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State’s air quality plan gets a revamp

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State’s air quality plan gets a revamp

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Department of Ecology wants public opinion on proposed changes to the state’s plan for meeting air quality standards.

The proposed changes would replace old rule language, include new sections, remove outdated requirements and update references to federal requirements.

Ecology spokesperson Seth Preston says the plan spells out what the state does to address chemicals and pollutants in the air such as carbon monoxide and ozone, which are health concerns.

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There will be a public hearing on September 11 at Ecology’s headquarters in Lacey, Washington.

The changes can be viewed on the Washington Department of Ecology’s website.

People can submit written comments to aqcomments@ecy.wa.gov or mail them to:

Anya Caudill
Washington Department of Ecology
P.O. box 47600 Olympia, WA. 98504-7600.

The public comment period ends September 20.