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WAC 173-04, Practice and Procedure

Chapter 173-04 WAC, Practice and Procedure

Feb. 4, 2021 - April 7, 2021, 12 a.m.

Proposed Rulemaking Repeal

Comments due April 6, 2021.  

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This rulemaking would repeal chapter WAC 173-04, Practice and Procedure.

Ecology is proposing to repeal the entire chapter 173-04 WAC, as it is obsolete and no longer useful to implement practices or procedures as the subject is currently governed by other laws and rule. Ecology regularly does reviews of existing rules to examine their content for accuracy. Review of Chapter 173-04 WAC – Practice and Procedure indicated that it was no longer needed, as more contemporary rules and laws have replaced this chapter.

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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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Laura Ballard
Department of Ecology, Governmental Relations
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504
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