Business Information

In Spokane County, there are over 700 commercial operations that we permit and annually register. Below is a partial list of the types of operations regulated based on air emissions.

  • Asphalt, concrete plants
  • Boilers
  • Foundries, mills
  • Coffee roasting
  • Crematories
  • Crushing operations
  • Dry cleaners
  • Emergency generators
  • Fiberglass fabrication
  • Gasoline stations
  • Marijuana production, processing
  • Metal plating
  • Painting, coating
  • Printing
  • Solvent cleaning
  • Full list Article IV

Permit applications and other forms; Guidance documents here


Permits

Spokane Clean Air issues three types of permits, depending on the operation and emissions:

Notice of Construction (NOC) - Required prior to the construction, installation, replacement or modification of air contaminant sources, emissions units or air pollution control equipment in Spokane County.

Notice of Intent (NOI) - Required prior to operating a portable/temporary stationary source installed at a specific site not to exceed 12 consecutive months. 

We maintain a list of current NOC and NOI applications received for public review and comment.

Air Operating Permit (AOP) - Issued to major sources of air pollution. There are eight AOP facilities in Spokane County.
 

Registration

Commercial and Industrial operations emit pollutants to the air must register annually with us. Registration includes annual reporting, annual fees, and compliance inspections. 
 

Other Regulations

In addition to permit requirements specific to a facility or operation, there are other general air quality regulations that apply to businesses, including but not limited to:

 

Recognition

We provide a business recognition program to recognize the great efforts being done by local businesses. Details here.