Washington State Department of Ecology - October 3, 2013
The updates reflect recent changes to state law, meet federal requirements from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and will help improve air quality.
Washington’s clean air rules govern how air pollution is managed. Ecology incorporates many of these rules into a federally required statewide plan for meeting clean air standards.
The proposed changes will:
Ecology and Washington clean air agencies have been conducting burn ban programs consistent with the legislative changes in order to meet clean air goals, although Ecology’s current rule is outdated.
Ecology will hold two consecutive public hearings, one for the rule update and one for the plan update. The hearings begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 7. Participants can attend in person at Ecology’s Lacey headquarters building, 300 Desmond Drive SE (map) or through a webinar.
The documents and instructions to join the webinar are available online at: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/rules/webinars.htm
Please send comments by Nov. 15, 2013, to Richelle Perez, Department of Ecology, P.O. Box 47600 Olympia, Wash. 98504-7600; or to AQComments@ecy.wa.gov.
Media Contact: Brook Beeler, @ecyspokane, 509-329-3478 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information:
Rule making (www.ecy.wa.gov/laws-rules/wac173433/1204.html)
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