Governing Law and Regulations
Washington Department of Ecology (WDOE) Air Quality Program
Benton Clean Air Authority
Northwest Clean Air Agency
Olympic Region Clean Air Agency
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Southwest Clean Air Agency
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency
Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Washington Department of Ecology's (WDOE) Air Quality Program is responsible for administering and enforcing Washington's air pollution rules. Washington's air pollution program is shaped by its state implementation plan (SIP). The SIP is a plan detailing the methods by which the state will implement, maintain, and enforce the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). As mandated by the federal Clean Air Act (CAA), each state must adopt and submit a SIP to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for approval.
• Administration and enforcement. Washington's air program is implemented and enforced by WDOE's Air Quality Program. The state also has several local air quality agencies that implement and enforce air quality programs within their jurisdiction.
WASHINGTON'S AIR PROGRAM