Chapter 70A.15 RCW



70A.15.1005Declaration of public policies and purpose.
70A.15.1010Air pollution control accountAir operating permit account.
70A.15.1040Environmental excellence program agreementsEffect on chapter.
70A.15.1050Technical assistance program for regulated community.
70A.15.1060Transportation activities"Conformity" determination requirements.
70A.15.1070Causing or permitting air pollution unlawfulException.
70A.15.1080ExceptionBurning wood at historic structure.
70A.15.1090Policy to cooperate with federal government.
70A.15.1100Issuance of enforceable orderOverburdened communities.
70A.15.1500Air pollution control authorities createdActivated authorities, composition, meetingsDelineation of air pollution regions, considerations.
70A.15.1510Air pollution control authority may be activated by counties, when.
70A.15.1520Multicounty authority may be formed by contiguous countiesName.
70A.15.1530Merger of active and inactive authorities to form multicounty or regional authorityProcedure.
70A.15.1540Merger of active and inactive authorities to form multicounty or regional authorityReorganization of board of directorsRules and regulations.
70A.15.1550Resolutions activating authoritiesContentsFilingsEffective date of operation.
70A.15.1560Powers and duties of authorities.
70A.15.1570Cost-reimbursement agreements.
70A.15.1580Excess tax levy authorizedElection, procedure, expense.
70A.15.1590Air pollution control authorityFiscal yearAdoption of budgetContents.
70A.15.1600Methods for determining proportion of supplemental income to be paid by component cities, towns and countiesPayment.
70A.15.1610Designation of authority treasurer and auditorDuties.
70A.15.1620Assessed valuation of taxable property, certification by county assessors.
70A.15.1630Authorization to borrow money.
70A.15.1640Special air pollution studiesContracts for conduct of.
70A.15.2000Air pollution control authorityBoard of directorsCompositionTerm.
70A.15.2010City selection committees.
70A.15.2020City selection committeesMeetings, notice, recording officerAlternative mail ballotingNotice.
70A.15.2030Air pollution control authorityBoard of directorsPowers, quorum, officers, compensation.
70A.15.2040Air pollution control authorityPowers and duties of activated authority.
70A.15.2050Subpoena powersWitnesses, expenses and mileageRules and regulations.
70A.15.2060Federal aid.
70A.15.2200Classification of air contaminant sourcesRegistrationFeeRegistration program definedAdoption of rules requiring persons to report emissions of greenhouse gases.
70A.15.2210Notice may be required of construction of proposed new contaminant sourceSubmission of plansApproval, disapprovalEmission control"De minimis new sources" defined.
70A.15.2220Existing stationary sourceReplacement or substantial alteration of emission control technology.
70A.15.2230RACT requirements.
70A.15.2240Control of emissionsBubble conceptSchedules of compliance.
70A.15.2250Preemption of uniform building and fire codes.
70A.15.2260Operating permits for air contaminant sourcesGenerallyFees, report to legislature.
70A.15.2270Annual fees from operating permit program source to cover cost of program.
70A.15.2280Source categories not required to have a permitRecommendations.
70A.15.2290Gasoline vapor recovery devicesLimitation on requiring.
70A.15.2300Air pollution control authority control officer.
70A.15.2310VariancesApplication forConsiderationsLimitationsRenewalsReview.
70A.15.2500Investigation of conditions by control officer or departmentEntering private, public property.
70A.15.2510Confidentiality of records and information.
70A.15.2520Enforcement actions by air authorityNotice to violators.
70A.15.2530Order final unless appealed to pollution control hearings board.
70A.15.2540Rules of authority supersede local rules, regulations, etc.Exceptions.
70A.15.2550Air pollution control authorityDissolution of prior districtsContinuation of rules and regulations until superseded.
70A.15.2560Air pollution control advisory council.
70A.15.2570Dissolution of authorityDeactivation of authority.
70A.15.2580Withdrawal from multicounty authority.
70A.15.2590Certain generators fueled by biogas produced by an anaerobic digesterExtended compliance period for permit provisions related to the emissions limit for sulfurTechnical assistance.
70A.15.3000Powers and duties of department.
70A.15.3010Enforcement actions by departmentNotice to violators.
70A.15.3020Hazardous substance remedial actionsProcedural requirements not applicable.
70A.15.3030Contracts, agreements for use of personnel by departmentReimbursementMerit system regulations waived.
70A.15.3040Powers and rights of governmental units and persons are not limited by act or recommendations.
70A.15.3050Emission control requirements.
70A.15.3060State financial aidApplication forRequirements.
70A.15.3070Hearing upon activation of authorityFindingAssumption of jurisdiction by departmentExpenses.
70A.15.3080Air contaminant sourcesRegulation by department; authorities may be more stringentHearingStandards.
70A.15.3090Order activating authorityFilingHearingAmendment of order.
70A.15.3100Air pollution control authorityReview by department of program.
70A.15.3110Air pollution control authorityAssumption of control by department.
70A.15.3120State departments and agencies to cooperate with department and authorities.
70A.15.3130Department of health powers regarding radionuclidesEnergy facility site evaluation council authority over permit program sources.
70A.15.3140Restraining ordersInjunctions.
70A.15.3150Penalties (as amended by 2021 c 315).
70A.15.3150Penalties (as amended by 2021 c 317).
70A.15.3160Civil penaltiesExcusable excess emissions (as amended by 2021 c 132).
70A.15.3160Civil penaltiesExcusable excess emissions (as amended by 2021 c 315).
70A.15.3160Civil penaltiesExcusable excess emissions (as amended by 2021 c 317).
70A.15.3170Additional means for enforcement of chapter.
70A.15.3180Short title.
70A.15.3520Residential and commercial constructionBurning and heating device standards.
70A.15.3530Solid fuel burning devicesEmission performance standards.
70A.15.3540Sale of unapproved woodstovesProhibited.
70A.15.3550Sale of unapproved woodstovesPenalty.
70A.15.3560Sale of unapproved woodstovesApplication of law to advertising media.
70A.15.3570Residential solid fuel burning devicesOpacity levelsEnforcement and public education.
70A.15.3580Limitations on burning wood for heatFirst and second stage burn bansReport on second stage burn banExceptionsEmergency situations.
70A.15.3590Liability of condominium owners' association or resident association.
70A.15.3600Limitations on use of solid fuel burning devices.
70A.15.3610Woodstove education program.
70A.15.3620Woodstove education and enforcement account createdFee imposed on solid fuel burning device sales.
70A.15.3630Woodsmoke emissionsFindings.
70A.15.4000Transportation demand managementFindings.
70A.15.4010Transportation demand managementDefinitions.
70A.15.4020Transportation demand managementRequirements for counties and cities.
70A.15.4030Transportation demand managementGrowth and transportation efficiency centers.
70A.15.4040Transportation demand managementRequirements for employers.
70A.15.4050Transportation demand managementJurisdictions' review and penalties.
70A.15.4060Transportation demand managementCommute trip reduction board.
70A.15.4070Transportation demand managementTechnical assistance.
70A.15.4080Transportation demand managementUse of funds.
70A.15.4090Transportation demand managementIntentState leadership.
70A.15.4100Transportation demand managementState agenciesJoint comprehensive commute trip reduction planReports.
70A.15.4110Transportation demand managementCollective bargaining powers unaffected.
70A.15.4500Reports of authorities to department of ecologyContents.
70A.15.4510Burning used oil fuel in land-based facilities.
70A.15.4520Metals mining and milling operations permitsInspections by department of ecology.
70A.15.4530Odors or fugitive dust caused by agricultural activities consistent with good agricultural practices exempt from chapter.
70A.15.4540Ammonia emissions from use as agricultural or silvicultural fertilizerRegulation prohibited.
70A.15.5000Definition of "outdoor burning."
70A.15.5010Outdoor burningFires prohibitedExceptions.
70A.15.5020Outdoor burningAreas where prohibitedExceptionsUse for management of storm or flood-related debrisSilvicultural burning.
70A.15.5030Outdoor burningPermits issued by political subdivisions.
70A.15.5040Limited outdoor burningEstablishment of program.
70A.15.5050Limited outdoor burningConstruction.
70A.15.5060Limited outdoor burningAuthority of local air pollution control authority or department of ecology to allow outdoor fires not restricted.
70A.15.5070Limited outdoor burningProgramExceptions.
70A.15.5080Limited outdoor burningPermits issued by political subdivisionsTypes of fires permitted.
70A.15.5090PermitsIssuanceConditioning of permitsFeesAgricultural burning practices and research task forceDevelopment of public education materialsAgricultural activities.
70A.15.5100Delegation of permit issuance and enforcement to political subdivisions.
70A.15.5110Open burning of grasses grown for seedAlternativesStudiesDeposit of permit fees in special grass seed burning accountProceduresLimitationsReport.
70A.15.5120Burning permits for abating or prevention of forest fire hazards, management of ecosystems, instruction or silvicultural operationsIssuanceFees.
70A.15.5130Silvicultural forest burningReduce statewide emissionsExemptionMonitoring program.
70A.15.5140Burning permits for abating or prevention of forest fire hazards, management of ecosystems, instruction or silvicultural operationsConditions for issuance and use of permitsAir quality standards to be metAlternate methods to lessen forest debris.
70A.15.5150Cooperation between department of natural resources and state, local, or regional air pollution authoritiesWithholding of permits.
70A.15.5160Adoption of rules.
70A.15.5170Burning permits for regeneration of rare and endangered plants.
70A.15.5180Aircraft crash rescue fire trainingTraining to fight structural firesTraining to fight forest firesOther firefighter instruction.
70A.15.5190Outdoor burning allowed for managing storm or flood-related debris.
70A.15.5200Fires necessary for Indian ceremonies or smoke signals.
70A.15.5210Permit to set fires for weed abatement.
70A.15.5220Disposal of tumbleweeds.
70A.15.6000Air pollution episodesLegislative findingDeclaration of policy.
70A.15.6010Air pollution episodesEpisode avoidance planContentsSource emission reduction plansAuthorityConsidered orders.
70A.15.6020Air pollution episodesDeclaration of air pollution emergency by governor.
70A.15.6030Air pollution episodesRestraining orders, temporary injunctions to enforce ordersProcedure.
70A.15.6040Air pollution episodesOrders to be effective immediately.
70A.15.6050Plans approved pursuant to federal clean air actEnforcement authority.
70A.15.6200Legislative declarationIntent.
70A.15.6220Monitoring by department of ecology.
70A.15.6230Emission credits banking programAmount of credit.
70A.15.6240Department of ecology may accept delegation of programs.
70A.15.6250Evaluation of information on acid deposition in Pacific NorthwestEstablishment of critical levelsNotification of legislature.
70A.15.6260Establishment of critical deposition and acidification levelsConsiderations.
70A.15.6270Carbon dioxide mitigationFees.
70A.15.6400Clean fuel matching grants for public transit, vehicle mechanics, and refueling infrastructure.
70A.15.6440Stationary natural gas engines used in combined heat and power systemsPermitting processEmission limits.
70A.15.6450Boiler or process heatersAssessment and reporting requirements.
70A.15.9001Construction1967 c 238.
70A.15.9002Construction, repeal of RCW 70.94.061 through 70.94.066Saving.
70A.15.9003Effective dates1991 c 199.
70A.15.9004Severability1967 c 238.


Environmental certification programsFeesRulesLiability: RCW 43.21A.175.
Pollution Disclosure Act of 1971: Chapter 90.52 RCW.
Tax exemptions and credits for air pollution control facilities: Chapter 82.34 RCW.
Washington clean indoor air act: Chapter 70.160 RCW.