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