Washington Air - General regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington Air - General: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State implementation plan (SIP): 40 CFR 51 and 40 CFR 52.2470 to 52.2499

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Attainment status: 40 CFR 81.348

Air permits: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-400-110, WAC 173-400-112, WAC 173-400-113, WAC 173-400-700 to 173-400-750, and WAC 173-401

Hazardous air pollutants: WAC 173-400-075 and WAC 173-460

New source performance standards (NSPS): WAC 173-400-115

Risk management program: 40 CFR 68

Regional haze: WAC 173-400-151

Regulatory Agencies

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.

State Requirements

WASHINGTON'S AIR PROGRAM

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