WSR 11-12-045

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SOUTHWEST CLEAN

AIR AGENCY

[ Filed May 26, 2011, 10:43 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: SWCAA 491 Emission Standards and Controls for Sources Emitting Gasoline Vapors.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 70.94.141.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: This rule is being changed for the purpose of removing/updating obsolete citations and improving consistency with chapter 173-491 WAC.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Chapter 173-491 WAC, administered by the department of ecology, is substantially similar to SWCAA 491. Southwest clean air agency reviews chapter 173-491 WAC on a periodic basis to check for inconsistencies and/or conflicts between the two rules.

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, phone (360) 574-3058, ext. 126, 11815 N.E. 99th Street, Suite 1294, Vancouver, WA 98682, e-mail at wess@swcleanair.org.

May 26, 2011

Robert D. Elliott

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office