On April 11, 2018
the Department of Ecology adopted amendments to - Chapter 173-166 WAC, Emergency Drought Relief.
The amendment was needed to eliminate conflict with statutory authority, reflect current practices, improve clarity, and to update agency information.
Rule proposal phase (CR-102)
Jan. 2, 2018
Rule proposal documents:
The public comment period for the proposed amendment of Chapter 173-166 WAC ran from January 3, 2018 through February 16, 2018.
How to comment:
Online: Rulemaking for Chapter 173-166 Emergency Drought Relief
Department of Ecology
Attn: Rebecca Inman
PO Box 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
At the Public Hearing - See below
10 am, Wednesday February 7, 2018
300 Desmond Drive
Lacey WA 98503
Ecology Central Regional Office
1250 West Alder Street
Union Gap, WA 98903
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