Washington Fugitive Emissions regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington Fugitive Emissions: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Fugitive particulate matter emissions: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-400-040(3), WAC 173-400-040(4), and WAC 173-400-040(9)

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Fugitive dust: WAC 173-400-040(9)

Visible emissions: WAC 173-400-040(2)

Fugitive volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions: WAC 173-400-040(4)

Odors: WAC 173-400-040(5)

Noise: WAC 173-58-010 to 173-58-080 and WAC 173-60-010 to 173-60-120

Definitions: WAC 173-60-020 and WAC 173-60-030

Maximum permissible noise levels: WAC 173-60-040

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. 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 ...


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Washington Fugitive Emissions Resources

Type Title
Forms Visible Emissions Observation Form (SFN-8441)
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