WSR 20-16-024
[Filed July 23, 2020, 4:23 p.m., effective September 1, 2020]
Effective Date of Rule: September 1, 2020.
Purpose: The revisions will incorporate the Washington department of ecology's (ecology) recently adopted updates to chapter 173-460 WAC into the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (agency) regulations. Chapter 173-460 WAC addresses requirements for new sources of toxic air pollutants. Agency staff participated in the stakeholder process for the revisions to chapter 173-460 WAC and recommended adopting the updated changes into our incorporation by reference section of the agency's new source review program, with the same exclusions previously adopted for chapter 173-460 WAC references.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending Regulation I, Section 6.01 (Components of New Source Review Program).
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70.94 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 20-05-093 on February 19, 2020.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: July 23, 2020.
Craig T. Kenworthy
Executive Director
(a) In addition to the provisions of this regulation, the Agency adopts by reference and enforces the following provisions of the new source review program established by the Washington State Department of Ecology:
WAC 173-400-030 Definitions. (effective 12/29/12)
WAC 173-400-081 Startup and shutdown. (effective 4/01/11)
WAC 173-400-110 New source review (NSR) for sources and portable sources. (effective 12/29/12) (1)(c)(i), (1)(d) and (1)(e)
WAC 173-400-111 Processing notice of construction applications for sources, stationary sources and portable sources. (effective 7/01/16)
WAC 173-400-112 Requirements for new sources in nonattainment areas. (effective 12/29/12)
WAC 173-400-113 Requirements for new sources in attainment or unclassifiable areas. (effective 12/29/12)
WAC 173-400-114 Requirements for replacement or substantial alteration of emission control technology at an existing stationary source. (effective 12/29/12)
WAC 173-400-117 Special protection requirements for federal Class I areas. (effective 12/29/12)
WAC 173-400-171 Public notice. (effective 7/01/16)
WAC 173-400-200 Creditable stack height and dispersion techniques. (effective 2/10/05)
WAC 173-400-560 General order of approval. (effective 12/29/12)
WAC 173-400-700 Review of major stationary sources of air pollution. (effective 4/01/11)
WAC 173-400-710 Definitions. (effective 7/01/16)
WAC 173-400-720 Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD). (effective 7/01/16)
WAC 173-400-730 Prevention of significant deterioration application processing procedures. (effective 7/01/16)
WAC 173-400-740 PSD permitting public involvement requirements. (effective 7/01/16)
WAC 173-400-750 Revisions to PSD permits. (effective 12/29/12)
WAC 173-400-800 Major stationary source and major modification in a nonattainment area. (effective 4/01/11)
WAC 173-400-810 Major stationary source and major modification definitions. (effective 7/01/16)
WAC 173-400-820 Determining if a new stationary source or modification to a stationary source is subject to these requirements. (effective 12/29/12)
WAC 173-400-830 Permitting requirements. (effective 7/01/16)
WAC 173-400-840 Emission offset requirements. (effective 7/01/16)
WAC 173-400-850 Actual emissions plantwide applicability limitation (PAL). (effective 7/01/16)
WAC 173-400-860 Public involvement procedures. (effective 4/01/11)
WAC 173-460-020 Definitions. (effective 6/20/09)
WAC 173-460-030 Applicability. (effective 6/20/09)
WAC 173-460-040 (2)-(3) New source review. (effective 12/23/19 ((6/20/09)))
WAC 173-460-050 Requirement to quantify emissions. (effective 6/20/09)
WAC 173-460-060(1) Control technology requirements. (effective 6/20/09)
WAC 173-460-070 Ambient impact requirement. (effective 6/20/09)
WAC 173-460-071 Voluntary limits on emissions. (effective 6/20/09)
WAC 173-460-080 (2)-(4) First tier review. (effective 12/23/19 ((6/20/09)))
WAC 173-460-090 Second tier review. (effective 6/20/09)
WAC 173-460-100 Third tier review. (effective 6/20/09)
WAC 173-460-150 Table of ASIL, SQER and de minimis emission values. – excluding references to de minimis emission values (effective 12/23/19 ((6/20/09)))
(b) The Washington State Department of Ecology is the permitting agency for the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) program under WAC 173-400-700 through WAC 173-400-750 (as delegated by agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 10), and for primary aluminum smelters, kraft pulp mills, and sulfite pulp mills.
(c) The Washington State Department of Health is the permitting agency for radionuclides under chapter 246-247 WAC.
(d) The Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) is the permitting agency for large natural gas and oil pipelines, electric power plants above 350 megawatts, new oil refineries or large expansions of existing facilities, and underground natural gas storage fields under chapter 463-78 WAC.