PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: SWCAA 400 General Regulations for Air Pollution Sources - all sections.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.94.141 and 70.94.152.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed rule changes are intended to correct minor typographical errors, update program definitions, amend statutory emission standards, incorporate revisions made in associated state regulations, update adoption by reference of federal regulations, and revise public notice requirements.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: SWCAA 400 is substantially similar to chapter 173-400 WAC as administered by the department of ecology. The proposed rule changes also incorporate by reference updated federal regulations promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Recent changes in the state rule and the associated federal regulations will be incorporated into SWCAA 400. None of the proposed rule changes conflict or differ substantially from the associated state and federal regulations.
Process for Developing New Rule: The proposed rule revisions are being developed through internal agency review.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Wess Safford, 11815 N.E. 99th Street, Suite 1294, Vancouver, WA 98682-2454, phone (360) 574-3058, ext. 26, e-mail email@example.com.
January 23, 2008
Robert D. Elliott