Benton Clean Air Agency

Regulated Business

The Benton Clean Air Agency is responsible for regulating air emissions from stationary commercial facilities as well as portable sources.

Source Registration

There are about 180 facilities registered with Benton Clean Air per BCAA Regulation 1, which lists sources identified as having potentially significant air emissions and therefore required to be in the agency’s Registration Program.

The Registration program is described in the Washington Administrative Code 173-400-99 and Source Classifications are listed in 173-400-100

New Source Review (NSR)

Additionally, these facilities may need to undergo a Notice of Construction (NOC) approval process prior to any modification of existing equipment or installation of new equipment.

The NSR program is described in the Washington Administrative Code 173-400-110

Examples of businesses that may be subject to the Registration or NSR programs:

This list is not exhaustive. If you have any question if your business should be registered, please contact the BCAA.

Examples of types of activities regulated by the Benton Clean Air Agency:

BCAA Regulation 1 has two sections of interest to sources. Article 9 outlines the engineering program and expectations from sources and Article 10.05 outlines appropriate fees.

  • Asphalt Plants
  • Auto Body Shops
  • Boilers (except residential heating);
  • Cabinet manufacture/Wood and wood product manufacture;
  • Cattle feedlots;
  • Chemical manufacturing;
  • Crematoria or animal carcass incinerators;
  • Chemical Plants
  • Coffee Roasting
  • Concrete Plants
  • Degreasing
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Engines; Stationary internal combustion, 500 hp or greater;
  • Food Processing
  • Flares;
  • Fuel burning equipment (except heating, A/C, or ventilating systems);
  • Gasoline Storage and Dispensing (BCAA enforces state rules WAC )
  • Hay cubers and pelletizers;
  • Hazardous waste treatment and disposal facilities;
  • Incinerators and waste oil burners;
  • Landfills, active and inactive;
  • Metal Plating
  • Materials handling and transfer facilities;
  • Plastics and fiberglass product fabrication facilities;
  • Rendering plants;
  • Solvent or stripping operation;
  • Spray Coating and Surface Coating
  • Wood and wood product manufacturing (including paper);
  • This list is not exhaustive. If you have any question if your business should be registered, please contact the BCAA

 

Examples of types of activities  regulated by the Benton Clean Air Agency: