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State of Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council

On May 30, 2017 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it's approval of EFSEC's State Implementation Plan (SIP). The approved SIP allows EFSEC to issue federally-delegated Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) air quality permits to EFSEC-licensed facilities. The SIP effective date is June 29, 2017.

Major documents relevant to the SIP process can be accessed from the following table:

Date Activity Documents
6/29/17 SIP Effective date  
5/30/17 EPA approves SIP Federal Register approval notice
4/24/17 One public comment received by EPA Comment
3/22/17 - 4/21/17 Federal-level public comment opportunity Federal Register proposal to approve SIP
12/13/16 SIP submittal to EPA (Request formally made by Ecology) Cover letter,
Submittal document
9/22/16 - 1/8/16 State-level EFSEC-Ecology public comment opportunity EFSEC public notice

In 2015, as a precondition to submitting it's updated SIP, EFSEC updated it's air quality rules contained in chapter 463-78 WAC to be consistent with federal regulations. Administrative record documents related to the 2015 rulemaking are on the past rulemaking page below the table.


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