WSR 15-11-047
[Filed May 14, 2015, 4:06 p.m.]
Continuance of WSR 15-10-020.
Proposal is exempt under RCW 34.05.310(4) or 34.05.330(1).
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Olympic Region Clean Air Agency Regulations, Regulation 3, Rule 3.4 Outdoor Burning Permit Fees and Regulation 6, Rule 6.2.8.
Hearing Location(s): Olympic Region Clean Air Agency (ORCAA), 2940 Limited Lane N.W., Olympia, WA 98502, on July 8, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: July 8, 2015.
Submit Written Comments to: Robert Moody, 2940 Limited Lane N.W., Olympia, WA 98502, e-mail, fax (360) 491-6308, by July 7, 2015.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Dan Nelson by June 30, 2015, (360) 539-7610.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: ORCAA is proposing to require Residential burn permits in Thurston County and provide a mechanism to collect a fee. In the future, the ORCAA board of directors may specify a fee through passage of a Resolution. The ability to revoke a previously issued burn permit for causing a nuisance was added to Rule 6.2.8.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The Thurston County Residential Burn permit program has been in place for more than a decade. The permit contains the conditions under which one may burn. Requiring the permit insures that everyone has the information needed for a safe and legal fire. If acted on in the future, the fee would allow cost recovery from a program that currently has no source of revenue.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.94 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 70.94 RCW.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: ORCAA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Robert Moody, 2940 Limited Lane N.W., Olympia, (360) 539-7610; Implementation and Enforcement: Fran McNair, 2940 Limited Lane N.W., Olympia, (360) 539-7610.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This agency is not subject to the small business economic impact provision of the Administrative Procedure Act, and the agency is not a school district.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to local air agencies, per RCW 70.94.141.
May 14, 2015
Francea L. McNair
Executive Director