Q: What is an Annual Registration Form?
A: The Annual Registration Form (ARF) is used by Spokane Clean Air to verify site information and to calculate pollutant emissions from businesses registered with Spokane Clean Air. It is very important that the ARF be filled out completely, signed, and returned by the deadline, noted on each form. The following information is often missing, incorrect or incomplete on the forms:
- New products and/or attached MSDS for new products needs to be reported
- Product use and other data needs to be reported in units (e.g. "gallons" of paint; "therms" of natural gas; "hours" of operation; etc.)
- Signature of responsible company official.
Q: How does Spokane Clean Air calculate registration fees?
A: Each registered source is subject to annual registration fees, which includes a flat facility fee, an emissions fee per ton of each criteria and toxic air pollutant emitted, and an emissions point fee per stack/point. Sources that are Synthetic Minors pay an additional fee. For current fee schedules, click here.
Annual Review of Registration Fees
Each year, the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency reviews the fee schedule for registered sources and determines if the total projected fee revenue to be collected is sufficient to fully recover program costs. Any proposed fee revisions shall include opportunity for public review and comment. Accordingly, the agency shall account for program costs, including employee costs and overhead. If the Board determines that the total projected fee revenue is either significantly excessive or deficient for this purpose, they shall amend the fee schedule to more accurately recover program costs.
For more information on rules related to commercial/industrial sources that emit or have the potential to emit pollutants, click here.