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Chapters 173-98 and 173-95A WAC

Timeline of Rulemaking

Date Action
July 20, 2016 Announce rulemaking (file the CR-101 form)
July 20, 2016 – April 19, 2017 Develop and prepare the rule language and other information
Meeting 1: July 21, 2016
Meeting 2: October 6, 2016
Meeting 3: November 10, 2016
Hold advisory committee meetings
April 19, 2017 Propose rule (file the CR-102 form)
Start public comment period with rule text and supporting documents
May 31, 2017 Hold public hearing:
Department of Ecology
300 Desmond Drive
Lacey, WA 98503

A combined public hearing and webinar will be held. The event will include a short presentation and a question and answer session followed by the formal public hearing.
June 7, 2017 End public comment period
June 7, 2017 - August 8, 2017 Review public comments and prepare adoption packet
August 9, 2017 Adopt rule (file the CR-103 form)
September 9, 2017 Rule effective (usually 31 days after filing)

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