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Comment Period

Proposed changes to the Water Quality Permit Fees

AO18-01 Chapter 173-224 WAC

March 16, 2021 - May 4, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

We invite your comments on our draft rule language, announcement, and preliminary regulatory analysis.

You can submit comments on this proposal from March 16 through May 4, 2021

Visit the rulemaking webpage to view the documents.

This rulemaking would amend Chapter 173-224 WAC – Water Quality Permit Fees. We are considering a rule amendment for Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 to recover the projected program costs. We may also propose new permit fee categories, changes to the structure of specific permit fee categories, and other technical changes.

We write rules to implement and enforce state and federal environmental laws and rules. We follow 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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Ligeia Heagy, Water Quality Program
PO Box 47600
Olympia , WA 98504-7600
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Ligeia Heagy
Rulemaking Lead
wqfee_unit@ecy.wa.gov
360-280-3697

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