Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10
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 not passed an environmental audit privilege law providing for reduced penalties for violations discovered as a result of an environmental audit. EPA has concerns about the potential impact of some state audit privilege and immunity laws on the ability of the states to enforce federal requirements, including those under Title V of the Clean Air Act. See the national section AUDITS for information.
The state has promulgated regulations providing incentives for the self-disclosure of excess air emissions.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA has published an Audit Policy, and any self-disclosures under the policy should be made to EPA Region 10. The requirements for the self-disclosure of excess air emissions are implemented and enforced by WDOE's Air Quality Program, with assistance from the local air quality agencies within their respective jurisdictions.
SELF-DISCLOSURE OF EXCESS AIR EMISSIONS
Excess air emissions that are ...