Chapter 173-228 WAC
On April 9, 2018, Ecology adopted a new rule, Chapter 173-228 WAC Vessel Sewage No Discharge Zones. This rule establishes a Puget Sound No Discharge Zone, which prohibits the release of sewage (black water) from vessels, whether treated or not.
The Puget Sound No Discharge Zone covers approximately 2,300 square miles of marine waters of Washington State inward from the line between New Dungeness Lighthouse and the Discovery Island Lighthouse to the Canadian border, and fresh waters of Lake Washington, Lake Union, and connecting waters between and to Puget Sound.
Announcement phase (CR-101)
July 5, 2017
Rule development phaseJuly 5 - October 4, 2017
Rule proposal phase (CR-102)
Oct. 4, 2017
- Proposal Notice - CR-102 form
- Proposed rule language
- Preliminary Regulatory Analyses
- Rule Implementation Plan (Draft)
- SEPA Determination of Non-significance
- SEPA Checklist and Staff Report
- Citation List (Draft)
Comments were received through November 30, 2017
We received comments in the following ways:
- During public hearings
- By mail
All comments are available for review.
Rule adoption phase (CR-103)
April 9, 2018
May 10, 2018
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