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Chapter 173-455 WAC, Chapter 173-400 WAC

This rulemaking will amend two rules:

  • Chapter 173-455 WAC, Air Quality Fee Rule – includes most of the air quality-related fees into one chapter. This chapter allows the regulated community easier access to applicable fees.
  • Chapter 173-400 WAC, General Regulations for Air Pollution Sources – establishes the regulatory framework to ensure that healthy air quality exists in Washington, including meeting federal air quality standards.
The amendments will:
  • Better align fees with costs of the air quality source registration program.
  • Revise the fee process to create a more fair distribution of fees across all registered sources.
  • Ensure alignment between Chapters 173-400 WAC and 173-455 WAC.
  • Match hourly rate charge in WAC 173-455-050 and -130 with current Ecology billing rates.
  • Identify and, where appropriate, make needed edits in Chapters 173-455 and 173-400 WAC to increase clarity and readability.

Rulemaking Timeline

Timeline

Announcement Phase (CR-101)

Filing date:
Feb 6, 2017


Announcement documents

Rule Development Phase

February 6, 2017 - February 21, 2018



Public input & involvement

Ecology has scheduled stakeholder meetings to receive input as we draft rule language in order to:
  • Better align fees with costs of the air quality source registration program
  • Revise the fee process to create a fairer distribution of fees across all registered sources
  • Align Chapters 173-455 and 173-400 WAC
 
Date Time/Call-in info Documents Location
Tuesday
March 21, 2017
9 a.m. – noon Agenda
Presentation
Meeting summary
Civic Center -
Council Chambers
401 South Balsam Street
Moses Lake
Wednesday
April 26, 2017
9 a.m. - noon Agenda
400 draft rule
455 draft rule
Meeting summary
Moses Lake
Wednesday
May 24, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Agenda
400 draft rule
455 draft rule
Draft fee schedule
Workload analysis 
Meeting summary
Moses Lake
Tuesday
June 27, 2017
No meeting Comments due by July 11, 2017
400 draft rule
455 draft rule
Draft fee schedule
Draft fee by source
 
no meeting
Monday
Nov. 20, 2017
    Meeting canceled

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