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2130 ResolutionRESOLUTION NO. (/30 A RESOLUTION objecting to Air Quahty Regulations due to wind-blown dust WHEREAS, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), on the basis of the federal Clean Air Act, has established a standard for air quality, known as the PM 10 Standard, essentially requiring regulation of air emissions in those geographic areas experiencing airborne particulates m excess of PM 10, and WHEREAS, the Benton Franklin Clean Air Authority (BFCAA) is a regional entity composed of local representatives and which is considering local regulations to restrict air emissions in the community based principally on the PM 10 data gathered in Benton County, and WHEREAS, the only time the greater Pasco area experiences poor air quality or exceeds the PM 10 Standard is due to an occasional wind storm which carries dust from agricultural fields in the Horse Heaven Hills, and WHEREAS, potential additional regulation of human activities, and industrial operations in particular, presents the specter of unnecessary burdens for present and future businesses and will frustrate appropriate industrial recruitment efforts of the community, NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PASCO, WASHINGTON, DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The BFCAA should place an appropriate monitoring system in the greater Pasco area so as to gather actual data for the greater Pasco area rather than rely on extrapolation of data gathered in Benton County Section 2. The BFCAA should avoid establishing new or enforcing current regulations which rely on current air quality data Section 3. The BFCAA should use all resources possible to demonstrate that windblown dust from agricultural areas should be exempt from the PM 10 Standard promulgated by the EPA Section 4. Should the BFCAA fail to fulfill the foregoing objectives, the Board of Commissioners of Franklin County should withdraw Franklin County and its municipalities from participation in the BFCAA and establish a separate Franklin County Clean Air Authority (1, ATH D. SEAMAN Ay eput City Clerk ATTEST: Passed by the City Council of the City of Pasco, at a regular meeting this 2nd day of May, 1994 CITY OF PASCO: APPROVED AS TO F }ii t wt EG R STE ri ty A torriey Resolution No 30 , objecting to Air Quality Regulations due to windblown dust - Page 2