Washington Title V regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Washington Title V: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Non-Title V operating permits:

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Registration: Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-400-099 and WAC 173-400-105

Synthetic minor sources: WAC 173-400-091

Title V operating permits: WAC 173-401-100 to 173-401-940, and 40 CFR 70 Appendix A

Applicability: WAC 173-401-200, WAC 173-401-300, and WAC 173-401-500(10)(b)

Application requirements: WAC 173-401-510

Insignificant emission units: WAC 173-401-530 to WAC 173-401-533

Action on the application: WAC 173-401-700 and WAC 173-401-800 to WAC 173-401-820

Permit fees: WAC 173-401-900 to WAC 173-401-940

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 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. ...


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