WSR 22-15-032
[Filed July 13, 2022, 3:12 p.m.]
Original Notice.
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 (ORCAA) Regulations: Rule 1.11 Federal Regulation Reference Date and Rule 1.12 State Regulations Reference Date.
Hearing Location(s): On September 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., at ORCAA, 2940 Limited Lane N.W., Olympia, WA 98502.
Date of Intended Adoption: September 14, 2022.
Submit Written Comments to: Mark Goodin, 2940 Limited Lane N.W., email, fax 360-491-6308, by September 13, 2022.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Dan Nelson, phone 360-539-7610 ext. 111, fax 360-491-6308, email, by September 7, 2022.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: ORCAA proposes to update the effective date of the federal regulations and state regulations that were previously adopted by the agency. Currently, where federal and state rules are referenced in agency regulations, the effective date of the regulations are July 1, 2021. The agency intends to update the effective date annually. This proposal would change the reference date to July 1, 2022.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 70A.15 RCW.
Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 70A.15 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: Lauren Whybrew, 2940 Limited Lane N.W., Olympia, 360-539-7610; Implementation and Enforcement: Jeff C. Johnston, Ph.D., 2940 Limited Lane N.W., Olympia, 360-539-7610.
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. RCW 34.05.328 applies to state government. It does not apply to local air agencies per RCW 70A.15.2040.
This rule proposal, or portions of the proposal, is exempt from requirements of the Regulatory Fairness Act because the proposal:
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.025(3) as the rules are adopting or incorporating by reference without material change federal statutes or regulations, Washington state statutes, rules of other Washington state agencies, shoreline master programs other than those programs governing shorelines of statewide significance, or, as referenced by Washington state law, national consensus codes that generally establish industry standards, if the material adopted or incorporated regulates the same subject matter and conduct as the adopting or incorporating rule.
Is exempt under RCW 19.85.011.
Explanation of exemptions: Chapter 19.85 RCW applies to "rules adopted by state agencies." RCW 70A.15.2040(1) states: "An air pollution control authority shall not be deemed to be a state agency." ORCAA is an air pollution control authority.
July 13, 2022
Jeff C. Johnston, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Whenever federal regulations are referenced in ORCAA's rules, the effective date shall be July 1, 202((1))2.
Whenever state regulations are referenced in ORCAA's rules, the effective date shall be July 1, 202((1))2.