Chapter 173-224 WAC

This rulemaking will amend Chapter 173-224 WAC, Water Quality Permit Fees.

This rule amendment allows Ecology to continue recovering expenses in operating and managing the permit programs.

Ecology is proposing to increase fees for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 in order to collect the revenue needed to recover the costs of administering the wastewater and stormwater programs next biennium and move closer to payment equity between fee categories.

Ecology may also propose changes to the structure of specific permit fee categories, beginning with creating the Winery General Permit fee category.

Rulemaking timeline


Announcement phase (CR-101)

Filing date:
Jun. 21, 2018

Announcement documents

Rule development phase

Summer 2018 – Spring 2019

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