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Laws & Rules


Laws and Rules Protect Washington’s Quality of Life

The citizens of Washington, the Legislature and Washington’s governors have made it a priority of state government to protect the environment and human health. As a result Washington voters and elected leaders have adopted state laws that reflect the environmental values of Washingtonians — and the unique natural diversity of our state.

Ecology has federal and state authority to implement and enforce environmental laws and rules relating to:

  • Protecting our water supplies
  • Protecting our air quality
  • Managing and reducing waste
  • Cleaning up contaminated water and land
  • Reducing toxic substances in our environment
  • Supporting sustainable communities and natural resources

RULE-MAKING INFORMATION

Current Rule Making | Rule-Making Archive | Rule-Making and Economics | Frequently Asked Questions | WAC Track Email List | Semiannual Rule Agenda

RULE-MAKING RELATED PUBLICATIONS

Rule Proposal Notices | Rule Adoption Notices | Rule Implementation PlansConcise Explanatory Statements/Responsiveness Summaries | Economic Analysis Reports

GET A COPY OF A LAW OR RULE

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OTHER INFORMATION

2014 Legislative Information | Budget Overview | Noise Pollution | Regulatory Streamlining

OTHER RESOURCES

Office of the Code Reviser | Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office | Governor's Office of Regulatory Assistance | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | Washington State Legislature

CONTACT

Bari Schreiner
Agency Rules Coordinator
(360) 407-6998
bari.schreiner@ecy.wa.gov

RECENT FILINGS

 

October 21

Rule Proposal
Reporting of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases (WAC 173-441)

 

September 16

Rule pre-proposal
Spokane River and Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer - Water Resource Management Program (WAC 173-577 and amendment to WAC 173-555-010)