WSR 13-13-072
[Filed June 18, 2013, 2:24 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Land application of manure from animal feeding operations.
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: The Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency (YRCAA) has been petitioned under the provisions of RCW 34.05.330 to adopt a rule which prohibits the land application of manure from animal feeding operations during times when there exists a ban on outdoor burning or on the use of certain solid fuel burning devices. Such a rule might mitigate the emission and buildup of certain air contaminants.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Washington state department of ecology, Washington state department of agriculture, South Yakima Conservation District, National Resources Conservation Services, and United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Interested parties can participate in the decision of the governing board of director's decision regarding adoption of the rule and formulation of a proposed rule, if any, by contacting Gary W. Pruitt, 329 North 1st Street, Yakima, WA 98901, phone (509) 834-2050, fax (509) 834-2060,
Interested parties, including the affected industry, county and city representatives, other public agency representatives, the petitioners, and other known parties of interest, will be contacted by mail to invite participation in the process. One or more special public meetings will be advertised and held to provide public access to the process. Subject to the discretion of the YRCAA governing board of directors, a work group may be established in an effort to promote consensus on the terms of the rule. Interested parties may also comment during regular meetings of the governing board of directors. Comments shall be submitted in writing. However, oral comments will be received during public meetings and such comments will be recorded and transcribed for the record. Information will be made available and the process will be documented on the agency web site.
June 18, 2013
Gary W. Pruitt
Executive Director