WSR 20-14-122
[Filed June 30, 2020, 4:50 p.m.]
Original Notice.
Proposal is exempt under RCW 70.94.141(1).
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency Regulation 1 (YRCAA Regulation 1).
Hearing Location(s): On October 8, 2020, at 2:00 p.m.
Board meeting, via phone conference call or at Yakima City Hall if allowed in person. Depending on COVID-19 situation, if allowed in person, it will be at Yakima City Hall, if not it will be via phone conference call.
Date of Intended Adoption: October 8, 2020.
Submit Written Comments to: Hasan Tahat, 186 Iron Horse Court, Suite 101, Yakima, WA 98901, email, fax 509-834-2060, by September 8, 2020.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Hasan Tahat, phone 509-834-2050, fax 509-834-2060, email, by September 7, 2020.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of the changes is to update the regulation to be current with federal and state rules. Some sections were repealed in 2002. Make the regulation easier for readability and clean it up for errors and references. Eventually, the regulation to be submitted for inclusion in the state implementation plan (SIP).
Reasons Supporting Proposal: YRCAA Regulation 1 was last amended in 2002. Since that time there have been numerous changes to the supporting WAC which support the Washington State Clean Air Act, chapter 70.94 RCW.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 70.94.141.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 70.94.141.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: YRCAA, governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Hasan Tahat, 186 Iron Horse Court, Suite 101, Yakima, WA 98901, 509-834-2050; Implementation and Enforcement: Keith Hurley, 186 Iron Horse Court, Suite 101, Yakima, WA 98901, 509-834-2050.
A school district fiscal impact statement is not required under RCW 28A.305.135.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. YRCAA is an air pollution control authority and is not included in the list of affected agencies provided in RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a). YRCAA is not making the regulation voluntary.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 70.94.141(1).
Explanation of exemptions: In accordance with RCW 70.94.141(1), air pollution control authorities are authorized to adopt and amend rules and regulations in accordance with chapter 42.30 RCW and selected portions of chapter 34.05 RCW. YRCAA is not deemed a state agency and is not required to comply with the provisions of chapter 19.85 RCW.
June 30, 2020
Keith Hurley
Executive Director
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