The Southwest Clean Air Agency (SWCAA) seeks comments on a proposed fee increase based on the consumer price index. Changes to SWCAA's consolidated fee schedule are available for review here.
The proposal increases 2020 fees by 3.3 percent based on an increase in the consumer price index for the Western United States. Revenue from the increases is needed to ensure basic services provided by the agency can continue to meet expectations of both the regulated community and the public. This includes timely issuance of permits, air monitoring, responding to complaints, conducting inspections, and issuing air pollution advisories.
SWCAA will hold a public informational meeting regarding these proposals at its office on September 25th at 6 pm. Comments must be submitted by September 27th. Comments can either be mailed to 11815 NE 99th Street Suite 1294, Vancouver, WA 98682 or submitted online Submit Comment.
Your comments will be presented to SWCAA's Board of Directors before a final decision is made. The proposed revisions to the Consolidated Fee Schedule will be considered for adoption at a hearing at SWCAA's October 3rd Board of Director's meeting. The October Board meeting will be held at SWCAA's office at 3:00 p.m.
Written comments may be submitted through this website (Submit Comment button above) or by mail to:
Southwest Clean Air Agency
11815 NE 99th St. Suite 1294
Vancouver, WA 98682