) 477-6828, by September 20, 2013.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Barbara Nelson by September 26, 2013, (509) 477-4727 ext. 116.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: In summary, revisions are designed to make the regulation largely a stand-alone document which will help alleviate the need to routinely cross-reference the Washington Administrative Code (WAC) for applicable requirements. It will incorporate the definitions into applicable subsections, where practical, so that there's no need to jump between the body of the regulation and the definitions section when reading the regulation. For each type of outdoor burning, it lists applicable requirements. The proposal addresses forest fire training and other types of firefighting instruction fires (e.g., car rescue training fires, simulated fires at permanent fire training facilities, mobile fire training units, etc.). Like other fire training fires in the current regulation, these fires would be allowed by rule (no written permit and no fee). The proposal also allows for flag retirement ceremonies by rule. The revisions include a nuisance provision specific to outdoor burning. All permit waiting periods are made to be consistent with the only fee increase proposal being for social event fires ($50 to $55).
Reasons Supporting Proposal: Same as above.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 70.94.141, 70.94.380(2), 70.94.6518, and chapter 173-425 WAC.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 70.94.755, 70.94.6511-[70.94.]6518, 70.94.6544-[70.94.]6552, chapter 173-425 WAC.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: SRCAA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Matt Holmquist, SRCAA, 3104 East Augusta Avenue, Spokane, WA 99207, (509) 477-4727.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. SRCAA is not required under chapter 19.85 RCW to file small business economic impact statements.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. This is a local agency rule and pursuant to RCW 70.94.141(1). RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule.
August 5, 2013
Matt Holmquist
Compliance Administrator
Reviser's note: The material contained in this filing exceeded the page-count limitations of WAC 1-21-040 for appearance in this issue of the Register. It will appear in the 13-17 issue of the Register.