2013 Legislative information
Each year, the Department of Ecology (Ecology) works with the Governor and the Legislature to identify legislative actions that are needed to help Ecology carry out its responsibilities in protecting and sustaining Washington’s environment, including preventing and cleaning up pollution. Clean air, clean water and livable land are vital to quality of life in the Northwest. These also support economic vitality, as one-third of Washington State’s economy is directly supported by natural resources activities.
Establishing a water pollution control revolving loan administration charge (Passed into law)
Wastewater facilities permit discharge fees (Did not pass)
Yakima River Basin water resource management (Ecology's bill 1196 did not pass; Governor's bill 5367 did)
Governor Enslee made the decision to make this bill an Executive Request. At that point, the Governor’s Office took the lead and the bill number changed to SB 5367.
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