Chapter 173-430 WAC

This rulemaking will amend Chapter 173-430 WAC, Agricultural Burning.  This rule implements the agricultural burning program in Washington.

We are proposing the following changes in this rulemaking:
  • 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:
Jun. 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 are due by January 15, 2019.  You can submit comments in the following ways:            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

Webinar information

We are also holding this public hearing via webinar.  A webinar is an online meeting forum that you can attend from any computer with internet access.

Register to receive your access code and password.

To hear the webinar better, use your phone (instead of the computer) to call 1-240-454-0887.

To request ADA accommodations, contact Teresa Reno by December 31, 2018 at:

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To request ADA accommodation for disabilities, or printed materials in a format for the visually impaired, call Teresa Reno at 360-407-7285 or email People with impaired hearing may call Washington Relay Service at 711. People with speech disability may call TTY at 877-833-6341.