Chapter 173-445 WAC

We are starting rulemaking as directed by the Governor. The purpose of this rulemaking is to create a new rule, Chapter 173-445 WAC, Greenhouse Gas Assessment for Projects, also known as the GAP rule. This rulemaking will: 

  • Address analysis and mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions for environmental assessments of industrial and fossil fuel projects.
  • Provide consistent and comprehensive assessment methods for industrial and fossil fuel projects.
  • Provide clarity and transparency to industry, the public, and agencies.

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Rulemaking timeline

Timeline

Announcement phase (CR-101)

Filing date:
April 30, 2020


Announcement documents

Rule development phase

April 30, 2020 – Spring 2021



Public input & involvement

You can provide input and feedback for the rule using our online comment form, or view comments already submitted on our eComments page

You can also submit input and feedback by emailing gaprule@ecy.wa.gov. All comments received are subject to public disclosure and applicable public records laws.

Ecology's meetings with stakeholders
 

Date Topic Location Online Access

Thursday
June 25, 2020
1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Agenda:

Meeting summary

Webinar This meeting has concluded. View the video of our June 25 presentation on YouTube.
Thursday
July 23, 2020
2:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Agenda:

Meeting summary

Webinar

This meeting has concluded. View the video of our July 23 presentation on YouTube.

Thursday
Aug. 27, 2020
9:30 a.m. – noon
Agenda:

Meeting summary

Webinar

This meeting has concluded. View the video of our August 27 presentation on YouTube. (Please note that due to technical issues, an edited closed captioning track is not yet available with this video. It will be posted as soon as possible.)

Thursday
Sept. 24, 2020
Cancelled Webinar

This meeting has been cancelled.

Thursday
Oct. 29, 2020
9:30 a.m. – noon
Agenda:

Meeting Summary 

Webinar

This meeting has concluded. A link to a video of the presentation will be posted as soon as it is available.

Tuesday
Nov. 17, 2020
9 a.m. – noon
Agenda:
  • Ecology presentation
    • Draft rule overview
  • Give us feedback
Webinar

To participate in this meeting, register via Webex. You can also join by phone the day of the meeting at: 415-655-0001 or toll free at: 855-929-3239. When prompted, enter access code: 133 056 6112.

 Webinar information:

  • Register for each webinar you wish to attend by clicking the link above. After registering you will receive an email with the meeting link and password. Each meeting requires a separate registration.
  • If joining a meeting via phone, be sure to use the correct access code listed above for your meeting. Each meeting has a unique access code.

Additional languages

Español (Spanish) 中文 (Chinese) Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese) 한국어 (Korean)

Accessibility

To request ADA accommodation for disabilities, or printed materials in a format for the visually impaired, contact Ecology's ADA Coordinator by email at ecyadacoordinator@ecy.wa.gov, or call 360-407-6831. People with impaired hearing may call Washington Relay Service at 711. People with speech disability may call TTY at 877-833-6341.