Washington New Source Review regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington New Source Review : What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Construction permits: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-400-110

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Nonattainment new source review (NSR): WAC 173-400-700, WAC 173-400-710, and WAC 173-400-800 to 173-400-860

Permitting requirements: WAC 173-400-110 to WAC 173-400-112, WAC 173-400-700, WAC 173-400-710, and WAC 173-400-800 to 173-400-860

Nonattainment areas: 40 CFR 81.348

Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD): 40 CFR 52.2497, WAC 173-400-116 to WAC 173-400-118, WAC 173-400-700 to 173-400-750, and WAC 173-400-850

Applicability: WAC 173-400-700 and WAC 173-400-720

Application content: WAC 173-400-730

Action on an application: WAC 173-400-730(2) and WAC 173-400-740

Class I areas: 40 CFR 81.434 and WAC 173-400-118

Emissions reduction credits (ERCs): WAC 173-400-131 and WAC 173-400-136

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

Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Washington requires a facility to apply for and obtain a construction permit before beginning construction of a new source or modifying an existing source. New major sources or modifications to existing major sources must comply with the applicable provisions of nonattainment new source review (NSR) and/or prevention of significant deterioration (PSD), depending on the attainment status of the area in which the source is located and the type and quantity of ...

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