Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1998 NO. 7 > May 21 1998

1.  When an air pollution control authority is comprised of a single county, the member representing the largest city in the county is not required to be an elected official or an employee of the city. 2.  When an air pollution control authority is comprised of a single county, the city selection committee is not obligated to select, as the representative on the authority of the largest city in the county, a person nominated or designated by the city's mayor or city council.

AGO 1993 NO. 17 > Nov 17 1993

RCW 70.94.775 prohibits outdoor burning of certain listed substances as well as any substance that normally emits dense smoke or obnoxious odors.  The Department of Ecology has authority under the Washington Clean Air Act, chapter 70.94 RCW, to adopt a regulation prohibiting the outdoor burning of substances not listed in RCW 70.94.775, if it concludes that the substances emit either dense smoke or obnoxious odors.