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Keep writing the House Committee please for HB 1057

The committee vote on HB 1057 is scheduled for next Friday Feb 12. Please encourage people to continue calling and emailing the committee members. Fingers crossed!


From: Briahna Murray < BMurray>
Sent: Friday, February 5, 2021 4:13 PM
To: Rob Karlinsey < rKarlinsey>; David Baker < dbaker>
Subject: FW: Agenda Update; House Environment & Energy

The bill is scheduled for a vote! We shall see what happens.

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Added to Possible Executive Session: HB 1057. Removed from Possible Executive Session: HB 1125 – Incentivizing investment in energy conservation and efficiency measures and expanding opportunities for energy rate discounts to, among other objectives, reduce the energy burden of low-income customers and vulnerable populations.
Environment & Energy – 2/12/2021 10:00 AM
House Full Committee

REVISED ON 2/5/2021 AT 4:03 PM

Possible Executive Session:

1. HB 1057 – Clarifying the meaning of the term “enjoyment of life and property” within the clean air act.

2. HB 1084 – Reducing statewide greenhouse gas emissions by achieving greater decarbonization of residential and commercial buildings.

3. HB 1393 – Delaying certain implementation dates for the photovoltaic module stewardship and takeback program.

4. HB 1423 – Concerning smoke management civil enforcement.

To view committee meetings or access the committee meeting documents, visit the Legislature’s committee schedules, agendas, and documents website:

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Dear Supporters of Clean Air in North Lake Washington: WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Please contact the committee members to support HB 1057 for our clean air. The Bill needs to pass out of committee soon! These are the suggested talking points (compiled by our lobbyist Shelly and checked by our City Manager Rob Karlinsey)

If you can get a meeting with one of the legislators, invite others to join the conversation, if you wish! Thank you in advance.

Key points to make in follow up communication with legislators:

  • This bill does not change current air quality or odor standards, it only changes who can file a complaint
  • This allows users of public trails, parks and common areas to file a complaint. Current law only allows those with a possessory right to file a complaint, which includes residents whether property owners or renters and businesses, owners or employees.
  • Once a complaint is received, a qualified, trained inspector (clean air agency or city staff member) goes to the location where the complaint was filed in order to investigate. For odor complaints there is a specific odor evaluation form, using a scale of 0 to 4, that is completed.
  • If warranted, the clean air agency would then file a notice of violation to the entity with the air quality violation and work with the entity to resolve the violation.
  • This bill does not create a private right of action. Investigation and enforcement still falls within the authority of the clean air agency (and in Kenmore’s case, response to the complaint is delegated to the City of Kenmore).
  • This change will allow the problem to be addressed at the local level; under current law, locals are limited in their reporting ability.
  • It was stated during testimony that the Kenmore asphalt plant is in compliance with existing standards. Even if that is the case, which is debatable, the standards for this facility were established long before a community and city grew up around it. The standards should be updated to reflect the urban nature of this area but they have not been.

From: Kenmore’s Lobbyist Shelly Helder < shelder>

To communicate with committee members
Committee Member List:
Click on member name and then “Email” link to access email address

Thank you,

Elizabeth Mooney
People for an Environmentally Responsible Kenmore
Part of the Kenmore Clean Air Coalition

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Please contact the Legislators in the Committee to support clean air on the Burke Gilman Trail in Kenmore First Week February 2021!

Do you smell stinky asphalt on the Burke Gilman in Kenmore???? (Thank you, Tracy, for this example of a letter!)

Call to Action!!!!

Who: Anyone living in Washington State who would like to speak up for environment and climate and specifically for clean air

What: Support HB 1057, an act relating to clarifying the meaning of the term “enjoyment of life and property” within the clean air act; amending RCW 3 70A.15.1030; and creating a new section (I’ll put the new section in the comments so you can read it). This bill would give community members greater agency to report odors and have them investigated.

Time: 5 minutes or less if you choose OPTION 1; 10 or so minutes if you choose OPTION 2 or OPTION 3.

OPTION 1: Show your support for HB 1057 by
clicking ‘Comment on this bill;’
filling out the required fields;
clicking ‘Support;’
and writing something to the effect of ‘I support clean air’ in the comment field.…
Show your support for HB 1057 by
clicking ‘Comment on this bill;’
filling out the required fields;
clicking ‘Support;’
and writing a longer, personalized comment in the comment field (limited to 1,000 characters).…
Show your support for HB 1057 by emailing your Washington State Legislator. Link to find contact information for your Washington State Legislators here. Use email addresses rather than form pages to avoid character limits.…
Example text (feel free to use whatever you would like of mine). More talking points in the comments.

I customized my address to Representative Gerry Pollet and Representative Javier Valdez; I live in the 46th Legislative District.

Dear Honorable Representative,

I write, as a constituent in Kenmore, WA, in support of HB 1057. My interest in this bill is a general passion for a sustainable, healthy environment and climate and a specific concern about an environmental and public health injustice happening with emissions from an asphalt plant located at the heart of my urban/suburban community.

The bill, as I understand it, does not change current air quality or odor standards or a right of private action. It would, however, allow me, as a resident who lives outside the current legally acknowledged possessory right area but who enjoys public parks and spaces within that area, to file a complaint. Once such a complaint is registered, the protocol for responding to it would remain unchanged.

Although my interest in this bill stems from a specific issue in my local community, I imagine there are many communities across the state that would benefit from greater agency to advocate for clean, healthy air through legally recognized and enforceable mechanisms. Clean air is vital to everyone’s health.

Thank you for your hard work, care, and attention to HB 1057.

Tracy Banaszynski

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Update Kenmore Clean Air Coalition Jan 19 2021

Dear Kenmore Clean Air Coalition Friends:
We are providing more information for Cascadia (e.g.inaccurate environmental check list) and asking for an update regarding the Cascadia Law Group’s work thus far; our goal is to have clean air and public health and safety.
We are working on distributing a flyer to communicate to residents and visitors phone numbers and computer links to make complaints, whether or not you live or work from a place where you detect the obnoxious asphalt emissions, and whether or not you think they may be a benign “nuisance” or a dangerous toxic health hazard. We want help in distributing flyers and getting them on the city website in the future and at our parks/trails/city centers. We also hope to provide a health symptom survey and bring back the results of the students’ STEM air monitor testing to the city (Dr. Robin Evans-Agnew’s UW Tacoma work with PERK and Kenmore Citizens in 2017).
Please keep writing our legislators in support of Rep Gerry Pollet’s HB 1057–the deadline to get out of committee is Feb 13. WE NEED THAT TO PASS. Do you need help finding the links? Knowing what to say? If so, please call me…or reply here. We could use BIG GROUPS like BIKING, KAYAKING GROUPS bothered by asphalt emissions on the Burke Gilman Trail, or AUDUBON etc. that can write in support of the right to be heard if we detect dangerous asphalt emissions that cause us concern in public trails, parks, city centers in Kenmore and North Lake Washington (from a stationary source).

Microsoft air monitors are on the Kenmore City Council agenda tonight…AND keep in mind those air monitors did not and will not be testing for Volatile Organic Compounds. We await news on whether the City will test at Cadman’s stack for VOC’s.
Stay safe, healthy!
… we had put some additional documents in the shared Google Drive “Asphalt Documents for City Cascadia Law”

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Next steps to achieve clean air includes talking to legislators and city council and State Health Dept

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1PM today Jan 12 follow up Meeting re HB 1057

Dear all re Clean Air in North Lake Washington:
Follow up zoom meeting for HB 1057 at 1pm. Here’s the link and the first discussion with the lobbyist from last Thursday in preparation for the Committee today at 8am.
Thank you.
Elizabeth Mooney and KCAC

Thank you for your help with the meeting today—good discussion. Here is the link to the recording of today’s meeting:

Below is the Zoom link for our follow up meeting at 1 pm on Tuesday—please share! We’ll see you bright and early Tuesday morning at the hearing. We appreciate all of your help.

Rob Karlinsey is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: BH 1057 Follow Up

Time: Jan 12, 2021 01:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 943 0859 8145

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Support Washington State House Bill 1057

ATTENTION, All Friends, no matter where you live! PLEASE Help support Washington State House Bill 1057. In order to strengthen our voices against air pollution, please see details and write our lawmakers to support the Bill.
Here is a link to the clean air legislation bill page, House Bill 1057… is the link for where to sign in support of House Bill 1057. members should select the Environment & Energy committee then select the 1/12 at 8am and click House Bill 1057. You will have the option to select “submit written testimony,” “testify live during the hearing,” “position noted for the legislative record.” I encourage everyone who is willing to select the latter option, at a minimum. If you’re able, it would be great to submit written testimony. I urge some caution with everyone testifying live during the hearing to be respectful of the committee’s time.The deadline to sign in support is 1/12 at 8am. The deadline to sign in to testify is 1/12 at 7am.

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PERK and Kenmore Clean Air Coalition meet Dec 10 2pm Zoom with Cascadia Law Consultants and Staff

The Kenmore Clean Air Coalition, comprised of local citizens and members of P.E.R.K., is currently fighting for clean air in our local community. Kenmore’s Cadman asphalt facility is at the center of their advocacy work. Located in Kenmore, near Log Boom Park and the Burke Gilman Trail, the plant is not required to adopt modern emission standards and continues to endanger public health and safety. Kenmore Clean Air Coalition’s aim is to test asphalt emissions from the plant to determine what is in the air that local residents are breathing.

The group’s community-based work has included a socially-distanced Clean Air for Kenmore March in October — an effort that joined P.E.R.K. members, high school students, legislative representatives, and other community members in a visible coalition against toxic fumes.

On Thursday, December 10th, the Kenmore Clean Air Coalition will continue its advocacy work in meeting with Cascadia Law. They will provide a summary of their progress on this issue and provide information that will get them closer to achieving their mission: a clean and healthy Kenmore environment on the shores of Lake Washington.

Please take a moment to sign their petition and help them reach their goal of 1000 signatures —

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