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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

RULEMAKING INFORMATION

Open Rulemaking | Closed Rulemaking | Rulemaking and Economics | Frequently Asked Questions | WAC Track Email List | Semiannual Rule Agenda

RULEMAKING 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

Laws | Rules by Program

OTHER INFORMATION

2015 Agency Request Legislation | 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

 

January 30

Rule adoption

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

 

January 27

Rule Adoption

Spokane River and Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie (SVRP) Aquifer - Water Resource Management Program (Spokane River WRMP - Chapter 173-557 WAC) and amendment to WAC 173-555-010

 

January 8

Rule Proposal

Tax Exemptions and Credits for Pollution Control Facilities (WAC 173–24) and Used Automotive Oil Recycling Sign Requirements for Automotive Oil Sellers (WAC 173–330)

 

January 8

Rule Proposal

Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters of the State of Washington (WAC 173-201a)