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WAC 173-350-100 - Focused review

Agendas and meeting notes from the advisory committee on section 100 on the WAC 173-350 rulemaking.

WAC 173-350-100 - Definitions (focused review)

Ecology staff leads: Gary Bleeker, Allison Kingfisher 

Work group members 
Name Organization
Andrew Kenefick Waste Management
Penny Ingram, Pam Smith Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
Art Starry Jurisdictional Health Authorities
Rod Whittaker Washington Refuse and Recycling Association
Bruce Chattin Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association
Jody Snyder Waste Connections
Scott Windsor Local Government - City of Spokane
Sego Jackson Local Government - Snohomish County
Suellen Mele Zero Waste Washington
Ted Silvestri Jurisdictional Health Authorities
Jennifer Hill Washington State Department of Transportation
Troy Lautenbach Washington State Recycling Association

This section of the rule attracted significant interest. Other persons who attended meetings include: 
Name Organization
Jim Sells Washington Refuse and Recycling Association
Penny Ingram Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
Pam Smith Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission
Jerry Bartlett Cedar Grove
Bart Kale Bart Kale & Associates/Nucor Steel
Holly Chisa ISRI
Jody Snyder Waste Connections
Jennifer Hill Washington State Department of Transportation
JR Myers Snohomish County
Matt Zybas Snohomish County
Kinley Deller King County Solid Waste
Susan Thoman Cedar Grove

Focus: The definitions of Solid Waste, Recyclable Materials, and Recycling are the basis for all solid waste handling activities. These terms are defined in statute, but subject to some interpretation. The work group has been meeting to determine if these terms can be clarified or improved within the limits of existing statutes. 

Update: The workgroup is focused on adding language to the rule to clarify when something is or is not a solid waste. They met to review a new draft of revised language on January 5, 2016. The comments received at that meeting and in writing by January 18 are being considered. The language will continue to evolve based on input from workgroup members. 

Work group meetings and notes
Jan. 5, 2016 1-5 p.m., Ecology Headquarters, Lacey 
  • Definitions Work Group Agenda and Notes - January 5, 2016 (not available)
Aug. 11, 2015 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ecology Headquarters, Lacey  June 16, 2015 1-5 p.m., Ecology Headquarters, Lacey  Feb. 18, 2015 1-4 p.m., Ecology Headquarters, Lacey  Feb. 3, 2015 1-2:30 p.m.  Jan. 20, 2015 1-4 p.m., Ecology Headquarters, Lacey  Jan. 6, 2015 1-2:30 p.m. Conference Call  Dec. 16, 2014 1-4 p.m., Ecology Headquarters, Lacey  Dec. 2, 2014 1-2:30 p.m. Conference Call  Nov. 18, 2014 1-4 p.m., Ecology Headquarters, Lacey  Nov. 4, 2014 1-2:30 p.m. Conference Call  Oct. 17, 2014 1-4 p.m., Ecology Headquarters, Lacey  Oct. 7, 2014 1-2:30 p.m. Conference Call  Sept. 16, 2014 1-4 p.m., Ecology Headquarters, Lacey  Aug. 22, 2014  July 9, 2014