Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Initial Non-attainment Boundaries Proposed

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency's recommendation for fine particulate (PM2.5) nonattainment boundaries for Tacoma is released. That recommendation was forwarded to Washington Department of Ecology's Air Program (Ecology) Friday, October 26.

Ecology will hold a public hearing on the proposed boundaries in Tacoma on

Wednesday, December 5, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
Pierce County Library and Administrative Center (PAC Building)
3005 112th Street East
Tacoma, WA 98446

After considering the feedback from the Chamber and others, PSCAA eliminated some areas from their original proposal. A map is below of their proposal to Ecology.

You may provide your comments by 5:00 p.m. December 10, 2007. You can comment in person at the hearing, or mail, email or FAX your comments to:

Doug Schneider
Department of Ecology
P.O. Box 4700
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
FAX: (360) 407-7534

Following the hearing, Ecology will transmit the recommendation to EPA by December 18th. EPA will begin their rulemaking process which will take approximately one year.

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