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Comment Period

Proposed Changes to Water Quality Permit Fees

AO18-01 Chapter 173-224 WAC

March 7, 2019 - April 30, 2019

We invite your comments on our draft rule language, announcement, and preliminary regulatory analysis. You can submit comments on this proposal from March 7 through April 30, 2019.

Visit the rulemaking webpage to view the documents.

  This rulemaking would amend Chapter 173-224 WAC – Water Quality Permit Fees. The purpose of this rule proposal to increase fees (for inflation) for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 and make changes to the structure of specific permit fee categories including the Winery General Permit.

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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Charles Gilman
Department of Ecology, PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
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