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Public Comment Period Open: Administrative revisions to SRCAA Regulation I and the Consolidated Fee Schedule

Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (SRCAA) is proposing administrative-related amendments to Regulation I and the Consolidated Fee Schedule.

In 2020, the state legislature reformatted Title 70 RCW, where the WA Clean Air Act resides. The 2020 legislative change renumbered the Washington State Clean Air Act from Chapter 70.94 RCW (Revised Code of Washington) to Chapter 70A.15 RCW. State and local agencies have until July 1, 2025 to update RCW citing in their regulations.

The proposed rulemaking will:

  • Correct RCW citing,
  • Correct typographical errors,
  • Update formatting in Articles III and VIII,
  • Align the wood heating exemption to RCW 70A.15.3580 that the state legislature amended in 2016, the update allows the use of a wood heating device if there is an emergency power outage regardless of if a burn ban is in effect,
  • Separate out the late fee and the penalty fee; and
  • Update adoptions by reference.

The proposed rulemaking will not change fees or add new requirements for businesses or residents. The proposed amendments are necessary to support the agency’s implementation of the Washington State Clean Air Act and enable the agency to meet the state legislature’s deadline for agencies to update RCW citing in agency regulations. If approved, the amendments should improve readability, provide more accurate citing, and align local regulations with the RCW.

The public is invited to review and comment on the proposed updates:

Written comments will be accepted until the close of the public hearing on June 1, 2023. Written comments may be submitted by mail or email: SRCAA, Attention Margee Chambers, 1610 S. Technology Blvd., #101, Spokane, WA 99224 or PublicComment@spokanecleanair.org

A Public Hearing will be held during SRCAA’s Board of Directors meeting, 9:30 a.m., June 1, 2023, at SRCAA’s office, 1610 S. Technology Blvd. #101, Spokane, WA 99224. Virtual / call-in details for the public hearing will be provided prior to the hearing at www.SpokaneCleanAir.org

Please note: Under the Washington State Public Records Act (Chapter 42.56 RCW), your written and oral comments, attachments and associated contact information (e.g. your name, address, email, etc.) become part of the public record and can be released to the public upon request.

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