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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

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

Laws | Rules by Program

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

PROTECTING WASHINGTON'S QUALITY OF LIFE

RECENT FILINGS

April 14
Rule proposal
Remedial Action Grants and Loans (WAC 173-322)

 

April 9
Rule adoption
State Environmental Policy Act Rule (SEPA) (WAC 197-11) (Repealed rules WAC 173-806 & WAC 197-06)

 

April 4
Rule adoption, repeal
Low-level radioactive waste disposal (WAC 173-325) and Commercial low-level radioactive waste disposal - Site use permits (WAC 173-326)

 

April 2 & 3
Rule proposal and Emergency Rule adoption
Oil Spill Contingency Planning (WAC 173-182)

 

January 23
Rule adoption
Solid Fuel Burning Devices (WAC 173-433)

 

January 21
Rule proposal
Spokane River and Spokane Valley Rathdrum Prairie (SVRP) Aquifer Water Resources Management Plan (WAC173-557) and amendment (WAC 173-555-010)