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Comment Period

State Implementation Plan Revision: Removal of Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program

State implementation plans (SIP)

December 17, 2018 - January 28, 2019

Ecology is proposing to submit a revision to Washington’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) to EPA. Under state law, the vehicle inspection and maintenance (also called the vehicle I/M or emission check) program ends on December 31, 2019.  This revision would update Washington’s SIP to remove the emission check program as a control measure.

Draft SIP Revision:  Removal of Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program

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Bajo la ley del estado, el programa de chequeo de emisiones de vehículos terminara el 31 de diciembre de 2019.  Este plan actualiza el Plan de Implementación del estado de Washington para remocionar el programa de chequeo de emisiones. El plan muestra que la remoción del programa no resultara en calidad de aire ​malsano. Para más información sobre el plan, comuníquese con Joanna Ekrem, Programa de Calidad de Aire, al 360-407-6826.

The public hearings have been CANCELLED since no one requested a public hearing by January 15, 2019.

     1. In person
         Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 10 a.m.
         Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department auditorium
         3629 South "D" Street, Tacoma, WA 98418

     2.  Webinar
          Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
 

Background

State Implementation Plan (SIP) is a master plan to keep the air clean.  it describes how Washington implements, maintains, and enforces national air quality standards.

The State Implementation Plan is an overarching guidance that outlines the process for reducing air pollution from sources including transportation, wood smoke, and industry.  The plans are tailored and implemented to meet regional air quality needs.

A program state implementation plan describes specific programs to protect air quality and meet national air quality standards.
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Joanna Ekrem
Washington Dept. of Ecology
Air Quality Program
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
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Questions

Joanna Ekrem
Environmental Planner
joanna.ekrem@ecy.wa.gov
360-407-6826

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