Chapter 173-455 WAC, Chapter 173-400 WAC

On October 25, 2018, Ecology amended two rules:

Changes include:
  • Revise the registration program structure, including requiring all sources to register.
  • Increase fees to more fully cover the costs of the air quality source registration program.
  • Revise the fee process to create an equitable distribution of fees across all sources and establish a process to increase fees without going through rulemaking.
  • Align Chapters 173-400 and 173-455 WAC.
  • Match hourly rate charge in WAC 173-455-050, -100(2) and -130 with the current Ecology hourly billing rate ($95).
  • Identify and edit, where appropriate, Chapters 173-455 and 173-400 WAC to increase clarity and readability.

Rulemaking timeline

Timeline

Announcement phase (CR-101)

Filing date:
Apr. 18, 2018


Announcement documents

Rule development phase

Feb. 6, 2017 - June 2018



Public input & involvement

Ecology's meetings with stakeholders

 
Date Documents Location
Tuesday
March 21, 2017
Agenda
Presentation
Meeting summary
Moses Lake
Wednesday
April 26, 2017
Agenda
Draft rule 455
Draft rule 400
Meeting summary
Moses Lake
Wednesday
May 24, 2017
Agenda
Draft rule 455
Draft rule 400
Draft fee schedule
Workload analysis 
Meeting summary
Moses Lake
Tuesday
June 27, 2017
Draft rule 455
Draft rule 400
Draft fee schedule
Draft fee by source
meeting cancelled
Monday
Nov. 20, 2017
N/A meeting cancelled
Wednesday
Feb. 7, 2018
Agenda
Draft rule
Draft fee schedule
Moses Lake

Wednesday
Feb. 28, 2018

Draft rule 455
Draft rule 400
Draft fee schedule

conference call

Rule proposal phase (CR-102)

Filing date:
Jun. 20, 2018


Rule proposal documents:

Comment period

Comments were due by August 3, 2018. We accepted comments the following ways:            July 25, 2018 at 10 a.m.
           Wenatchee Red Lion Hotel
           1225 North Wenatchee Avenue
           Wenatchee, WA  98801

           July 26, 2018 at 10 a.m.
           Best Western Plus Lake Front Hotel
           3000 West Marina Drive
           Moses Lake, WA  98837
  • Mail to:  Jean-Paul Huys
                  Department of Ecology
                  P.O. Box 47600
                  Olympia, WA 98504-7600
   

Rule adoption phase (CR-103)

Adoption date:
Oct. 25, 2018


Rule effective date:
Nov. 25, 2018


Rule adoption documents:
Rule implementation information:

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