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Chapter 173-186 WAC
Oil Spill Contingency Plan - Railroad Rulemaking

Timeline

On August 31, 2016 Ecology adopted a new rule, Chapter 173-186 WAC, Oil Spill Contingency Plan – Railroad.

Date Activity
November 18, 2015

Announced rulemaking (filed the CR-101 form).

January - February 2016 Held workshop(s) and solicited informal comments.
April 6, 2016
Proposed rule (filed the CR-102 form). Proposed rule text and supporting documents available. Began public comment period.
May - June 2016 Held public hearings in Spokane (May 17), Everett (May 23), by webinar (June 1), and in Vancouver (June 3).
June 10, 2016 Public comment period on proposed rule ended.
June - August 2016 Reviewed public comments and prepared rule adoption packet.
August 31, 2016 Adopted rule (file the CR-103 form).
October 1, 2016 Effective date of adopted rule.

ADDITIONAL RULE INFORMATION

CONTACT

Linda Pilkey-Jarvis
360-407-7447
linda.pilkey-jarvis@
ecy.wa.gov

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