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Chapter 173-323 WAC
Grants & Loans

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The Department of Ecology is proposing a new rule Chapter 173-323 WAC Grants and Loans. This rule will apply to grants and loans issued by Ecology that are funded under RCW 70.105D Hazardous Waste Cleanup—Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). If an Ecology grant or loan program has a rule specific to that program, this chapter will not apply.

Timeline and Documents

Date (date subject to change) Activity

July 25, 2017

Announcement of rulemaking (file the CR 101 form)

August 7, 2017 Webinar about preliminary rule language and process. Start time: 1:30 PM
Webinar: https://wadismeetings.webex.com/wadismeetings/j.php?MTID=m9be3b010e2a00c3ba1c9a235b2f735ca
August 14, 2017 Feedback due on preliminary rule language
We are here
October 3, 2017
November 7, 2017

Hold public hearing
Hearing Date: November 7, 2017
Hearing Time: 9:30 am
Hearing Location(s): 
In-person at: 
Department of Ecology
300 Desmond Drive SE
Lacey, WA 98503

And via Webinar: Ecology is also offering this hearing via webinar.  Webinars are an online meeting forum that you can attend from any computer using internet access.   

To join the webinar click on the following link for more information and instructions: 


Ecology will accept comments at the Lacey location and through the webinar.  To call in to the webinar, dial: 1-855-929-3239 or Toll - US/Canada:1-408-525-6800 Access # 809 014 731

Comments are due November 14, 2017.   

Submit written comments to:

Bari Schreiner

Department of Ecology
PO BOX 47600
Olympia, WA 98504-7600

Email: rulemaking@ecy.wa.gov

Online: http://wt.ecology.commentinput.com/?id=9FjS3                       

Assistance with disabilities:

Contact Hanna Waterstrat by November 1, 2017
Phone: 360-407-7668 (voice)
Email: hanna.waterstrat@ecy.wa.gov 
TTY: 877-833-6341
711 relay service          


November 14, 2017End public comment period
November - December 2017 Review public comments and prepare adoption packet
Mid-late December 2017

Adopt rule (file the CR-103 form)

January 2018 Rule effective (usually 31 days after filing)



Bari Schreiner


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RCW 70.105D Hazardous Waste Cleanup - Model Toxics Control Act.