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. 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.

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

Ecology's meetings with stakeholders
 

Date Topic Location Online Access

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

Agenda: 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: 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:
  • Ecology presentation
    • Environmental assessment methods
  • 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: 133 787 2520.

Thursday
Sept. 24, 2020
2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Agenda:
  • Ecology presentation
    • Mitigation
  • 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: 133 136 9059.

Thursday
Oct. 29, 2020
9:30 a.m. – noon
Agenda:
  • Ecology presentation
    • To be determined
  • 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: 133 421 3020.

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.
  • When 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.

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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.