Proposed Regulation Revisions:Gas dispensing rules

ORCAA has initiated the process to formally revise its regulations concerning Gasoline Dispensing facilities within its jurisdiction.

In the filing of the CR102 paperwork with the state code reviser’s office, ORCAA staff notes, “The purpose of the proposal is to create a streamlined permitting process for qualifying gasoline dispensing facilities by implementing a notification system in lieu of a Notice of Construction (NOC). Rule 8.12 was revised to include relevant requirements for proper operation, maintenance, testing, and recordkeeping for gasoline dispensing facilities. Additional changes include, but are not limited to, an exemption from New Source Review (NSR) for gasoline dispensing facilities with a cumulative gasoline storage capacity of less than 10,000 gallons. Rule 6.1.10 was edited to align with ORCAA Rule 6.1 to further clarify NSR requirements for existing stationary sources proposing to replace or substantially alter control technology. Other revisions include grammatical edits to clarify the language.”

In short, these revisions would improve the efficiency of regulatory programs and ensure ORCAA’s registration and permitting programs are up-to-date.  The proposed changes are highlighted in the document linked below.

The specific changes, as well as the CR102 forms associated with the proposed rulemaking, can be found below.

ORCAA Staff also completed a review of the proposals to address any potential impacts under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) requirements.  As the lead agency on the proposal,  ORCAA has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment.  An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required under RCW 43.12C.030(2)(c).  As a result, ORCAA issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) under SEPA. This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file (see links below).

The ORCAA Board of Directors will open a Public Hearing on this matter during their regularly scheduled July Board Meeting, July 10, 2019, at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at ORCAA’s Olympia offices (address below). Interested parties may share their comments in writing until 4 p.m. July 8, 2019. Please send comments to:

ATTN: Regulation updates
2940 Limited Lane NW
Olympia, WA 98502

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