WSR 11-12-048

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

SOUTHWEST CLEAN

AIR AGENCY

[ Filed May 26, 2011, 12:48 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: SWCAA 493 VOC Area Source Rules.

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 adopting federal regulations for consumer products and spray coatings in the place of existing local rules for the same subject matter. The federal regulations will be adopted by reference with provisions made for local implementation by Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA).

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: United States Environmental Protection Agency regulates this subject through substantially similar rules for consumer products and spray coatings. SWCAA is proposing to directly adopt and implement the 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, phone (360) 574-3058, ext. 126, 11815 N.E. 99th Street, Suite 1294, Vancouver, WA 98682, e-mail wess@swcleanair.org.

May 26, 2011

Robert D. Elliott

Executive Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office