Notice of Construction Permits
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (SRCAA) Regulation I, Article 5, requires the owner/operator of an air contaminant source to file an application for Notice of Construction (NOC) approval prior to constructing, installing, replacing, and/or modifying air contaminant sources, emissions units or air pollution control equipment in Spokane County. If approved, an Order of Approval will be issued that is valid for the life of the equipment at a specific location. NOCs can be issued for a single piece of equipment, or for an entire facility. More details are provided in this 2-page NOC Info Sheet.
We maintain lists of NOC applications received for public review and comment.
Applying for an NOC Permit
Permit application forms are available for specific types of operations, otherwise a general NOC form is available. Completed forms and accompanying information, along with the base fee, and the SEPA Checklist (if required) must be mailed or delivered to SRCCA's office.
Once we receive the NOC permit application and accompanying information, a 15-day public notice is posted on the agency’s webpage, and staff reviews the project to ensure that all applicable local, state and federal air pollution regulations are addressed. After the review, a draft NOC approval will be sent to the applicant, detailing approval conditions and deadline for notifying the agency of any concerns with meeting the approval conditions. A final NOC permit is issued with an invoice for the review fees. The entire process typically takes 30-60 days after receipt of complete application. More complex NOC reviews can take 90 days or more.
- NOC permit application forms
- NOC Info Sheet (describes the NOC process in great detail)
- Regulation I, Article V – SRCAA NOC Regulation
- SEPA Checklist
Ways to keep costs down on NOC reviews:
- Submit a complete NOC application with all of the requested information, including manufacturer information and SDS sheets, if required
- Submit a site plan that shows the location of the proposed equipment in relation to the building(s) on the property and the distance from the stack(s) to the nearest property line
- Finalize the project and/or equipment design prior to submitting the NOC application to minimize changes during the permit review process
- Check with other government agencies (e.g., fire dept) prior to submitting NOC application to ensure all other requirements have been met
- Ensure requirements of SEPA have already been met for the project location or submit an Environmental Checklist to SRCAA as part of the NOC application
- As a general rule, NOC applications submitted for used equipment and/or equipment that has already been installed takes significantly more time to review and process than applications submitted for new equipment that has not yet been installed.
We offer free business assistance services and staff are available to review a project or draft NOC application prior to submittal. Contact us prior to submitting an application to schedule a meeting to review your project. Call (509) 477-4727 and ask to speak with an engineer.