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Laws & Rules


 

Laws and Rules Protect Washington’s Quality of Life

The citizens of Washington, the Legislature and Washington’s governors have made it a priority of state government to protect the environment and human health. As a result Washington voters and elected leaders have adopted state laws that reflect the environmental values of Washingtonians — and the unique natural diversity of our state.

Ecology has federal and state authority to implement and enforce environmental laws and rules relating to:

  • Protecting our water supplies
  • Protecting our air quality
  • Managing and reducing waste
  • Cleaning up contaminated water and land
  • Reducing toxic substances in our environment
  • Supporting sustainable communities and natural resources

RULEMAKING INFORMATION

Open Rulemaking | Closed Rulemaking | Rulemaking and Economics | Frequently Asked Questions | WAC Track Email List | Semiannual Rule Agenda

RULEMAKING RELATED PUBLICATIONS

Rule Proposal Notices | Rule Adoption Notices | Rule Implementation PlansConcise Explanatory Statements/Responsiveness Summaries | Economic Analysis Reports

GET A COPY OF A LAW OR RULE

Laws | Rules by Program

OTHER INFORMATION

2017 Agency Request Legislation | Budget Overview | Noise Pollution

OTHER RESOURCES

Office of the Code Reviser | Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office | Governor's Office of Regulatory Assistance | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | Washington State Legislature

CONTACT

Bari Schreiner
Agency Rules Coordinator
(360) 407-6998
bari.schreiner@ecy.wa.gov

RECENT FILINGS

 

Adoption

August 9

Uses and Limitations of the Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund (WAC 173-98) 

Uses and Limitations of the Centennial Clean Water Program (WAC 173-95A)

 

Announcement

August 9

Emergency Drought Relief (WAC 173-166)

 

August 8

Adoption

Shoreline Management Act (SMA) Rules (Chapters 173-18, 20, 22, 26, 27 WAC)

 

July 25

Announcement

Grants and Loans (WAC 173-323)

 

July 20

Emergency rule adoption

 Public Records Emergency Rule (WAC 173-03-9000E)

 

July 19

Adoption

Water Quality Permit Fee (WAC 173-224)