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Webinar Hearing

AO18-01 Chapter 173-224 WAC

April 27, 2021, 10 a.m., Online webinar

During the hearing we will explain the proposed changes to the permit fees and answer any questions. We will begin the hearing after the question and answer session. During the hearing, the public may give testimony.

During the hearing, the public may give testimony on the proposed changes to the rule. Written comments will receive the same consideration as verbal testimony.

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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April 27, 2021, 10 a.m.
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Ligeia Heagy
Rulemaking Lead
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Comment period

Proposed changes to the Water Quality Permit Fees — AO18-01 Chapter 173-224 WAC
Closes: May 4, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
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