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Public Hearing

Chapter 173-04 WAC, Practice and Procedure

March 24, 2021, 10 a.m., Online webinar

This is the public involvement page for this rulemaking.

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  • A presentation
  • Question and answer session
  • Public hearing where you can submit oral comments

Location: Online


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Ecology is proposing to repeal the entire chapter 173-04 WAC, as it is obsolete and no longer useful to implement practices or procedures as the subject is currently governed by other laws and rule.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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March 24, 2021, 10 a.m.
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Laura Ballard
Rulemaking Lead
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Comment period

WAC 173-04, Practice and Procedure — Chapter 173-04 WAC, Practice and Procedure
Closes: April 7, 2021, 12 a.m.
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