Infrastructure, rule, & program plans

We submit plans as well as state and local rules to EPA that demonstrate Washington has the tools in place to meet National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Once approved by EPA, these plans for infrastructure, rules, and programs become part of Washington's State Implementation Plan (SIP) for air quality. Plans and rules in Washington's State Implementation Plan are enforceable by EPA and the public.

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Open for public comment

We propose revisions to Washington's air quality State Implementation Plan. These revisions show Washington's ability to attain, maintain, enforce, and implement federal air quality standards for 2015 ozone and 2010 sulfur dioxide through infrastructure requirements, including:

  • Permitting programs
  • Fees
  • Personnel
  • Funding
  • Monitoring
SIP document How to comment
Draft SIP Revision:  Infrastructure State Implementation Plan for 2015 Ozone and 2010 Sulfur Dioxide Public comment period:  July 15, 2019 – August 30, 2019

Comment online
• Mail comments to:
  Jacob Berkey, Air Quality Program
  Washington State Department of Ecology
  P.O. Box 47600; Olympia, WA 98501-7600

Public hearing (if requested by August 15, 2019 at 5 p.m.):
  Aug. 29, 2019, 3 p.m.
  Department of Ecology (map to location)
  300 Desmond Drive SE
  Lacey, WA  98503

For more information, contact Jacob Berkey at 360-407-7086.

Public hearing
We have scheduled a tentative public hearing for Aug. 29, 2019, at 3 p.m. If we do not receive a request for a public hearing by 5 p.m. on August 15, 2019, we will cancel the hearing. We will update this web page with hearing information.

To request a public hearing, use one of the ways listed above.

To request ADA accommodation for the public hearing, email Ecology's ADA coordinator by August 15, 2019.  Or call 360-407-6831, 711 (relay service), or 800-833-6384 (TTY).

Infrastructure state implementation plans

When EPA revises or issues a new National Ambient Air Quality Standard, the federal Clean Air Act requires each state to adopt and submit to EPA a plan, called an Infrastructure State Implementation Plan. An infrastructure plan shows how the state will implement, meet, and enforce federal standards for specific air pollutants, such as nitrogen dioxide, particles (also called particulate matter), lead, and ozone. The plan describes the infrastructure Washington has in place to protect air quality, such as:

  • Legal authority to implement federal standards.
  • Rules adopted in the plan to meet federal standards.
  • Air monitors to measure air pollution and determine compliance with the federal standards.
  • Funding and resources.
  • Permitting and other programs.
  • Studies about how air pollution travels to neighboring states.
Español (Spanish)

Ecología propone revisiones al Plan de Implementación Estatal (SIP por sus siglas en inglés) de la calidad del aire. Estas revisiones contienen programas de control de emisiones adicionales o revisados y son únicamente para asegurar que el Estado de Washington tenga el marco básico, incluyendo la autoridad legal y los recursos para poder lograr el cumplimiento con las Normas Nacionales para la Calidad del Aire Ambiental (NAAQS por sus siglas en inglés). Este documento demuestra la capacidad del Estado de Washington para alcanzar, mantener, hacer cumplir e implementar las NAAQS federales para el ozono 2015 (O3) y el dióxido de azufre 2010 (SO2). Esta actualización del Plan de Implementación del Estado de Washington para la Infraestructura (ISIP por sus siglas en inglés) muestra nuestros requisitos de infraestructura para la reducción de el dióxido y el dióxido de azufre, que incluyen:

  • Programas de permisos
  • Tarifas
  • Personal
  • Financiamiento
  • Monitoreo

Para más información, por favor comuníquese con Jacob Berkey al 360-407-7086 y solicite un intérprete.

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Rule state implementation plans

Washington’s plan includes current state and local rules to reduce air pollution and meet federal air quality standards. When state and local agencies revise or add new rules in the plan, we submit those updates to EPA.

Program state implementation plans

A program state implementation plan describes specific programs to protect air quality and meet federal air quality standards.