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Meetings & Hearings

Clean Energy Transformation Rule, Chapter 173-444 WAC

Public hearing — online

Oct. 6, 2020, 1:30 p.m., online webinar

Ecology is proposing a new rule — Chapter 173-444 WAC, Clean Energy Transformation Rule — to help reduce greenhouse gases in Washington by transitioning away from electricity sources that depend on fossil fuels.

The proposed rule will:

  • Establish a process to determine what types of energy transformation projects may be eligible to meet the Clean Energy Transformation Act.
  • Establish a process and requirements to develop standards, methodologies, and procedures to evaluate energy transformation projects.
  • Provide methods to assign greenhouse gas emission factors for electricity.

Public hearing online (webinar)

  • Presentation
  • Question-and-answer session
  • Public hearing

Public comment period:  Sept. 2, 2020 – Oct. 14, 2020


We write rules to implement and enforce state and federal environmental laws and rules.  Ecology follows a 3-phase process for rulemaking:

  1. Announcement and development
  2. Proposal
  3. Adoption

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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Oct. 6, 2020, 1:30 p.m.
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Debebe Dererie
Rulemaking Lead
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Comment period

Clean Energy Transformation Rule, Chapter 173-444 WAC — Proposed rulemaking
Closes: Oct. 14, 2020, 11:59 p.m.
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