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Chapter 173-323 WAC

The Department of Ecology has adopted a new rule Chapter 173-323 WAC Grants and Loans. This rule will apply to grants and loans issued by Ecology that are funded under RCW 70.105D Hazardous Waste Cleanup—Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). If an Ecology grant or loan program has a rule specific to that program, this chapter will not apply.

Rulemaking Timeline


Announcement Phase (CR-101)

Filing date:
Jul. 25, 2017

Announcement documents

Rule Development Phase

July - October 2017

Public input & involvement

August 7, 2017
Webinar about preliminary rule language and process.

Comments due on preliminary draft language: August 14, 2017

Rule Proposal Phase (CR-102)

Filing date:
Oct. 3, 2017

Rule proposal documents:

Comment period

Comments on this rulemaking are due by November 14, 2017.
Submit written comments to:
Mail to:
Bari Schreiner
Department of Ecology
PO BOX 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600
Online: Online form

Assistance with disabilities:

Public Hearing: Participate in person or via Webinar
Date: November 7, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Department of Ecology
300 Desmond Dr SE
Lacey, WA  98503

Join the Webinar: Ecology is also offering this hearing via webinar.  Webinars are an online meeting forum that you can attend from any computer using internet access. 

Ecology will accept comments at the Lacey location and through the webinar. For audio only call US Toll +1-240-454-0887 Access code: 808 166 411. Or to receive a free call back, provide your phone number when you join the event.

Assistance with disabilities:

Contact: Hanna Waterstrat by November 1, 2017
Phone: 360-407-7668 (voice)
Email: hanna.waterstrat@ecy.wa.gov 
TTY: 877-833-6341 or 711 relay service   

Rule Adoption Phase (CR-103)

Adoption date:
Dec. 18, 2017

Rule effective date:
Jan. 18, 2018

Rule adoption documents:
Rule implementation information:

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To request ADA accommodation for disabilities, or printed materials in a format for the visually impaired, call Hanna Waterstrat at 360-407-7668 or email hanna.waterstrat@ecy.wa.gov. Persons with impaired hearing may call Washington Relay Service at 711. Persons with speech disability may call TTY at 877-833-6341.