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 has developed Title V permitting rules for air emissions sources that follow the federal standards. WDOE's Title V operating permit program and each of the local agency's Title V programs were granted full approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency effective September 12, 2001. EPA has also approved a Title V permitting threshold for greenhouse gas emissions that is consistent with the federal requirements.
The state also requires non-Title V sources of air contaminants to register with the state or local air authority.
• Administration and enforcement. WDOE's Air Quality Program is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's air emissions permit program. ...