General Order of Approval for Auto Body Shops
What is the Purpose of this General Order?
To regulate Auto Body Shops that operate and are located in counties regulated by the Department of Ecology's Air Quality Program.
Who issues this General Order?
Department of Ecology
What Activities Require this General Order?
Operating an Auto Body Shop that meets the approval conditions of this General Order as determined by Ecology may apply for the permit.
How Much Will this General Order Cost?
The application fee is $500.
Where Can I Get the Application for this General Order?
The application which is called 'Automobile Body Repair and Refinishing Shop Application for Coverage Under General Order', is online and can be downloaded at https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/SummaryPages/ECY070309.html.
Do I Need to Include Anything with my Application?
You must submit documentation of State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) compliance. If a SEPA determination has not been issued a SEPA checklist must be submitted to Ecology with an additional $285. The application includes additional information you will need to provide
Is the Decision on my General Order Dependent on Anything Besides the Information in my Application?
No. However, depending upon the size or location of the facility, coverage may not be granted.
How Long Will it Take to Review my Application?For those units that qualify for coverage, the applicant will receive a Coverage Order within 30 days after the complete application has been received.
For those units that do not qualify for coverage, the applicant will receive a letter from Ecology within 30 days after the application was received. The letter will state why the unit does not qualify for coverage under this General Order of Approval.
Where do I Submit my Application?
The Department of Ecology Air Quality program issues the approval in areas in which Ecology has jurisdiction. These areas are: Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas and Klickitat, Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Grant, Adams, Whitman, Garfield, Columbia, Franklin, Walla Walla, Asotin and San Juan Counties.
How Long is my General Order Valid?
The General Order is valid until the source modifies its permitted facility.
What is the Appeal Process for the General Order?
All permit decisions by the Department of Ecology are appealable to the Pollution Control Hearings Board.
Notes / Comments:Not applicable.
300 Desmond Drive
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
Telephone: (360) 407-6000
* Permit information last updated 12/14/2012.
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