Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency (SRCAA) Regulation I, Article 5, requires the owner/operator of an air contaminant source to file an application for Notice of Construction (NOC) approval prior to constructing, installing, replacing, and/or modifying air contaminant sources, emissions units or air pollution control equipment in Spokane County. If approved, an Order of Approval will be issued that is valid for the life of the equipment at a specific location. NOCs can be issued for a single piece of equipment, or for an entire facility. More details are provided in this 2-page NOC Info Sheet.
We maintain lists of NOC and NOI applications received for public review and comment.
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 SRCCA's office.
What is SEPA?
Once we receive 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.
Ways to keep costs down on NOC reviews:
We offer free business assistance services and staff are available to review a project or draft NOC application prior to submittal. Contact us prior to submitting an application to schedule a meeting to review your project. Call (509) 477-4727 and ask to speak with an engineer.