CLEAN AIR AGENCY
Effective Date of Rule: May 1, 2009.
Purpose: To add greenhouse gas emissions to the list of air emissions included in the environmental checklist.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending Regulation I, Sections 2.02 and 2.06.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.94 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 09-05-079 on February 17, 2009.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: March 26, 2009.
Dennis J. McLerran
Executive DirectorAMENDATORY SECTION
REGULATION I SECTION 2.02 ADOPTION BY REFERENCE
The Agency adopts the following sections of chapter 197-11 WAC by reference:
|197-11-055||Timing of the SEPA process.|
|197-11-060||Content of environmental review.|
|197-11-070||Limitations on actions during SEPA process.|
|197-11-080||Incomplete or unavailable information.|
|197-11-100||Information required of applicants.|
|197-11-250||SEPA/Model Toxics Control Act integration.|
|197-11-253||SEPA lead agency for MTCA actions.|
|197-11-259||Determination of nonsignificance for MTCA remedial actions.|
|197-11-262||Determination of significance and EIS for MTCA remedial actions.|
|197-11-265||Early scoping for MTCA remedial actions.|
|197-11-268||MTCA interim actions.|
|197-11-300||Purpose of this part.|
|197-11-310||Threshold determination required.|
|197-11-330||Threshold determination process.|
|197-11-340||Determination of nonsignificance (DNS).|
|197-11-360||Determination of significance (DS)/initiation of scoping.|
|197-11-390||Effect of threshold determination.|
|197-11-400||Purpose of EIS.|
|197-11-425||Style and size.|
|197-11-435||Cover letter or memo.|
|197-11-442||Contents of EIS on nonproject proposals.|
|197-11-443||EIS contents when prior nonproject EIS.|
|197-11-444||Elements of the environment.|
|197-11-448||Relationship of EIS to other considerations.|
|197-11-455||Issuance of DEIS.|
|197-11-460||Issuance of FEIS.|
|197-11-500||Purpose of this part.|
|197-11-504||Availability and cost of environmental documents.|
|197-11-535||Public hearings and meetings.|
|197-11-545||Effect of no comment.|
|197-11-550||Specificity of comments.|
|197-11-560||FEIS response to comments.|
|197-11-570||Consulted agency costs to assist lead agency.|
|197-11-600||When to use existing environmental documents.|
|197-11-610||Use of NEPA documents.|
|197-11-620||Supplemental environmental impact statement - Procedures.|
|197-11-625||Addenda - Procedures.|
|197-11-630||Adoption - Procedures.|
|197-11-635||Incorporation by reference - Procedures.|
|197-11-650||Purpose of this part.|
|197-11-660||Substantive authority and mitigation.|
|197-11-734||Determination of nonsignificance (DNS).|
|197-11-736||Determination of significance (DS).|
|197-11-754||Incorporation by reference.|
|197-11-756||Lands covered by water.|
|197-11-799||Underlying governmental action.|
|197-11-890||Petitioning DOE to change exemptions.|
|197-11-900||Purpose of this part.|
|197-11-902||Agency SEPA policies.|
|197-11-916||Application to ongoing actions.|
|197-11-920||Agencies with environmental expertise.|
|197-11-922||Lead agency rules.|
|197-11-924||Determining the lead agency.|
|197-11-926||Lead agency for governmental proposals.|
|197-11-928||Lead agency for public and private proposals.|
|197-11-930||Lead agency for private projects with one agency with jurisdiction.|
|197-11-932||Lead agency for private projects requiring licenses from more than one agency, when one of the agencies is a county/city.|
|197-11-934||Lead agency for private projects requiring licenses from a local agency, not a county/city, and one or more state agencies.|
|197-11-936||Lead agency for private projects requiring licenses from more than one state agency.|
|197-11-938||Lead agencies for specific proposals.|
|197-11-940||Transfer of lead agency status to a state agency.|
|197-11-942||Agreements on lead agency status.|
|197-11-944||Agreements on division of lead agency duties.|
|197-11-946||DOE resolution of lead agency disputes.|
|197-11-948||Assumption of lead agency status.|
|197-11-970||Determination of nonsignificance (DNS).|
|197-11-980||Determination of significance and scoping notice (DS).|
|197-11-985||Notice of assumption of lead agency status.|
|197-11-990||Notice of action.|
REGULATION I SECTION 2.06 ENVIRONMENTAL CHECKLIST
(a) A completed environmental checklist (or a copy)((
the form provided in WAC 197-11-960,)) shall be filed at the
same time as an application for a permit, license,
certificate, or other approval not specifically exempted in
this regulation; except, a checklist is not needed if the
Agency and applicant agree an EIS is required, SEPA compliance
has been completed, or SEPA compliance has been initiated by
another agency. The environmental checklist shall be in the
form provided in WAC 197-11-960, except that Section B.2.a.
Air, of the checklist shall state: "What types of emissions
to the air would result from the proposal (i.e., dust,
automobile, odors, industrial wood smoke, greenhouse gases)
during construction and when the project is completed? If
any, generally describe and give approximate quantities, if
known." As used throughout this regulation, environmental
checklist means the environmental checklist required by this
(b) The Agency shall use the environmental checklist to determine the lead agency and, if the Agency is the lead agency, for determining the responsible official and for making the threshold determination.
(b))) For private proposals, the Agency will
require the applicant to complete the environmental checklist,
providing assistance as necessary. For Agency proposals, the
Agency shall complete the environmental checklist. The Agency
may require that it, and not the private applicant, will
complete all or part of the environmental checklist for a
private proposal, if either of the following occurs:
(1) The Agency has technical information on a question or questions that is unavailable to the private applicant; or
(2) The applicant has provided inaccurate information on previous proposals or on proposals currently under consideration.