Chapter 173-224 WAC-Water Quality Permit Fees
On June 29, 2023, Ecology adopted amendments to Chapter 173-224 WAC – Water Quality Permit Fees. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a permit fee system for state waste discharge and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits issued by Ecology pursuant to RCW 90.48.160, 90.48.162, or 90.48.260
Chapter 173-224 WAC implements RCW 90.48.465 that requires Ecology to establish, by rule, annual fees to recover the cost of administering the wastewater and stormwater permit programs. The rule amendment considers the economic impact on small discharges and public entities, and provides appropriate adjustments where applicable.
Announcement phase (CR-101)
June 7, 2022
Rule development phaseJune 7, 2022 - Spring 2023
Public input & involvement
Municipal Wastewater Permit Fee Advisory Committee
Visit the committee webpage for information.
Rule proposal phase (CR-102)
March 21, 2023
We held a comment period from March 22 to May 12, 2023. You can review comments we received online.
Rule adoption phase (CR-103)
June 29, 2023
July 30, 2023
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