Collecting emissions data
Our WEIRS data collection system keeps track of information that facilities with air operating permits must report annually.
There are two versions of WEIRS. The training version of WEIRS allows facilities to test their emissions with the system without affecting data that they will report. The production version of WEIRS allows facilities to update their data for annual reporting.
About Washington’s point source emissions inventory
Every year, facilities that have an air operating permit must send their emissions data to us or local clean air agencies. This is called a point source inventory. These sources include large industrial facilities (pulp mills, airplane manufacturers, cement manufacturers, landfills, power plants), as well as smaller industrial and commercial facilities.
We use the Washington Emissions Inventory Reporting System to collect the data. We obtain emissions data from:
- Counties: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Island, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, San Juan, Skagit, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman, and Yakima.
- Pulp mills and aluminum smelters.
Facilities outside the counties listed above should contact a local clean air agency for emissions inventory reporting requirements.