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Air Quality Minor Source Registration Program

(Air Quality Registration Program)

What is the Purpose of this Program?
The purpose of the Air Quality Registration Program is to develop and maintain a current and accurate record of air contaminant sources. Information collected through the registration program is used to evaluate the effectiveness of air pollution control strategies and to verify source compliance with applicable air pollution regulations.
Who Issues this Program?
Department of Ecology
What Activities Require this Program?
A source which is listed under the source classification list in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-400-100 and operates within the following counties:

    Central Region
    Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, and Okanogan

    Eastern Region
    Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman

    Northwest Region
    San Juan.

All other counties are under the jurisdiction of local clean air agencies.
How Much Will this Program Cost?
Sources pay an annual fee based on how much they pollute. Periodic sources pay a fee of $450, $700, or $1,000 per year, based on the most currently reported emissions. Larger air contaminant sources are classified as annual sources and pay fees ranging from $2,000 to $8,000.
Do I Need to Include Anything with my Application?
Contact the Air Quality Program Commercial Industrial Registration Staff for your region to determine the forms required by your facility type.
Is the Decision on my Program Dependent on Anything Besides the Information in my Application?
No.
How Long Will it Take to Review my Application?
Processing time will depend on the completeness of the forms and at what point in the cycle the forms are received. Please contact the appropriate region for assistance.
Where do I Submit my Application?
Department of Ecology
Central Regional Office
15 W Yakima Ave Ste. 200
Yakima WA 98902
509-575-2490

Department of Ecology
Eastern Regional Office
4601 N Monroe
Spokane WA 99205
509-329-3400

Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office
3190 - 160th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98008-5452
425-649-7000
How Long is my Program Valid?
Once a business is registered, it will remain in the program until it closes or is removed by regulatory change.
What is the Appeal Process for the Program?
If you believe your facility was misclassified under WAC 173-400-100, please contact the appropriate region.
Notes / Comments:
Subject Matter Expert Phone/Email:

    Central Region
    Shawn M Nolph
    509-454-7845
    shawn.nolph@ecy.wa.gov

    Eastern Region
    Randall Ruddick
    509-329-3528
    randall.rudick@ecy.wa.gov

    John Poffenroth
    509-329-3468
    john.poffenroth@ecy.wa.gov

    Northwest Region
    Nick Roach
    425-649-7082
    nick.roach@ecy.wa.gov
Where can I get permitting assistance?
Subject matter expert phone: See notes/comments for contact information
Statewide Contact:
Department of Ecology
Air Quality Program
Headquarters
300 Desmond Drive
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
Telephone: (360) 407-6800
Fax: (360) 407-7534
Website: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/airhome.html
* Permit information last updated 2/6/2018
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