Notice of Construction Permits
Notice of Construction (NOC) permits are required prior to the construction, installation, replacement or modification of air contaminant sources, emissions units or air pollution control equipment in Spokane County. Spokane Clean Air maintains lists of NOC and NOI applications received for public review and comment.
Applying for an NOC Permit
Permit application forms are available for specific types of operations, otherwise a general NOC form is available. Completed forms and accompanying information, along with the base fee, and the SEPA Checklist (if required) must be mailed or delivered to Spokane Clean Air’s office. What is SEPA?
Once Spokane Clean Air receives the NOC permit application and accompanying information, a 15-day public notice is posted on the agency’s webpage, and staff reviews the project to ensure that all applicable local, state and federal air pollution regulations are addressed. After the review, a draft NOC approval will be sent to the applicant, detailing approval conditions and deadline for notifying the agency of any concerns with meeting the approval conditions. A final NOC permit is issued with an invoice for the review fees. The entire process typically takes 30-60 days after receipt of complete application. More complex NOC reviews can take 90 days or more.
- NOC permit application forms
- NOC Info Sheet (describes the NOC process in great detail)
- Regulation I, Article V – SRCAA NOC Regulation
- SEPA Checklist
Ways to keep costs down on NOC/NOI reviews:
- Submit a complete NOC/NOI application with all of the requested information, including manufacturer information and SDS sheets, if required
- Submit a site plan that shows the location of the proposed equipment in relation to the building(s) on the property and the distance from the stack(s) to the nearest property line
- Finalize the project and/or equipment design prior to submitting the NOC/NOI application to minimize changes during the permit review process
- Check with other government agencies (e.g., fire dept) prior to submitting NOC/NOI application to ensure all other requirements have been met
- Ensure requirements of SEPA have already been met for the project location or submit an Environmental Checklist to SRCAA as part of the NOC / NOI application
- As a general rule, NOC / NOI applications submitted for used equipment and/or equipment that has already been installed takes significantly more time to review and process than applications submitted for new equipment that has not yet been installed.
SRCAA offers free business assistance services and is available to review a project or draft NOC/NOI application prior to submittal. Contact SRCAA prior to the submittal of an NOC/NOI application to schedule a meeting to review your project.