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. The federal New Source Performance Standards and the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, which contain source-specific standards for the control of fugitive emissions, have been adopted by reference by WDOE. In addition, the state has established general requirements to control fugitive particulate matter and VOC emissions, odor emissions, and noise. More specific requirements for chemical process fugitive emissions control are determined on a permit-by-permit basis.
• Administration and enforcement. WDOE's Air Quality Program is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's fugitive emissions, odor emissions, and noise regulations in the areas of the state in which there is no local air regulatory authority. The local air regulatory ...