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Air Quality Program

Notice of Construction (NOC) Permit

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Businesses that are new, replacing or modifying emission control equipment, or are increasing their air pollutant emissions must undergo new source review. New source review requires businesses that emit air pollution in Ecology-regulated counties to get a permit called a "Notice of Construction (NOC)." A notice of construction limits the business's air pollution emissions. It is also called a "pre-construction permit" because the business owner must get this permit before starting construction or operation of the business.

Draft notice of construction permits

Review and comment on draft notice of construction permits:

Who needs a notice of construction permit?

Most, but not all, businesses that are new, replacing or modifying emission control equipment, or are increasing their air pollutant emissions need a notice of construction permit. A business may be exempt from this permit requirement based on either its equipment (listed in WAC 173-400-110(4)) or its emission levels (listed in WAC 173-400-110(5).

How to apply for a notice of construction permit

Ecology is your permitting agency, see the Instructions for Ecology's Notice of Construction Application and the Notice of Construction Application. Fill out and submit the complete application with the initial application fee.

If another agency is your permitting agency, contact them for details. Other agencies use different application forms.

Use the table below to determine which agency issues NOC permits in your area.

Agency

Jurisdiction

Location/Phone

Ecology Central Regional Air Quality Office
(contact Lynnette Haller)
Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Okanogan Counties Yakima
(509) 575-2490
Ecology Northwest Regional Office
(contact David Adler)
San Juan County Bellevue
(425) 649-7000
Ecology Eastern Regional Air Quality Office
(contact Jolaine Johnson)
Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman Counties Spokane
(509) 329-3400
Ecology Industrial Section
(contact James DeMay)
Pulp and paper mills, aluminum smelters Olympia
(360) 407-6916
Ecology Nuclear Waste Program
(contact Philip Gent)
Hanford Richland
(509) 372-7950
Benton Clean Air Agency Benton County Kennewick
(509) 783-1304
Northwest Clean Air Agency Island, Skagit, and Whatcom Counties Mt. Vernon
(360) 428-1617
Olympic Region Clean Air Agency Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Mason, Pacific, and Thurston Counties Olympia
(360) 586-1044
Puget Sound Clean Air Agency King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties Seattle
(206) 343-8800
Southwest Clean Air Agency Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Skamania, and Wahkiakum Counties Vancouver
(360) 574-3058
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency Spokane County Spokane
(509) 477-4727
Yakima Regional Clean Air Agency Yakima County Yakima
(509) 834-2050
EPA Tribal lands Seattle
(206) 553-1783
Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) Major energy facilities Olympia
(360) 956-2121

 

Which Ecology application do I use?

Businesses that want to construct a new source of air pollution emissions or modify an existing source need to submit a Notice of Construction Application (ECY 070-410) to Ecology with the initial fee. Instructions for completing the application are available at the same link, listed as forms ECY 070-410 a - g.

Businesses that want to limit their potential to emit need to submit an Application to Establish a Voluntary Emissions Limit (ECY 070-416) to Ecology with the initial fee.

More information

For small business assistance:

For environmental permitting assistance:   Governor's Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA)

 

Contact Us


QUICK LINKS


New Source Review Fee

Notice of Construction Application

Instructions for Ecology's Notice of Construction Application

Application to Establish a Voluntary Emissions Limit