Hanford Air Operating Permit 00-05-006 Renewal 2 - Revision B
Per Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 173-401-810, the Department of Ecology (Ecology), as the permitting authority, formally transmits the Hanford Site Air Operating Permit (AOP), Renewal 2, Revision B permit to the U.S. EPA and the permittee U.S. DOE.
Permit Number: 00-05-006 Renewal 2, Rev B
The Hanford AOP protects the public and air resources of Washington through coordination of permitting and regulatory issues associated with the Federal Clean Air Act (FCAA) and the Washington Clean Air Act (WCAA) [RCW 70.94.161 and Appendix A to Part 70 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR 70)]. Ecology is the permitting authority for the Hanford AOP, which incorporates underlying regulations from three agencies. Ecology regulates the Hanford AOP as a whole and non-radioactive toxic and criteria air emissions, Washington State Department of Health (Health) regulates radioactive air emissions, and Benton Clean Air Agency (BCAA) regulates asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and outdoor burning.
The Hanford AOP reduces violations of air pollution laws and improves enforcement by:
• Recording in one document all of the air pollution control requirements that apply to the source (e.g. Hanford)
• Making the terms of the permit federally enforceable
• Requiring Hanford to make regular reports on how it is tracking its emissions and controls being used to limit emissions
• Requiring Hanford to certify whether or not it has met the air requirements in the Hanford AOP