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Meetings & Hearings

Low Emission Vehicles, Chapter 173-423 WAC

RESCHEDULED Public information session – online

July 19, 2021, 1:30 p.m., online webinar

Ecology is holding an information session about the rulemaking for Low Emission Vehicles, Chapter 173-423 WAC.

Online meeting information

RESCHEDULED Monday, July 19, 2021, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Register for the webinar to get your access code and password.
  • To hear the webinar better, use your phone (instead of the computer) to call 1-855-929-3239.

Washington is expanding its program by adopting California’s more protective vehicle emission standards for new vehicles — starting with model year 2025 and later — sold in Washington. Motor vehicles are the largest source of air pollution in Washington. Transportation contributes about 22 percent of total air pollution and 45 percent of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the state.

Agenda:  Presentation, followed by question-and-answer session


We write rules to implement and enforce state and federal environmental laws and rules.  Ecology follows a three-phase process for rulemaking:

  1. Announcement and development
  2. Proposal
  3. Adoption

Rulemaking usually starts at the rule announcement phase. However, Ecology is starting this rulemaking at the rule proposal phase because the Legislature directed us to adopt California’s rules as written (RCW 70A.30.010).

For each phase of the process, we update the rulemaking web page and notify interested parties. We also file notice in the Washington State Register. To learn more about Ecology’s rulemaking process, read the Frequently Asked Questions.

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July 19, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
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Elena Guilfoil
Rulemaking Lead
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Comment period

Low Emission Vehicles, Chapter 173-423 WAC — Proposed rulemaking
Closes: Aug. 2, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
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