Due to public health concerns related to the spread of the novel corona virus (COVID-19), the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council office (EFSEC) is closed to the public as of March 16, 2020. All EFSEC staff are telecommuting until further notice and EFSEC operations will continue remotely. You may reach EFSEC by phone (360) 664-1345 or by email efsec@utc.wa.gov during regular business hours, 8 am – 5 pm, Monday through Friday. EFSEC Council meetings will be held by teleconference until further notice. Please check this site regularly for updates.

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Air Rule Update:

EFSEC accepted public comment June 3, 2020 through July 20, 2020 for the revision of WAC 463-78 – General and operating permit regulations for air pollution sources. The purpose of the proposed rule revisions are to be consistent with Ecology and EPA rules and to ensure that EFSEC issued permits are in line with current EPA and Ecology regulations. Additionally, the Washington Air Quality State Implementation Plan (SIP) is pending update, and requires that EFSEC’s rules be updated to move forward. Because EFSEC would be adopting by reference rules that have already been through public comment via the department of Ecology’s rule making process, this update to EFSEC rules qualifies for the expedited process.



Chapter 463-76 WAC - Regulations for Compliance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Program

Current Rulemaking

Document Title Document Date
CR - 105 05/20/2020
CR-101 08/16/2017
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 08/16/2017
WAC 463-76-054 Revisions 08/16/2017
WAC 463-76-062 Revisions 08/16/2017
WAC 473-78 05/20/2020

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