UPDATE 7/02/2020: Public Comment/Hearing for the Proposed Updates to New Source Review, General Regulation

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UPDATE 7/02/2020: The New Source Review/General Regulations Public Hearing scheduled for
July 9, 2020, 9:30 a.m., will be held remotely


Notice of Public Comment Period, Public Hearing regarding
Proposed Amendments:
New Source Review / General Regulation Updates 

UPDATE 7/02/2020 - The New Source Review/General Regulations Public Hearing on July 9, 9:30 a.m., during SRCAA's Board of Directors meeting,  will be held remotely.

Pursuant to Governor Inslee’s Order 20-25, dated March 23, 2020, as extended and amended, all public meetings will be held remotely until 11:59 p.m. July 9, 2020, unless extended. 
 
Therefore, the July 9, 2020, 9:30 a.m. public hearing will be held remotely versus in-person as previously scheduled.
 
Participant Information:

Participants may join the meeting by:

Meeting ID: 922 3927 1222

Password: 807 357

Use computer, tablet, or smartphone to participate in meeting: speakers to listen, microphone to speak, and monitor to view pre-hearing presentation. If your computer or tablet does not have speakers/microphone, you can still follow the presentation online and use the telephone option to listen and speak.

  • Telephone call in Zoom Meeting: 1-253-215-8782 US

Meeting ID: 922 3927 1222

Password: 807 357

Use telephone to participate in meeting. Download the pre-hearing presentation located here.

Public meeting format:

  • Welcome
  • Pre-hearing Presentation followed by a question and answer period.
  • Public Hearing where the public may provide oral comments.

All participants will be muted until invited to speak during the question and answer period and again during the Public Hearing to provide oral testimony.

Written Comments:

Written comments are being accepted up until the close of the second public hearing on July 9, 2020. Written comments receive the same weight as oral comments. Written comments may be submitted by mail or email: 

  • SRCAA, Attention Margee Chambers, 3104 E. Augusta Ave., Spokane, WA 99207

  • PublicComment@spokanecleanair.org.

Background 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires state and local agencies to adopt federally-approved control strategies to attain and maintain health-based National Ambient Air Quality Standards. EPA then incorporates the regulations into a federally enforceable State Implementation Plan (SIP).
 
In order to meet federal and state requirements, Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (SRCAA) is proposing amendments to some of its existing regulations. This follows several years of working with Ecology and EPA to identify all of the necessary updates. In addition, this provides SRCAA the opportunity to clean up regulatory language and formatting for improved clarity, readability and consistency.


The proposed amendments will not increase fees or add new requirements. The proposed amendments will: 

Additional materials:

Public Hearings:

Two Public Hearings will be held at SRCAA’s office, 3104 E. Augusta Avenue, Spokane, WA 99207*:

 

*If the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is still in effect in mid-June, this webpage will be updated with information about virtual public hearings.

Factsheet - Tips for providing public comments/public testimony