Chapter 173-430 WAC

On April 12, 2019, Ecology amended Chapter 173-430 WAC, Agricultural Burning.  This rule implements the agricultural burning program in Washington.

Changes include:

  • Revise the rule to address inadequacies raised in the October 24, 2016 Washington State Auditor’s Office letter.
  • Incorporate the existing agriculture burning fee schedule and permit fee distribution into this rule to avoid confusion.
  • Make updates, technical clarifications, correct errors, and improve readability.

Rulemaking timeline


Announcement phase (CR-101)

Filing date:
June 20, 2018

Announcement documents

Rule development phase

June 20, 2018 – December 3, 2018

Rule proposal phase (CR-102)

Filing date:
Dec. 4, 2018

Rule proposal documents:

Comment period

Comments were due by January 15, 2019.  We accepted comments in the following ways:

  • Comment online. View comments.
  • Attend a public hearing (in person and webinar):

           January 8, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.
           Department of Ecology
           300 Desmond Drive SE
           Lacey, WA  98503

  • Mail to:  Jacob Berkey
                  Department of Ecology
                  P.O. Box 47600
                  Olympia, WA 98504-7600

Hearing location

Date/Time:  January 8, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

Location:  In person and webinar
                  Department of Ecology
                  300 Desmond Drive SE
                  Lacey, WA  98503

Agenda: Presentation, question-and-answer session, followed by public hearing

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Rule adoption phase (CR-103)

Adoption date:
April 12, 2019

Rule effective date:
May 13, 2019

Rule implementation information:

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