Chapter 173-360 WAC, Chapter 173-360A WAC

On July 18, 2018, Ecology repealed Chapter 173-360 WAC and adopted new Chapter 173-360A WAC, Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulations. The new chapter modifies and replaces the repealed chapter. The rule was modified to:

  1. Incorporate federal rule changes needed to maintain state program approval, as specified in 40 C.F.R. Parts 280 and 281 (such as new operation and maintenance requirements for UST systems and requirements for field-constructed tanks and airport hydrant systems).

  2. Integrate changes to the state statute that authorizes the program, Chapter 90.76 RCW (such as licensing requirements for UST systems).

  3. Update other requirements governing the program (such as UST service provider requirements).

  4. Streamline rule requirements, improve rule clarity, and improve consistency within the rule and with other state and federal laws and rules (such as reorganizing the rule).

Rulemaking timeline

Timeline

Announcement phase (CR-101)

Filing date:
Mar. 23, 2016


Announcement documents

Rule development phase

March 23, 2016 - December 2017



Public input & involvement

Preliminary Draft - July 10, 2017

Documents: Comment Period:      
Comments were accepted on the Preliminary Draft through August 18, 2017, via eComments. A stakeholder meeting was held on August 16, 2017, to discuss the Preliminary Draft. This comment period is now closed.  

Rule proposal phase (CR-102)

Filing date:
Jan. 24, 2018


Rule proposal documents:
Additional Documents:
The following additional documents are available to help in your review of the rule proposal:

Comment period

Comments due March 16, 2018.  Ecology will review all comments received and plans for adoption June 2018. 

  • View comments at: http://cs.ecology.commentinput.com/?id=usNx2

  • By mail to: Kristopher Grinnell
                        Department of Ecology
                        P.O. Box 47600
                        Olympia, WA 98504-7600            

  • At a public hearings (described below)

Public Hearings:  Ecology will hold two public hearings on this rule proposal.  The hearings will begin with a short presentation and question and answer session, followed by the opportunity to provide testimony.  For assistance with disabilities, please contact Hanna Waterstrat by February 21, 2018. 

1.     Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 1:00 pm.  You can attend this hearing in person or by webinar.

Location:
Hampton Inn and Suites
4301 Martin Way E
Olympia, WA 98516

Webinar:
This is an online meeting forum that you can attend from any computer using internet access.  To join the webinar, click on the following link for more information and instructions: https://watech.webex.com/watech/j.php?MTID=m340722cfb126efcee19fdb77e001afc4.  For audio only, call US toll number +1-240-454-0887 and enter access code 803 394 380.  Or to receive a free call back, provide your phone number when you join the event.

2.     Friday, March 2, 2018, at 1:00 pm.  This hearing will be a video conference.  You can attend the video conference in person at one of the following three locations:

Ecology Eastern Regional Office
4601 N Monroe Street
Spokane, WA

Ecology Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA

Ecology Central Regional Office
1250 West Alder Street
Union Gap, WA 98903


Rule adoption phase (CR-103)

Adoption date:
Jul. 18, 2018


Rule effective date:
Oct. 1, 2018


Rule adoption documents:
Additional Documents:
The following additional documents are available to help you understand the new rule:
Rule implementation information:
Ecology will hold three trainings on the changes to the UST rule. The trainings are intended primarily for UST service providers, but will also be useful for UST owners and operators. The trainings will begin with a presentation, followed by a question and answer session. No registration is necessary.

1.     August 7, 2018, at 9:00 am (in person only)

Department of Ecology
Eastern Regional Office
4601 N Monroe Street
Spokane, WA 99205

2.     August 8, 2018, at 9:00 am (in person only)

Department of Ecology
Northwest Regional Office
3190 160th Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98008

3.     August 9, 2018, at 9:00 am (in person or by webinar)

Department of Ecology
Southwest Regional Office
300 Desmond Dr. SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Webinar:  This is an online meeting forum that you can attend from any computer using internet access. To join the webinar, click on the following link for more information and instructions: https://watech.webex.com/watech/j.php?MTID=maabe201f82dc5888b7f8c6dd0531a75e. For audio only, call US toll number +1-240-454-0887 and enter access code 801 746 236. Or to receive a free call back, provide your phone number when you join the event.
 

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Accessibility

To request ADA accommodation for disabilities, or printed materials in a format for the visually impaired, call Sultana Shah at 360-407-6831 or email sultana.shah@ecy.wa.gov. People with impaired hearing may call Washington Relay Service at 711. People with speech disability may call TTY at 877-833-6341.